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    • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

    • A George Smiley Novel
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,548
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399

    The man he knew as "Control" is dead, and the young Turks who forced him out now run the Circus. But George Smiley isn't quite ready for retirement-especially when a pretty, would-be defector surfaces with a shocking accusation: a Soviet mole has penetrated the highest level of British Intelligence. Relying only on his wits and a small, loyal cadre, Smiley recognizes the hand of Karla - his Moscow Centre nemesis - and sets a trap to catch the traitor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Le Carre remains the gold standard

    • By carl801 on 07-05-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    • A George Smiley Novel, Book 3
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,208

    In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, Alec Leamas watches as his last agent is shot dead by East German sentries. For Leamas, the head of Berlin Station, the Cold War is over. As he faces the prospect of retirement or worse - a desk job - Control offers him a unique opportunity for revenge. Assuming the guise of an embittered and dissolute ex-agent, Leamas is set up to trap Mundt, the deputy director of the East German Intelligence Service - with himself as the bait.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great novel, but not Smiley...

    • By Walter on 03-29-13

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Call for the Dead

    • A George Smiley Novel
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,029

    George Smiley is no one's idea of a spy - which is perhaps why he's such a natural. But Smiley apparently made a mistake. After a routine security interview, he concluded that the affable Samuel Fennan had nothing to hide. Why, then, did the man from the Foreign Office shoot himself in the head only hours later? Or did he? The heart-stopping tale of intrigue that launched both novelist and spy, Call for the Dead is an essential introduction to le Carre's chillingly amoral universe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Entry to le Carré

    • By Caroline on 08-06-13

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Fatherland

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    Berlin, 1964. The Greater German Reich stretches from the Rhine to the Urals and keeps an uneasy peace with its nuclear rival, the United States. As the Fatherland prepares for a grand celebration honoring Adolf Hitler's 75th birthday and anticipates a conciliatory visit from US president Joseph Kennedy and ambassador Charles Lindbergh, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 1960's Nazi Germany comes alive

    • By Daniel Black on 10-19-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Smiley's People

    • A George Smiley Novel
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 660
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 611
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610

    A very junior agent answers Vladimir's call, but it could have been the Chief of the Circus himself. No one at the British Secret Service considers the old spy to be anything except a senile has-been who can't give up the game - until he's shot in the face at point-blank range. Although George Smiley (code-name: Max) is officially retired, he's summoned to identify the body now bearing Moscow Centre's bloody imprimatur. As he works to unearth his friend's fatal secrets, Smiley heads inexorably toward one final reckoning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • NEAR Perfect Ending for One Best Trilogies Ever

    • By Darwin8u on 07-27-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Russia House

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    "Glasnost" is on everyone's lips, but the rules of the game haven’t changed for either side. When a beautiful Russian woman foists off a manuscript on an unwitting bystander at the Moscow Book Fair, it's a miracle that she flies under the Soviets' radar. Or does she? The woman's source (codename: Bluebird) will trust only Barley Blair, a whiskey-soaked gentleman publisher with a poet's heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spying is Waiting.

    • By Darwin8u on 03-17-13

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The Honourable Schoolboy

    • A George Smiley Novel
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 623
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 567

    The mole has been eliminated, but the damage wrought has brought the British Secret Service to its knees. Given charge of the gravely compromised Circus, George Smiley embarks on a campaign to uncover what Moscow Centre most wants to hide. When the trail goes cold at a Hong Kong gold seam, Smiley dispatches Gerald Westerby to shake the money tree. A part-time operative with cover as a philandering journalist, Westerby insinuates himself into a war-torn world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Conrad's Ghost Floats & Haunts this Sad Spy Novel

    • By Darwin8u on 07-27-12

    Regular price: $42.00

    • A Perfect Spy

    • A Novel
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 20 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 387
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 352

    Over the course of his seemingly irreproachable life, Magnus Pym has been all things to all people: a devoted family man, a trusted colleague, a loyal friend - and the perfect spy. But in the wake of his estranged father's death, Magnus vanishes, and the British Secret Service is up in arms. Is it grief, or is the reason for his disappearance more sinister? And who is the mysterious man with the sad moustache who also seems to be looking for Magnus? In A Perfect Spy, John le Carré has crafted one of his crowning masterpieces.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Struggling through it...

    • By Elizabeth on 01-20-16

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Little Drummer Girl

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    On holiday in Mykonos, Charlie wants only sunny days and a brief escape from England's bourgeois dreariness. Then a handsome stranger lures the aspiring actress away from her pals - but his intentions are far from romantic. Joseph is an Israeli intelligence officer, and Charlie has been wooed to flush out the leader of a Palestinian terrorist group responsible for a string of deadly bombings. Still uncertain of her own allegiances, she debuts in the role of a lifetime as a double agent in the "theatre of the real".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terror is Theatre: Le Carré Awakens Anger & Love

    • By Darwin8u on 07-24-12

    Regular price: $42.00

    • 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 344
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 316

    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

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Murder of Quality

    • A George Smiley Novel
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 520
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 455

    Miss Ailsa Brimley is in a quandary. She's received a peculiar letter from Mrs. Stella Rode, saying that she fears her husband - an assistant master at Carne School - is trying to kill her. Reluctant to go to the police, Miss Brimley calls upon her old wartime colleague, George Smiley. Unfortunately, it's too late. Mrs. Rode has just been murdered. As Smiley takes up the investigation, he realizes that in life - as in espionage—nothing is quite what it appears.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Short break from le Carre's brilliant spy œuvre

    • By Darwin8u on 10-12-12

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Constant Gardener

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 445
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 402

    Frightening, heartbreaking, and exquisitely calibrated, John le Carré's new novel opens with the gruesome murder of the young and beautiful Tessa Quayle near northern Kenya's Lake Turkana, the birthplace of mankind. Her putative African lover and traveling companion, a doctor with one of the aid agencies, has vanished from the scene of the crime. Tessa's much older husband, Justin, a career diplomat at the British High Commission in Nairobi, sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Greatest love story of the last fifty years

    • By Darwin8u on 06-30-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 1 - The Gathering Storm

    • By: Winston S. Churchill
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    In the Second World War every bond between man and man was to perish. Crimes were committed by the Hitler regime which find no equal in scale and wickedness with any that have darkened the human record. It was a simple policy to keep Germany disarmed after the struggle of the First World War and the Victors adequately armed in vigilance. But errors were soon made.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very authentic and insightful

    • By baref on 07-31-12

    Regular price: $11.35

    • A Small Town in Germany

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    The British Embassy in Bonn is up in arms. Her Majesty's financially troubled government is seeking admission to Europe's Common Market just as anti-British factions are rising to power in Germany. Rioters are demanding reunification, and the last thing the Crown can afford is a scandal. Then Leo Harting - an embassy nobody - goes missing with a case full of confidential files. London sends Alan Turner to control the damage, but he soon realizes that neither side really wants Leo found alive.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • very good spy/mystery

    • By Darryl on 04-28-13

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Midshipman Bolitho

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    October 1772, Portsmouth. Sixteen-year-old Richard Bolitho waits to join the Gorgon, ordered to sail to the west coast of Africa and to destroy those who challenge the King's Navy. For Bolitho, and for many of the crew, it is a severe and testing initiation into the game of seamanship.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This is *not* the book advertised.

    • By Robert Bolin on 08-26-16

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 2 - Their Finest Hour

    • By: Winston S. Churchill
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    In this short and intense period of the war, Churchill’s sense of history is profound. 'If the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say this was its finest hour.' In this second volume, Britain stands alone in combat against the mortal threat posed to civilisation, liberal democracy, and human decency. Between May 1940 and January 1941, the world witnessed some of the most spectacular military victories of all time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Buy the Christian Rodska version instead

    • By Mark on 06-20-18

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Command a King's Ship

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Spithead, 1784. His Majesty's frigate, Undine, sets sail for India and the seas beyond. Europe may be at peace - but in colonial waters the promises of statesmen count for little and the bloody struggle for supremacy still goes on. Richard Bolitho would have cause to remember his admiral's words: 'The task I am giving you would be better handled by a squadron'.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A trip to the East Indies

    • By Jean on 05-15-13

    Regular price: $20.34

    • The Secret Pilgrim

    • A George Smiley Novel
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    Nothing is as it was. Old enemies embrace. The dark staging grounds of the Cold War, whose shadows barely obscured the endless games of espionage, are flooded with light; the rules are rewritten, the stakes changed, the future unfathomable. John le Carre seized this momentous turning point in history to give us the most disturbing experience we have yet had of the frail and brutal world of spydom. The man called Ned speaks to us. All his adult life he has been in British Intelligence - the Circus - a loyal, shrewd, wily officer of the Cold War....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic That Only Gets Better

    • By Leonard on 01-05-13

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Enemy in Sight

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    The Mediterranean, 1793. Despite Britain's successes, the outcome of the sea war is still in the balance. As soon as his ship's refit is completed, Captain Richard Bolitho is ordered to join the blockade off the French coast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enemy in Sight is "OUT OF SIGHT"!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-25-11

    Regular price: $20.34

    • In Gallant Company

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    New York, 1777. As the American Revolution rages on the mainland, the British Navy prepares for action at sea. Against a growing fleet of American and French privateers, the Navy must maintain its blockade of Washington's vital military supplies. Caught up in the turmoil, junior officer Richard Bolitho finds himself having to make momentous decisions in the heat of battle, decisions that will affect the lives of many men, and perhaps the outcome of history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Jonathan Fogarty on 09-12-17

    Regular price: $53.21

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