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Guy Burgess Audiobook

Guy Burgess: The Spy Who Knew Everyone

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Publisher's Summary

Cambridge spy Guy Burgess was a supreme networker. He also set a gold standard for conflicts of interest, working variously for the BBC, MI5, MI6, the War Office, the Ministry of Information and the KGB. Yet Burgess was never challenged by Britain's spy catchers: his superiors were convinced he was too much of a liability to have been recruited by Moscow.

Now, with a major new release of hundreds of files into the National Archives, Purvis and Hulbert reveal just how this charming establishment insider was able to fool everyone for so long, without suspicion, all the while working for the KGB.

©2016 Stewart Purvis & Jeff Hulbert (P)2016 Oakhill Publishing

What the Critics Say

"[An] excellent biography." (Financial Times)

"Adds much to a familiar story thanks to newly released files.... [Stewart Purvis and Jeff Hulbert's] revelations leave us all the more astonished that such a smelly, scruffy, lying, gabby, promiscuous, drunken slob could penetrate the heart of the establishment without anyone apparently noticing that he was also a Soviet masterspy." (The Observer)

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    sophie 23/11/2016
    sophie 23/11/2016 Member Since 2015

    So far I have no 'Helpful Votes', as in 'that wasn't very helpful was it.' Neither was Andrew Cullum's narration; deadening would be my word

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    "'A' level assignment style narrator"
    What did you like best about Guy Burgess? What did you like least?

    Unfortunately, the narrator sounded less animated than the shipping report. I cannot quite tell without reading this book if the book is being robbed of its conjecture, insights and reflections or if it is the fault of this bland, really terrible, narrator. I usually spot a bad reader at the point when you can hear the sample. Sadly his voice sounded fine in those few moments what I could not know is that it remains the same throughout. I will have to buy the book in print since I have sneaking suspicion it is a well researched and possibly interesting book who knows - fire your narrator!


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I am not too sure I kept falling asleep


    What didn’t you like about Andrew Cullum’s performance?

    As above


    Did Guy Burgess inspire you to do anything?

    What like spying? Daft question moment


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • brian
    cincinnati, OH, United States
    29/10/16
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    "Eye-opening on one of the most infamous spies"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would if they're into history.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Guy, due to the complex version of his life we get.


    Which character – as performed by Andrew Cullum – was your favorite?

    All of them.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    None that come to mind.


    Any additional comments?

    A must-have for any fans of books on the Cambridge Five.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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