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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,521 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Salman Rushdie Narrator: Salman Rushdie Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781436142083
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A brilliant portrait of American society, humorous in its accuracy. Rushdie throws a man bursting with anger into the fury that is money-mad New York. The petty spats and bone-deep resentments of the city engulf him, even as his own thoughts, emotions, an Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rushdie’s ideas—about society, about culture, about politics—are embedded in his stories and in the interlocking momentum with which he tells them. His reflective power lies in the way his fiction simply unfolds. All of Rushdie’s synthesizing energy, the way he brings together ancient myth and old story, contemporary incident and archetypal emotion, transfigures reason into a waking dream.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “Salman Rushdie’s great grasp of the human tragicomedy—its dimensions, its absurdities and horrors—has made him one of the most intelligent fiction writers in the English language.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Finger-snapping, wildly stupefying, often slyly funny, red-blooded and red-toothed. [Fury] twinkles brightly.”

    Miami Herald

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcus Laws | 2/20/2014

    " reading it in spanish "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 2/17/2014

    " Rushdie displays a bit of range that we did not know he possessed and comes up with his most accessible and enjoyable novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shane | 2/11/2014

    " Rushdie seems to have lost his fire during his forced exile. There is anger here - but inconclusive anger "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hadrian | 1/23/2014

    " Fury? A better title might be Impotence, Poor Decision Making or Whiny Discontent, and the old author has a beautiful women chasing him. Uggggggh. Only a few stylistic twists save this one from one star. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/4/2014

    " Very heavy and verbose. I had a tough time getting through it though parts were very insightful and the prose, when not over the top highbrow, was beautiful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Floyd | 12/28/2013

    " this book is superb........da only rushdie i could put my hands on till date......its has hint of mystery but more important is Rushide's mastery....i loved it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 12/27/2013

    " My first Salman Rushdie book. He is all over the place and a very poetic writer. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cmuberti | 12/16/2013

    " I don't know what it is, but I just don't like SR's writing. It's too fantasy-esque. And I hate the fantasy genre. Too bad, because I do like his talks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexa Adams | 12/5/2013

    " What a timely book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ridhima | 12/4/2013

    " Wish I know crux of his writings!! .. Need to read him more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lance Wiggs | 11/24/2013

    " A somewhat frightening glimpse of fury - and one which feels a little autobiographical and thus real. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Donald | 11/10/2013

    " This book is absolutely ludicrous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 10/22/2013

    " Salman Rushdie's pop-culture references, rich language and intelligent wit make this a blistering read. He pulls off some pretty wacky stuff in his books with panache. Rushdie for the Nobel Prize! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 8/9/2013

    " A good story that I guess is based loosely on real characters in Rushdie's life. As usual, I find his mastery of words to be richly rewarding for the listener/reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Gardner | 7/9/2013

    " While Satanic Verses will go down as his most notable work for sure, I found this book to be hands down his most enjoyable, relatable and wonderfully discontented. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Manda Graham | 1/9/2013

    " I didn't finish this as I got a bit tired of the constant jumping about and the lack of story development. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cat | 10/11/2012

    " hard to get into in the beginning portion, but becomes more engaging later on. a bit dispairing, and sometimes with rambling passages amidst the interesting parts, but at least an easy-to-follow writing style. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Isaac | 8/14/2012

    " Disappointing read of a falling giant "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 4/26/2012

    " After reading Midnight's Children I was super excited to read more Rushdie. And while his language in Fury was still beautiful, I found neither the characters nor plot very likeable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Edward | 2/11/2012

    " Not quite on the level of "Underworld" in terms of badness (and not in a good way), but only because it's a couple of hundred pages shorter. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Archita | 11/1/2011

    " Mid-life crisis on paper. Disappointing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rita | 8/24/2011

    " There are others who reviewed the book better than I can. I just didn't like it. Thought it sucked actually. Flipped through to see if it would improve and from what I could tell, it just got worse, so I quit. Then I read other reviews and was glad I didn't bother plodding though it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey-Lee | 5/18/2011

    " Wonderful, wonderful! A tale for young and old. I enjoyed this lovely story from beginning to end. Tomorrow I will begin reading it aloud to my two precious young sons.

    I think it's time I read all the Rushdie books in my collection...what has taken me so long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 5/10/2011

    " Salman Rushdie meets Super Mario Brothers "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 5/2/2011

    " Beautiful fairytale, strikingly similar to The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster and just as re-readable. A truly fantastic tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/24/2011

    " Interesting fairy tale and sweeping review of all the gods and could up date with current technology. Luka reminded me a lot of Mario. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 4/22/2011

    " The Oddsey + the Legend of Zelda + The Lord of the Rings + Super Mario Brothers + 1001 Arabian Nights. Good fun read, would be good for children who are good readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorna | 4/20/2011

    " Very entertaining. Reminded me of Arabat, a young child falling into an alternative reality, populated by odd and interesting creatures. I love the idea of all the old Gods hanging out together because no one thinks they are important anymore. Makes me want to read Haroun and the Sea of Stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julian | 4/19/2011

    " A fun and heartening read. A beautifully told story of youth dealing with the concept of death. So lighthearted, free and youthful, that the heaviness of Luka's task feels negligible. Definitely going to my young nephew's bookshelf and his grandfather's too! "

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About the Author
Author Salman Rushdie

Sir Salman Rushdie is the author of many novels, including Grimus, Midnight’s Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, and The Enchantress of Florence. He has also published works of nonfiction, including The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, The Wizard of Oz, and, as coeditor, The Vintage Book of Short Stories. He has received many awards for his writing and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. In 1993 Midnight’s Children was judged to be the “Booker of Bookers,” the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first twenty-five years. In June 2007 he received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.