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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,401 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Cunningham Narrator: Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Blair Brown, and Jennifer Van Dyck Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Michael Cunningham's celebrated novel is the story of two boyhood friends: Jonathan, lonely, introspective, and unsure of himself; and Bobby, hip, dark, and inarticulate. In New York after college, Bobby moves in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city's erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who is gay, to father Clare's child. Then, when Clare and Bobby have a baby, the three move to a small house upstate to raise their child together and create a new kind of family. A Home at the End of the World masterfully depicts the charged, fragile relationships of urban life today. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alex | 2/20/2014

    " I don't think I'll ever like anything of his the way I like THE HOURS, but this is a beautiful sad story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Neet | 2/19/2014

    " I read this novel so long ago and had forgotten how beautiful it was.....The story is about two boyhood friends Bobby and Johnathan who are devoted to each other...Bobby, is kind -hearted, not very bright, living in a world where music is as important as breathing..Johnathan is intelligent, insecure, and gay. Johnathan had sex with Bobby when they were younger, but theirs is not a sexual relationship, they are in love with each other but think of each other as brothers..Johnathan moves away and goes to college and after graduating moves in with Clare in a NYC apartment.In Clare, Johnathan finds his other half, a sister, a friend, a lover (not in the sexual sense). Bobby, who has been living with Johnathan's parents and truly is an orphan (his parents and brother have died each in a tragic way) ask to move in with them after Jon's parents are forced to leave Cleveland to Phoenix because of his father's illness. Bobby, is so shy, so inarticulate, so soft -spoken, that he is ready to be taken by the hand and molded by Clare, who is 10 years older than both of these young men. I won't go into details, but I will say that I'm not fond of the character Clare, I find her wearing a mask thru out the novel, and when she does what she does in the end, it's not much of a shock. The novel in the end is about Bobby & Johnathan, a relationship that stands strong because of their love and devotion to each other..As I said before, I love this novel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dottie | 2/12/2014

    " Powerful reading. Beautiful and sad and hopeful all rolled into one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anne-Marie | 2/8/2014

    " A complex love story set in NYC. Did not move me the way Cunningham's other stories have. You can see his interest and thinking about "the hours" in this novel. "

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