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    • Mrs Osmond

    • By: John Banville
    • Narrated by: Amy Finegan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Mrs Osmond by John Banville, read by Amy Finegan. 'What was freedom, she thought, other than the right to exercise one's choices?' Isabel Osmond, a spirited, intelligent young heiress, flees to London after being betrayed by her husband, to be with her beloved cousin Ralph on his deathbed. After a sombre, silent existence at her husband's Roman palazzo, Isabel's daring escape to London reawakens her youthful quest for freedom and independence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Banville and Finegan hit congenially the nail!

    • By Raphael on 10-12-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Sea

    • By: John Banville
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    When art historian Max Morden returns to the seaside village where he once spent a childhood holiday, he is both escaping from a recent loss and confronting a distant trauma.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dull and self-indulgent

    • By ciarando on 23-05-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Untouchable

    • By: John Banville
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Victor Maskell has been betrayed. After the announcement in the Commons, the hasty revelation of his double life of wartime espionage, his photograph is all over the papers. His disgrace is public, his position as curator of the Queen’s pictures terminated… Maskell writes his own testament, in an act not unlike the restoration of one of his beloved pictures, in order for the process of verification and attribution to begin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent match of narrator and text

    • By Harrow on 26-04-12

    Regular price: £20.99

    • The Infinities

    • By: John Banville
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Old Adam Godley’s time on earth is drawing to an end, and as his wife and children gather at the family home, little do they realize that they are not the only ones who have come to observe the spectacle. The mischievous Greek gods, too, have come; as tensions fray and desire bubbles over, their spying soon becomes intrusion becomes intervention, until the mortals’ lives – right before their eyes – seem to be changing faster than they can cope with.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful book, not-so-good narrator

    • By Louise on 21-09-13

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Blue Guitar

    • By: John Banville
    • Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Blue Guitar by John Banville, read by Gerry O'Brien. Adultery is always put in terms of thieving, but we were happy together, simply happy. Oliver Orme is a painter who has abandoned his art. His days are now haunted by loss: loss of desire, of artistic vision, of the people he has loved. And only now does he realize that those around him understand him more than he does himself.

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Eclipse

    • By: John Banville
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Alexander Cleave, actor, has left his career and his family behind and banished himself to his childhood home. He wants to retire from life, but finds this impossible in a house brimming with presences, some ghostly, some undeniably human. Memories, anxiety for the future, and more particularly, for his beloved but troubled daughter, conspire to distract him from his dreaming retirement.

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Havet [Sea]

    • By: John Banville
    • Narrated by: Carsten Warming
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Kunsthistorikeren Max Morden er vendt tilbage til den kystby, hvor han tilbragte sine ferier som dreng - en retræte fra den sorg, vrede og tomhed, han føler, efter at hans kone nylig er død af kræft. Men det er også en tilbagevenden til det sted, hvor han som 10-11-årig mødte den velhavende ferierende Grace-familie og første gang oplevede kærlighed, sex og pludselig død. Romanen omhandler dels Mordens skæbnesvangre oplevelser som dreng, dels minderne om hans kone Anna og dels de både betydningsfulde og trivielle begivenheder i hans nuværende liv.

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Spaziergänge durch Dublin

    • By: John Banville
    • Narrated by: Reinhard Kuhnert
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ein sehr persönlicher Dublin-Stadtführer und zugleich eine autobiographische Reise des großen irischen Schriftstellers und Man Booker Prize-Trägers John Banville an ganz besondere Orte in der Sehnsuchtsstadt seiner Kindheit. Geboren und aufgewachsen in Wexford durfte John Banville als Kind an seinem Geburtstag die exzentrische Lieblingstante in Dublin besuchen - das für ihn so zu einem Ort der Verheißungen wurde. Nachdem er als Erwachsener dorthin gezogen war, sah Banville Dublin zwar mit realistischeren Augen, und doch blieb die Faszination, die die Stadt schon auf den Siebenjährigen ausgeübt hatte.

    Regular price: £15.39