• by David Mitchell
  • Narrated by William Rycroft
  • 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As Eiji Miyake's 20th birthday nears, he sets out for the seething metropolis of Tokyo to find the father he has never met. There, he begins a thrilling journey where dreams, memories and reality collide as Eiji is caught up in a feverish succession of encounters by turn bizarre, hilarious, and shockingly dangerous. But until Eiji has fallen in love and exorcised his childhood demons, the belonging he craves will remain just beyond his grasp.


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Suprb narration of a difficult book

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The story itself is a serious and complex interweaving of dream, reality, love, violence rejection and acceptance as the 20 year old hero finds himself and his past. Reading the story aloud presents the narrator with challenges found in few other works and William Rycroft could not have done the job better, as his vivacity, characterisation and clarity lifts this book from page to the reader. I know I shall come back to this book. If it is to the print rather than the audio version, Rycroft's voice will never be far from my mind.

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An interesting and different listen

David Mitchell is one of those really versatile writers who do different styles for every book they write . This book cleverly combines more than 1 style within itself. Initially this is slightly confusing, I think particularly in audio, but once you've got going with it, it becomes much clearer and easier to follow. As with all his books, it's very well-written and is also well narrated. If you're looking for something a bit different, then this is definitely a good one to go for.
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- Katie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-07-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks