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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (551 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pat Barker Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Booker Prize-winning author Pat Barker is one of Britain's most powerful contemporary novelists. This eerie story of a troubled family in the north of England lets you experience the full force of Barker's original talent. Filled with startling images and incisive character studies, Another World reveals an uncanny reality where emotions and events from the past resurface in the present.

Nick, his pregnant wife, their unruly toddler, and angry stepchildren have just moved into a Gothic manor in a rough part of Newcastle. Working unhappily together to fix up their living room, they discover an alarming portrait of a Victorian family beneath the old wallpaper. As the sins of that family seep into their lives, Nick must tend to his dying grandfather, who is dealing with his own past failures. Barker skillfully weaves these dark threads together until unspeakable violence seems ready to explode from every scene. Narrator Steven Crossley's mesmerizing performance highlights the novel's haunting quality and the intriguing questions it raises about past, present, and memory.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Gwennie | 2/9/2014

    " nice read, but kind of drags on "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Judith Yeabsley | 2/8/2014

    " This was a very strange book. There was little direction and it never went anywhere. A lot of interesting concepts started to be discussed and the way this was done was well however, the only part of the book with continuity was the relationship between Nick and his Grandfather. Despite this I enjoyed the book and although I have given it a low rating would read more of her books. The good part of the book - the middle aged man and his dying WWI verteran grandfather - was fantastic. The strength of their relationship and the way they both behaved was heart wrenching, warming and jsut so moving. You could almost feel yourself in the room in some of the scenes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Paddy | 1/25/2014

    " I agree w/ others who loved the Regeneration trilogy but found this novel comes up short. WWI, again. An unappealing boy, again. In between what feel like attempts to reprise The Turn of the Screw, Barker gives us some good writing. But the whole ghosts, not ghosts, past as present thing--overdone. When did middle-class parental exhaustion and whiny children become a trope? I'm tired of it! Makes me miss Hardy heroines like Tess, now there's someone who deserved to be exhausted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Guy Salvidge | 1/16/2014

    " Spin off from the Regeneration series, I guess. Pat Barker is the queen of WWI fiction. "

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