Flaubert's Parrot

  • by Julian Barnes
  • Narrated by Julian Barnes
  • 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Geoffrey Braithwaite is a retired doctor haunted by an obsession with the great French literary genius Gustave Flaubert. As Geoffrey investigates the mystery of the stuffed parrot Flaubert borrowed from the Museum of Rouen to help research one of his novels, we learn an enormous amount about the writer's work, family, lovers, thought processes, health and obsessions. But we also gradually come to learn some important and shocking details about Geoffrey and his own life.

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Would you try another book written by Julian Barnes or narrated by Julian Barnes?

I love julian Barnes-- so effortless in his writing and narration


What will your next listen be?

England,England


Which scene did you most enjoy?

most of what i heard


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Flaubert's Parrot?

If i was the editor i would have redone this entire production as the sound levels of this recording are faulty especially from chapter 3 onwards


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this audiobook is faulty very poor sound quality

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- Paul S. Turner

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-07-2011
  • Publisher: Random House Audio