Horse Under Water
Len Deighton

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Narrated By: James Lailey

Duration: 8 hours and 41 minutes

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A sunken U-Boat has lain undisturbed on the Atlantic ocean floor since the Second World War - until now. Inside its rusting hull, among the corpses of top-rank Nazis, lie secrets people will kill to obtain. The sequel to Len Deighton's game-changing debut The IPCRESS File, Horse Under Water sees its nameless, laconic narrator sent from fogbound London to the Algarve, where he must dive through layers of deceit in a place rotten with betrayals.

'The poet of the spy story' Sunday Times

© Len Deighton 1963 (P) Penguin Audio 2021


Espionage and spy thriller

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Lively, exciting, ingenious.


Len Deighton's spy novels are so good they make me sad the Cold War is over.

Malcolm Gladwell

What raises Deighton's genre to art is not only his absorbing characters but his metaphoric grace, droll wit, command of technical detail, and sure sense of place.

Washington Post

Deighton's fiction has stood the test of time. His habitually acerbic narrative voice still has much to say to contemporary readers ... Now a fresh generation have the chance to sample Deighton's wares as Penguin republishes many of his books.

The Observer

Mr Deighton is really something special.

Sunday Times

For sheer readability he has no peer.

Evening Standard

Fleming made spy fiction globally popular, but it took Deighton in the Sixties to make it hip.