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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,274 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian McEwan Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 1978 ISBN: 9781470337094
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One of literary fiction’s most compelling voices, New York Times bestselling author Ian McEwan, has crafted masterful depictions of the human condition in classics such as Amsterdam and Atonement. The seven stories composing In between the Sheets cast a magical spell, veiling the mundane in an ethereal mist that serves to reveal powerful truths.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 2/18/2014

    " I enjoy the way this book is written. I just couldn't read about people having sex anymore. Just not that interesting so I stopped 3/4 the way through. I really do like his writing style though "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 brian | 2/11/2014

    " i decided to plow through mcewan's body of work and am discovering that i really really like him, but kind of loathe his early books. ugh. they're dull and mannered and gimmicky. and this one is the bottom of the barrel. and while i don't particularly enjoy slamming a writer i admire i find it encouraging that the same guy who wrote this piece of shit went on to write atonement and on chesil beach... maybe one day i'll write a war and peace or don quixote? heh heh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pavel Sucharda | 2/5/2014

    " Deviantly genious, ...or ingeniously deviant? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily Iliani | 2/3/2014

    " Such a waste that I am not wasting another minute to write a review for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julian | 1/30/2014

    " Some stories better than others and not really his best work in my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 1/17/2014

    " See First Love, Last Rites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anton Roe | 1/14/2014

    " Some great stories and some not so great! Overall a little disappointing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/5/2014

    " Found this in a bookstore in Nairobi and I'm a sucker for Ian McEwan, particularly his macabre stuff! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alejo | 12/20/2013

    " Two of the three stars belong to the first story and the incredible sensations that produced on me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 12/15/2013

    " This is one of those books that is criticism-proof, by virtue of being just so shocking and wrong. The horrifying things that happen in each story are so overwhelming that no story could actually contain or make sense of them, yet they leave indelible marks on you as a reader. Yikes! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 12/14/2013

    " again, read while in college, and again, found it bizarre but fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam Bunn | 12/11/2013

    " This book lurked on our shelves during my childhood, with a naked woman on the cover and that title! I read it surreptitiously as a teen and it freaked me out in a big way. Most of the stories stay with me, and now appear to be an interesting set of variations on sexual fear. Titillating and scary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Niki | 11/10/2013

    " These stories will make you uneasy (but in a kinda good way.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aurelia D'andrea | 9/24/2013

    " Scary short "erotica" pieces by one of the best writers ever. Scary. Creepy. Good. Not for the fainthearted. Unlikable characters abound. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Checkmate | 9/19/2013

    " Only read the story Dead as They Come for university, an odd and strangely compelling insight into the life of man corrupt by heartbreak and the over compensation of wealth but not overly striking enough to make it stand out from McEwan's work "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caleb Liu | 5/3/2013

    " Very very unsettling. McEwan manages to look at sex in a thoroughly unnerving and disturbing way while maintaining the veneer of normalcy in the stories. Just too weird for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cordelia | 4/29/2013

    " This is not for the faint of heart. A lot of these stories are messed up, but in a good way. And some in a bad way. If you enjoy reading about the quirks of human sexuality, then is for you "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Francesca | 4/19/2013

    " I never really gave this book my proper attention. I can't really think why. Maybe I can't relate to it enough to understand/enjoy it. I might try it again sometime and see. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 4/10/2013

    " Another early McEwan read. Sordid, searing, seedy sex. Love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adele | 4/2/2013

    " It was an amazing experience going through al those stories so different form one another,unpredictable,spiced with a little perversion,love,crime,incest,solitude and inocence.The author is truly unique in his manner of writing . "

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About the Author
Author Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels for adults, as well as the children’s novel illustrated by Anthony Browne, The Daydreamer. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. Some of his other award-winning novels include The Child in Time, Amsterdam, and Atonement—which became a popular film.

About the Narrator

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.