Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor

Audiobook CD - 2010
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Unabridged, 7 CDs, 9 hours

Chosen as a Best Book of the Year by the  The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly,  and  Kirkus Reviews

In this exquisitely told novel, John le Carré shows us once again his acute understanding of the world we live in and where power really lies.
 
In the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and with Britain on the brink of economic ruin, a young English couple takes a vacation in Antigua. There they meet Dima, a Russian who styles himself the world's Number One money-launderer and who wants, among other things, a game of tennis. Back in London, the couple is subjected to an interrogation by the British Secret service who also need their help. Their acquiescence will lead them on a precarious journey through Paris to a safe house in Switzerland, helpless pawns in a game of nations that reveals the unholy alliances between the Russian mafia, the City of London, the government and the competing factions of the British Secret Service.
 

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Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, p2010
ISBN: 9780142428429
0142428426
Branch Call Number: FBCD FIC LeCar 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (ca. 11 1/2 hr.) :,digital ;,12 cm., in container
Additional Contributors: Sachs, Robin 1951-

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IV27HUjg
Dec 08, 2016

I'd like to say it drew me in, it didn't despite author's esteemed reputation & the reading by Robin Sachs.

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1aa
Aug 03, 2016

An exciting, intelligent entertaining work. It starts to get really complicated by chapter four. My gizmo intermittently and inexplicably turned off ("reset"), with this frustrating quality increasing in frequency as the work progressed, but thankfully, if belatedly, the last chapter was uninterrupted. The ending was sad (I was rooting for the plan to succeed). It also spurred enough interest to look into the 'vor' and the 'vori code'.

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g_d_s
Mar 14, 2016

Loved it. Drew me in and kept me there. What an ending.

rprivette Feb 22, 2012

Gritty (less fantasaic) reality style spy stuff v. any other I've ever read. His prose takes you in, deep.

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nitetraino
Dec 05, 2010

This story is too boring for this reader and the characters are so uninteresting that you don't care what happens to them. 3 of 10 stars

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