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ON CHESIL BEACH

by | Read by Ian McEwan

Fiction • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

"For me, writing has to be followed by reading aloud," Ian McEwan says in an interview included with this audiobook. His comment explains why his narration of this novella equals what the finest actors might accomplish. The story, however, is not McEwan at his best. Why this author, so adept at portraying the violence surrounding contemporary life, should draw us back to a nostalgic look at a doomed marriage in the early '60s, in which both the bride and groom were virgins, is a mystery in itself. But even here, there's a violent undercurrent. And even when he's not in top form, McEwan's writing draws in the listener. Shattered and dysfunctional as their lives may be, these are characters we care about. R.R. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2007

CS ISBN 9780739343715 $44.95 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN 9780739334188 $44.95 • Four CDs

DD ISBN $19.57

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2007

CS ISBN 9781415938799 $50.00 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN 9781415938805 $50.00 • Four CDs

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