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The Mark and the Void Audiobook

The Mark and the Void

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray, read by Charlie Anson.

What links the Bank of Torabundo, www.myhotswaitress.com (yes, hots with an s, don't ask), an art heist, a novel called For Love of a Clown, a four-year-old boy named after TV detective Remington Steele, a lonely French banker, a tiny Pacific island, and a pest control business run by an ex-KGB man? You've guessed it....

The Mark and the Void is a stirring examination of the deceptions carried out in the names of art, love and commerce - and is also probably the funniest novel ever written about a financial crisis.

©2015 Paul Murray (P)2015 Penguin Books Ltd.

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    Alison Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom 16/04/2016
    Alison Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom 16/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Well read - and with patches of brilliance..."

    ...but I was disappointed that this book did not reach the standard of Skippy Dies, which I really loved. I didn't want this book to be the same, but I did want it to be as good. In my opinion, it isn't.

    The trademark dark humour is there but only in patches really; and I was not gripped by the story.

    The narration was very good.

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    Coco the Coo 30/10/2016
    Coco the Coo 30/10/2016 Member Since 2011

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    "A modern day masterpiece!"

    Without saying too much, this was one of the most relevant, articulate, inspiring and lucid books I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.

    I now know what everyone I know is getting for Christmas this year!

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    ziiigggg 30/08/2016
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    "Intelligent writing that translAtes well to audio"

    Set in ireland in pre crash banking, various characters play out their different stories. There is a lot of humour and an anti capitalist theme, with touches of nihilism. Interesting points are made about human overpopulation ..yes there are way too many of us . There was a bit too much shouty dialogue in places that i hit forward on ..but overall this is a thought provoking listen as well as a good story that got me laughing a lot.

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    Energyimp 28/05/2016
    Energyimp 28/05/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "My favourite narrator to date!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed Charles Anson's performance of this book which made it easy to listen to and hard to put down. The story is good with some very funny lines, I recommend!

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    T Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom 19/02/2016
    T Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom 19/02/2016 Member Since 2014

    Over 1000 titles since July 2005. Fairly eclectic tastes: award-winning literature, page-turning pulp plus non-fiction. I don't sight-read.

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    "Trying too hard? Hilarious - but only in patches"

    The Mark and the Void is set in Dublin with the country facing the consequences of the financial crash. The characters include loadsamoney bankers and economic migrants all aiming to survive. Not perhaps the most obvious or promising environment for hilarity? But I liked Skippy Dies sufficiently to give it a go.

    I got into it quickly and some early sections I found really very funny - read with great pace by a narrator who handles many different accents consistently and well. Some of Murray's observations are not just witty but sometimes so sharply observed that I had to pause the book and listen again to appreciate some genuinely deep observation, delivered with dry humour among some more slapstick scenes.

    Unfortunately for me the book lost pace and direction about a quarter of the way through and by half-way I wasn't even sure I would stick with it to the end. I did finish it and am glad because there were more chapters that I enjoyed, but overall it was too patchy for my taste.

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