Our Kind of Traitor
An Abridged Reading by John le Carre
By John Le Carre; (Narrator)
(AudioGO Ltd., Compact Disc, 9781408467398)
Publication Date: November 2011
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Britain is in the depths of recession. A leftleaning young Oxford academic and his barrister girlfriend take an offpeak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. Seemingly by chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima, who owns a peninsula and a diamond–encrusted gold watch. He also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis. But he wants something else too, something which propels the young lovers on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps, to the murkiest cloisters of the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain’s Intelligence Establishment. John le Carré reads his own taut, suspenseful tale of dirty money and dirtier politics.
John le Carré was born in 1931. After attending the universities of Berne and Oxford, he taught at Eton and spent five years in the British Foreign Service. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, his third book, secured him a worldwide reputation. His novel The Constant Gardener was made into a successful film. He divides his time between England and the Continent.