Our Kind of Traitor: An Abridged Reading by John le Carre (Compact Disc)
An Abridged Reading by John le Carre
AudioGO Ltd., 9781408467398
Publication Date: November 1, 2011
November 2010 Indie Next List
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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.