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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Michael Jayston

Mystery & Suspense • 14.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1979

The conclusion to the famous Karla trilogy, in which George Smiley attempts to entrap his Soviet counterpart and settle old scores, is magnificent on audio. John le Carré’s absorbing world of spies and espionage is one of human voices--of many nations and emotions--all artfully filtered through his caustic world view. Through the narration of British actor Jayston, layers of interpretive sound collide in fantastic verisimilitude. Jayston captures both sides of Smiley: his obsessive, steely drive to redeem the past and his melancholic musings on the ultimate impossibility of victory in such a contest. His European and Russian dialects are convincing, enhanced as they are by sensitive pacing, clear enunciation and vocal moods so appropriate that the listener enters the text completely. A wonderful performance. P.W. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB 97]



Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 97816117060897 $39.95 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers • 1996

CS ISBN $94.95 • Twelve cassettes

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