Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré audiobook

Agent Running in the Field: A Novel

By John le Carré
Read by John le Carré

Penguin Audio 9781984878878

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780593151907

  • ISBN: 9780593151907

Runtime: 9.55 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

USA Today bestseller

A Time Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of Fall

A USA Today Pick for Fall Reading Guide

A Crime Reads Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019

“[Le Carré’s] novels are so brilliant because they’re emotionally and psychologically absolutely true, but of course they’re novels.” —New York Times Book Review

A new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author John le Carré.

 
Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over. He is back in London with his wife, the long-suffering Prue. But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the office has one more job for him. Nat is to take over The Haven, a defunct substation of London General with a rag-tag band of spies. The only bright light on the team is young Florence, who has her eye on Russia Department and a Ukrainian oligarch with a finger in the Russia pie.

Nat is not only a spy, he is a passionate badminton player. His regular Monday evening opponent is half his age: the introspective and solitary Ed. Ed hates Brexit, hates Trump and hates his job at some soulless media agency. And it is Ed, of all unlikely people, who will take Prue, Florence and Nat himself down the path of political anger that will ensnare them all. Agent Running in the Field is a chilling portrait of our time, now heartbreaking, now darkly humorous, told to us with unflagging tension by the greatest chronicler of our age.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A tragicomic salute to both the recuperative powers of its has-been hero and the remarkable career of its nonpareil author. Kirkus 
Deeply pleasurable. Vogue
John le Carré is the great master of the spy story. . . . The constant flow of emotion lifts him not only above all modern suspense novelists, but above most novelists now practicing. Financial Times
“One of our great writers of moral ambiguity, a tireless explorer of that darkly contradictory no-man's land. Los Angeles Times
No other writer has charted—pitilessly for politicians but thrillingly for readers—the public and secret histories of his times. The Guardian (UK)
Le Carré remains a master at showing us what spies do, wily spiders to the unsuspecting flies they entrap. Booklist (starred)
Le Carré is one of the best novelists—of any kind—we have. Vanity Fair
“Le Carré pokes at timely tensions as a threat from Russia looms—and Ed’s rage against the state of politics grows dangerous.” Time magazine
Superb writing, precise portraiture, clever tricks of tradecraft—all Mr. le Carré’s hallmarks are present in this swift, surprising, bittersweet story. The Wall Street Journal
So topical it arrives with the beeping urgency of a news alert. The Washington Post
“A word about le Carré's prose: Not only does it hold the coiled energy of a much younger writer, it fits the bitter, angry narrator's voice exceptionally well. NPR.org
“John le Carré, as author and narrator of this stand-alone spy thriller, serves up a wholly engaging audio experience…His facility with accents and deep understanding of the personalities he has created add to the audiobook experience. It’s a privilege to listen to this master author deliver his work.” AudioFile
“Still capturing the zeitgeist in thriller mode, le Carré takes us to 2018 London, where a lone-wolf twenty-six-year-old is determined to avoid the political earthquakes defining these times. Alas, the harder he struggles to disengage, the more deeply and dangerously he becomes enmeshed.” Library Journal

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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.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 9.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English