• by Alan Moore
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 60 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England's Saxon capital, eternity is loitering between the firetrap tower blocks. Embedded in the grubby amber of the district's narrative, among its saints, kings, prostitutes and derelicts, a different kind of human time is happening.
Through the labyrinthine streets and minutes of Jerusalem tread ghosts that sing of wealth and poverty, of Africa, hymns and our threadbare millennium.


What the Critics Say

"Fierce in its imagining and stupefying in its scope, Jerusalem is the tale of everything, told from a vanished gutter." (Down the Tubes)
Praise for the author: "His sci-fi detective masterpiece Watchmen made him (Alan Moore) the comic industry's de facto leader back in 1986." (The Guardian)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Stunning, Flawed, Fantastic and Poetic. And a bit long.

Amazing book and very well narrated. The 'flaws' in the book are, I think, a result of the experiment of writing a 60 hour novel. There is repetition. There is possibly some variation in quality. There's an entire chapter convincingly written and read in a made up, Lucy-Lips creole. But the poetic descriptive passages, the scope and scale of the enterprise, and the love, so evidently held by the author for his setting, completely outweigh any minor gripes.

This is a love story whose central character is a town. The author mourns his town and rages against the abuses that have been made against it and, chip firmly and justifiably on shoulder, against its historic and continual maltreatment by authority.

At times you could be listening to James Joyce, at other times Neil Gaiman. At all times, the images conjured by the writing and telling, are what remain in the memory.

Get this audiobook, stick with it, and I think it will be one of your most memorable journeys with Audible. For me, I am going visit Northampton and walk its streets, visit its churches and drink in some pubs while keeping an eye on the corners and angles.
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- Boggy of Bucks

Amazingly detailed, but personal.

I was impressed by the sheer length of this story, at 60 hours of listening time. However, every moment of it was intriguing and engaging. It kept me listening through every part of it's many storylines, each as fascinating as the last.
My family come from Northampton, but I grew up elsewhere, so this was an interesting look at an area that I had little personal knowledge of. It builds up a picture of both the history of Northampton and the individual people who have populated it.
Now I have finished, I'm tempted to start again.
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- Luke

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-09-2016
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks