John leCarre' writes political fiction, powerful and timeless. 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy' is complex and compelling. In beautiful prose the author takes the reader into a maze of intrigue, power, politics and deception. Made into a TV series by the BBC in 1974 and starred Alec Guinness as George Smiley. It was made into a movie again in 2011, this book is essential for lovers of espionage.
Michael Jayston is perfect as the narrator for leCarre' novels. His rich, beautiful voice seems well matched for the genre. I have listened to this book several times noticed immediately that Mr Jayston seemed to be channeling Alec Guinness when reading the character George Smiley. I was pleased to discover (when re-watching the BBC video version) that Michael Jayston had a major role in the production, playing Smiley's colleague Peter Guilliam.
This is a great book and an amazing performance. It is the book I go to when I am lying awake at night just need something to listen to!
This is Agatha Christie at her very best! A wonderful mind bender that keeps one guessing!
Poirot's final summing up, always surprising, this time he outdid himself.
In book full of twists, turns, liars and cheats, I was more manipulated than moved. Great fun. This is a wonderful story, well read by Hugh Fraser.
Right up near the top.
The ending ... a relief!
Not familiar with the narrators.
I was captivated, completely involved and ultimately relieved.
Very different from my usual choice of books, but excellent!
One of the best! I could not stop listening.
It is filled with both funny tender moments, a story of a a family finding each other.
The narrator is amazing, manages gender and age differences with amazing skill. This narration is a treasure.
The ending is very tender and sweet.
I have listened to this book three times in the three weeks since I downloaded it!
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