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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,621 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Auster Narrator: Paul Auster Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781427208064
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One of America's greatest novelists dazzlingly reinvents the coming-of-age story in his most passionate and surprising book to date Sinuously constructed in four interlocking parts, Paul Auster's fifteenth novel opens in New York City in the spring of 1967, when twenty-year-old Adam Walker, an aspiring poet and student at Columbia University, meets the enigmatic Frenchman Rudolf Born and his silent and seductive girfriend, Margot. Before long, Walker finds himself caught in a perverse triangle that leads to a sudden, shocking act of violence that will alter the course of his life. Three different narrators tell the story of Invisible, a novel that travels in time from 1967 to 2007 and moves from Morningside Heights, to the Left Bank of Paris, to a remote island in the Caribbean. It is a book of youthful rage, unbridled sexual hunger, and a relentless quest for justice. With uncompromising insight, Auster takes us into the shadowy borderland between truth and memory, between authorship and identity, to produce a work of unforgettable power that confirms his reputation as "one of America's most spectacularly inventive writers." Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As soon as you finish Paul Auster’s Invisible, you want to read it again…It is the finest novel Paul Auster has ever written.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Riveting…That combination of scrupulous style, psychological depth, story value, and parable-like undertones is masterly.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “Occasionally, a novel is so masterful it leaves you breathless. Paul Auster’s Invisible is such a novel.”

    Boston Globe

  • “If you’ve never read Auster, this is a great place to start and work your way backward to such classics as the City of Glass and Leviathan. If you’ve been a fan for a long time, you will not be disappointed.”

    Library Journal

  • A 2009 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction
  • A 2009 Seattle Times Best Book for Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 2/20/2014

    " I enjoyed this book tremendously. I was enthralled by the way the chapters were written by different characters in the story. The book addresses questions of morality, memory, truth. Highly recommended. I had never read anything by this author, but now I will read other books he has written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luis Fernández | 2/9/2014

    " Typical Auster's book. Very detailed. Someone could be shocked by some parts of the book, so be careful. It's not the Auster's book I've liked the most but it's readable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/31/2014

    " To say I liked this book, or even enjoyed it, would be saying too much. But I thought it was good, which is why I'm giving it four stars. It was good, even though I found nothing and no one within the pages likable or sympathetic. Actually, a lot of it was disturbing. Thinking a book is good while at the same time disliking it is not an experience I've had often, if ever. I have no desire ever to revisit this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tess | 1/24/2014

    " Consistently shocking, often disturbing, compulsively readable. With a masterfully layered narrative device (that includes shifts in voice as well as tense), themes both psychological and existential, and effortlessly loaded prose, it reminded me of The Stranger, which I hadn't read in years. Easy to see why it was on many of last year's "best" lists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas Chai | 1/21/2014

    " One of those good books that kept me so engross and could manage to finish within 24 hours "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi Thompson | 1/12/2014

    " Is it possible to feel betrayed by one's favorite author? If so, I felt deliciously betrayed! This book is like none of Auster's previous work and it is deliciously devious. Must read. His best work yet, I dare say! I can not wait to go back and re-read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 1/6/2014

    " A let down, after Brooklyn Follies and the NY trilogy.... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lesa | 1/5/2014

    " WTF? I think I'm done with Paul Auster. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taddie | 12/25/2013

    " Another gripping story by Paul Auster, I always enjoy reading. Many twists and turns, changes of point of views and protagonists, a book in a book - great mulilayered style. A story about love, intrigue and loss in various ways. Definitely a rewarding reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 12/22/2013

    " I enjoyed the book enough that once I started reading I couldn't stop. Started one day, finished the next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deirdre Flynn | 11/24/2013

    " Great read. Well written, surprising, I don't think the author was trying to share any deep insights, but I enjoyed. "

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

    " Dazzling and frustrating, Invisible is also Auster's most beautifully written novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosa | 4/5/2013

    " Auster's books are hit-or-miss with me. Several of his latest (Man in the Dark, Travels in the Scriptorium) bored me to tears. But this one was a big hit, maybe his most elegant and riveting to date. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marlene | 1/3/2013

    " Had to read this for English literature - felt like some sort of spy novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dana | 11/29/2012

    " sort of creepy, unsettling, psychosexual low-grade thriller. ny times called it auster's finest work. as a result, i'm not convinced i like paul auster that much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lacey | 11/24/2012

    " Kind of a cop-out ending, but overall great Auster style. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Riikka | 2/25/2012

    " Could not finnish. Done with Auster. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregg Runburg | 1/13/2012

    " Well written and interesting, but I couldn't help feeling I was missing something. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ctb | 5/7/2011

    " Not impressed; not credible; somewhat silly; just because you can say it doesn't make it worth saying "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geir | 5/5/2011

    " Not his best book, but the first I read on Kindle for IPhone "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rafael | 4/23/2011

    " First novel in years, totally immersive, not only by its remarkable and intriguing plot but also for its ingenius narrative.

    The reflection on the life changing acts of our lives from a dramatic point of view, worthy of all the pages in this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 4/18/2011

    " It was OK. Felt a bit derivative of John Irving style, but not as well executed. The third part seemed almost haphazard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luis | 4/3/2011

    " Typical Auster's book. Very detailed. Someone could be shocked by some parts of the book, so be careful. It's not the Auster's book I've liked the most but it's readable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krystle | 3/31/2011

    " Even though this story can get very weird at times I still think it makes for a good read. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 3/28/2011

    " I will definitely read more Paul Auster books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 3/23/2011

    " Really weird book. Need to digest before I can say more. Could have given it one star or four so I settled on three stars. Hmmmm... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 3/20/2011

    " Generally a strange book. Storytelling was well done but the story was weird to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sydney | 3/20/2011

    " Twisted me right into thinking I was reading another book. When I got to the last page I was, well let's just say left wanting more, not necessarily in the good way... "

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About the Author
Author Paul Auster

Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Oracle Night, The Book of Illusions, and Timbuktu. I Thought My Father Was God, the NPR National Story Project anthology, which he edited, was also a national bestseller. His work has been translated into thirty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.