Flights Audiobook, by Olga Tokarczuk Play Audiobook Sample

Flights Audiobook

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Read By: Julia Whelan Publisher: Penguin Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: August 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525626954

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Longest Chapter Length:

65:34 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

15 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

06:22 minutes

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Publisher Description

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE   WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE A visionary work of fiction by "A writer on the level of W. G. Sebald" (Annie Proulx) "A magnificent writer." — Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Prize-winning author of Secondhand Time "A beautifully fragmented look at man's longing for permanence.... Ambitious and complex." — Washington Post From the incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, Flights interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. Chopin's heart is carried back to Warsaw in secret by his adoring sister. A woman must return to her native Poland in order to poison her terminally ill high school sweetheart, and a young man slowly descends into madness when his wife and child mysteriously vanish during a vacation and just as suddenly reappear. Through these brilliantly imagined characters and stories, interwoven with haunting, playful, and revelatory meditations, Flights explores what it means to be a traveler, a wanderer, a body in motion not only through space but through time. Where are you from? Where are you coming in from? Where are you going? we call to the traveler. Enchanting, unsettling, and wholly original, Flights is a master storyteller's answer.

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“Flights merges mini-essays and personal and philosophical meditations on what it means to travel, to be in motion, with historical and fictional accounts of characters whose lives get tangled far from home. The latter read like gripping short stories, and the collage is moving and profound.”

— Literary Hub 


  • “[With] echoes of Sebald [and] Kundera…[There’s] no better travel companion in these turbulent, fanatical times.”

    — Guardian (London)
  • “[A] glittering, bravura entry in the literature of ideas…A select few novels possess the wonder of music, and this is one of them.”

    — Los Angeles Review of Books
  • “Croft’s translation from Polish is light as a feather yet captures well the economy and depth of Tokarczuk’s deceptively simple style. A welcome reminder of how love drives out fear.”

    — Millions


  • A Literary Hub Pick for August
  • Winner of the Man Booker International Prize

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About Olga Tokarczuk

Olga Tokarczuk, one of Poland’s most celebrated and beloved authors, has won the Nobel Prize in Literature and the International Booker Prize, among many other honors. She is the author of a dozen works of fiction, two collections of essays, and a children’s book; her work has been translated into fifty languages.

About Julia Whelan

Julia Whelan is a novelist, screenwriter, lifelong actor, and multiple award-winning audiobook narrator. She graduated with a degree in English and creative writing from Middlebury College and Oxford University. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows.