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3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 3.60 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John le Carré Narrator: Roger Rees Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9780743579261
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A half-starved young Russian man is smuggled into Hamburg in the dead of night with an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa.


Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation, even if the price is her career—and her safety. Searching for clues to his mysterious past, she confronts the incongruous sixty-year-old scion of a failing British bank—and a triangle of impossible loves is born.

Meanwhile, scenting a sure kill in the “War on Terror,” the rival spies of three nations converge upon the innocents.

Thrilling, compassionate, peopled with characters the reader never wants to let go, A Most Wanted Man is a work of deep humanity with uncommon relevance to our times.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is le Carré’s strongest, most powerful novel…Extraordinary.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Intricately plotted, beautifully written, propulsive, morally engaged, but timely as today's headlines…The protagonists are brilliantly drawn.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “What le Carré has always done terrifically is to capture the nuances of the spying game. His spooks are wonderful…In A Most Wanted Man you are, unlike the modern world, in thrillingly deft, safe hands.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Astounding, nearly perfect…Beautifully paced, awesomely crafted.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Le Carré’s…secret agents exist in a world of stalemate, moral compromise, ambiguity, and betrayal…Like his books, le Carré is a mix of unblinking realism and hopeful humanism.”

    Associated Press

  • “An instant classic…A provocative and incendiary ending that only le Carré, the master, can pull off.”

    USA Today

  • “As sharp as he ever was…Le Carré…remains a class above his neighbors on the bestseller list.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • A 2008 Christian Science Monitor Book of the Year for Fiction
  • One of the 2008 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • Selected for the October 2008 Indie Next List
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller
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About the Author

John le Carré, the pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell, is an English author of espionage novels. After attending the universities at Berne and Oxford, he taught at Eton and spent five years in the British Foreign Service. 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. In 2011 his novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was made into a feature film starring Gary Oldman. Le Carré has more than twenty titles to his name and lives in Cornwall, Great Britain.

About the Narrator

Roger Rees, Welsh stage, film, and television actor and, more recently, narrator of audiobooks, is known on both sides of the Atlantic. In the United States he received a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Nicholas Nickleby. American TV viewers are familiar with Roger from Cheers, in which he played Robin Colcord. As for audiobooks, Roger has performed in a wide variety of programs, from the LA Theatre Works’ production of Lady Windmere’s Fan, to mystery anthologies such as Malice Domestic and thrillers like Pop Goes the Weasel. His audiobook narration has won four AudioFile Earphones Awards.