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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (31,076 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Haruki Murakami Narrator: Janet Song Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At its center are two sisters—Eri, a fashion model slumbering her way into oblivion, and Mari, a young student soon led from solitary reading at an anonymous Denny’s toward people whose lives are radically alien to her own: a jazz trombonist who claims they’ve met before, a burly female “love hotel” manager and her maid staff, and a Chinese prostitute savagely brutalized by a businessman. These “night people” are haunted by secrets and needs that draw them together more powerfully than the differing circumstances that might keep them apart, and it soon becomes clear that Eri’s slumber—mysteriously tied to the businessman plagued by the mark of his crime—will either restore or annihilate her.

After Dark 
moves from mesmerizing drama to metaphysical speculation, interweaving time and space as well as memory and perspective into a seamless exploration of human agency—the interplay between self-expression and empathy, between the power of observation and the scope of compassion and love. Murakami’s trademark humor, psychological insight, and grasp of spirit and morality are here distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery.

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Quotes & Awards

  • One of the 2007 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 2/17/2014

    " This is most likely going to be one of my new favorites of his. So keenly observant, and his aesthetic has always agreed with me. Had to read this in one sitting. He creates dialogue with such elegant undercurrents, and he never fails to surprise me. I think it was good that I haven't read his work in a while--my experience was fresher without comparison. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by भुसाल | 2/3/2014

    " How could he weave all the people and their stories together?? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Syl | 1/11/2014

    " If you like Murakami's way of write you will find a light novel with all his habitual ingredients: characters who meet and cross paths, stories that go from the real to the oniric world and then come back, and music putting a soundtrack. And I enjoyed the book, but it lack something, it's as if Murakami had not told the whole story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by duo-la | 1/1/2014

    " A thoroughly satisfying and engrossing binge read. I'm gonna read it again right now. "

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