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Sean Roberts

Kansas City, MO USA
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  • The Looking Glass War

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 324

It would have been an easy job for the Circus: a can of film couriered from Helsinki to London. In the past the Circus handled all things political, while the Department dealt with matters military. But the Department has been moribund since the War, its resources siphoned away. Now, one of their agents is dead, and vital evidence verifying the presence of Soviet missiles near the West German border is gone. John Avery is the Department's younger member and its last hope. Charged with handling Fred Leiser, a German-speaking Pole left over from the War, Avery must infiltrate the East and restore his masters' former glory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • With nuance le Carré dissects a dying animal.

  • By Darwin8u on 03-29-13

Prepare for Driveway Moments

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-15

My favorite Smiley novel by a nose, though Smiley hardly appears in it. Jayston's narration is perfect.