The Constant Gardener

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Written By: John Le Carre

Narrated By: John Le Carre

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: January 2001

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes


The Constant Gardener is a magnificent exploration of the new world order by New York Times bestselling author John le Carré, one of the most compelling and elegant storytellers of our time.

The novel opens in northern Kenya with the gruesome murder of Tessa Quayle -- young, beautiful, and dearly beloved to husband Justin. When Justin sets out on a personal odyssey to uncover the mystery of her death, what he finds could make him not only a suspect among his own colleagues, but a target for Tessa's killers as well.

A master chronicler of the betrayals of ordinary people caught in political conflict, John le Carré portrays the dark side of unbridled capitalism as only he can. In The Constant Gardener he tells a compelling, complex story of a man elevated through tragedy, as Justin Quayle -- amateur gardener, aging widower, and ineffectual bureaucrat -- discovers his own natural resources and the extraordinary courage of the woman he barely had time to love.


  • Anonymous

    Don't listen to this book if you are driving on a long commute. You'll be asleep behind the wheel in five minutes or less.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Roman S

    Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thought provoking, well developed characters. A book for adults. Narrator did a great job jumping between characters.

  • Anonymous

    Snoozer, not an interesting reader, and couldn't get past the voice to enjoy the story. Good luck if you do...hope it is rewarding!!

  • Anonymous

    This book was the slowest story I have ever read or listened to . Good luck.

  • Anonymous

    I am so disappointed in this book. I couldn't even get through the first hour. I really wanted to like the story, but the narrator was so boring that I almost fell asleep.

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