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.
©2014 Ben Macintyre (P)2014 Soundings
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5 out of 5 stars
By Pippa Lamb on 14-10-14

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Trebor on 16-01-16

Brilliant

A superb reader. He captures exactly the feeling of the time.
Great story, of course I love spy stories especially true ones.
It was a shame to finish it.
Highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Everard (Desert Islander) on 09-03-16

Riveting!

What did you love best about A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal?

All of it. What more can one say!

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal?

The whole book!

Which character – as performed by Michael Tudor Barnes – was your favorite?

All of them!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

Recommend more like this, please!

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