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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,840 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martin Amis Narrator: David McCallum Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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The acclaimed New York Times best seller London Fields tells the story of a love triangle, a bizarre tangle of love, lust, and murder. At its apex stands one of the great antiheroines of modern fiction, the supreme femme fatale Nicola Six. Since she was a little girl, her clairvoyant powers have shown her her own death. But instead of surrendering to her fate, she decides to direct it herself by fashioning 3 men into her killers. The death of Nicola combines with the death of love, mankind, the century, and even the text itself in this wickedly sarcastic and explosively chaotic ride. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeremy | 2/20/2014

    " Was not feeling this one although i love Amis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice Handley | 2/13/2014

    " I re-read this the other day for no particular reason. He obviously has quite a way with language but I'm not sure I'm buying what he's selling here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lance Polin | 2/7/2014

    " A gleefully vicious piece of misanthropy, this book is one of the important books, on a personal level, to my life. A complex, supremely ambitious concoction, Amis here challenges narrative structure and technique to such a par excellent degree that he actually forms his own genre: the second person metaphysical suicide note, or some such rot that makes no sense from even an aesthetic standpoint. However, Amis is far more enjoyable and not nearly so pretentious as many of his critics, and London Fields works on so many different levels: comedy, pornography, sociology, sports and local customs study, murder mystery, tragedy, epitaph, looney farce--all here, most of it working in synq. A remarkable novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alan | 2/3/2014

    " from my 1995 notebook: audacious, exuberant, often accurate, but a scummy book, too baggy, too self-obsessed, too cartoonish "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelby | 1/28/2014

    " Drawn to this book by the wonderful reviews of his work, I found this Martin Amis book at the public library and read the first few pages right there in the stacks. Not knowing what to make of it, I took it home. Overall, I found it interesting, but not so interesting as to recommend it to others. Maybe I just did not read it the right way, or maybe I am just not ready to read it. However, he does have such a wonderful style of writing, and I am envious of how well his story line unfolded. I think that the book focused too much on the sins of the people and not enough on the characters and their lives. At times, it was hard to get through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dysmonia Kuiper | 1/22/2014

    " Extremely clever and witty, packed with so much symbolism I must have missed at least half of it. Amis is a talent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 1/13/2014

    " One of the best tales ever told. A good assessment of the men, women and all the craziness that represent these times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessgrannis | 1/8/2014

    " I can't decide if I actually liked this book or not. But I finished it in like 3 days, so I am assuming I liked it but I can't exactly say why - anyway four stars it is. Is that a bad review? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 12/5/2013

    " This book was okay, but I got away from it, and then lost interest. It's pretty self aware, and I don't think I ever quite grasped the foreshadowing/plot. In any case, I wasn't that drawn into it, and I have a stack of books by my bed.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 11/28/2013

    " i learned alot about women from this book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 10/13/2013

    " This book is so good. Amis's writing is very rich and dense like Nabakov's so you need to read it when youre really ready to dive in. Great great characters. The first page alone will get you hooked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick McCarty | 10/13/2013

    " Immediately jumped the ranks as one of my favorite books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gretchen | 6/12/2013

    " A sleeper. I listened to it on audio, and had to stop it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve T | 4/16/2013

    " Read this back in the 90s. Some powerful stuff here, often very funny. Black comedy/murder mystery for fans of offbeat literary fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Damon | 2/19/2013

    " Would be a much better book if he skipped the quasi-apocalyptic, non-Keith-Talent chapters. Book would be half the length, twice the fun. Keith is comic gold. Amis' other social commentary and dystopian imaginings are plodding and dull. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georg | 12/22/2012

    " Some books have a good language, some books have an interesting plot, some books are just funny. This book has it all, but it has something special: a character you will never forget (Keith Talent). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 10/23/2012

    " Thanks to a good friend standing next to me at the airport bookstore, I was introduced to the sexy and grimy world of "Young" Amis. Thanks Angie! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy Hornik | 8/31/2012

    " Nikki Sixx, sex and nuclear annihilation. I liked it, didn't love it, but it stays on my shelf because some friends loved it and maybe someday I will too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 7/31/2012

    " I'm so conflicted about Martin Amis--I love his writing so much, but oddly I tend not to like his actual books, and there's a lot about the story of this one that I found really problematic. But he's wicked talented, there's no doubt about that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett Byron | 5/20/2012

    " One of the blackest satires imaginable, this novel involves a beautiful American woman who predicts and encourages her own murder. A rich, disturbing, wonderfully excessive fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Phelps | 4/4/2012

    " A strong read with a funny, clever story. Not for the light-hearted. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicole | 12/13/2011

    " Man, I just really, really hate this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Londan | 9/12/2011

    " I loved this book, and not because my name is the title. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick Nellis | 6/12/2011

    " The best Martin Amis book written. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elinor | 5/18/2011

    " Cold, clinical, verbally dextrous but ultimately vacuous exercise in literary pretentiousness. Either that or I just didn't get it.... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fay | 4/21/2011

    " I couldn't even get half way through the book, no matter how hard I tried. It was just dull. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 f xx f y | 3/25/2011

    " a compelling, sometimes exhausting tragicomedy about seduction and the force of will. or maybe not. could have taught me more than I ever thought I could know about darts but flew entirely over my head and I doubt it was unintentional. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donald | 3/17/2011

    " I first read this nearly 20 years ago and, despite Amis' tendency to get a little too cute and to overwrite, it holds up well and is searingly funny. About 70 pages of editorial surgery would have made it nearly perfect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/11/2011

    " I read this because he's a best friend of Christopher Hitchens. It was smart and perverse with black humour and I couldn't tell whether he was being ironically optimistic or miserable. I think I'm too emotionally unstable to read this guy, either that or I'm too much of a philistine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 11/13/2010

    " Some of the most incredible and horrible characters in literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoe | 9/26/2010

    " The most difficult book I've read in a while. The writing was brilliant, the writer's style both precise and unflinching. What made it hard to read were the characters, people so awful that I wanted them out of at least my head, if not just gone. "

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