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Single & Single

John le Carre

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Description:

A lawyer from the London finance house of Single & Single is shot dead on a Turkish hillside by people with whom he thought he was in business. A children's magician is asked by his bank to explain the unsolicited arrival of more than five million pounds sterling in his young daughter's modest trust. A freighter bound for Liverpool is boarded by Russian coast guards in the Black Sea. The celebrated London merchant venturer "Tiger" Single disappears into thin air. In Single & Single the writer who both epitomizes and transcends the novel of espionage opens with a haunting set piece, then establishes a sequence of events whose connections are mysterious, complex, and compelling. This is a story of corrupt liaisons between criminal elements in the new Russian states and the world of legitimate finance in the West. Le Carré's finest novel in years, it is also an intimate portrait of two families: one Russian, the other English; one trading illicit goods, the other laundering the profits; one betrayed by a son-in-law, the other betrayed, and redeemed, by a son. This is territory le Carré knows better than anyone. Masterful and prescient, he is writing at the top of his creative powers, and Oliver Single, the central protagonist, is one of his most fascinating characters.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Jayston

Length:

12h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

25:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

24:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:59