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    • A Delicate Truth

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,002

    A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, and a private defence contractor who is also his close friend. So delicate is the operation that even the Minister's Private Secretary, Toby Bell, is not cleared for it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding writing and narration

    • By Al on 14-05-13

    Regular price: £22.00

    • The Pigeon Tunnel

    • Stories from My Life
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342

    'Out of the secret world I once knew, I have tried to make a theatre for the larger worlds we inhabit. First comes the imagining, then the search for reality. Then back to the imagining, and to the desk where I'm sitting now.' The Pigeon Tunnel, John le Carré's memoir and his first work of nonfiction, is a thrilling journey into the worlds of his 'secret sharers' - the men and women who inspired some of his most enthralling novels - and a testament to the author's extraordinary engagement with the last half century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As enjoyable and thought provoking as ever

    • By Caroline brown on 14-11-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • A Small Town in Germany (Abridged)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
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    Set against the threat of a German-Soviet alliance, John le Carré's A Small Town in Germany is a superb chronicle of Cold War paranoia and political compromise. The British Embassy in Bonn is up in arms. Her Majesty's financially troubled government is seeking admission to Europe's Common Market just as anti-British factions are rising to power in Germany. Rioters are demanding reunification, and the last thing the Crown can afford is a scandal.

    Regular price: £24.49

    • A Perfect Spy (Abridged)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Magnus Pym, ranking diplomat, has vanished, believed defected. The chase is on: for a missing husband, a devoted father, and a secret agent. Pym’s life, it is revealed, is entirely made up of secrets. Dominated by a father who is also a confidence trickster on an epic scale, Pym has, from the age of 17, been controlled by two mentors. It is these two, racing each other and time itself, who are orchestrating the search to find the perfect spy....

    Regular price: £24.49

    • The Little Drummer Girl (Abridged)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In this enthralling and thought-provoking novel of Middle Eastern intrigue, Charlie, a brilliant and beautiful young actress, is lured into 'the theatre of the real' by an Israeli intelligence officer. Forced to play her ultimate role, she is plunged into a deceptive and delicate trap set to ensnare an elusive Palestinian terrorist.

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Call for the Dead (Abridged)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    The first of his peerless novels of Cold War espionage and international intrigue, Call for the Dead is also the debut of John le Carré's masterful creation George Smiley. George Smiley had liked the man, and now the man was dead. Suicide. But why? An anonymous letter had alleged that Foreign Office man Samuel Fennan had been a member of the Communist Party as a student before the war. Nothing very unusual for his generation.

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Abridged)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Featuring George Smiley, this New York Times best seller is the first instalment in John le Carré’s acclaimed Karla trilogy. The man he knew as 'Control' is dead, and the young Turks who forced him out now run the circus. But George Smiley isn't quite ready for retirement - especially when a pretty, would-be defector surfaces with a shocking accusation: a Soviet mole has penetrated the highest level of British Intelligence.

    Regular price: £24.49

    • The Tailor of Panama (Abridged)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Harry Pendel, tailor and spy, decides to take matters into his own hands by deceiving everyone and masterminding a scheme so brilliant that his life careens into a deadly game of politics and deception, in a humorous and fast-paced thriller. Harry Pendel is the charismatic proprietor of Pendel and Braithwaite Limitada of Panama, through whose doors everyone who is anyone in Central America passes. Andrew Osnard, mysterious and fleshy, is a spy.

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Our Kind of Traitor

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Britain is in the depths of recession. A left-leaning young Oxford academic and his barrister girlfriend take an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. Seemingly by 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a little jewel

    • By Chris on 03-11-10

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Smiley's People (Abridged)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    "It’s an emergency, George. You remember Vladimir? George, are you awake? You remember the old General?" The phone call that dragged George Smiley, acting Chief of the Circus, from his bed was a plea to return to active service. But only to bury the case, not to solve it...

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Absolute Friends (Abridged)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Absolute Friends is a superbly paced novel spanning 56 years, a theatrical masterstroke of tragi-comic writing and a savage fable of our times, almost of our hours. The friends of the title are Ted Mundy, British soldier’s son born 1947 in a new independent Pakistan, and Sasha, refugee son of an East German Lutheran pastor and his wife, who have sought sanctuary in the West.

    Regular price: £24.49

    • The Night Manager (Abridged)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington, an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. Jonathan Pine is ready to stand up and be counted in the fight against this ultimate heart of darkness. His mission takes him from the cliffs of west Cornwall, via Northern Quebec and the Caribbean, to the jungles of post-Noriega Panama. His quarry is the worst man in the world.

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Der Taubentunnel

    • Geschichten aus meinem Leben
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Walter Kreye, John le Carré
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Was macht das Leben eines Schriftstellers aus? Die Einsamkeit des Schreibens? Mit dem Welterfolg von Der Spion, der aus der Kälte kam gab es für John le Carré keinen Weg zurück in die Abgeschiedenheit. Er kündigte seine Stelle im diplomatischen Dienst, reiste zu Recherchezwecken um die halbe Welt und traf die Mächtigen aus Politik- und Zeitgeschehen, aber auch aus dem Filmgeschäft. So entstand eine realitätssatte Literatur, die den Nerv der Zeit trifft. John le Carré ist ein exzellenter und unabhängiger Beobachter, mit einem untrüglichen Gespür für Macht und Verrat.

    Regular price: £10.89

    • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Abridged)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Setting a standard that has never been surpassed, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a devastating tale of duplicity and espionage. In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, Alec Leamas watches as his last agent is shot dead by East German sentries. For Leamas, the head of Berlin Station, the Cold War is over. As he faces the prospect of retirement - or, worse, a desk job - Control offers him a unique opportunity for revenge.

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Single & Single (Abridged)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A corporate lawyer from the house of Single & Single is shot dead in cold blood on a Turkish hillside for crimes that he does not understand. A children’s entertainer in Devon is hauled to his local bank late at night to explain a monumental influx of cash. A Russian freighter is arrested in the Black Sea. A celebrated London financier has disappeared into thin air. A British customs officer is on a trail of corruption and murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As usual a delight

    • By Brian on 18-02-19

    Regular price: £24.49

    • The Constant Gardener (Abridged)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The beautiful Tessa Quayle is murdered near Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya, the birthplace of mankind. And her putative African lover and travelling companion has vanished from the scene of the crime. Tessa’s husband, a career diplomat and amateur gardener at the British High Commission in Nairobi, sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive. On his way he meets terror, violence and conspiracy, but his greatest discovery is the woman he barely had time to love.

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Our Kind of Traitor (Abridged)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: £24.49

    • The Russia House (Abridged)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
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    John le Carré has earned worldwide acclaim with extraordinary spy novels, including The Russia House, an unequivocal classic. It is the third summer of perestroika. Barley Blair, London publisher, receives a smuggled document from Moscow. Blair, jazz-loving, drink-marinated, dishevelled, is hardly to the taste of the spymasters, yet he has to be used - sent to the Soviet Union to make contact.

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Our Game (Abridged)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    With the Cold War fought and won, British spymaster Tim Cranmer accepts early retirement to rural England and a new life with his alluring young mistress, Emma. But when both Emma and Cranmer's star double agent and lifelong rival, Larry Pettifer, disappears, Cranmer is suddenly on the run, searching for his brilliant protégé, desperately eluding his former colleagues, in a frantic journey across Europe and into the lawless, battered landscapes of Moscow and Southern Russia, to save whatever of his life he has left....

    Regular price: £24.49

    • A Murder of Quality (Abridged)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: John le Carré
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    John le Carré's second novel, A Murder of Quality, offers an exquisite, satirical look at an elite private school as it chronicles the early development of George Smiley. Miss Ailsa Brimley is in a quandary. She's received a peculiar letter from Mrs Stella Rode, saying that she fears her husband - an assistant master at Carne School - is trying to kill her. Reluctant to go to the police, Miss Brimley calls upon her old wartime colleague, George Smiley. Unfortunately, it's too late.

    Regular price: £24.49