The Mission Song

  • by John le Carré
  • Narrated by David Oyelowo
  • 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Abandoned by his parents, Bruno Salvador has long looked for guidance. He found it in Mr. Anderson of British Intelligence. Working for Anderson in a clandestine facility, Salvo (as he's known) translates intercepted phone calls, bugged recordings, and snatched voice-mail messages. When Anderson sends him to a mysterious island to interpret during a secret conference, Bruno thinks he is helping Britain--but then he hears something he should not have.

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What the Critics Say

"Amid the bursts of humor, le Carré convincingly conveys his empathy." (Publishers Weekly)
"His prose is as lovely and expressive as ever; his ear for dialogue remains wonderfully acute." (Washington Post)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

good book, good & appropriate narrator

These folk who complain about the narrator don't get it. If they can't understand his various accents, well, I'd say that they must not venture far from home. This narrator was completely appropriate for this book and the character he enacted.
I enjoyed the book. It wasn't my favorite le Carre book, but it was good. As those who have read him before know, he doesn't adhere to a formula and requires more of his readers than do the writers of most "airplane" mysteries. This is worth a listen.

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- Saikungbob

Audio Triumph

This is the best audiobook I have heard. I think it is probably better as an audiobook than a text because of the incredible narration.

It is beautifully written - full of colours and textures. It is not a thriller, but grpping nonetheless.

It reminded me of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.
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- Peter

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-09-2006
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio