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Summary

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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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
  • 07-01-18

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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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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Brilliant

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

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enjoyable

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

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Classic Le Carre

Good story. Interesting background in the Russian satellite states. Excellent reader who brought action to life.

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Another classic

John le Carre was master of weaving stories with strong and interesting plots, situations and characters. He wrote this with deep intelligence and knowledge. His attention to detail is amazing. My pleasure is being woven into the story without all the bangs and crashes of most stories of this genre. Heartily recommended.

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Gripping tale

Very much enjoyed , extremely well written,
Characters absolutely fascinating and well
Described, thought provoking

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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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Think I need to try the paperback...

...difficult to hang on to the thread on audio book... but then I struggled to follow one of the more recent Le Carre films - maybe Le Carre is just one step too far for me, when I'm seeking to lose myself in a good story, rather than have to work at following it.

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  • 11-04-12

Deliciously poetic!

Would you listen to Our Game again? Why?

The plot and writing captures me time and time again.

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