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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Alison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett

Fiction • 47 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

The three performers ideally complement Murakami's fantastic Japanese tale. This outstanding translation weaves the stories of a beautiful vigilante assassin who is caught in a bewildering warp of dimensions and an aspiring writer who is asked to ghostwrite a disturbing fantasy (which just might be reality). Both narratives eventually converge and become deeply tangled. This imaginative, lengthy novel satisfies as a mystery, fantasy, and humorous coming-of-age tale—all blended with the vagaries of love and loss in a dystopia mired in strange cults and mathematical/musical dreamscapes. One surmises that it’s no accident that the book's enigmatic title relates to George Orwell's 1984. With precise enunciation, the narrators make Murakami's multilayered vision a cohesive and engaging experience as they immerse themselves in the novel's complex threads and their profoundly divergent roles. A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2012 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2012]



Trade Ed. • Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-3049-7 $39.99 • Forty One CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4558-3051-0 $29.99 • Three MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $39.95


Library Ed. • Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 978-1-4558-3050-3 $99.97 • Forty One CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4558-3052-7 $44.97 • Three MP3-CDs

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