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At 48, Tim Cranmer is a secret servant in retirement, free to devote himself to his manor house, his vineyard and his young mistress, Emma. But a rival in love disappears with Emma, and Tim sets off in pursuit.

©1995 David Cornwell (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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John le Carre excels. Again.

The subtlety, the nuance, the development and revelation of the characters, the description of settings whether landscapes, streetscapes, offices or buildings, and the wild Caucasus; all are superbly evocative. I would recommend this book to someone who would enjoy becoming lost in it, who can follow an intricate evolving plot. A patient connoisseur reader.

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  • Tali Sarnetzky
  • 11-04-2012

Deliciously poetic!

Would you listen to Our Game again? Why?

The plot and writing captures me time and time again.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The twists are unexpected and nothing is as it seems. Classic Le Carre!

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  • Kirsty Lloyd
  • 20-07-2015

I could listen to Michael Jayston all day.

What made the experience of listening to Our Game the most enjoyable?

Excellent plot and wonderful narration

What did you like best about this story?

The plot and character development

Which character – as performed by Michael Jayston – was your favourite?

No favourite. Le Carre is great at all levels of character

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  • aj
  • 07-01-2018

a good listen well crafted, but

devoid of any real plot or conclusion, drifting to an end. certainly not his best work, but articulate well crafted and enjoyable none the less.

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  • Mrs
  • 09-07-2016

Brilliant

Another super novel from John le Carre. Michael Jayston is a delight to listen to.

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  • Karl
  • 21-09-2020

Open ended.....

Huge fan of le Carré, however after 11 hours I would appreciate an ending with a tad more circumspection. Spoiler alert ! Did Tim stay to take Larry’s place ? Is all the money gone ?

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  • Justin James
  • 30-07-2020

The best... from the master storyteller of our age

Excellent reading by Michael. My favourite narrator. My favourite JLC book too, keep listening again and again.

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  • darkrev
  • 14-02-2020

enjoyable

Enjoyable though I did get a little lost every now and then. Interesting cultural geography.

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  • Kims place
  • 20-03-2015

You have to really, really like spy stories

What would have made Our Game better?

Faster narration

Would you ever listen to anything by John le Carré again?

Yes

Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Jayston’s performances?

No probably not

What character would you cut from Our Game?

They were all a bit boring

Any additional comments?

I wasted a credit on this one.

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