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Publisher Comments:

Toru Okada is going through a difficult time. He is without a job, his cat has disappeared and his wife is behaving strangely. Into this unbalanced world come a variety of curious characters, a young girl sunbathing in a nearby garden, sisters who are very peculiar indeed, an old war veteran with a violent, disturbing story. Okada retreats to a deep well in a nearby house. And the story unfolds.

Review:

"Amazingly long, incredibly pricey, wildly experimental, often confusing but never boring, Murakami's most famous novel has been brought to audio life with extreme dedication: by Naxos, a company that regularly wins prizes, and by a reader with an uncommon combination of skills. Degas is already a Murakami veteran, having read the audio version of A Wild Sheep Chase (Naxos), and has worked on radio, stage and even cartoon voice (including Mr. Bean). He catches the constantly changing mental landscape of Murakami's fertile imagination — which moves from detective story to explicit sexual fantasy, heartbreaking Japanese WWII historical flashback, everyday details of married life (cooking, shopping and pet care) and even the occasional burst of satiric humor. Degas treats it all with the clarity and calmness of a very deep, very still pool. Certainly not for everyone's taste or budget, but anyone interested in this important author will find something to enlighten them. Available as a Vintage paperback (Reviews, Aug. 18. 1997). (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In this literary masterpiece, Toru Okada is going through a difficult time. He is without a job, his cat has disappeared, and his wife is behaving strangely. Into this unbalanced world come a variety of curious characters. Unabridged. 24 CDs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789626344187
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks
Subject:
Literary
Read by:
Degas, Rupert
Read:
Degas, Rupert
Credits:
Bratz
Author:
Murakami, Haruki
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.37x5.22x2.34 in. 1.42 lbs.
Media Run Time:
566

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Audio Books » Fiction and Poetry » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details pages Naxos Audiobooks - English 9789626344187 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Amazingly long, incredibly pricey, wildly experimental, often confusing but never boring, Murakami's most famous novel has been brought to audio life with extreme dedication: by Naxos, a company that regularly wins prizes, and by a reader with an uncommon combination of skills. Degas is already a Murakami veteran, having read the audio version of A Wild Sheep Chase (Naxos), and has worked on radio, stage and even cartoon voice (including Mr. Bean). He catches the constantly changing mental landscape of Murakami's fertile imagination — which moves from detective story to explicit sexual fantasy, heartbreaking Japanese WWII historical flashback, everyday details of married life (cooking, shopping and pet care) and even the occasional burst of satiric humor. Degas treats it all with the clarity and calmness of a very deep, very still pool. Certainly not for everyone's taste or budget, but anyone interested in this important author will find something to enlighten them. Available as a Vintage paperback (Reviews, Aug. 18. 1997). (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In this literary masterpiece, Toru Okada is going through a difficult time. He is without a job, his cat has disappeared, and his wife is behaving strangely. Into this unbalanced world come a variety of curious characters. Unabridged. 24 CDs.
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