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    • The Spy and the Traitor

    • By: Ben MacIntyre
    • Narrated by: Ben Macintyre
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 961
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 905
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 898

    On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By robert on 26-09-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 591
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 556
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 553

    Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Retold with Gripping Narrative

    • By Avril Sawers on 14-10-14

    Regular price: £22.09

    • Operation Mincemeat

    • The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 574
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 426

    From the best-selling author of Agent Zigzag, the thrilling true story of the greatest and most successful wartime deception ever attempted. One April morning in 1943, a sardine fisherman spotted the corpse of a British solder floating in the sea off the coast of Spain and set in train a course of events that would change the course of the Second World War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Brilliant

    • By Brian on 11-03-12
    • The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 19-07-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 574 ratings

    Regular price: £13.29

    • SAS: Rogue Heroes

    • The Authorised Wartime History
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: Ben Macintyre
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 805
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 732
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 729

    In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was imaginative, radical and entirely against the rules: a small undercover unit that would wreak havoc behind enemy lines. Despite intense opposition, Winston Churchill personally gave Stirling permission to recruit the most ruthless soldiers he could find. So began the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly executed book.

    • By Anonymous User on 25-04-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Agent Zigzag

    • By: Ben MacIntyre
    • Narrated by: Anthony Head
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 209

    Eddie Chapman: rogue, criminal, confidence trickster, hero to both sides and betrayer of all. At the start of the Second World War, Chapman was recruited by the German Secret Service. He was a highly prized Nazi agent. He was also a secret spy for Britain, alias Agent Zigzag.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By Martin on 16-11-10

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Double Cross

    • The True Story of the D-Day Spies
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    D-Day, 6 June 1944 was a victory of arms. But it was also a triumph for a different kind of operation: one of deceit, aimed at convincing the Nazis that Calais and Norway, not Normandy, were the targets of the invasion force. The deception involved every branch of Allied wartime intelligence. But at its heart was the “Double Cross System”, a team of double agents controlled by the secret Twenty Committee.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, narration is little off for me.

    • By outlandish on 10-10-15

    Regular price: £17.19