John le Carré
John le Carré
JOHN LE CARRÉ was born in 1931. For six decades he wrote novels that came to define our age. The son of a confidence trickster, he spent his childhood between boarding school and the London underworld. At sixteen he found refuge at the university of Bern, then later at Oxford. A spell of teaching at Eton led him to a short career in British Intelligence, in MI5 and MI6. He published his debut novel, Call for the Dead, in 1961 while still a secret servant. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy, and Smiley’s People. At the end of the Cold War, le Carré widened his scope to explore an international landscape including the arms trade and the War on Terror. His memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel, was published in 2016 and the last George Smiley novel, A Legacy of Spies, appeared in 2017. Silverview is his twenty-sixth novel. John le Carré died on December 12, 2020.
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Author: John le Carré | Narrator: Toby Jones
Release Date: October 12, 2021
In his last completed novel, John le Carré turns his focus to the world that occupied his writing for the past sixty years—the secret world itself.Named a most anticipated book of the fall by the Associated Press, TIME, People, Entertain...
Author: John le Carré | Narrator: John le Carré
Release Date: October 22, 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 ReviewA thrilling tale for our times from the undisp...
Author: John le Carré | Narrator: Tom Hollander
Release Date: September 05, 2017
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe undisputed master returns with his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years--a #1 New York Times bestseller and ideal holiday gift.Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of th...
Author: John le Carré | Narrator: John le Carré
Release Date: September 06, 2016
“Recounted with the storytelling élan of a master raconteur — by turns dramatic and funny, charming, tart and melancholy.” -Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesThe New York Times bestselling memoir from John le Carr&eacu...
Author: John le Carré | Narrator: David Case
Release Date: May 31, 2016
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • AMC Miniseries event April 19 Tues 10/9c John le Carré, the legendary author of sophisticated spy thrillers, is at the top of his game in this ...
Author: Ben Macintyre | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: July 29, 2014
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The true story of Kim Philby, the Cold War's most infamous spy, from the master espionage writer and author of The Spy and the Traitor.Who was Kim Philby? Those closest to him—like his fellow MI6 officer an...
Author: John le Carré | Narrator: John le Carré
Release Date: May 07, 2013
From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies. "A novel that beckons us beyond any and all expectations."—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington PostA counter-terrorist operation, code-named Wildlife, is being mounted on the Br...
Author: John le Carré | Narrator: Michael Jayston
Release Date: March 05, 2013
“The Soviet knight is dying inside his armour.”“Glasnost” is on everyone’s lips, but the rules of the game haven’t changed for either side. When a beautiful Russian woman foists off a manuscript on an unwitting bys...
Author: John le Carré | Narrator: Michael Jayston
Release Date: March 05, 2013
From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies.  "Haven't you realized that only appearances matter?" The British Embassy in Bonn is up in arms. Her Majesty's financially troubled government is seeking admission to Europe's Comm...
Author: John le Carré | Narrator: Michael Jayston
Release Date: March 05, 2013
From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies.  "You are either good or bad, and both are dangerous." It would have been an easy job for the Circus: a can of film couriered from Helsinki to London. In the past the Circus handle...
Author: John le Carré | Narrator: Michael Jayston
Release Date: September 27, 2012
Go back to Whitehall and look for more spies on your drawing boards.George Smiley is no one's idea of a spy—which is perhaps why he's such a natural. But Smiley apparently made a mistake. After a routine security interview, he concluded that th...
Author: John le Carré | Narrator: Michael Jayston
Release Date: September 27, 2012
 "Fielding and Jebedee were dead, Steed-Asprey vanished. Smiley—where was he?"John le Carré's second novel, A Murder of Quality, offers an exquisite, satirical look at an elite private school as it chronicles the early developmen...