Smiley

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An unabridged reading by Michael Jayston of John le Carré’s first novel, which introduced his most famous character, George Smiley.

Smiley is one of the most brilliantly realised characters in British fiction. Bespectacled, tubby, eternally middle-aged, and deceptively ordinary, he has a mind like a steel trap and is said to possess ‘the cunning of Satan and the conscience of a virgin’.

This novel, set in London in the late 1950s, finds Smiley engaged in the humdrum job of security vetting. But when a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide after an apparently unproblematic interview, Smiley is baffled. Refusing to believe that Fennan shot himself soon after making a cup of cocoa and asking the exchange to telephone him in the morning, Smiley decides to investigate – only to uncover a murderous conspiracy with its roots in his own secret wartime past.

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  • 1. Titel

    Call for the Dead Titelbild
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  • 2. Titel

    • A Murder of Quality

    • Autor: John le Carré
    • Sprecher: Michael Jayston
    • Spieldauer: 4 Std. und 42 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    George Smiley is one of the most brilliantly realised characters in British fiction. Bespectacled, tubby, eternally middle-aged, and deceptively ordinary, he has a mind like a steel trap and is said to possess 'the cunning of Satan and the conscience of a virgin'. Miss Ailsa Brimley is in a quandary. She's received a peculiar letter from Mrs Stella Rode, saying that she fears her husband – an assistant master at Carne School - is trying to kill her. Reluctant to go to the police, Miss Brimley calls upon her old wartime colleague, George Smiley.

    Regulärer Preis: 36,95 €

  • 3. Titel

    • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    • Autor: John le Carré
    • Sprecher: Michael Jayston
    • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 1 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Alec Leamas has ended his time in Berlin. Or his time has ended him. The last of his Eastern agents has been killed, like the others, by the Abteilung. Back at the Circus, Leamas is put on the shelf. He turns to drunkenness and dishonesty and finally disappears from view, a seemingly broken man. But unknown to anyone except George Smiley and his master, Control, Leamas has been given his toughest mission ever. He will have to be himself but more so.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The narrator killed it

    • Von FeMae Am hilfreichsten 28.10.2016

    Regulärer Preis: 18,95 €

  • 4. Titel

    The Looking Glass War Titelbild
    Nicht verfügbar auf Audible.de
  • 5. Titel

    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Titelbild
    • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

    • The Karla Trilogy, Book 1
    • Autor: John le Carre
    Nicht verfügbar auf Audible.de
  • 6. Titel

    • The Honourable Schoolboy

    • The Karla Trilogy, Book 2
    • Autor: John le Carré
    • Sprecher: Michael Jayston
    • Spieldauer: 20 Std. und 28 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    George Smiley has become chief of the battered British Secret Service. The betrayals of a Soviet double agent have riddled the spy network, and Smiley wants revenge. He chooses his weapon: Jerry Westerby, "The Honourable Schoolboy", a passionate lover, and a seasoned, reckless secret agent. Westerby is pointed east, to Hong Kong. So begins the terrifying game.

    Regulärer Preis: 36,95 €

  • 7. Titel

    • Smiley's People

    • The Karla Trilogy, Book 3
    • Autor: John le Carré
    • Sprecher: Michael Jayston
    • Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 23 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    George Smiley was summoned from his dubious retirement by two seemingly unconnected events - an old woman in Paris is promised the return of a daughter she will never see, and a handover is to take place on a steamer in Hamburg.

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  • 8. Titel

    • The Secret Pilgrim

    • Autor: John le Carré
    • Sprecher: Michael Jayston
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 6 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Geschichte
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The Berlin Wall is down, the Cold War is over, but the world's second oldest profession is very much alive. Smiley accepts an invitation to dine with the eager young men and women of the Circus' latest intake; and over coffee and brandy, by flickering firelight, he beguilingly offers them his personal thoughts on espionage past, present, and future. In doing so, he prompts one of his former Circus colleagues into a searching examination of his own eventful secret life.

    Regulärer Preis: 36,95 €

  • 9. Titel

    • A Legacy of Spies

    • Autor: John le Carré
    • Sprecher: Tom Hollander
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 28 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, is living out his old age on the family farmstead in Brittany when a letter summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself are to be scrutinised under disturbing criteria by a generation with no memory of the Cold War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • Von E Ky Am hilfreichsten 05.10.2017

    Regulärer Preis: 23,95 €