Spies & Politics


4,681 titles
Giving your barista a fake name for your coffee order? Avoiding making eye contact with passengers on public transport? Ducking in and out of the shadows on the walk home? If you answered yes to any of these, you might already know too much.
With double-crosses, secret rendezvous and clandestine agencies, these action-packed titles will have you sceptical of everybody you meet. Go undercover with legends of the genre like John le Carré, considered perhaps the best spy novel writer of all time. Inspired by his time working in intelligence, his classics The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Little Drummer Girl have become holy texts in the world of espionage. He's joined here by other masters like Robert Ludlum, David Baldacci and Ken Follett.
Femme fatales
If there was such a thing as a glass ceiling in the espionage game, these amazing female characters wouldn't just smash through it. They'd sneak in before the ceiling was even built, hide in plain sight and then take anything and everything they wanted before anybody noticed. Check out great listens like Red Sparrow and The Godmother for female protagonists who put their male counterparts to shame.
Go too deep into the spy world with these captivating listens and you might not make it back out. But tales of espionage are just the first piece of the crime and thrillers Audible puzzle. Grab your magnifying glass and notebook and listen to some classic detective romps, or hear true crime stories. There's more than enough intrigue to satisfy even the most curious listener.
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