Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy

by Le Carré, John, 1931-

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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.
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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
Series Le Carré, John, 1931- Smiley series ; bk. 5.
Subjects Smiley, George (Fictitious character) Fiction
Intelligence service Great Britain Fiction
Thriller
Suspense
Fiction
Audiobooks.
Publisher Ashland :BBC Audio2010
2010
Contributors Beale, Simon Russell.
Chancellor, Anna.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Simon Russell Beale, Anna Chancellor.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive WMA Audiobook
Requires OverDrive Media Console 1.0 / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital.
ISBN 9781408439906
9781408439906
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