The Resource The Trinity Six, Charles Cumming, (sound recording audiobook CD)

The Trinity Six, Charles Cumming, (sound recording audiobook CD)

Label
The Trinity Six
Title
The Trinity Six
Statement of responsibility
Charles Cumming
Title variation
Trinity 6
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Recruited in the 1930s, the Cambridge spy ring -- Maclean, Burgess, Blunt, Philby, and Cairncross -- were the most notorious Russian spies in history. But what if there were a sixth man -- a member of the ring whose identity was never revealed? ... Present day : Sam Gaddis is a divorced academic in need of money. A journalist friend tells him that she has dicovered a sixth member of the Cambridge spy ring. Within hours, she is dead, apparently from a heart attack. Going through her files, Gaddis realizes she was onto a story that could turn his fortunes around and begins trailing a man who claims to know the truth about Edward Crane
Audio
Review
  • A hot thriller about a secret from the Cold War asks the question: Was there a sixth British double agent working for the Soviets along with Philby and Blunt and the others we know about? And if so, was he a triple agent, and why exactly does everyone who stumbles on the story meet such bad and sudden ends? Who needs the story quashed--the Putin-like Sergei Platov or MI6? John Lee doesn't distinguish much among the voices of, say, Tanya the spy, Holly the girlfriend, or Natasha the ex-wife, but, to be fair, they're fairly stock characters. Tension and pacing are what matter most to this listening experience, and at these Lee is impeccable. If you're one of Smiley's people, you'll love it. B.G. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine
  • The Cambridge Five (Maclean, Burgess, Blunt, Philby, and Cairncross)—who were recruited in their university days as Soviet spies, then became members of the British government—have long been a source of inspiration for international thrillers. In Cumming's superb rendition, the hapless Russian scholar Sam Gaddis, in need of money, inspiration, and a future, discovers that a sixth Cambridge spy, Edward Crane, assumed dead like the others, is still alive and looking for someone to write his story. It makes for a superb spy novel, which makes it all the more unfortunate that John Lee isn't quite up to the material. Though unmistakably and appropriately British, he is also brusque, choppy, and sometimes pointlessly harsh and angry sounding. The audio package also includes a short intriguing interview with the author. A St. Martin's hardcover. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed June 27, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 26, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10085481
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cumming, Charles
Credits note
Produced by Laura Wilson
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by John Lee
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lee, John Rafter
  • Macmillan Audio (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Spies
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Secrecy
  • Conspiracies
  • Investigative reporting
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Conduct of life
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
The Trinity Six, Charles Cumming, (sound recording audiobook CD)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Some sets repackaged and distributed by Midwest Tape, LLC
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427211408
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DC886
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Trinity Six, Charles Cumming, (sound recording audiobook CD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Some sets repackaged and distributed by Midwest Tape, LLC
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427211408
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DC886
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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