First Person Singular: Stories Audiobook, by Haruki Murakami Play Audiobook Sample

First Person Singular: Stories Audiobook

First Person Singular: Stories Audiobook, by Haruki Murakami Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Kotaro Watanabe Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780593349229

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Longest Chapter Length:

68:44 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

19 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

32:28 minutes

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Publisher Description

“Some novelists hold a mirror up to the world and some, like Haruki Murakami, use the mirror as a portal to a universe hidden beyond it.” —The Wall Street Journal   A mind-bending new collection of short stories from the internationally acclaimed Haruki Murakami. The eight stories in this new book are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator. From memories of youth, meditations on music, and an ardent love of baseball, to dreamlike scenarios and invented jazz albums, together these stories challenge the boundaries between our minds and the exterior world. Occasionally, a narrator may or may not be Murakami himself. Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides. Philosophical and mysterious, the stories in First Person Singular all touch beautifully on love and solitude, childhood and memory. . . all with a signature Murakami twist.

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“Watanabe’s flat delivery makes the plot unfold like a morning paper, while the action, such as it is, arrives deliberately…Watanabe maintains the sense of unease and disconnection that pervade this audiobook in which magical realism reigns”

— AudioFile 


  • “From a messy hookup to an imaginary Charlie Parker album to a monkey masseur, the Japanese maestro taps the weirdness of the everyday, exposing conflicts that simmer within us all.”

    — O, The Oprah Magazine


  • New York Times bestseller
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

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About Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami is a Japanese author of fiction and nonfiction works. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage topping the New York Times bestsellers list in 2014. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages. Murakami is the recipient of numerous awards, including the World Fantasy Award, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Franz Kafka Prize, and the Jerusalem Prize.