The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth

  • by William Boyd
  • Narrated by William Boyd
  • 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth written and read by William Boyd.
A philandering art dealer tries to give up casual love affairs - seeking only passionate kisses as a substitute. A man recounts his personal history through the things he has stolen from others throughout his life. A couple chart the journey of their five-year relationship backwards, from awkward reunion to lovelorn first encounter. And, at the heart of the book, a 24-year-old young woman, Bethany Mellmoth, embarks on a year-long journey of wishful and tentative self-discovery.
The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth depicts the random encounters that bring the past bubbling to the surface; the impulsive decisions that irrevocably shape a life; and the endless hesitations and loss-of-nerve that wickedly complicate it. These funny, surprising and moving stories are a resounding confirmation of Boyd's powers as one of our most original and compelling storytellers.

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Flawless Small Diamonds

These beautifully crafted stories stand alone as
clear evidence of Boyd’s mastery of the form. Moreover they are hugely entertaining and in several I can also see glimpses of what they might have been in longer form ie full novels.
However, nothing is flabby here and sometimes less is more. In this case less is perfect.
‘Unsent Letters’ is brilliant and totally comes alive when read. Left me wanting more which is always a good sign. Thank you Mr B.
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- Mark

Get on with the next one!

.....love WB, even better when read by him, the unspent letters chapter could not have been done better, v funny.

If I could remember them my vocabulary would be greatly expanded, but even though I can't recall all the Lovely rounded mouthfuls of words, especially the vitriolic ones, I love hearing them.

This is an odd format, some stories linked most not, still Loads of lovely characters - good job none as so boring as to have to get jobs on the checkout at Sainsbury's.

Can't wait for the next one - crack on William.
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- Christina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-11-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd