John le Carre Film Adaptations
Audiobooks on Screen: John le Carré Spy Thrillers Edition

If you love master of espionage John le Carré, then you know his novels are riveting both on the page and on the screen. The question is, Agent, have you tried le Carré on audio? To prepare for the release of his newest thriller, Agent Running in the Field, we went full film fanatic. If you’re a student of spycraft, or a scholar of Tom Hiddleston’s tan, check out the quintessential le Carré audiobooks below—and their cinematic counterparts.

Haunting and deeply atmospheric, John le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl is a powerful examination of morality and justice—it’s also an AMC miniseries starring Michael Shannon, Florence Pugh, and Alexander Skarsgård. Listen to a clip of the audiobook and then watch the trailer, below.

Author: John le Carré
Read By: David Case

This sleek thriller about a former British soldier versus a seemingly untouchable arms dealer was recently brought to life in an AMC miniseries starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, and Olivia Colman.

Author: John le Carré
Read By: Robin Sachs

In this exquisitely told audiobook, John le Carré shows us once again his acute understanding of the world we live in and where power really lies. Now a film starring Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris.

The Oscar-nominated feature film adaptation of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) and features Gary Oldman as Smiley, Academy Award winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), and Tom Hardy (Inception).

Le Carré’s Panama is a Casablanca without heroes, a hotbed of drugs, laundered money and corruption. Check out the audiobook, and the feature film starring Pierce Brosnan and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Looking for more le Carré classics on audio with film counterparts? Check out our John le Carré Collection…and his brand new release, Agent Running in the Field:

Nat, a veteran of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over. But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the office has one more job for him. 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.