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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,560 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Lodge Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Celebrated British novelist David Lodge is a two-time finalist for the Booker Prize and winner of the Whitbread Award. Deaf Sentence finds linguistics professor Desmond Bates forced into an early retirement by hearing loss. While at a noisy party, Bates politely says yes to a question he can’t quite hear. Soon, he learns he’s agreed to supervise a dangerously sexy undergrad on her suicide note research. Download and start listening now!


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  • Another wise, witty look at the human condition from Lodge. Kirkus Reviews

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jay | 1/22/2014

    " The insights David Lodge, through Desmond's voice, provides into relationships of varying kinds, and the way he involves the reader into an understanding of encroaching deafness makes this a very interesting novel. Desmond's relationships with his wife, his father, his offspring, and his own aging, and increasing disability, are all acutely observed and described with a wry humor. The description of the two beds when Desmond and Fred are at the holiday resort as being like a "catafalque" was priceless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sheryl | 1/16/2014

    " It's been slow going but interesting. I can relate to the main character because of my own hearing loss. The author's description of the character's experience is right on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by April | 1/5/2014

    " Good David Lodge, as always, but a bit sad. Very funny in places, and I would think a must read for anyone who is hard of hearing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Megan Peak | 12/13/2013

    " A typical plot wherein older, male professor encounters young, emotionally unstable, highly promiscuous female student. The story of his passing as a "hard of hearing" person is unremarkable in comparison with the young woman's emotional and mental instability; however, she is figuratively killed-off, begging the question as to why she was put in this piece in the first place. Oh, yes, because without her the novel would be completely dull. A problematic novel. "

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