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Isabelle

Isabelle United Kingdom Member Since 2008
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  • "Delightful book, beautifully read."

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    I absolutely loved this book. I've read all Maggie O'Farrell's previous books and enjoyed them. I was nervous that the narrator might spoil it for me, but Dearbhla Molloy did such a good job, that I didn't want the book to finish.

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    Instructions for a Heatwave

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated By Dearbhla Molloy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The stunning new novel from Costa-Novel-Award-winning novelist Maggie O'Farrell: a portrait of an Irish family in crisis in the legendary heatwave of 1976.

    ronx59 says: "Great book, brilliant performance"
  • "Superb and surreal"

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    I've loved all the Haruki Murakami books that I've listened to so far. Rupert Degas does a great job narrating, using only the accents and voices needed. A wild sheep chase and the follow-up Dance, Dance, Dance tell the story of a very likeable journalist and the strange adventures he has. It is a strange book (like all Murakami books) but very enjoyable and captivating.



    I would recommend listening to this book and the follow-up in the right order, though this is not essential as each stands up on its own.

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    A Wild Sheep Chase

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (88)
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    A Wild Sheep Chase is one of Murakami's most fantastical novels. An advertising executive, infatuated with a girl who possesses the most perfect ears (an erotic charge for him) uses a picture of a sheep with a star on its back. This catapults him into a weird adventure to find the mythical sheep up in the wilds of Hokkaido, Japan's northern island. There are strange encounters, a hotel with an extra disappearing floor, and other oddities.

    Christine says: "A Wild Sheep Chase"
  • "Absolutely delightful"

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    Light, witty with some interesting plot twists. Beautifully written and beautifully read. A joy to listen to.

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    Melted into Air

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Sandi Toksvig
    • Narrated By Sandi Toksvig
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    Frances Angel, drunk and disgruntled, arrives in Italy to attend the I Zingari Art School, leaving behind her dazzling career as a successful theatrical impresario and returning to a distant and painful past. She falls into an eclectic group of performance artists, ex-soldiers and a housewife who really just wants to paint something to match her settee.

    Doonsie says: "Entertaining and very witty"
  1. Instructions for a Heatwave
  2. A Wild Sheep Chase
  3. Melted into Air
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