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by | Read by Michael Jayston

Mystery & Suspense • 4.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

George Smiley is THE great fictional spy, the one who does the hard, dirty, boring work of intelligence. This book, le Carré's first novel, recounts his start as a character. Michael Jayston keeps to Smiley's cool, rational, tone, giving just a hint of Sir Alec Guinness in his voice. Smiley here is actually acting as a detective, trying to solve a murder using his own background in espionage. And as always in le Carré's novels, the solution lies in observing and understanding the hearts of human beings as much as the facts of the case. A fine performance of an underappreciated novel. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2012]



Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2012

CD ISBN 9781611760972 $29.95 • Four CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2012

CD ISBN 978-1-4703-3054-5 $51.75 • Four CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4703-3055-2 $49.75 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4703-3056-9 $47.00

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