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Life Class Audiobook

Life Class

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Pat Barker's powerful and unforgettable story of art and war, Life Class.

Spring, 1914. The students at the Slade School of Art gather in Henry Tonks's studio for his life-drawing class. But for Paul Tarrant the class is troubling, underscoring his own uncertainty about making a mark on the world. When war breaks out and the army won't take Paul, he enlists in the Belgian Red Cross just as he and fellow student Elinor Brooke admit their feelings for one another.

Amidst the devastation in Ypres, Paul comes to see the world anew - but have his experiences changed him completely?

©2014 Pat Barker (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

What the Critics Say

"Triumphant, shattering, inspiring." (The Times)

"Barker writes as brilliantly as ever...with great tenderness and insight she conveys a wartime world turned upside down." (Independent on Sunday)

"Extraordinarily powerful." (Sunday Telegraph)

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    Helena 07/10/2015
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    "Pat Barker writing as good as ever"

    first in second world war trilogy. characters brought vividly to life. well narrated. compelling story. highly recommended.

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    sarah 02/07/2016
    sarah 02/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Quite slow"

    Quite slow, different from her other novels. Not such likeable character's than in the regeneration trilogy.

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    Linda London, United Kingdom 23/04/2016
    Linda London, United Kingdom 23/04/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Warning - takes time to get into the rhythmn"

    I discarded this book when I tried to read it - but this audible version made me view the characters and the pace in a different way. (Is that good or bad - I am not sure). Having not found any common ground/compassion/interest with the characters when I read this - I seem to have done so with the audible version. I think this maybe because this is read at an incredibly slow pace (not the pace I would read) - and that's how it works. I don't know but I have enjoyed the audible version enough I will go on to the next part in the story.

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