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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: A George Smiley Novel

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Review:

"Packaged to tie in with the recent film version of this masterful spy thriller, the audio edition benefits from strong narration from Michael Jayston, an actor who appeared in the 1979 BBC television adaptation of le Carré's complex novel. The twisting plot, boiled down, focuses on retired British spymaster George Smiley, who's called back to duty to find a traitor among the 'gang of four' now heading England's secret service. In the miniseries, Jayston portrayed Smiley's right-hand man, Peter Guillam. In this audio edition, he easily slips back into the loyal, dedicated Guillam, while also doing justice to the book's cast of characters. His spot-on portrayal of Smiley admirably includes both of the protagonist's sides: his quietly brilliant professionalism and his personal self-doubt and fecklessness. Jayston's characterizations are invariably effective, from gruff, lonely, and broken ex-spy Jim Prideaux to the high-flying, arrogant members of the 'gang of four.' Two moments — Smiley's subtle questioning of a former teammate, once famous for her now-fading memory, and the exciting, highly suspenseful exposure of the Russian spy — are particular standouts. Jayston matches both perfectly, as well as all those in between. A Penguin paperback." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

John le Carr��� was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a world wide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley's People. His recent novels include The Constant Gardener, Absolute Friends, The Mission Song, A Most Wanted Man, and Our Kind of Traitor. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611760873
Author:
Le Carre, John
Publisher:
Penguin Audiobooks
Author:
Jayston, Michael
Author:
John le Carre
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Subject:
Espionage
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.78 x 5.23 x 1.54 in 0.64 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Packaged to tie in with the recent film version of this masterful spy thriller, the audio edition benefits from strong narration from Michael Jayston, an actor who appeared in the 1979 BBC television adaptation of le Carré's complex novel. The twisting plot, boiled down, focuses on retired British spymaster George Smiley, who's called back to duty to find a traitor among the 'gang of four' now heading England's secret service. In the miniseries, Jayston portrayed Smiley's right-hand man, Peter Guillam. In this audio edition, he easily slips back into the loyal, dedicated Guillam, while also doing justice to the book's cast of characters. His spot-on portrayal of Smiley admirably includes both of the protagonist's sides: his quietly brilliant professionalism and his personal self-doubt and fecklessness. Jayston's characterizations are invariably effective, from gruff, lonely, and broken ex-spy Jim Prideaux to the high-flying, arrogant members of the 'gang of four.' Two moments — Smiley's subtle questioning of a former teammate, once famous for her now-fading memory, and the exciting, highly suspenseful exposure of the Russian spy — are particular standouts. Jayston matches both perfectly, as well as all those in between. A Penguin paperback." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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