Trade Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ BBC Radio 2009
CD ISBN 978-1-60283-658-7 $19.95 Three CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ BBC Radio 2009
CD ISBN 978-0-7927-6641-4 $39.95 Three CDs
Alec Leamas's cadre of double agents in East Berlin has been destroyed, and he’s at loose ends. His new mission is to ferret out who is killing the spies, all while he pretends to be disgraced. This three-part radio dramatization of the classic Cold War spy novel is a must-hear performance. Pared down to dialogue and sound effects, this tale of deception draws the listener into the drama one carefully accented word at a time. Who are the spies? What is the truth? How does one live with the secret knowledge of spying? Simon Russell Beale and his colleagues bring this story of double agents and betrayal to life, capturing all the tension of the Cold War, spymasters, and life behind the Berlin Wall. With an even pace and clear enunciation, Beale and company capture the paranoia of the Communist era with hushed tones and appropriate doublespeak. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2010]
Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.