• Flaubert's Parrot

  • By: Julian Barnes
  • Narrated by: Julian Barnes
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-07-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 2 out of 5 stars 2.0 (1 rating)


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.
©1984 Julian Barnes (P)2010 Random House Audio
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2 out of 5 stars
By Paul S. Turner on 20-08-14

Who's a pretty polly

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

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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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