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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10,514 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Le Carre Narrator: Simon Russell Beale, Anna Chancellor, Lindsay Duncan, Maggie Steed, Alex Jennings, Kenneth Cranham Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN:
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When a Russian émigré is found murdered on Hampstead Heath, Smiley is called out of retirement to exorcise some Cold War ghosts from his clandestine past. What follows is Smiley the human being at his most vulnerable and Smiley the case officer at his most brilliant; and it makes to a thrilling conclusion his career-long, serpentine battle with the enigmatic and ruthless Russian spymaster Karla.

Starring the award-winning Simon Russell Beale as Smiley, and with a distinguished cast including Anna Chancellor, Lindsay Duncan, Maggie Steed, Alex Jennings and Kenneth Cranham, this enthralling dramatisation captures every nuance of le Carré's complex and compelling novel - the final book in John le Carré's Karla trilogy.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi Brown | 2/7/2014

    " My best friend Phil loves Carre and gave me this book...and I have to say I was hooked! It snowed over 10 inches the day I read this book in December '08 and I barely noticed the snow I was so engrossed in this Cold War Spy Novel. And he just gave me 3 more Carre novels I am much looking forward to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan Paddy | 2/4/2014

    " Tightly written, a fair amount of realistic spy craft, complex plotting, lots of moral doubt and a healthy dose of a fat blokes late-middle aged existential angst. That's probably not selling it to you but it's great, honest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 2/3/2014

    " Le Carre is the master! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenny | 1/27/2014

    " 2nd best spy novel ever written. This is a low on action, high on conversation spy novel. Not a mystery, but intelligent, very well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roberto Castellanos | 1/27/2014

    " Sin duda alguna el mejor libro de Le carre. Infinidad de personajes, relacionados unos con otros. Impresionante la trama. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Salli | 1/8/2014

    " Great to re-read this final "Karla" book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frances Sawaya | 1/6/2014

    " Quite satisfying conclusion to the search for Karla. Again, a tribute to civil servants who work without glory and flash. Quite cerebral spy novel! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 12/29/2013

    " Smiley disgraced cheated far ahead in the details where everything breathes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 12/28/2013

    " A book about thinking and character as opposed to "I except you to die Mr Bond". Excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne Macartney | 12/10/2013

    " Quite enjoying Le Carre. Last of the cold ward spy novelists. I enjoyed the Schoolboy book a bit more but this one has a great plot structure with colorful cast of characters. And I love that it's politically deep! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Fletcher | 11/20/2013

    " Fantastic narrative but the writing is just so excellent there are a number of paragraphs that I just have to re read again and again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lysergius | 11/10/2013

    " There is really nothing to add to all the reviews that have been written except to say that this is probably the best of the sequence... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hal | 11/3/2013

    " I see they made a movie of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Sadly, Gary Oldman is just a tall and thin as Alec Guinness. I wish they'd cast a short chubby actor as Smiley. I hope he at least polishes his glasses with the fat end of his tie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eddie | 10/8/2013

    " last part of the Karla trilogy. Just superb and the miniseries was very true to the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fdp Erasmus | 6/19/2013

    " Great read. The easiest Le Carre IMO. Fast paced, exciting conclusion to the trilogy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Parke | 11/6/2012

    " An uninspired bookend to an otherwise great trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce | 10/29/2012

    " Basically a clever concoction to give Smiley's fans a chance to enjoy the old guy's final, if unlikely, triumph over his arch nemesis, "Smiley's People" is in the guilty pleasure division of Le Carre novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hugh | 5/11/2012

    " A fine book, but I thought the end of Karla was disappointing. In Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Spy, Smiley predicts that Karla's undoing will be his extremism. Instead, it proves to be his love for his daughter. I thought it was an uncharacteristic ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barry Bridges | 10/21/2011

    " If I could have rated it 4.5 I would have. A much better book than both Tinker and Honourable that captivates and keeps the atmosphere throughout. A satisfying conclusion to George's story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 6/23/2011

    " Finished this two days ago, but forgot to update. Oops! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lois | 4/18/2011

    " George Smiley... what more do you need to know. Another superb tale by the master story teller "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Alice | 12/18/2010

    " Smiley's last stand. With the people he worked with during the cold war. A fitting successor to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 10/18/2010

    " Satisfying, complex, conclusion of Smiley's hunt for Karla "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sluggish Neko | 7/28/2010

    " This felt more of a sequel to "Tinker, Tailor..." than "The Honourable Schoolboy". The focus is back on Smiley as he quietly and slowly plays his final hand against Karla. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoffrey | 6/8/2010

    " Almost as good as TTS, but not quite. "

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