The Comfort of Strangers

  • by Ian McEwan
  • Narrated by Alex Jennings
  • 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked in to their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, as though there waits someone who cares deeply about how they appear. Then they meet a man with a disturbing story to tell and become drawn into a fantasy of violence and obsession.

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Twisted short story

Perhaps a cautionary tale. Or indulgent nonsense. A stranger punches you and you socialise with them as if they were friends? Well written of course but the description is relentless. Method writing? Try something a bit more inspiring if you know whats good for you. But who does?
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- Mr. Acapella

How Weird is this ?

I enjoyed listening to this audio book and love the reader. It was an interesting story- but can I say I enjoyed it? I am not sure. I felt the couple to be very naive and so the ending should not have been such a surprise. It was. I have no idea why it should end like this :(
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- Mrs. J. Jarvis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-01-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks