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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Abridged)

Narrated by: John le Carré
Length: 3 hrs
4 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Featuring George Smiley, this New York Times best seller is the first instalment in John le Carré’s acclaimed Karla trilogy. 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 on only his wits and a small, loyal cadre, Smiley recognises the hand of Karla - his Moscow Centre nemesis - and sets a trap to catch the traitor.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is now a successful movie, directed by Thomas Alfredson and starring Gary Oldman as George Smiley.

©1974 le Carré Productions (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

Critic Reviews

"A great thriller, the best le Carré has written." ( The Spectator)

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surprising

the audio book finished and the first thing in my mind was "that's it????" A little disappointed.

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good performance, but the longer version is better

liked it but the abridged version doesnt have the same level of intricate plots and story threads which made the original so compelling. it feels quite abrupt in some sections.

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  • Ruth
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  • 12-01-2017

loved it great narration

a great well written story, but very surprised about the authors skill in narration. thoroughly enjoyed just wish it was longer