Outline

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 62 ratings

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A woman writer goes to Athens to teach a writing course. Though her own circumstances remain indistinct, she becomes the audience to a chain of narratives, as the people she meets tell her one after another the stories of their lives. The more they talk the more certain themes begin to emerge: the experience of loss, the difficulty of intimacy, and the mystery of creativity itself.

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  • Book 1

    • Outline

    • By: Rachel Cusk
    • Narrated by: Kate Lock
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 32

    A woman writer goes to Athens to teach a writing course. Though her own circumstances remain indistinct, she becomes the audience to a chain of narratives, as the people she meets tell her one after another the stories of their lives. The more they talk the more certain themes begin to emerge: the experience of loss, the difficulty of intimacy, and the mystery of creativity itself.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Appalling Performance

    • By Vinca on 20-09-15

    Regular price: £15.69

  • Book 2

    • Transit

    • By: Rachel Cusk
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In the wake of family collapse, a writer and her two young sons move to London. The process of upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions - personal, moral, artistic, practical - as she endeavours to construct a new reality for herself and her children. In the city she is made to confront aspects of living she has until now avoided and to consider questions of vulnerability and power, death and renewal, in what becomes her struggle to reattach herself to and believe in life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • TRANSIT - FREEDOM TO FATE

    • By W J Smith-Bowers on 17-10-16

    Regular price: £15.69

  • Book 3

    • Kudos

    • By: Rachel Cusk
    • Narrated by: Yolanda Vazquez
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    A woman writer visits a Europe in flux, where questions of personal and political identity are rising to the surface. Within the rituals of literary culture, Faye finds the human story in disarray amid differing attitudes toward the public enactment of the creative persona. She begins to identify among the people she meets a tension between truth and representation that causes her to consider questions of acclaim, justice and the ultimate value of suffering. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Read the physical book

    • By EEL on 03-09-18

    Regular price: £14.99