• An Equal Music

  • By: Vikram Seth
  • Narrated by: Alan Bates
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 24-03-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (18 ratings)


Michael is a violinist from Rochdale. He plays in a trio in Vienna with Julia, a pianist, and they are much taken with each other. But the trio splits up and they go their separate ways. One day in London, from the top of a double-decker bus, Michael catches a glimpse of Julia. They eventually meet up, and she tells him that she is contentedly married and has a child. Michael persuades her to visit Vienna and Venice with him. He discovers that Julia has become deaf, though her deafness comes and goes. When Michael reads a letter from Julia to her husband, he realises that Julia is never going to give herself to him.
©2005 Vikram Seth (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited
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4 out of 5 stars
By Victoria on 05-01-17


Outstanding narration by Alan Bates. A quiet slow story - I'm glad it was abridged even though my choice is usually for an unabridged version of any book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By anna on 08-09-11

interesting story excellent listen

A well read story, abdridged seamlessly. Occasional background music added to the content of the story rather than intruded. Would definetely recommend this audible book.

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