The Mission Song
- Sprecher: David Oyelowo
- Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 31 Min.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 09.10.2006
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: Hachette Audio
Regulärer Preis: 21,95 €
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"His prose is as lovely and expressive as ever; his ear for dialogue remains wonderfully acute." ( Washington Post)
Von Caroline Hinds Am hilfreichsten 14.01.2007
Brilliant One Man Show
The Mission Song may be a good read - But the audio book is even better. It is absolutely intriguing how the various characters (and accents!) are emulated by just one reader. It is worthwhile listening if only to admire the sound of the various voices. By accident, I forgot to download the second part of the audiobook before going on holiday. Even though I was desperate to go on with the story, I rather waited till I got home to finish the audiobook then buy the 'hardcopy' and read it myself ...
For people who are at least mildly interested in Africa, this is a perfect choice.
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Von R. Aderhold Am hilfreichsten 19.10.2007
John Le Carré's new mission
John le Carré has made Africa the new subject of his books. The Continuous Gardener was set there, and this book also explores some of the darker sides of Africa. The interpreter Bruno Salvador (aka Salvo) is the main character here. Of mixed parentage, he is torn between his European home and Africa, the home of his Congolese mother. When his services are required for a secret conference on the future of Congo, he finds out that a mysterious "Syndicate" has sinister plans with Congo. He obtains documents that prove this and is on the run from then on. He hooks up with Hannah, a black nurse, who helps him until they reach the inevitable showdown...You will not find the usual intricately crafted plot that you may expect from le Carré, nor are his characters as moving or convincing as in other novels. This is a high-minded thriller, but rather simplistic in nature. Le Carré was apparently more concerned with the message than with the plotting of the story. Thus, this is only an average le Carré, but well read by David Oyelowo, whose bored drawl reflects well Salvo's attitude.
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