A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

  • by Ben Macintyre
  • Narrated by Michael Tudor Barnes
  • 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor, and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all.
This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust and treachery, class and conscience; of an ideological battle waged by men with cut-glass accents and well-made suits in the comfortable clubs and restaurants of London and Washington; of male friendships forged, and then systematically betrayed.

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Retold with Gripping Narrative

A true story, one most people are familiar with, but still the level of deceipt and national betrayal so very shocking. Brilliantly retold.
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- Pippa Lamb

Gripping!

Superbly written and read. Well worth listening to. Captured the Cold War period and the personalities beautifully
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- Bookaholic "Libran"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2014
  • Publisher: Soundings