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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (160 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andre Aciman Narrator: Paul Boehmer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2010 ISBN:
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Eight White Nights is an unforgettable journey through that enchanted terrain where passion and fear and the sheer craving to ask for love and to show love can forever alter who we are. A man in his late twenties goes to a large Christmas party in Manhattan where a woman introduces herself with three words: I am Clara. Over the following seven days, they meet every evening at the same cinema. Overwhelmed yet cautious, he treads softly and won't hazard a move. The tension between them builds gradually, marked by ambivalence, hope, and distrust. As Andre, Aciman explores their emotions with uncompromising accuracy and sensuous prose, they move both closer together and farther apart, culminating on New Year's Eve in a final scene charged with magic and the promise of renewal.

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Listener Opinions

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

    " This book was a huge disappointment. I absolutely loved Aciman's Call Me By Your Name, so I had high hopes for this one, but I just found it incredibly annoying. I did not like the character of Clara from the very beginning, and I kept thinking I would warm to her once I got to know her better, but it never happened--she was way too pretentious, and I could not fathom her mocking cruelty towards the narrator. I almost stopped reading after the first two nights, but I wanted to stick it out. There is still great beauty in Aciman's writing style, and there were a few passages that took my breath away, but there was not enough story to hold my interest. I made it through the middle of the last chapter when the book became overdue, and I finally decided to turn it in without finishing it. It is very rare that I don't finish a book, especially when I am that close! At least I can say that I gave it the old "college try." "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gail | 12/31/2013

    " After about 30 pages of this with the repeating of "who is Clara?" about 45 times, I decided it was not worth my time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 12/12/2013

    " This book has such amazing prose that everyone should read it. That is all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madeline Reader | 12/11/2013

    " Currently reading this book. Keeps me coming back to it. Can't wait to see what happens to Clara and her no-name acquaintace. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecily | 11/9/2013

    " A favorite. I love the characters, the setting, I would read this again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/3/2013

    " Starts better than it ends, but it's enveloping and addictive in its tale of eight nights that a pair spends together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JoAnn Jordan | 9/14/2013

    " This is a good novel, but it centers mostly on one characters thoughts and can be a bit overdone. I did finish reading it. The ending was not what I had hoped. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 7/10/2013

    " I found this book terribly precious and irritating, but also kind of fascinating and I didn't want to stop reading it. It's the story of two intellectual, monied New Yorkers who fall in love over the holidays, with many, many minute twists and turns in their romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wils Cain | 5/12/2013

    " So I read this book because I absolutely loved Aciman's other book Call Me By Your Name. This too was beautifully written though towards the end I had really grown tired of both characters. After some thought, they may be exactly what he was aiming for, and if so, well done Mr. Aciman. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Natacha | 3/28/2013

    " Vond deze maar niks... Nogal langdradig... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin Redmond | 8/20/2012

    " Beautifully written, a love story... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jreinecke | 4/4/2012

    " Had a really hard time getting into this one. Decided to take a break. Maybe I will try again someday. The repetition of one line in the first pages started to get annoying quite quickly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/13/2011

    " Being used to the faster pace of teen fiction, it took me a while to adjust to the slow pace of this book, to realize that this is the type of book to savor, not to rush through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michele | 9/25/2011

    " At the beginning I was afraid I was going to have to force my way through it, but then found myself anxious for bedtime so I could get back to this book :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecily | 6/23/2011

    " A favorite. I love the characters, the setting, I would read this again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 4/12/2011

    " This book was a cerebral, interesting version of a love story (potential?)for the current times. Well written, and a page turner for me. I could truly envision New York's white snow in the evenings, and the relationships of the characters.... loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/2/2011

    " Starts better than it ends, but it's enveloping and addictive in its tale of eight nights that a pair spends together. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jreinecke | 2/16/2011

    " Had a really hard time getting into this one. Decided to take a break. Maybe I will try again someday. The repetition of one line in the first pages started to get annoying quite quickly.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 11/30/2010

    " Got bored about half way through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madeline | 9/6/2010

    " Currently reading this book. Keeps me coming back to it. Can't wait to see what happens to Clara and her no-name acquaintace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wils | 5/17/2010

    " So I read this book because I absolutely loved Aciman's other book Call Me By Your Name. This too was beautifully written though towards the end I had really grown tired of both characters. After some thought, they may be exactly what he was aiming for, and if so, well done Mr. Aciman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JoAnn | 4/6/2010

    " This is a good novel, but it centers mostly on one characters thoughts and can be a bit overdone. I did finish reading it. The ending was not what I had hoped. "

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About the Narrator

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.