Haruki Murakami
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Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949. Following the publication of his first novel in Japanese in 1979, he sold the jazz bar he ran with his wife and became a full-time writer. It was with the publication of Norwegian Wood - which has to date sold more than 4 million copies in Japan alone - that the author was truly catapulted into the limelight. Known for his surrealistic world of mysterious (and often disappearing) women, cats, earlobes, wells, Western culture, music and quirky first-person narratives, he is now Japan's best-known novelist abroad.

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    • Kafka on the Shore

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Oliver Le Sueur
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309

    Murakami's new novel is at once a classic tale of quest, but it is also a bold exploration of mythic and contemporary taboos, of patricide, of mother-love, of sister-love....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A new dimension of fiction and sleep

    • By Clare on 24-07-08

    Regular price: £59.09

    • 1Q84

    • By: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
    • Length: 46 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,072

    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo. A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Murakami sparkles as ever

    • By Nick on 22-01-12

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims, Ian Porter
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269

    Information is everything in Hard-Boiled Wonderland. A specialist encrypter is attacked by thugs with orders from an unknown source....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • surreal

    • By Anthony on 26-05-11

    Regular price: £41.39

    • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 26 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,046
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 769
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 766

    Toru Okada is going through a difficult time....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very different listen

    • By Martin on 04-05-09

    Regular price: £76.19

    • Norwegian Wood

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 592
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 459
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 459

    Toru Watanabe, approaching middle age, hears The Beatles song "Norwegian Wood" in an airplane and it transports him back to his student days....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable journey, but not the best destination

    • By Clare on 12-11-08

    Regular price: £45.59

    • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 565
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 497
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 501

    In 1982 Murakami began running to keep fit. Here he reflects on his running experiences....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always worth reading

    • By mahabibi on 12-04-17

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Killing Commendatore

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 28 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 261

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami, read by Kirby Heyborne. The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Struggling to get through this one...

    • By Kanterla on 24-11-18

    Regular price: £27.99

    • Men Without Women

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Bruno Roubicek
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Modern day Hemingway

    • By Suswati on 03-06-17

    Regular price: £14.69

    • A Wild Sheep Chase

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 184

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wild Sheep Chase

    • By Christine on 30-05-11

    Regular price: £36.19

    • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 455
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 413

    Tsukuru Tazaki's life was irreparably changed when his relationships with his high school best friends became severed during Tsukuru's college days, with no explanation. Now at 35, Tsukuru's girlfriend Sara suggests he goes to talk to these high school friends in person to mend the relationships. Tsukuru visited his friends in Nagoya and Finland one by one, and uncovers the real reason as to why their relations were broken off.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Colorless Tsukuru is just that.....

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-09-14

    Regular price: £20.89

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