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Author: Ian McEwan Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Release Date: November 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781490618937

Publisher Description

Ian McEwan's Somerset Maugham Award-winning collection First Love, Last Rites brought him instant recognition as one of the most influential voices writing in England today. Taut, brooding, and densely atmospheric, these stories show us the ways in which murder can arise out of boredom, perversity can result from adolescent curiosity, and sheer evil might be the solution to unbearable loneliness. These tales are as horrifying as anything written by Clive Barker or Stephen King, but they are crafted with a lyricism and intensity that compel us to confront our secret kinship with the horrifying.

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  • “A talented and genuinely imaginative writer, McEwan’s details often grow into strange, powerful images…the ironies, throughout this impressive collection are tellingly weighted.”

    - Julain Barnes, Man Booker Prize–winning author of The Sense of an Ending 
  • “A brilliant performance…There’s an assured and terribly macabre depravity about Ian McEwan’s short stories…as if some of the characters from early Angus Wilson had been painted by Francis Bacon.”

    - Observer (London)
  • “His writing is exact, tender, funny, voluptuous, disturbing.”

    - Times (London)

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About the Author

Ian McEwan is the author of more than a dozen books, including either New York Times bestsellers. His novel Amsterdam won the 1998 Book Prize; Atonement, won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the W. H. Smith Literary Award; and The Child in Time won the Whitbread Award. His story collection, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award.

About the Narrator

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.