All buildings are now open at limited capacity. New library and curbside pickup hours.
Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn on library property by anyone over the age of two regardless of vaccine status.

The Mission Song: A Novel
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
Hachette Audio 2006
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description

Full of politics, heart, and the sort of suspense that nobody in the world does better, The Mission Song turns John Le Carre's laser eye for the complexity of the modern world on turmoil and conspiracy in Africa.

Abandoned by both his Irish father and Congolese mother, Bruno Salvador has long looked for someone to guide his life. He has found it in Mr. Anderson of British Intelligence. Bruno's African upbringing, and fluency in numerous African languages, has made him a top interpreter in London, useful to businesses, hospitals, diplomats—and spies. Working for Anderson in a clandestine facility known as the "Chat Room," Salvo (as he's known) translates intercepted phone calls, bugged recordings, and snatched voice mail messages.

When Anderson sends him to a mysterious island to interpret during a secret conference between Central African warlords, Bruno thinks he is helping Britain bring peace to a bloody corner of the world. But then he hears something he should not have...

By turns thriller, love story, and comic allegory of our times, The Mission Song is a crowning achievement, recounting an interpreter's heroically naive journey out of the dark of Western hypocrisy and into the heart of lightness.

Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Street Date:
09/19/2006
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781607881483
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

John le Carré. (2006). The Mission Song: A Novel. Unabridged Hachette Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

John le Carré. 2006. The Mission Song: A Novel. Hachette Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

John le Carré, The Mission Song: A Novel. Hachette Audio, 2006.

MLA Citation (style guide)

John le Carré. The Mission Song: A Novel. Unabridged Hachette Audio, 2006.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection10
Anne Arundel County Public Library22

There is 1 hold on this title.

Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
07c01bc0-6dfb-6fcc-41fa-c3c148db92be
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 03, 2017 06:41:07
Date Updated:
Dec 08, 2020 08:39:38
Last Metadata Check:
Apr 13, 2021 16:03:01
Last Metadata Change:
Mar 29, 2021 20:54:19
Last Availability Check:
Apr 13, 2021 16:03:02
Last Availability Change:
Apr 13, 2021 16:03:02
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Apr 14, 2021 04:15:52

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/4575-1/{2005DBF6-3875-469A-A3D6-8F436419B530}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/4575-1/{2005DBF6-3875-469A-A3D6-8F436419B530}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/4575-1/200/5DB/F6/{2005DBF6-3875-469A-A3D6-8F436419B530}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/4575-1/200/5DB/F6/{2005DBF6-3875-469A-A3D6-8F436419B530}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: hachette_audio#9781594835674
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781607881483
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: hachette_audio#9781594835674
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781607881483
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9781594835667
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: John le Carré
title
The Mission Song
dateAdded
2007-01-30T09:45:23.23-05:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=51&titleID=110627
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Maryland's Digital Library (MD)
          • id: 831
sortTitle
Mission Song A Novel
crossRefId
110627
subtitle
A Novel
id
2005dbf6-3875-469a-a3d6-8f436419b530
starRating
3

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: MissionSong1594835676
      • partCount: 10
      • fileSize: 332793228
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: hachette_audio#9781594835674
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781607881483
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 09/19/2006
      • samples:
            • source: Chapter 1
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/0017-1/110627-TheMissionSong.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/0017-1/110627-TheMissionSong.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=2005DBF6-3875-469A-A3D6-8F436419B530&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: MissionSong1594835676
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 332428430
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: hachette_audio#9781594835674
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781607881483
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 09/19/2006
      • samples:
            • source: Chapter 1
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/0017-1/110627-TheMissionSong.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/0017-1/110627-TheMissionSong.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=2005DBF6-3875-469A-A3D6-8F436419B530&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: political corruption
      • value: African colonization
      • value: Covert Operations
      • value: interracial marriage
      • value: spy fiction
      • value: suspense thrillers
      • value: spy thrillers
      • value: espionage fiction
      • value: british secret service
      • value: war profiteering
      • value: war profiteers
      • value: African colonialism
      • value: biracial characters
      • value: african warlords
      • value: congo africa
      • value: congolese warlords
      • value: le carre novels
      • value: post cold war espionage fiction
      • value: post cold war novels
      • value: racially-mixed people
      • value: war torn africa
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: le Carré, John
      • bioText: John le Carré's The Spy Who Came In from the Cold secured him a wide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyThe Honourable Schoolboy, and Smiley's People. His recent novels include The Tailor of PanamaThe Constant Gardener, and Absolute Friends.
      • name: John le Carré
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Oyelowo, David
      • name: David Oyelowo
imprint
Little, Brown & Company
publishDate
2006-09-19T00:00:00-04:00
edition
Unabridged
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Mission Song
fullDescription

Full of politics, heart, and the sort of suspense that nobody in the world does better, The Mission Song turns John Le Carre's laser eye for the complexity of the modern world on turmoil and conspiracy in Africa.

Abandoned by both his Irish father and Congolese mother, Bruno Salvador has long looked for someone to guide his life. He has found it in Mr. Anderson of British Intelligence. Bruno's African upbringing, and fluency in numerous African languages, has made him a top interpreter in London, useful to businesses, hospitals, diplomats—and spies. Working for Anderson in a clandestine facility known as the "Chat Room," Salvo (as he's known) translates intercepted phone calls, bugged recordings, and snatched voice mail messages.

When Anderson sends him to a mysterious island to interpret during a secret conference between Central African warlords, Bruno thinks he is helping Britain bring peace to a bloody corner of the world. But then he hears something he should not have...

By turns thriller, love story, and comic allegory of our times, The Mission Song is a crowning achievement, recounting an interpreter's heroically naive journey out of the dark of Western hypocrisy and into the heart of lightness.

popularity
620
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BaQAAAA29/products/2005dbf6-3875-469a-a3d6-8f436419b530/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
2005dbf6-3875-469a-a3d6-8f436419b530
starRating
3
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/4575-1/{2005DBF6-3875-469A-A3D6-8F436419B530}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/4575-1/{2005DBF6-3875-469A-A3D6-8F436419B530}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/4575-1/200/5DB/F6/{2005DBF6-3875-469A-A3D6-8F436419B530}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/4575-1/200/5DB/F6/{2005DBF6-3875-469A-A3D6-8F436419B530}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
      • value: Suspense
      • value: Thriller
publishDateText
09/19/2006
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9781594835667
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription

Full of politics, heart, and the sort of suspense that nobody in the world does better, The Mission Song turns John Le Carre's laser eye for the complexity of the modern world on turmoil and conspiracy in Africa.

Abandoned by both his Irish father and Congolese mother, Bruno Salvador has long looked for someone to guide his life. He has found it in Mr. Anderson of British Intelligence. Bruno's African upbringing, and fluency in numerous African languages, has made him a top interpreter in London, useful to businesses, hospitals, diplomats—and spies. Working for Anderson in a clandestine facility known as the "Chat Room," Salvo (as he's known) translates intercepted phone calls, bugged recordings, and snatched voice mail messages.

When Anderson sends him to a mysterious island to interpret during a secret conference between Central African warlords, Bruno thinks he is helping Britain bring peace to a bloody corner of the world. But then he hears something he...

sortTitle
Mission Song A Novel
crossRefId
110627
awards
      • source: Mystery Writers of America
      • value: Grand Master Award
      • source: Publishers Weekly
      • value: Listen Up Award
subtitle
A Novel
publisher
Hachette Audio