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The Mission Song - A Novel

John le Carre

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Oyelowo

Length:

11h 35m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:32


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:18


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:31


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:32


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:07


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:00


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:51


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:15


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:20


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:55


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:40


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:04


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:24


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:19


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:34


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:50


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:12


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:43


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:10


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:21


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:15


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:40


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:04


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:18


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:43


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:51


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:37


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:04


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:03


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:09


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:09


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:39


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:27


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:19


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:41


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:55


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:49


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:40


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:08


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:02


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:14


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:37


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:34


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:22


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:17


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:05


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:46


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:05


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:00


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:21


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:03


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:45


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:29


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:47


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:44


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:24


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:24


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:13