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    • 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 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    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

    • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

    • A George Smiley Novel
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,669
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,509
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,508

    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 1,468
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,342
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338

    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 1,263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137

    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

    • 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 686
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 626
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 624

    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

    • Fatherland

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239

    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

    • 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 562
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 493

    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

    • A Perfect Spy

    • A Novel
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 20 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 385

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult but worth it

    • By Matthew Stavros on 04-28-15

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Smiley's People

    • A George Smiley Novel
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 722
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 670
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 669

    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

    • 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 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    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

    • Midshipman Bolitho

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    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

    • 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 384
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 354

    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

    • Success to the Brave

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Spring 1802. Richard Bolitho is summoned to the Admiralty to receive his orders for a difficult and thankless mission.... The recent Peace of Amiens is already showing signs of strain as old enemies wrangle over colonies won and lost during the war. In the little 64-gun Achates, Bolitho sails west for the Caribbean, to hand over the island of San Felipe to the French. But diplomacy is not enough.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Recently released Titles fill in the Gaps!

    • By Ray on 04-07-13

    Regular price: $18.33

    • The Secret Pilgrim

    • A George Smiley Novel
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    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

    • Command a King's Ship

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    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 Russia House

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    "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 Little Drummer Girl

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Lured by Israeli intelligence into the world of espionage, Charlie, a young actress, is plunged into a deceptive and delicate trap to ensnare an elusive Palestinian terrorist.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Glad I stuck it out.

    • By Joanne on 10-31-11

    Regular price: $33.57

    • A Small Town in Germany

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recollects the Tension, Jingoism and Polarization

    • By Scott Hammond on 06-09-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • To Glory We Steer

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    January 1782, Portsmouth. His Britannic Majesty's frigate Phalarope is ordered to the assistance of the hard-pressed squadrons in the Caribbean. Aboard is her new commander - Richard Bolitho. To all appearances the Phalarope is everything a young captain could wish for. But beneath the surface she is a deeply unhappy ship - her wardroom torn by petty greed and ambition, her deckhands driven to near mutiny by senseless ill treatment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Steer your way to this one.

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-25-13

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Colours Aloft

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho finds himself the new master of the Argonaute, a French flagship taken in battle. With the Peace of Amiens in ruins, he must leave the safety of Falmouth. What lies ahead is the grim reality of war at close quarters - where Bolitho will be called upon to anticipate the overall intention of the French fleet. But the battle has also become a personal vendetta between himself and the French admiral who formerly sailed the Argonaute.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another top flight tale from Mr Kent!

    • By Ray on 05-10-13

    Regular price: $16.25

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