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    • A Colder War

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    A top-ranking Iranian military official is blown up while trying to defect to the West. An investigative journalist is arrested and imprisoned for writing an article critical of the Turkish government. An Iranian nuclear scientist is assassinated on the streets of Tehran. These three incidents, seemingly unrelated, have one crucial link. Each of the three had been recently recruited by Western intelligence, before being removed or killed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very entertaining

    • By Gloria G on 06-24-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Divided Spy

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 150

    Thomas Kell thought he was done with spying. A former MI6 officer, he devoted his life to the Service, but it has left him with nothing but grief and a simmering anger against the Kremlin. Then Kell is offered an unexpected chance at revenge. Taking the law into his own hands, he embarks on a mission to recruit a top Russian spy who is in possession of a terrifying secret. As Kell tracks his man from Moscow to London, he finds himself in a high stakes game of cat and mouse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of the bunch

    • By Katherine on 02-26-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Foreign Country

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 222

    On the vacation of a lifetime in Egypt, an elderly French couple are brutally murdered. Days later, a meticulously planned kidnapping takes place on the streets of Paris. Amelia Levene, the first female Chief of MI6, has disappeared without a trace, six weeks before she is due to take over as the most influential spy in Europe. It is the gravest crisis MI6 has faced in more than a decade. Desperate not only to find her, but to keep her disappearance a secret, Britain’s top intelligence agents turn to one of their own: disgraced MI6 officer Thomas Kell.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • After a good start, story drifts

    • By John on 09-18-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Spy by Nature

    • A Novel
    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Alec Milius is young, smart, and ambitious. He also has a talent for deception. He is working in a dead-end job when a chance encounter leads him to MI6, the elite British Secret Intelligence Service, handing him an opportunity to play center stage in a dangerous game of espionage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I highly recommend this little gem

    • By Chou Young on 02-14-08

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Spanish Game

    • A Novel
    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69

    For six years, Alec Milius has been trying to escape his past, but his past refuses to release him. Abandoned by MI6 after a disastrous operation against the CIA, Milius has slowly rebuilt his life in Madrid. Older and wiser than the young spy who first caught the eye of British Intelligence, Milius still has a talent for deception - and a fatal weakness for secrets. So when a prominent politician disappears under suspicious circumstances, Milius can't resist tracking him down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Jack on 01-30-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Hidden Man

    • A Novel
    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Christopher Keen, once a master spy, is murdered in cold blood. His sons, Mark and Benjamin, though they hadn't seen their father for over 20 years, are now drawn into the legacy of his life as a spy as they set out to discover the truth and avenge their father's death. But as their search proceeds, more questions arise - is Christopher's death connected to his past life in MI6? Was his eldest son involved in a conspiracy that links him to Moscow, Afghanistan, and the Russian mafia?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Fizzles out

    • By CHRISTIAN on 02-23-16

    Regular price: $25.51

    • The Trinity Six

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    The most closely-guarded secret of the Cold War is about to be exposed – the identity of a SIXTH member of the infamous Cambridge spy ring. And people are killing for it.... London, 1992. Late one night, Edward Crane, 76, is declared dead at a London hospital. An obituary describes him only as a 'resourceful career diplomat'. But Crane was much more than that – and the circumstances surrounding his death are far from what they seem. Fifteen years later, academic Sam Gaddis needs money.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun exciting intrigues perfectly narrated.

    • By Ramon on 03-17-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Spy by Nature

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    For all fans of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy comes this master class in suspense about a spy caught up in his own web of deception.... Alec Milius is young, smart and ambitious - with a talent for deception. When a chance encounter opens the door to a career with MI6, he is desperate to make his mark. But life as a spy begins to take a terrible toll on himself and those around him, and soon Alec is chasing not just success but survival.

    Regular price: $14.91

    • The Man Between

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Successful novelist Kit Carradine has grown restless. So when British Intelligence invites him to enter the secret world of espionage, he willingly takes a leap into the unknown. But the glamour of being a spy is soon tainted by fear and betrayal, as Carradine finds himself in Morocco on the trail of Lara Bartok - a mysterious fugitive with links to international terrorism.

    Regular price: $14.18

    • A Divided Spy

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    From the winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2012 for Best Thriller of the Year comes a gripping and suspenseful new spy novel. Perfect for fans of John le Carré, Charles Cumming is 'the master of the modern spy thriller' ( Mail on Sunday). Thomas Kell thought he was done with spying. A former MI6 officer, he devoted his life to the service, but it has left him with nothing but grief and a simmering anger against the Kremlin. Then Kell is offered an unexpected chance at revenge.

    Regular price: $16.42

    • The Spanish Game

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    For six years, Alec Milius has escaped the past. In Madrid, he has rebuilt his life but remains in exile and in danger. Slightly older, and much wiser, than the young spy who first impressed MI6, he has kept his fatal attraction to secrets. So when a prominent politician mysteriously disappears, Alec is lured back into the spying game. Only this time he operates without the protection of any official agency, isolated and expendable, with nobody to turn to if things go wrong. And they soon do.

    Regular price: $14.18

    • Tyfon (Danish Edition)

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Paul Becker
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Hongkong 1997, få måneder før England overgiver herredømmet til Kina. Atmosfæren er anspændt, og kampen om indflydelse eskalerer. Midt i det hele står den engelske SIS agent Joe Lennox, der dybt forelsket i sin smukke, halvt franske kæreste tøver med at fortælle hende sandheden om sit job. I baggrunden lurer Miles Coolidge, en kynisk og bitter CIA agent, hvis ambition er at have sex med så mange kvinder som muligt inklusiv dem, der har et forhold til andre mænd.

    Regular price: $15.17

    • A Foreign Country

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Six weeks before she is due to take up her position as the first female head of MI6, Amelia Levene vanishes without a trace. Her disappearance is the gravest crisis MI6 has faced for more than a decade. There has been no ransom demand, no word from foreign intelligence services, and no hint of a defection. Should news of Levene’s disappearance leak out, the consequences would be catastrophic. But for disgraced MI6 officer Thomas Kell, the crisis offers a chance for redemption.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More please

    • By Anniebligh on 08-31-14

    Regular price: $16.77

    • The Trinity Six

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Europe is still littered with the darkest secrets of the Cold War. And the most deadly revelation of them all is about to be made…Hard-up Russia expert Dr Sam Gaddis finally has a lead for a book that could set his career back on track. He has staggering new information about an unknown sixth member of the infamous Cambridge spy ring – a man who has evaded detection for his entire life

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Could not stop listening

    • By Roger on 02-26-12

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Die Trinity Verschwörung

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Markus Andreas Klauk
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Die Spione des Kalten Krieges sind längst enttarnt. Bis auf einen. Und sein Geheimnis ist tödlich...

    Regular price: $22.34

    • A Colder War

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    MI6's Head of Station in Turkey is killed in a mysterious plane crash. Amelia Levene, chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, wants the incident investigated - quickly and quietly. The only man she can trust is Thomas Kell, a disgraced spy searching for redemption. Arriving in Istanbul, Kell discovers that MI6 operations in the region have been fatally compromised: a traitor inside Western Intelligence threatens not just the Special Relationship, but the security of the entire Middle East.

    Regular price: $16.77