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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11,876 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Milan Kundera Narrator: Richmond Hoxie Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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Milan Kundera's sixth novel springs from a casual gesture of a woman to her swimming instructor, a gesture that creates a character in the mind of a writer named Kundera. Like Flaubert's Emma or Tolstoy's Anna, Kundera's Agnes becomes an object of fascination, of indefinable longing. From that character springs a novel, a gesture of the imagination that both embodies and articulates Milan Kundera's supreme mastery of the novel and its purpose: to explore thoroughly the great themes of existence.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 2/11/2014

    " An unconventional story with an unconventional structure, but no one writes like Kundera. The language covers you, hypnotizes you and transports you to a world that's minutely crafted exactly the way Kundera wants. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trinity Pi | 2/9/2014

    " I love this book front to back & inside out. A little bit philosophy, a little bit sexy and a little bit artsy. My favorite book of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan Blakeman | 2/7/2014

    " Kundera is one of the few intellectual writers in the world... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabel | 2/3/2014

    " Now I have a favourite book.That's all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack Conway | 2/3/2014

    " My memory of why I love this book is horrible. Nevertheless, I recall it with extreme fondness. Someday I will re-read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monique | 1/29/2014

    " Kundera's gift is not in the stories he tells, but in HOW he tells them. It is almost as much poetry as prose. Better than "The Unbearable Lightness..." in my opinion. If you'd like a psychological literary promenade, this is for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/28/2014

    " It once was and may still be my favorite book of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simona | 1/28/2014

    " My brain expands when I read his work. Philosophical, meta-narrative, blurs the lines between reality and fiction within fiction, post modern, perfect. Clearly, there are no words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vebash | 1/18/2014

    " Mesmerising prose. Really loved the way the book is written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 12/13/2013

    " about as thinly disguised as a tretis can be and still appear a novel. i like his story telling best and in this case, the gist, once absorbed, is about all there is so it's not my fave. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 bitchrepublic | 12/2/2013

    " wish i could read this book again. its written in a way i can never ever write, ever. descriptive, painful and beyond imaginative words mince his world together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mercurio Cadena | 11/22/2013

    " Great book. Existencialist. I love the ethymological references Kundera makes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madli | 10/23/2013

    " Liked parts of it. Kept and interesting story going throughout the whole novel. But just the way he writes occasionally just ruines the whole fun of thinking for yourelf. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 InternetRex | 8/30/2013

    " This was an awesome book for a 14 year old. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Quarles | 7/7/2013

    " milan kundera may very well be the best novelist i have ever read. who else can start paragraphs with sentences like: "but what is beauty - mathematically speaking" and pull it off? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Aslan | 6/19/2013

    " Way better than The Unbearable Lightness of Being. All about the power of gestures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Demetri | 6/8/2013

    " amazing. kundera does here with life under capitalism what he did with life under communism in the unbearable lightness of being. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 chris tervit | 5/9/2013

    " did really manage to read much of it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thea Juhl Thorup | 1/24/2013

    " This is one of my all-time favorits books. Just brilliant! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lila | 11/13/2012

    " This is my all-time favorite book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryam Jafar-Aghdami | 8/29/2012

    " I have read Persian translation of this book. "

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About the Author

Milan Kundera, the Franco-Czech novelist, was born in Brno and has lived in France, his second homeland, for more than twenty years. He is the author of the novels The Joke, Life Is Elsewhere, The Farewell Party, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality, as well as the short story collection Laughable Loves—all originally written in Czech. Like Slowness, his two earlier nonfiction works, The Art of the Novel and Testaments Betrayed, were originally written in French.

About the Narrator

Richmond Hoxie has performed on Broadway in I’m Not Rappaport and off-Broadway in The Dining Room, Vienna: Lusthaus (Revisited), To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, and Landscape with Waitress. On television, he appears frequently in all of the incarnations of Law and Order. His film work includes JFK, Still of the Night, Without a Trace, and For Love or Money.