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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (330 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Banville Narrator: Bill Wallis Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN:
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Alexander Cleave, actor, has left his career and his family behind and banished himself to his childhood home. He wants to retire from life, but finds this impossible in a house brimming with presences, some ghostly, some undeniably human. Memories, anxiety for the future, and more particularly, for his beloved but troubled daughter, conspire to distract him from his dreaming retirement.

This humane and beautifully written story tells the tragic tale of a man, intelligent, preposterous, and vulnerable, who in attempting to bring the performance to a close, finds himself travelling inevitably towards a devastating denouement.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bryan | 2/14/2014

    " I hate this book. It hooked me in the beginning but never went anyplace interesting. The characters are dull and depressing. The first book I hated that I actually finished, which adds nothing to its worth. It was painful to the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandy | 12/21/2013

    " dissapointed. i usually enjoy the book store recommendations. the main character's pretentiousness made it difficult to get into the book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meade | 12/5/2013

    " I was a bit disappointed in this book. The language is beautiful, though at time pretentious, but considering that it is supposed to be a ghost story of sorts, amazingly little happens in the 200+ pages. I did enjoy it, but will not likely read another Banville. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lobstergirl | 11/6/2013

    " Fairly ornate writing, but to what end? There wasn't one character, or a single mood, emotion, or sentence that gripped me. Or even made me pleased to be reading. Just one of an endless stream of examples of why most contemporary literary fiction is not for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sowmya | 9/3/2013

    " A word pile slid down and formed quite a boring jumble. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 8/29/2013

    " Critics really love John Banville. He uses language really well, but his writing style is surreal, sad and dark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Winkler | 8/15/2013

    " Another great Banville book. Not as good as Book of Evidence but very good. Also, about an actor, which I like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kranthi Askani | 5/6/2013

    " Banville is so good in this one...he makes chapter breaks seem so unnecessary....wonderful monologues that trapise into present from past and retrace seamlessly...liek albert camus, i thought...very good book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline Killelea | 4/30/2013

    " Stunning! Another first person triumph from Banville, wherein the form of the novel is as important as the content. Awesome in the truest sense of the word. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stevie Barrett | 4/12/2013

    " John Banville; I always greatly admire his technical skill, to the point of being breathless on occasion. Funnily enough, next to Athena and The Sea, I found this to be less exhilarating technically but more enjoyable "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Yak | 3/20/2013

    " I gave up about a quarter of the way through. Banville's writing style is so mannered and affected, showing off with obscure words like Buckley... how about some real characters and dialogue instead of hyper-erudite descriptions from a self-absorbed narrator? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mariana | 2/19/2013

    " A someone gave my this well-written book which I'm so sorry I read. A fifty-year-old white able-bodied actor goes through all this angst. Yes, there are tragedies and death, and yet I find him pathetic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/13/2013

    " I saw John Banville at a bookstore reading last month. A guest asked him to describe his writing process, and he described it like any other day job - he sits at a desk for eightish hours and then tries again the next day. I really like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Massy | 12/13/2012

    " Beautiful writing, wonderful evocation of human confusion - like watching someone looking into the complex machinery of their emotional wiring and being utterly confounded. "

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About the Author
Author John BanvilleJOHN BANVILLE, the author of fifteen previous novels, has been the recipient of the Man Booker Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Award, the Franz Kafka Prize, and a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction. He lives in Dublin.
About the Narrator

Bill Wallis has performed in more than two hundred radio productions, series, and plays. He has numerous television and film credits, including Poirot, Dangerfield, The Secret Life of Ian Fleming, and House of Cards.