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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,237 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Crace Narrator: Virginia Leishman Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Jim Crace has been called one of the brightest lights in contemporary British fiction by The New York Times Book Review. His novels have won a Whitbread Prize, an E.M. Forster Award, the Guardian Fiction Award, the GAP International Prize for Literature, and have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Far-ranging in its imagery, Being Dead is a provocative examination of mortality. A middle-aged couple, Joseph and Celice, are murdered on a remote East Coast sand dune. They are not discovered for six days. Both doctors of zoology, Joseph and Celice would recognize what is happening to their decomposing bodies if they could have watched. They are dead, but they remain part of the living for a while as they become food, shelter, icons, and sources of emotional catharsis. As Jim Crace examines the various facets of these two people's lives and deaths, he creates an extraordinary journey through haunting physical, scientific, and philosophical landscapes. Narrator Virginia Leishman provides the perfect tones for Crace's remarkable, lyrical text. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Bryce Emley | 2/12/2014

    " somehow he turned a very small story into an entire book; this mostly thanks to his quasi-artistic philosophic spouts which were probably supposed to be profound or something. however he made intriguing use of chronology and he talked about dead stuff a lot. also his take on sexuality made me feel sorta awkward. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeff Laughlin | 2/2/2014

    " This is a book I recommend VERY highly. Crace is a bit much at most times, but here, he is unguarded and scientific in all the right ways. I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeff | 1/26/2014

    " What a lovely little book, a bit of a treatise on (a few kinds of) love and (a few kinds of) death. This is a keeper, one to read every few years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dholom | 1/22/2014

    " I think most scientist can relate to this book and look forward to being dead. "

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