The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré audiobook

The Honourable Schoolboy: A George Smiley Novel

By John le Carré
Read by Michael Jayston

Penguin Audio 9781611760880

The George Smiley Series: Book 6

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    ISBN: 9781101573051

Featuring George Smiley, The Honourable Schoolboy is the second installment in the renowned Karla Trilogy, the follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which was the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film starring Gary Oldman as George Smiley, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy. As the fall of Saigon looms, master spy George Smiley must outmaneuver his Soviet counterpart on a battlefield that neither can afford to lose.   The mole has been eliminated, but the damage wrought has brought the British Secret Service to its knees. Given the charge of the gravely compromised Circus, George Smiley embarks on a campaign to uncover what Moscow Centre most wants to hide. When the trail goes cold at a Hong Kong gold seam, Smiley dispatches Gerald Westerby to shake the money tree. A part-time operative with cover as a philandering journalist, Westerby insinuates himself into a war-torn world where allegiances—and lives—are bought and sold.   With an introduction by the author.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award in 1977

Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1977

Featuring George Smiley, The Honourable Schoolboy is the second installment in the renowned Karla Trilogy, the follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which was the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film starring Gary Oldman as George Smiley, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy. As the fall of Saigon looms, master spy George Smiley must outmaneuver his Soviet counterpart on a battlefield that neither can afford to lose.   The mole has been eliminated, but the damage wrought has brought the British Secret Service to its knees. Given the charge of the gravely compromised Circus, George Smiley embarks on a campaign to uncover what Moscow Centre most wants to hide. When the trail goes cold at a Hong Kong gold seam, Smiley dispatches Gerald Westerby to shake the money tree. A part-time operative with cover as a philandering journalist, Westerby insinuates himself into a war-torn world where allegiances—and lives—are bought and sold.   With an introduction by the author.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Not a page of this book is without intelligence and grace.” New York Times
“Energy, compassion, rich and overwhelming sweep of character and action…one of the finest English novels of the seventies.” Times (London)
“His command of detail is staggering, his straightforward, unaffected prose is superb…Wonderful.” Sunday Times (London)
“Le Carré has once again elevated the possibilities of the spy novel.” Newsweek
“All the good things are there: the Balkan complexities of plot; the Dickensian profusion of idiosyncratic characters; and above all, le Carré’s glistening social observation.” Time
“Narrator Michael Jayston deftly handles the cast of Secret Service administrators, and in his characterization of their boss, George Smiley, we hear their powerful, yet benevolent, all-knowing father figure.” AudioFile
“If le Carré is the Henry James of spy novelists, firing more nuances than bullets, this is his Golden Bowl—dense, hard, and gleaming on the outside, dark within, and worth possessing whatever the price.”  Kirkus Reviews

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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 (1931–2020), was an English author of espionage novels. Eight of his novels made the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list between 1983 and 2017. 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. Numerous major motion pictures have been made from his novels, as well as several television series. After attending the universities at Berne and Oxford, he taught at Eton and spent five years in the British Foreign Service, serving briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. Being a member of MI6 when he wrote his first novel, Call for the Dead (1961) in Hamburg, it necessitated the use of a nom de plume, by which he continued to be known. His writing earned him several honorary doctorate degrees and the Somerset Maugham Award, the Goethe Medal, and the Olof Palme Prize.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 20.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English