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Our Kind of Traitor (Abridged)

Narrated by: John le Carré
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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In John le Carré's electrifying novel Our Kind of Traitor, innocents abroad are drawn into the darkest recesses of the financial world.

Set in contemporary, recession-gripped Britain, a left-leaning young Oxford academic and his barrister girlfriend take an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. By seeming chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima who owns a peninsula and a diamond-encrusted gold watch. He also has a tattoo on his right thumb and wants a game of tennis.

What else he wants propels the young lovers on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps, to the murkiest cloisters of the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain’s Intelligence Establishment.

©2010 David Cornwell (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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"If you want to know about the state of Britain today, forget the Booker shortlist. Just read John le Carré's latest thriller." ( Evening Standard)

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