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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,756 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Le Carre Narrator: Tom Baker Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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Tom Baker stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of John le Carré's powerful thriller. In the third year of perestroika, London publisher Barley Blair is sent a manuscript from Moscow. Exposing Russian nuclear threats as a sham, the information - if it's genuine - could shatter East-West relations. Jazz-loving, hard-drinking Blair is hardly the spymasters' idea of the perfect agent, yet they are forced to send him to Moscow to make contact. But the Cold War thaws when Barley meets Katya, the beautiful Russian intermediary who is equally sceptical of state ideology. Mere pawns in a deadly game of international espionage, they nevertheless represent the breakdown of hostilities and a future which poses a huge threat to the entrenched professionals on both sides... Both a gripping spy saga and a poignant love story, The Russia House delivers all the excitement and tension expected from the master of espionage fiction. This BBC Radio 4 adaptation was dramatised by René Basilico.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Max P | 2/16/2014

    " Absolutely thrilling. I will definitely read more from him. Recommended for anyone interested in Russia, spying, England, or just thriller-type books in general. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daryl | 2/7/2014

    " After four attempts I 'got into it'--sounding familiar, eh?--and was rewarded for my efforts. A very good film with Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 2/1/2014

    " An interestign book, but ultimately not my style. It moved too slowly and I really only enjoyed that final 3rd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Jolly | 1/30/2014

    " The Russia House: A Novel by John le Carre (2004) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Hutson | 1/24/2014

    " good but not his best "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathay | 1/23/2014

    " This was one of those books I had put off for many years. I finally got to it (probably motivated due to a recent trip to Eastern Europe). le Carre's writing is fabulous; the tension and human innuendos, the patterns of those who are involved with spying versus those who would rather just live and love, and Mr. Barley's place in both as a reluctant hero sets the probably-realistic tone for the glamorous gray life of secret service. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyn | 1/19/2014

    " This is probably my my favorite book of all time. I think it should really be called a love story. Beautifully written with twists and turns that keep you guessing. "

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

    " Absolutely fantastic and typical of John Le Carre's best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Turner | 12/25/2013

    " My first lecarre and I thoroughly enjoyed it well written and well paced intelligent and thrilling "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philip | 12/22/2013

    " Good book, but hard to give any of the non-Smiley's five or even four stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 12/16/2013

    " One of le Carre's absolute best though I thought the ending was flawed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 12/4/2013

    " Another great book by LeCarre, though I slighly preferred The Spy Who Came in From the Cold. The transitioning narrator of this book distracted me somewhat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek Lewis | 12/2/2013

    " Great work over all, but I had a hard time getting into it. It took a few chapters, but then it became classic le Carre. It is a classic cold war era spy game with a twist; the action all comes from common everyday people, not spies. Far better than the movie!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martin | 7/10/2013

    " a boring book, with hardly believable plot about a man entering a world of espionage and mid life crisis apparently at the same time. No action, no finesse, no suspense. So quite a achievement in a cold-war era spy thriller. I kept putting the book away and, trading reading it for washing dishes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saba | 6/12/2013

    " This is unlike most books I read, but since I couldn't get into the books I'm "currently reading," this was a wonderful and delicious distraction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Pribus | 4/18/2013

    " I always love his books. What a writer! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 1/22/2013

    " I keep trying to read books by le Carre because I enjoy this genre. But I just find them hard to follow. I will have to remind myself not to tray anymore! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene Richards | 10/4/2012

    " Well written as per usual by John Le Carrie. It is an exciting cold war spy mystery where you are left wondering what really happened at the completion of the book. His characters are multi-layered and real. I thoroughly enjoyed a closer look at the Russian people, their customs and their history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra S | 5/31/2012

    " Although the cold war has ended making this book seem terribly dated, it was still a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caleb | 5/10/2012

    " My friend MD had been bothering me for years to read LeCarre. Well, it was good, but not great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Viktoriya | 1/28/2012

    " It seems that spy novels are simply not my forte. Or maybe it's this particular book? It was a very slow and tedious read. Considering my personal background, I felt that I had an obligation to finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Anderson | 9/11/2011

    " I read this book because I had to see the movie twice to get all the nuances -- I should have read the book BEFORE seeing the movie. "

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