A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The true story of Kim Philby, the Cold War's most infamous spy, from the master espionage writer and author of The Spy and the Traitor.

Who was Kim Philby? Those closest to him—like his fellow MI6 officer and best friend since childhood, Nicholas Elliot, and the CIA’s head of counterintelligence, James Jesus Angleton—knew him as a loyal confidant and an unshakeable patriot. Philby was a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union. Together with Elliott and Angleton he stood on the front lines of the Cold War, holding Communism at bay. But he was secretly betraying them both: He was working for the Russians the entire time. 

Every word uttered in confidence to Philby by his colleagues in the West made its way to Moscow, leading countless missions to their doom and subverting American and British attempts to subdue the Soviet threat. So how was this cunning double-agent finally exposed? In A Spy Among Friends, Ben Macintyre expertly weaves the heart-pounding tale of how Philby almost got away with it all—and what happened when he was finally unmasked.

Based on personal papers and never-before-seen British intelligence files, this is Ben Macintyre’s epic telling of one of the greatest spy stories ever, a Cold War history that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
JL
John Lee
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
11:00
hr min
RELEASED
2014
July 29
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
SIZE
361.5
MB

Customer Reviews

HgihB ,

Quality Issue

The last 40 minutes did not play but good book good reader etc…Just cranky I couldn’t get the whole story.

just me2 ,

the narrator...

...is NOT John le Carre in the preview. so, i assume it is not for the actual audiobook.

FearlessDoctorK ,

Class-conscious, riveting tale of treachery

Wonderfully read tale of Kim Philby, upper class traitor, who, while protected by his well-mannered class-conscious brethren, blithely betrayed thousands. Riveting and almost unbelievable., a must read for cold war historians and spy novel readers. Afterword by John le Carre a resonant bonus.

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