Barney's Version

  • by Mordecai Richler
  • Narrated by Graham Abbey
  • 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Barney Panofsky - Canadian expat, wily lover of women, writer, television producer, raconteur - is finally putting pen to paper so he can rebut the charges about him made in his rival’s autobiography. Whether it’s ranting about his bohemian misadventures during the 1950s in Paris, his tumultuous three marriages, or his successful trashy TV company, Totally Unnecessary Productions, he quickly proves that his memory may be slipping, but his bile isn’t. But when he’s charged with the murder of his own best friend - caught in bed with the second Mrs. Panofsky - Barney’s version of things might not be enough to keep him out of trouble.


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A wonderful listen - Richler at his best

A sprawling epic of a book - this is one man's long and very checkered life, according to him. The book takes us from his Jewish immigrant roots through his bohemian days in Paris to his enormously successful career as a TV producer of pap, to his descent into Alzheimer's. Similar in scope to William Boyd's Any Human Heart, it is a book that takes you on an amazing voyage around someone else's world. It is also very funny. It is beautifully written (in non-linear form, Barney's memories take him all over the place) and it is very well read.

Pleased be warned, Barney is a complex character and a product of his time so he is not the least bit right on. But he's a wonderful character nonetheless.
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- Helga

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-06-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios