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Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy a George Smiley novel

by Le CarreĢ, John, 1931-

Format: Book on CD 2012
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Coraopolis Memorial Library Audiovisual CD BK LE CARRE
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD BK LE CARRE
 
 
Plum Community Library Adult Audio CD LEC
Location  Plum Community Library
 
Collection  Adult Audio
 
Call Number  CD LEC
 
 
Summary
When his handler is accused of treason, British spy George Smiley is also dismissed from his agency. To clear his name and prove his loyalty, Smiley takes a job from Oliver Lacon, the Permanent Undersecretary to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, in an attempt to identify and capture the real traitor.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Packaged to tie in with the recent film version of this masterful spy thriller, the audio edition benefits from strong narration from Michael Jayston, an actor who appeared in the 1979 BBC television adaptation of le Carre's complex novel. The twisting plot, boiled down, focuses on retired British spymaster George Smiley, who's called back to duty to find a traitor among the "gang of four" now heading England's secret service. In the miniseries, Jayston portrayed Smiley's right-hand man, Peter Guillam. In this audio edition, he easily slips back into the loyal, dedicated Guillam, while also doing justice to the book's cast of characters. His spot-on portrayal of Smiley admirably includes both of the protagonist's sides: his quietly brilliant professionalism and his personal self-doubt and fecklessness. Jayston's characterizations are invariably effective, from gruff, lonely, and broken ex-spy Jim Prideaux to the high-flying, arrogant members of the "gang of four." Two moments-Smiley's subtle questioning of a former teammate, once famous for her now-fading memory, and the exciting, highly suspenseful exposure of the Russian spy-are particular standouts. Jayston matches both perfectly, as well as all those in between. A Penguin paperback. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Smiley, George -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Intelligence service -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [New York] :Penguin Audio,2012
Contributors Jayston, Michael, 1935-
Participants/Performers Read by Michael Jayston.
Language English
Notes Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Duration: 13:00:00.
Description 10 audio discs (780 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781611760873
1611760879
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