The Honourable Schoolboy : Smiley

  • by John le Carré
  • Narrated by Michael Jayston
  • Series: Smiley
  • 20 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

George Smiley has become chief of the battered British Secret Service. The betrayals of a Soviet double agent have riddled the spy network, and Smiley wants revenge. He chooses his weapon: Jerry Westerby, The Honourable Schoolboy, a passionate lover, and a seasoned, reckless secret agent. Westerby is pointed east, to Hong Kong. So begins the terrifying game.


What the Critics Say

"All the good things are there: the Balkan complexities of plot; the Dickensian profusion of idiosyncratic characters; and above all, le Carré's glistening social observation." ( Time magazine)


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The Honourable Shoolboy

What a wonderful introduction to the world of Audible Books. We ordered the book with the firm intention of listening on a long and planned car journey across Europe, we decided to test the system but soon, very soon, found we drove everywhere at a snails pace and then would park and wait 'till chapter end to listen to the book. And what a great book, wonderfully read by the well paced and distinctive voice of Michael Jayston, the book has a wide cast but MJ conjures up the characters well and in a very distinctive way - there can be no doubt who the character is, itself a great advantage with this book with its complexities.

The book is the one not seen on TV or film, its the missing book and for those that love the other two in Smiley trilogy this is unmiss-able.

Would I recommend, without a doubt, provided you are happy to drive slowly or wait on stations with your iPod clamped to your ears!
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- Bruce


Absolutely sublime. I don't know why I waited so long to come back to John Le Carre. The prose. The dark humour. The insights.
And the narrator is perfect for the text. Just perfect.
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- Lynn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-02-2010
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.