The Secret Pilgrim : Smiley

  • by John le Carré
  • Narrated by Michael Jayston
  • Series: Smiley
  • 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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'.
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.

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The Last of the Summer Wine

Not a contination of the Smiley series, nor really a novel as such; more a series of vignettes neatly inserted into Smiley's back story. Most welcome in a 'hello old friend' kind of way. Michael Jayston is a brilliant narrator and seems to hit exactly the right note for Le Carre's books.
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- Jon

A real mishmash!

To call this part of the Smiley series is scraping the barrel! As others have said a set ramblings, that may or may not create a coherent whole!?
Very disappointed.
Narration as always top notch!
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- J. Wakeman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-12-2011
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.