Swing Time

  • by Zadie Smith
  • Narrated by Pippa Bennett-Warner
  • 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and true identity, how they shape us and how we can survive them. Moving from Northwest London to West Africa, it is an exuberant dance to the music of time.
Two brown girls dream of being dancers - but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early 20s, never to be revisited but never quite forgotten, either....

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Customer Reviews

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Couldn't stop reading

Loved the story, the subtlety of the characterisations and thoughtful insights into race celebrity, power of money. I think this is Zadie Smith's best book.
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- Patricia

Tailed off into a confusing narrative

Would you try another book written by Zadie Smith or narrated by Pippa Bennett-Warner?

The narration was fine.


Any additional comments?

The story jumped around a lot and I didn't find the characters likeable. Disappointing.

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- M. Camm

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-11-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd.