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The spy who came in from the cold

by Le Carré, John, 1931-

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2009 2009
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Summary
George Smiley is one of the most brilliantly realised characters in British fiction. Bespectacled, tubby, eternally middle-aged and deceptively ordinary, he has a mind like a steel trap and is said to possess 'the cunning of Satan and the conscience of a virgin'. It is 1962: the height of the Cold War and only months after the building of the Berlin Wall. Alec Leamas is a hard-working, hard-drinking British intelligence officer whose East Berlin network is in tatters. His agents are either on the run or dead, victims of the ruthlessly efficient East German counter-intelligence officer Hans-Dieter Mundt. Leamas is recalled to London where, to his surprise, instead of being washed up and consigned to a desk he's offered a chance to have his revenge by becoming a pawn in a brilliantly-conceived plot to destroy Mundt. But in order to do so he has to stay out in the cold a little longer... Starring the award-winning Simon Russell Beale as Smiley, and with a distinguished cast including Brian Cox as Alec Leamas, this tense, compelling dramatisation perfectly captures the atmosphere of le Carré's taut, intricate thriller.
Additional Information
Subjects Smiley, George (Fictitious character) Fiction
Intelligence officers Fiction
Cold War Fiction
Thriller
Suspense
Fiction
Berlin (Germany) Fiction.
Spy stories.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Ashland :BBC Audio2009
2009
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Simon Russell Beale.
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 9781408402450
9781408402450
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