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"Murakami's two stories--which alternate, chapter by chapter--are told by two narrators, who split duties here. Ian Porter is the baritone, thoughtful and deliberative; Adam Sims is lighter spirited, flightier, and more amused by the bizarre comedy of Murakami's puzzle box. Both readers are well chosen, expertly picking their way across the minefield of this intoxicating, perplexing story. And their balancing act mimics the book's alternation of tones, styles, and stories. The recording is studded by occasional studio sound effects that are hardly necessary, but do manage to cleverly amplify the woozy, trippy disorientation of the tale. A Vintage paperback. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

The fantastical novels of Haruki Murakami have earned him a dedicated international fan-base and recurring success in the bestseller charts. In Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Murakami's brilliant imagination seizes on the world's most ingenious and complex invention: the human mind. Two contrasting worlds are envisaged. In 'Hard-boiled Wonderland' a 'shuffler' is at work in Tokyo, where the minds of the people have become servant to the requirements of the governmental 'system'. In the surreal realm of the 'End of the World' a 'dreamreader', sifts through memories, scattering them to oblivion. Gradually the alternate universes of the 'shuffler' and the 'dreamreader' are interwoven and Murakami's ingenious conception of the mind becomes clear. A feast for the imagination - Murakami's novel amazes, amuses and delights.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789626343388
Author:
Murakami, Haruki
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks
Read by:
Sims, Adam
Read by:
Porter, Ian
Read:
Sims, Adam
Read:
Porter, Ian
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.40x6.50x1.10 in. .65 lbs.
Media Run Time:
841

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Product details pages Naxos Audiobooks - English 9789626343388 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Murakami's two stories--which alternate, chapter by chapter--are told by two narrators, who split duties here. Ian Porter is the baritone, thoughtful and deliberative; Adam Sims is lighter spirited, flightier, and more amused by the bizarre comedy of Murakami's puzzle box. Both readers are well chosen, expertly picking their way across the minefield of this intoxicating, perplexing story. And their balancing act mimics the book's alternation of tones, styles, and stories. The recording is studded by occasional studio sound effects that are hardly necessary, but do manage to cleverly amplify the woozy, trippy disorientation of the tale. A Vintage paperback. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , The fantastical novels of Haruki Murakami have earned him a dedicated international fan-base and recurring success in the bestseller charts. In Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Murakami's brilliant imagination seizes on the world's most ingenious and complex invention: the human mind. Two contrasting worlds are envisaged. In 'Hard-boiled Wonderland' a 'shuffler' is at work in Tokyo, where the minds of the people have become servant to the requirements of the governmental 'system'. In the surreal realm of the 'End of the World' a 'dreamreader', sifts through memories, scattering them to oblivion. Gradually the alternate universes of the 'shuffler' and the 'dreamreader' are interwoven and Murakami's ingenious conception of the mind becomes clear. A feast for the imagination - Murakami's novel amazes, amuses and delights.
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