A Wild Sheep Chase : Rat

  • by Haruki Murakami
  • Narrated by Rupert Degas
  • Series: Rat
  • 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Wild Sheep Chase is one of Murakami's most fantastical novels. 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. This catapults him into a weird adventure to find the mythical sheep up in the wilds of Hokkaido, Japan's northern island. There are strange encounters, a hotel with an extra disappearing floor, and other oddities.
A Wild Sheep Chase is an early Murakami work, but its remarkable and individual voice makes it one of the most thrilling of his books. Superbly read by Rupert Degas with an edge of Raymond Chandler.
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What the Critics Say

"With the help of a fluid, slangy translation, Murakami emerges as a wholly original talent." (Publishers Weekly)"The intimacy and immediacy of the way the story is read by Rupert Degas carries the listener through the unlikely scenario of an all-knowing intelligence that is incarnate in a sheep with a star on its back, possessing one man after another in order to achieve world domination." Christina Hardyment, The Times

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A Wild Sheep Chase

I have only just discovered Murakami and I loved this book. I spent the whole time not quite sure what the plot was but I could not leave it alone until it brought me to the excellent ending. Listening to it was an added bonus as the narrative was excellent. I cannot wait to get it to my next Murakami and definitely through Audible again.To anyone who likes something different, something that leaves you thinking at the end, I would recommend this book highly.
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- Christine

Strangely compelling book

A journalist is commissioned to find a magic sheep.

The sheep has a red star on its flank.

The sheep possesses people and uses them in it's bid to rule the world.

The man is accompanied by his girlfriend who has perfectly erotic ears.

Classic Murakami.

Entertaining.

Wierd.

Well-read.

Recommended.
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- Sara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-07-2006
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks