David Mitchell
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David Mitchell

Born in 1969, David Mitchell grew up in Worcestershire. After graduating from Kent University, he taught English in Japan, where he wrote his first novel, GHOSTWRITTEN. Published in 1999, it was awarded the Mail on Sunday John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, NUMBER9DREAM, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and in 2003, David Mitchell was selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. His third novel, CLOUD ATLAS, was shortlisted for six awards including the Man Booker Prize, and adapted for film in 2012. It was followed by BLACK SWAN GREEN, shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award, and THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET, which was a No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller, and THE BONE CLOCKS which won the World Fantasy Best Novel Award. All three were longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. David Mitchell’s seventh novel is SLADE HOUSE (Sceptre, 2015). In 2013, THE REASON I JUMP: ONE BOY'S VOICE FROM THE SILENCE OF AUTISM by Naoki Higashida was published by Sceptre in a translation from the Japanese by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida and became a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. Its successor, FALL DOWN SEVEN TIMES, GET UP EIGHT: A YOUNG MAN’S VOICE FROM THE SILENCE OF AUTISM, was published in 2017, and was also a Sunday Times bestseller.

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Best Sellers

    • The Bone Clocks

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball, Leon Williams, Colin Mace, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,000
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,993

    One summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sodding marvellous

    • By Andy Parsons on 24-09-14

    Regular price: £31.29

    • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Aris, Paula Wilcox
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 907
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515

    Set in Japan in 1799, a young Dutch clerk, Jacob de Zoet, is about to embark on a strange adventure of duplicity, love, and murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet

    • By Robin B on 27-07-10

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Cloud Atlas

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon, Jeff Harding, Steve Hodson, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 940
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 811
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 816

    Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell's best-selling Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel which was also one of Richard & Judy's 100 Books of the Decade, has now been adapted for film....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, brought to life better than any movie

    • By T on 25-02-13

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Ghostwritten

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: William Rycroft
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 267

    An apocalyptic cult member, a jazz buff in Tokyo....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Engrossing Whirlwind

    • By Antti on 03-09-14

    Regular price: £21.79

    • Slade House

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues, Thomas Judd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 759
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 705
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 705

    Walk down narrow, clammy Slade Alley. Open the black iron door in the right-hand wall. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't exactly make sense....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classy Supernatural Tale

    • By Simon on 03-11-15

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Number9dream

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: William Rycroft
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    As Eiji Miyake's 20th birthday nears, he sets out for the seething metropolis of Tokyo to find the father he has never met....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suprb narration of a difficult book

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-11-14

    Regular price: £21.79

    • Cloud Atlas

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith, Charles Collingwood, Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, 2004.
    Winner of the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year, 2005.

    A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Miscast. Hacked the book to pieces. Read in full.

    • By Ross on 12-01-13

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Black Swan Green

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Kristopher Milnes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Jason Taylor is 13, doomed to be growing up in the most boring family in the deadest village in the dullest county....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • didn't have all the book?!?!?

    • By Anonymous User on 06-10-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith, Paula Wilcox
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Imagine a nation banishing the outside world for two centuries, crushing all vestiges of Christianity, forbidding its subjects to leave its shores on pain of death....

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Number9Dream

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Kris Milnes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    As Eiji Miyake's 20th birthday nears, he sets out for the seething metropolis of Tokyo to find the father he has never met....

    Regular price: £12.99

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