The Honourable Schoolboy: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama
George Smiley is one of the most brilliantly realized characters in British fiction. Bespectacled, tubby, eternally middle-aged and deceptively ordinary, he has a mind like a steel trap and is said to possess "the cunning of Satan and the conscience of a virgin." Smiley, now head of the Circus,... show more
George Smiley is one of the most brilliantly realized characters in British fiction. Bespectacled, tubby, eternally middle-aged and deceptively ordinary, he has a mind like a steel trap and is said to possess "the cunning of Satan and the conscience of a virgin." Smiley, now head of the Circus, must rebuild trust in the shattered organization. He is also determined to destroy his nemesis, Karla, and his spy networks. He recruits Jerry Westerby, occasional spy, occasional news reporter, full-time romantic the Honourable Schoolboy of the title and despatches him to the Far East, where, amidst the corruption and decay of former colonies, a new battle is about to begin...Starring the award-winning Simon Russell Beale as Smiley, and with a star cast including Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Steed and Anna Chancellor, this gripping dramatization perfectly captures the atmosphere of le Carré’s intricate, intriguing novel.
Publish date: June 8th 2010
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: The Karla Trilogy (#2)
AcknowledgmentsMap--The Honourable Schoolboy
This was a bit of a mixed bag for me. I loved the writing, the setting, and the overall atmosphere but the plot was not the tightest and at times I wondered how it would all come together in the end. I listened to the audio version which was read byMichael Jayston who did an excellent job.
bookshelves: winter20092010, spies, published-1977, play-dramatisation, mystery-thriller, fraudio, adventure Read from January 25 to February 08, 2010 ** spoiler alert ** Set against the backdrop of the war in Indochina in 1975, spymaster George Smiley uncovers a trail of Russian money leading t...
Another good production by the Smiley Players. This radio drama more than a straight forward audio book. The cast is great, especially Simon Russell Beale who plays Smiley. It is more of morality tales that will make you think. If you like Dowton Abbey, you might want to check this out as Hugh B...
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a tough act to follow, but I must admit I was expecting more. At first, I thought that’s exactly what I was getting but then the mind-numbing second third happened and I was lost in a way I never was in Tinker Tailor. I still don’t have a clear understanding of what happ...