Our Kind of Traitor: An Abridged Reading by John le Carre (Compact Disc)

An Abridged Reading by John le Carre

By John Le Carre

AudioGO Ltd., 9781408467398

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

November 2010 Indie Next List

“Adapting to the changing times, John le Carre long ago abandoned the Cold War for more relevant milieus. This time the subject is the frightening world of the Russian Mob and high stakes, global-reaching, money laundering. Inspired by a newspaper clipping, it is a story of loyalties, altruism, defections, and collapsing ethics, where high ranking spymasters enrich themselves by leaving the service to rub shoulders with the element upon which they formerly spied.”
— Darwin Ellis, Books on the Common, Ridgefield, CT
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Britain is in the depths of recession. A left–leaning young Oxford academic and his barrister girlfriend take an off–peak 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.

About the Author

John le Carre 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.