The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim

  • by Jonathan Coe
  • Narrated by Colin Buchanan
  • 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Maxwell Sim seems to have hit rock bottom. Estranged from his father, newly divorced, unable to communicate with his only daughter, he realises that while he may have 74 friends on Facebook, there is nobody in the world with whom he can actually share his problems.
Then a business proposition comes his way - a strange exercise in corporate PR that will require him to spend a week driving from London to a remote retail outlet on the Shetland Isles. Setting out with an open mind, good intentions and a friendly voice on his SatNav for company, Maxwell finds that this journey soon takes a more serious turn....

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Quite brilliant

I think this is two books in one novel. One a quite funny critique of modern Britain and its town centre sameness and the ultimate loneliness of modern society. The other, better book, is about attaching meaning to meaningless random events and eventually finding some sort of resolution to your problems.

Quite brilliant.
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- Ian

Brilliantly Funny

This was a brilliantly written and very funny book; interwoven with a real story (I checked it out on the internet) and even with the author making an appearance; I did not guess the twist (although there where plenty of clues) until the very end. The chapter where Maxwell goes from interacting playfully with his sat-nav to an all out argument as his mind dwindles is a classic. A must listen
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- Michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-05-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios