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Author: Tim Winton Narrator: Troy Planet Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Release Date: June 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250214140

Publisher Description

Now a Major Motion Picture, Starring Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki, and Richard Roxburgh

Breath is a story of risk, of learning one's limits by challenging death. On the wild, lonely coast of Western Australia, two thrill-seeking teenage boys fall under the spell of a veteran big-wave surfer named Sando. Their mentor urges them into a regiment of danger and challenge, and the boys test themselves and each other on storm swells and over shark-haunted reefs. The boys give no thought to what they could lose, or to the demons that drive their mentor on into ever-greater danger. Venturing beyond all caution--in sports, relationships, and sex--each character approaches a point from which none of them will return undamaged.

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Quotes

  • Both a hymn to the beauty of flying on water and a sober assessment of the costs of losing one's balance, in every sense of the word.

    - The New Yorker
  • “Majestic . . . charged with physical danger, physical courage, and Winton's brand of rugged introspection.

    - The New York Review of Books
  • Plunge into this novel and you, too, will be pulled under.

    - The Miami Herald
  • Stunning in the depth of its audacity...Limitlessly beautiful prose.

    - The Washington Post Book World
  • Darkly exhilarating...A tautly gorgeous meditation on the inescapable human addiction to 'the monotony of drawing breath,' whether you want to or not.

    - The New York Times Book Review
  • A tender, incisive, sometimes brutal, and always moving coming-of-age novel...The prose is always astonishing, the descriptions of sea and weather especially vivid....The book seems as simple, and as vital, as the act of breathing itself.

    - The Seattle Times“Breath is a coming-of-age novel written with Tim Winton's customary tenderness and vivid sense of place and psychological truth. He manages to portray brilliantly made characters against a mythic landscape, thus creating a narrative that is gripping and breath-taking both in its vast scope and in its use of emotional detail. This is his most forceful and perfect novel to date.
  • The book's main characters jump off the page....And, as in previous Winton novels, the prose is always astonishing, the descriptions of sea and weather especially vivid....In the end, the book seems as simple, and as vital, as the act of breathing itself.

    - Adam Woog, The Seattle Times

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Tim Winton never fails to impress "

    - Pritchardna, 5/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " not a very interesting book...not much of a story line, the author was very desriptive of the scenery but the book was mainly about surfing and was quite boring..sorry Tim "

    - Katie, 3/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Started slow but then was quite intresting in the 2nd half "

    - Allison, 3/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I didn't expect to like this much (I've never read Tim Winton before) and I did find parts of it confronting, but it's beautifully written and constructed. It's also very easy to read - the limpid writing just carries you along. This has stayed in my mind a long time. "

    - Roslyn, 3/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Brilliant. So well written and so typically Australian. I literally could not put it down. The main character is so likable I find myself wishing I could meet him. "

    - Janine, 2/20/2011

About the Author

Tim Winton is widely considered one of the greatest living Australian writers. He has published numerous books, and his work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lives in Western Australia.