Silverview: A Novel Audiobook, by John le Carré Play Audiobook Sample

Silverview: A Novel Audiobook

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Read By: Toby Jones Publisher: Penguin Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780593453605

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

15

Longest Chapter Length:

53:09 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

12 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

25:55 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

23

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Publisher Description

An instant New York Times bestseller! 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, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, AARP, The Millions, Lit Hub, Thrillist, and more Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the city for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But only a couple of months into his new career, Julian’s evening is disrupted by a visitor. Edward, a Polish émigré living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, seems to know a lot about Julian’s family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise.   When a letter turns up at the door of a spy chief in London warning him of a dangerous leak, the investigations lead him to this quiet town by the sea . . .   Silverview is the mesmerizing story of an encounter between innocence and experience and between public duty and private morals. In his inimitable voice John le Carré, the greatest chronicler of our age, seeks to answer the question of what we truly owe to the people we love.

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"Unfortunatelly, the very final book by the best author of the genre. The genre he has influenced probably more than any other author any other genre. As usually, impressive plot, very deeply embedded in the contemporary world of business and politics in the UK. Wonderfully read by Toby Jones whose portfolion contains many great roles, including Percy Alleline in the 2011 adaptation of "Tinker, taylor, soldier, spy""

— Wojciech W.  (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “A fine book centered on the lonely lives of spies and difficult choices they make when experience redefines the parameters of their mission for Queen and country.” 

    — Valdosta Daily Times
  • “The plot unfolds with as much cryptic cunning as a reader could want.”

    — Wall Street Journal
  • “Illuminate[s] nothing less than the slippery nature of truth and the very concept of loyalty. The novel is exquisitely poised in the present moment.”

    — Irish Times (Dublin)
  • “A low-key thriller with a brain and a conscience.”

    — Minneapolis Star-Tribune
  • “Jones takes on a range of accents, some of them less familiar to American listeners and some of them fairly subtle, including a character with a Polish and French background. But all of them are thoroughly convincing…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    — AudioFile
  • “Touching and satisfying.” 

    — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Awards

  • A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2021
  • A #1 Amazon bestseller
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A Sunday Times (London) bestseller
  • A Crime Reads Pick of Best Reviewed Books of the Month
  • A BookPage Top Pick of the Month
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week
  • Shortlisted for the New York Festival Radio Award for Best Audiobook

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About 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 in 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.

About Toby Jones

Distinguished stage, television, and film actor Toby Jones was born in Hammersmith, London to actors Freddie Jones and Jennifer Heselwood. He studied Drama at the University of Manchester, and at L’École Internationale de Théâtre in Paris. His career began on the stage (and continues there), but film and television roles came soon after his studies. Toby made his film debut with a small role in Sally Potter‘s experimental take on Virginia Woolf‘s novel, Orlando, starring Tilda Swinton. Recently, he has had roles in the Hunger Games films and the Captain America films.