A Most Wanted Man by John le Carré audiobook

A Most Wanted Man

By John le Carré
Read by Roger Rees

Simon & Schuster Audio
11.45 Hours Unabridged
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The acclaimed bestselling novel about spies in "The War on Terror"—now a major motion picture starring Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final roles. The film, coming in summer of 2014, also stars Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, and Robin Wright. New spies with new loyalties, old spies with old ones; terror as the new mantra; decent people wanting to do good but caught in the moral maze; all the sound, rational reasons for doing the inhuman thing; the recognition that we cannot safely love or pity and remain good "patriots"--this is the fabric of John le Carré's fiercely compelling and current novel A Most Wanted Man. A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa. Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation. Soon her client's survival becomes more important to her than her own career--or safety. In pursuit of Issa's mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous Tommy Brue, the sixty-year-old scion of Brue Frères, a failing British bank based in Hamburg. Annabel, Issa and Brue form an unlikely alliance--and a triangle of impossible loves is born. Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the "War on Terror," the rival spies of Germany, England and America converge upon the innocents. Thrilling, compassionate, peopled with characters the reader never wants to let go, A Most Wanted Man is a work of deep humanity and uncommon relevance to our times.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

One of the 2008 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

A 2008 Christian Science Monitor Book of the Year for Fiction

Selected for the October 2008 Indie Next List

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

The acclaimed bestselling novel about spies in "The War on Terror"—now a major motion picture starring Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final roles. The film, coming in summer of 2014, also stars Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, and Robin Wright.

New spies with new loyalties, old spies with old ones; terror as the new mantra; decent people wanting to do good but caught in the moral maze; all the sound, rational reasons for doing the inhuman thing; the recognition that we cannot safely love or pity and remain good "patriots"--this is the fabric of John le Carré's fiercely compelling and current novel A Most Wanted Man.

A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa.

Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation. Soon her client's survival becomes more important to her than her own career--or safety. In pursuit of Issa's mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous Tommy Brue, the sixty-year-old scion of Brue Frères, a failing British bank based in Hamburg.

Annabel, Issa and Brue form an unlikely alliance--and a triangle of impossible loves is born. Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the "War on Terror," the rival spies of Germany, England and America converge upon the innocents.

Thrilling, compassionate, peopled with characters the reader never wants to let go, A Most Wanted Man is a work of deep humanity and uncommon relevance to our times.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is le Carré’s strongest, most powerful novel…Extraordinary.” New York Times Book Review
“Intricately plotted, beautifully written, propulsive, morally engaged, but timely as today's headlines…The protagonists are brilliantly drawn.” Los Angeles Times
“What le Carré has always done terrifically is to capture the nuances of the spying game. His spooks are wonderful…In A Most Wanted Man you are, unlike the modern world, in thrillingly deft, safe hands.” Guardian (London)
“Astounding, nearly perfect…Beautifully paced, awesomely crafted.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Le Carré’s…secret agents exist in a world of stalemate, moral compromise, ambiguity, and betrayal…Like his books, le Carré is a mix of unblinking realism and hopeful humanism.” Associated Press
“An instant classic…A provocative and incendiary ending that only le Carré, the master, can pull off.” USA Today
“As sharp as he ever was…Le Carré…remains a class above his neighbors on the bestseller list.” Chicago Sun-Times

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Author

Author Bio: John le Carré

Author Bio: John le Carré

John le Carré, the pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell, is an English author of espionage novels. After attending the universities at Berne and Oxford, he taught at Eton and spent five years in the British Foreign Service. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, his third book, secured him a worldwide reputation as one of the greatest spy novelists in history. In 2011 his novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was made into a feature film starring Gary Oldman. Le Carré has more than twenty titles to his name and lives in Cornwall, Great Britain.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 11.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English