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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (923 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sebastian Faulks Narrator: Samuel West, Christian Rodska, Lucy Briers, Sian Thomas, Rupert Degas Publisher: Dreamscape Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Second World War Poland, a prisoner closes his eyes and pictures a sunlit cricket ground. Across the yard of a Victorian poorhouse, a man is too ashamed to acknowledge the son he gave away. In a 19th-century French village, an old servant understands the meaning of the Bible story her master is reading. In the Catskills, 1971, a girl steps out of a Chevy with a song that will send shivers through her listeners' skulls. A few years from now, in Italy, a scientist discovers links between time and the human brain, and her lover's novel and his life.

Throughout five masterpieces of fiction, exquisitely drawn and unforgettable characters risk their bodies, hearts and minds in pursuit of the manna of human connection.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maggi | 2/17/2014

    " I really liked the 5 parts individually, even though (for me) they did not quite tie together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ruhama Veltfort | 2/10/2014

    " The five parts of this novel range in time from the early 19th century to 2029, and in setting through England, France, Poland, Italy, upstate New York and L.A. The threads that connect them run under the surface in occasionally repeated images (an old car seat on a porch, a farmhouse, a hut in the woods and the birth order of siblings. A young man in the 1970's buys a London flat in a building that was originally the Dickensian workhouse of one of the other "parts." The premise seems to me to be that each of us is just a collection of atoms, living one "possible" life or another - Faulks manages to capture the panorama of human experience, at least in our Western modern historical world. One of the most intriguing "parts" is the story of a young Italian scientist in 2029, living in a post-economic crash world that in many ways seems more like that of a much earlier time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Justine | 2/9/2014

    " Fantastic, a wonderful collection of stories about love and loss. I highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Meg Daly | 1/28/2014

    " This book is being marketed as a novel, but it reads more like five loosely connected short stories. The two set during or close to WWII are the most lyrical and captivating. The futuristic chapter, which I heard was the heart of the book, seemed opaque and not that we'll written, like a sketch of a full novel itself. I was disappointed overall bc I was expecting to love this book based on what I had heard about it. "

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