Book trailers have come a long way—as we've seen with the videos we highlight every week on Trailer Tuesday—but sometimes the simplest route is the best. In this video from Penguin, John le Carré reads an excerpt from his latest book, Our Kind of Traitor (read the BookPage review). His dramatic performance, complete with accents, is a pleasure to listen to.

Of course, book trailer diehards can always turn to the more conventional video for the book from le Carré's New Zealand publisher:

Which approach do you prefer?

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