Our Man In Havana
Graham Greene

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Narrated By: Jeremy Northam

Duration: 7 hours and 5 minutes

What to expect

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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

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.

© Graham Greene 1970 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Genre

Classic fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction, Espionage & spy thriller

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As comical, satirical, atmospherical an "entertainment" as he has given us

Daily Telegraph

He had a sharp nose for trouble and injustice. In Our Man In Havana - a witty send-up of an agent's life - it was Cuba before Castro

Financial Times

Graham Greene captured a pre-Castro Cuba of daiquiris and decadence... hilarious

Independent

Nobody should be anywhere near power who hasn't read (or seen the film of) Our Man in Havana, a powerful satire on the silly world of spying by a man who had experienced it

Mail on Sunday

British Intelligence being sent up something rotten