Book Reviews of The Russia House (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)

The Russia House (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
The Russia House - Audio Cassette - Abridged
Author: John Le Carre
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ISBN-13: 9780394579528
ISBN-10: 0394579526
Publication Date: 6/17/1989
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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It might just be me, but I found LeCarre quite difficult to follow. This book just didn't make a lot of sense throughout. If I missed something somebody tell me.
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A classic from the Master.
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Excellent!
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The case of the reluctant spy. And why not? Hes just another Joe, recruited because he moves in certain business circles.
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For lovers of John Le Carre's works, one of the best! He combines the thrill of the best spy novel with real-life characters with whom the reader becomes emotionally involved.
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From the cover....New York Times Book Review

"An exciting spy story, which is at the same time a lively international comedy...A well-informed, up-to-minute political parable, incisive and instructive...rich poignant and fascinating."
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Now from master thriller writer John le Carre comes his most powerful and ambitious novel to date: a new tale of suspense -- and hope -- set in the dangerous world of spies and counterspies. In the third uncertain summer of perestroika and glasnost, at a small British trade fair in Moscow, a document changes hands that can alter the course of history -- if it is delivered to the right person.

The delicate chain of communication that bears this explosive message is made up of three very fragile, very human links: a Soviet physicist (code name Bluebird) burdened with a secret knowledge; a beautiful young Russian woman to whom the papers are entrusted; and Barley Blair, the besotted and bewildered English publisher to whom the papers are addressed. Suddenly Blair finds himself pressed into service by British Intelligence to ferret out the source of the message and what it might mean to the world. Once again, le Carre has caught history in the act as he draws us deeper into his secret world for a story of love, betrayal, and courage -- and a future there just may be time to save.
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was a New York Times #1 best seller
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This was made into a movie starring Sean Connery and Michelle Phifer.
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The delicate chain of communication that bears this explosive message is made up of three very fragile, very human links: A Soviet physicist (code name bluebird)burdened with a secret knowledge: a beautiful young russian woman to whom the papers are entrusted: and Barley Blair, the besotted and bewildered English publisher to whom the papers are addressed.
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This is an exciting book set in the dangerous world of spies and counterspies. A document changes hands that can alter the course of history, if it is delivered to the right person--a story of love betrayal and courage.
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Did you see the movie with Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer? The book is much better.
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A mysterious manuscript purporting to prove the Soviet defense system is unworkable is smuggled out of Moscow. It was intended for a flaky English publisher, a womanizing saxophone-playing boozer, but the smuggler has turned it over to British intelligence. In order to prove its authenticity, they recruit the publisher as an amateur spy and send him to Moscow to reestablish contact with the author. But the "truth" Barley Blair finds there is love and a purpose for his shambles of a life.
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Excellent.....like Tom Clancy novels
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My husband really enjoyed this book. LeCarre is a surprisingly good reader.
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Excellent!
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A magnificent thriller, a celbration of courage, a novel of hope for our time.
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On the book jacket:

A mysterious manuscript purporting to prove the Soviet defense system is unworkable is smuggled out of Moscow. It was intended for a flaky English publisher, a womanizing saxophone-playing boozer, but the smuggler has turned it over to British intelligence. In order to prove its authenticity, they recruit the publisher as an amateur spy and send him to Moscow to reestablish contact with the author. But the "truth" Barley Blair finds there is love and a purpose for his shambles of a life. As always with le Carre, this is a compelling spy story, a marvelous entertainment that is also as intelligent, witty, and brooding as many more self-consciously and less satisfying literary novels. It may not be the equal of The Quest for Karla trilogy or of a A Perfect Spy but it bears all the marks of a master, of the man who has both redefined and reanimated the espionage genre.
BOMC main selection.
- Charles Michaud, Turner Free Lib., Randolph, Mass.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Too many characters for me. Didn't finish the book.
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great read!
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I am afraid that it is one that I am not interested in.
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One of my husband's favorites.