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Vagabond

Narrated by: John O'Mahony
Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
4 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Danny Curnow, known in the army family by his call sign, Vagabond, ran agents, informers. Now he lives in quiet isolation and works as a guide to tourists visiting the Normandy's D-Day beaches. But violence in Northern Ireland is on the rise again. The covert world was close to destroying Danny. Fifteen years later the stakes are higher, the risks greater, and Danny will have to prove that he is as hard and ruthless as before.

©2014 Gerald Seymour (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Once again demonstrating his ability to probe the moral murkiness of the spy trade and create an absorbingly diverse ensemble, Seymour crafts a sophisticated, reader-teasing tale" ( Sunday Times on The Corporal’s Wife)
"Picking up a novel by Gerald Seymour is like taking a deep breath of fresh air" ( Independent on The Corporal’s Wife)

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  • Northern Boy
  • 25-04-2019

Good book.....doesn't work as an audio book!

I have always liked Gerald Seymour's novels. The problem is that I realise that, for me, they do not translate well to audio. In this particular book, the narrator does not help with his monotonous slow delivery ( I won't be buying anything he narrates) but the main issue is the style of the book. Seymour weaves several strands together in a complicated manner. In the physical books the line separation identifies that the story has moved from Ireland to Russia or Kent. On this recording there is not even a slight pause......the editing is just too tight reultinb in momentary confusion.

The best thing about an audio book is that I can either relax and listen or even do something else. With this book one has to concentrate.......in which case I may as well read it........it would be cheaper and a lot quicker.

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  • mr k mulligan
  • 04-03-2019

classic Seymour enjoyed

Another great read. a slow build up to a explosive another great Seymour book looking for my next

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  • P.E.Olson
  • 19-11-2017

Poor

Disjointed story, verbose & at times hard to follow in audio format. Not recommended to buy.

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  • Andy Q
  • 02-12-2014

My favourite read of the year

What made the experience of listening to Vagabond the most enjoyable?

All the usual attention to detail that this author provides and a deeper more thought provoking story line has made this my favourite audiobook of the year.

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  • Ronan
  • 26-10-2014

Should be on a Psychology reading list

What would have made Vagabond better?

It was basically a story spun around Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Unfortunately the plot was weak and overall it wasn't very good.

What will your next listen be?

I will listen to more by Gerald Seymour and put this down to a bad day at the typewriter.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Narrator was fine

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  • Silver Surfer
  • 22-10-2014

Not good.

Would you try another book written by Gerald Seymour or narrated by John O'Mahony?

Not one narrated John O'Mahoney.

What could Gerald Seymour have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Far too slow paced.

How could the performance have been better?

Cut out the dreadful accents.

Was Vagabond worth the listening time?

No.

Any additional comments?

Nothing like as enjoyable as his best books.

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