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4.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 5 4.44 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Haruki Murakami Narrator: Adam Sims, Ian Porter Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN:
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Information is everything in Hard-boiled Wonderland. A specialist encrypter is attacked by thugs with orders from an unknown source, is chased by invisible predators, and dates an insatiably hungry librarian who never puts on weight. In the End of the World a new arrival is learning his role as dream-reader. But there is something eerily disquieting about the changeless nature of the town and its fable-like inhabitants. Told in alternate chapters, the two stories converge and combine to create a novel that is surreal, beautiful, thrilling and extraordinary.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 5/21/2011

    " I had to read this twice in that it was so different from other Murakami books that I have read. Like counting the change in two different pockets, it was an adventure from beginning to end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Booksthailand | 5/19/2011

    " Entertaining mad surrealist romp "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aliisa | 5/17/2011

    " This book was bizarre in a thrilling way that kept you guessing and wondering about metaphysics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 5/3/2011

    " Haunting, dark, crazy imaginative. I loved Murakami before this book, but this novel hooked me to his writing forever. A genre-defying SF novel that dwells deeply into identity and the sense of time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 4/27/2011

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I finished it in one night. The two halves of the story slowly weave together as the book goes on. It reminded me of the dichotomy in Mieville's The City & The City and of some other book whose name eludes me at the moment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 4/25/2011

    " I've never read anything like this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 4/25/2011

    " Good grief 1000+ reviews of this title. I'm not even going to comment other than say... it's awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 4/22/2011

    " Wow! This was my first Haruki Murakami book and I look forward to my next. I think he had me at unicorn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 4/21/2011

    " Absolutely fascinating. Was very much delighted from begin to end. "

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About the Author
Author 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.