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Author: Nick Hornby Narrator: Bill Irwin, Jennifer Wiltsie, Ben Miles Publisher: Penguin Audio Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781101079645

Publisher Description

From the beloved New York Times– bestselling author, a quintessential Nick Hornby tale of music, superfandom, and the truths and lies we tell ourselves about life and love. Now a major motion picture starring Ethan Hawke.  Annie loves Duncan—or thinks she does. Duncan loves Annie, but then, all of a sudden, he doesn’t. Duncan really loves Tucker Crowe, a reclusive Dylanish singer-songwriter who stopped making music ten years ago. Annie stops loving Duncan, and starts getting her own life. In doing so, she initiates an e-mail correspondence with Tucker, and a connection is forged between two lonely people who are looking for more out of what they’ve got. Tucker’s been languishing (and he’s unnervingly aware of it), living in rural Pennsylvania with what he sees as his one hope for redemption amid a life of emotional and artistic ruin—his young son, Jackson. But then there’s also the new material he’s about to release to the world: an acoustic, stripped-down version of his greatest album, Juliet—entitled, Juliet, Naked. What happens when a washed-up musician looks for another chance? And miles away, a restless, childless woman looks for a change? Juliet, Naked is a powerfully engrossing, humblingly humorous novel about music, love, loneliness, and the struggle to live up to one’s promise.

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Quotes

  • “Hornby seems, as ever, fascinated by the power of music to guide the heart, and in this very funny, very charming novel, he makes you see why it matters.”

    - New York Times Book Review
  • “Sharply funny, touching.”

    - Daily Telegraph (London)

Awards

  • New York Times bestseller
  • An Oprah Pick of Books behind Summer's Big Movies
  • An Indie Next List selection

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved. This. Book. Devoured it in two days! It was one of those books where you have to go back and read the last few pages again and again because you don't want it to end. "

    - Julie, 2/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed the first two-thirds of this book, but the last third was disappointing. A fun read, not very beleavable, but quirky and engaging. "

    - Shannon, 2/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " People keep saying this is a return to some of Hornby's best themes: music obsession, the quest for love, loneliness. I must admit, I agree. I was happy to see this return, in this book. I really enjoyed the story, the addition of social media/blogosphere subculture, and the fanciful direction the story took. "

    - Lara, 2/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved it and laughed out loud numerous times. Gave this to my husband two years ago and we finally read it together this year. I want to read all his books now. "

    - Cara, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A good read, I thought the character of Duncan was interesting and funny. I was a bit disappointed when the plot moved away from him into a more traditional rom-com with slightly less interesting characters, but overall still worth reading. "

    - Quentin, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " OK, so this one was pure guilty pleasure. A story about a willfully childless couple in their late thirties whose lives revolve around music? Familiar stomping grounds and a fun story that was not unpredictable, but was satisfying all the same. "

    - Sandie, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A typical Nick Hornby novel, if perhaps a little less interesting. The ending was fairly unsatisfying, I felt like the characters didn't quite mature despite the events that occurred, though perhaps that was what Hornby was going for. Certainly no High Fidelity but not bad really. "

    - Cairo, 12/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " meh. not his best. "

    - Arianna, 12/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Ok novel Nick Hornby's style. Nothing less, nothing more. Good summer read. "

    - Leo, 12/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Just okay. Not as depressing as how to be good. Not as good as high fidelity. Easy to read. "

    - Cori, 12/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " As always witty and corky. He's a great author with a talent for dry humor. The story dragged slightly but left you with quite a bit to think about. Can you reinvent your life? Does art always have meaning? Was Duncan selfish or truly just clueless when it came to personal relationships? "

    - Histteach24, 12/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Like most Hornsby books, this one requires getting past the depression of middle-aged hopelessness. Still, I enjoy his style and the way he conveys love of music through his characters. Overall, a pretty good read. "

    - Lawrence, 10/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A music junkie like my can appreciate this book and the characters he depicts. May not be for everyone though. "

    - Will, 7/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I didn't like it at first, but as I kept reading, and as I thought about it after I finished, I started to like it. "

    - Lucia, 3/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I LOVED this book! I knocked off one star because as much as I do understand the ending, I wasn't particularly satisfied by it. Other then that it was perfect! I was laughing out loud more then once and was pleasantly surprised with each turn the story took. "

    - Courtney, 11/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This book was ok, not the typical book that I read. At times the writing was convoluted and I had to read sentences over again to be sure of what I read. Not a fast paced book. Enough of a story that I wanted to finish it and see how it ended, but the characters were a bit frustrating. "

    - Erin, 5/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It started winking, and then it went kind of slow, but at some point I could not give up reading, I enjoyed it a lot. He always writes about things that I don't feel related at the beginning, but by the end of the book always realized there were a lot. "

    - Pedro, 4/13/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Typical Nick Hornby book; fun quirky characters, plenty of brooding, great music references and an ending you're not really sure if you're happy with or not. I enjoyed it and thought it was a fun read. "

    - Rebecca, 3/6/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " It was hard to care about any of the characters. I was never dying to know what would happen next or how it would end. "

    - Emma, 12/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book about reevaluating things during mid-life. It's an off-beat love story that has you really pulling for the characters to basically get their lives on track and be happy. "

    - Trudi, 5/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This book sneaks up on you...and turns out to be an antidote to "smug." "

    - David, 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I didn't manage to finish it.... I was dying of boredom. Even skipping some pages didn't help. Sorry. I was really looking forward to read "Juliet, naked" and it turned out to be a huge disappointment. "

    - Miho, 5/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Julia Naked was a satisfying and unexpectedly good audio book "

    - Doreen, 5/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not really drawn to the characters. "

    - Chris, 5/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was pretty good. Not great, not bad. The characters are unappealing in the most appealing way... a very Hornby quality. They seem very real for all their flaws, and that's what keeps you turning the pages. Interesting story and quick read. "

    - Samantha, 5/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I was blissfully entertained by these characters until the end, when I wondered if perhaps some pages were missing. "

    - Sondra, 5/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not as good as High Fidelity. Merely adequate. "

    - Andy, 5/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great story but gives a somewhat bleak outlook for middle-aged relationships. "

    - Kelli, 5/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not my favorite Nick Hornby book, but not my least favorite either. "

    - Fran, 4/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " tiene algunas partes de esas que te clavan un pinchito... en general normalito, se deja leer. Mi primer e-book chispas! "

    - Sonia, 4/29/2011

About the Author

Nick Hornby is the author of the internationally bestselling novels High Fidelity, About a Boy, A Long Way Down, Slam, Juliet, Naked, and Funny Girl, as well as several works of nonfiction. He lives in London.

About the Narrators

Bill Irwin is an American-born actor, performance artist, and choreographer. He graduated in theater arts from Oberlin College, Ohio, and from the Ringling Brothers and Barnun & Bailey Clown College. He is widely known for his theatrical clown work. His film career began in 1980, and he earned film credits in more than twenty movies. He is best known for his role in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Across the Universe, The Manchurian Candidate, and Lady in the Water. His numerous roles television credits include the Elmo’s World segment of Sesame Street, Northern Exposure, and, most recently, Monday Mornings, CSI, and Lights Out. His career on the stage has covered twenty-five years and includes numerous appearances and tours, including nine Broadway productions during which he earned a Drama Desk Award, a Tony Award, and an Obie Award. For his audiobook narrations, he earned an AudioFile Earphones Award and an Audie Award in 2003 for Best Audio Drama, as well as garnering finalist status for the 2002 Audie Award for Best Short Stories/Collections for Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Jennifer Wiltsie is an actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Her films include Wendigo, Uninvited, and The Fever. She has guest starred on HBO’s The Sopranos and Masterpiece Theatre’s Clarissa. On Broadway she has performed with Matthew Broderick in Night Must Fall, and her off-Broadway credits include Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. In London’s West-End, she starred in Alan Ayckbourn’s revival of Absurd Person Singular.