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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,667 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Auster Narrator: Vanessa Redgrave Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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From a background of ease and comfort, from a time and place where life still makes some kind of sense, Anna Blume embarks on a search for her missing brother. Soon she finds herself trapped in a city whose consciousness is obsessed with last things: with the means and manner of death. In this culture of doom, the masses are homeless, theft has ceased to be a crime. Production has ceased, and dying and disassembly are the only growth industries.

As survival becomes her sole motivation, Anna takes up the occupation of scavenger, searching for objects from the past which she then sells for food and shelter. But even in this landscape of devastation, her humanity prevails as she finds friendship, love and even some hope for the future. In the Country of Last Things reaffirms the singular gifts of Paul Auster. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lianna | 2/19/2014

    " loved this book but thought the main character could have tried harder to leave the city if it was so bad "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zeliazoe | 2/19/2014

    " Beauty, sadness...Amazing book with hope at the end of the road.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Baska | 2/13/2014

    " feel a little too much like a holywood sci-fi film. a bit rambling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ALI | 2/9/2014

    " one of the best for my Auster list "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/21/2014

    " This was a completely random pick from the used bookstore. I don't do random picks very often - I figure there are enough books and authors already on my to-read list, so there hardly seems enough time to experiment. But I liked this one. I finished it, wondering a little if I'd missed out on some important theme, but I think that may have been a theme in itself. You pursue and pursue, and eventually you still just lose what you were looking for. It was a quick, easy read, but also substantial (sort of a paradoxical word in this case) and engaging. I recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camille Richer | 1/20/2014

    " One of the best book I ever read.. WOA... mindblowing "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephen Palmer | 12/27/2013

    " Didn't really add anything new to the post-apocalypse genre. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cristina | 12/21/2013

    " Ci ho messo tantissimo a finire questo libricino, ogni scusa era buona per fare altro. Noioso, per nulla accattivante. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 12/9/2013

    " A low-key approach and a scant page count tempers the impact of Paul Auster's post-apocalyptic tale, but it's Auster, so it's still worthwhile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Hutcherson | 8/13/2013

    " I always wonder if I would be savvy enough to survive like this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devon Valderas | 1/13/2013

    " eerily believable... one of those books that sticks with you... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Smith | 1/7/2013

    " What is the point of survival if at the end of it all, you've lost all the things that make you what you are? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CecilM | 10/25/2012

    " A subject so close to my country's reality...I almost felt myself in that situation. A film was going to be done in Argentina, but so far... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 8/19/2012

    " A short post-apocalyptic gem. Anna writes a letter home, not knowing if it will ever be sent, chronicling her search for her lost brotherin an unknown city in horrific economic decline. Quite an adventure. "

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

    " Interesting, but vague. I spent weeks trying to figure out where the novel took place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/7/2011

    " What is the point of survival if at the end of it all, you've lost all the things that make you what you are? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Misty | 1/1/2011

    " I love the ambiguity of the time, the place, the final outcome. At times during the book, I groaned about it feeling a bit contrived, but then it redeemed itself. So I ended up really enjoying it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 11/9/2010

    " This is a haunting novel of a dystopian city where civilization has essentially collapsed. It pulls you in and you will think about it for days to come. I loved the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cristina | 11/6/2010

    " Ci ho messo tantissimo a finire questo libricino, ogni scusa era buona per fare altro. Noioso, per nulla accattivante. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 8/6/2010

    " Lidt kvalmende på den fascinerende måde. "

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