Life and Times of Michael K

  • by J M Coetzee
  • Narrated by Jack Klaff
  • 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In a South Africa torn by civil war, Michael K sets out to take his mother back to her rural home. On the way there she dies, leaving him alone in an anarchic world of brutal roving armies. Imprisoned, Michael is unable to bear confinement and escapes, determined to live with dignity.
Life and Times of Michael K goes to the centre of human experience - the need for an interior, spiritual life, for some connections to the world in which we live, and for purity of vision.


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A fine book, engagingly read.

Read the book a number of years ago, forgot the story for most part but remembered enjoying it. I thought Jack Klaff's narration is excellent, being a native myself, I really enjoyed his character voices. The story itself is typical Coetzee, the writing is terse and direct, but full of wonderful imagination as to the complicated inner life of a seemingly uncomplicated loner.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks