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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,043 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sebastian Faulks Narrator: Simon Vanc Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the blustery final days of 2007, seven characters will reach an unexpected turning point: a hedge fund manager pulling off a trade, a professional football player recently arrived from Poland, a young lawyer with too much time on his hands, a student led astray by Islamist theory, a hack book reviewer, a schoolboy hooked on pot and reality TV, and a Tube train driver whose Circle Line train joins these lives in a daily loop. And as the novel moves to its gripping climax, they are forced, one by one, to confront the new world they inhabit.
Panoramic and masterful, A Week in December melds moral heft and piercing wit, holding a mirror up to the complex patterns and crossings of modern urban life.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/15/2014

    " This book covers a week in the life of a large cast of characters. How the decisions these characters have to make as well as the ways their lives intersect becomes the major point of interest at the end of the book. A terrorist plot, a hedgefund takeover, and an unlikely romance keep you reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ian Simpson | 2/4/2014

    " This is a novel for the period after the 2008 banking crisis. The characters Faulks has drafted into this story all, in different ways, represent the hollowness of contemporary society. In places it is laugh-out-loud funny, elsewhere very sad. Faulks skillfully brings the different strands together as the novel develops. For today it is an excellent satirical novel; for future generations it will be social history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joy | 2/2/2014

    " As a fan of Sebastian Faulks work, I was thoroughly pleased with this accomplishment of his. Interesting, informative, thought provoking, topical and well written, as all of his books are. Having just returned from London, I also very much enjoyed the setting and his interesting use of the environment and the intersecting lives. Great book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Imogene | 1/27/2014

    " Enjoyable. Read it whilst home sick, was happy to read it all in one sitting. A bit overboard on the finer details, in the end I found myself skimming over the hedge fund sections without grasping their full meaning. Presents an interesting view point of a few somewhat typical modern day people. "

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