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The Mission Song: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Le Carre

Narrated By: David Oyelowo

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: September 2006

Duration: 11 hours 35 minutes


"Think of David Oyelowo as a single musician playing all the instruments in a symphony. That is essentially what he manages in this inspired performance of John le Carré's suspense novel about a planned coup in the Congo and the interpreter of mixed parentage who wrestles with his conscience and his past to determine what he is to do about it. The cast of characters is wide and exotic, and Oyelowo's capacity to invest them not only with sumptuous accents but also distinctive, often biting personality is matchless. Can it really have been only one man in the narrator's recording booth? This virtuoso performance makes that seem impossible." --AudioFile Magazine WINNER OF AUDIOFILE EARPHONES


  • Anonymous

    I have to force myself to listen to this book. I keep thinking that it should get better... but as of CD 7 it's still not working for me. I'd pass if given the opportunity.

  • Everett

    A most enjoyable book. Character development is well done. It helps if you have an understanding of the political situation in central Africa. My wife thought the book quite dry, while I loved it. Two Thumbs Up from me!

  • Bonnie

    This is probably another case where an abridged version would have been better. The ending was disappointing. I wouldn't recommend this.