Life Class

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 167 ratings

Life Class 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
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  • Book 1

    • Life Class

    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Finlay Robertson, Juliet Prague, Eve Webster, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Is war experience justifiable as art?

    • By Anonymous User on 22-07-17

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 2

    • Toby's Room

    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Juliet Prague, Kieran Bew, Finlay Robertson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Toby's Room, a dark, compelling novel of human desire, wartime horror and the power of friendship. When Toby is reported 'Missing, Believed Killed', another secret casts a lengthening shadow over Elinor's world: How exactly did Toby die - and why? Elinor determines to uncover the truth. Only then can she finally close the door to Toby's room.

    Regular price: £20.00

  • Book 3

    • Noonday

    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Anne Reid, Finlay Robertson, John Sackville, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Noonday by Pat Barker, read by Juliet Stevenson, Stephen Boxer, John Sackville, Anne Reid & Finlay Robertson. London, the Blitz, autumn 1940. Ambulance drivers Elinor Brooke and Kit Neville ferry injured survivors from bomb sites to hospitals while Elinor's husband, Paul, works as an air-raid warden.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost a documentary

    • By Anonymous User on 11-08-17

    Regular price: £20.00