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Our Man in Havana

Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
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Wormold is a vacuum cleaner salesman in a city of power cuts. His adolescent daughter spends his money with a skill that amazes him, so when a mysterious Englishman offers him an extra income he's tempted. In return all he has to do is carry out a little espionage and file a few reports. But when his fake reports start coming true, things suddenly get more complicated and Havana becomes a threatening place. 

©1962 Graham Greene (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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"Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature." (John Le Carré)

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Annoying music

A great and wryly amusing story by Greene, and a decent performance by Jeremy Northam, but annoyingly marred by excessive musical breaks. They were so frequent and often lengthy that they seemed like padding to make the product longer. They were unnecessary from a story or ambiance perspective, and really grated after a short time listening. If I want to listen to music I'll subscribe to something else.

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Where is Chapter 21? It’s 18 secs long Needs a fix

Like the UK reviewer I have advised Audible of this production error.
1 star is to draw your attention
Chapter 21 should be around 5 mins in length
Please follow the subsequent reviews which may reflect their issue of a new download.
In the meantime please be aware
I’m sure it will be 5 stars when fixed
Penguin Audio should not have issued the file in this condition.

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  • Philip H
  • 28-03-2020

Something missing from Our Man In Havana

The reason I have given this wonderful book such a low rating is because the narration is incomplete: in particular, Chapter 21 has a lot missing from it. I intend to complain to Audible and hopefully the missing sections can be supplied but clearly this has spoilt my enjoyment. Also, I did not find the intro by Christopher Hitchens. All in all a very disappointing experience.

Since the above was written, Audible has suggested I delete the book and re-load it, which I have done. Still part of Chapter 21 missing and no intro from Christopher Hitchens. Very unsatisfactory.

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