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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (505 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Theroux Narrator: David Duke Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With no apparent plot, life, to the hero of My Other Life, is often messier than fiction - sometimes it appears our hero is leading many separate lives. The only connection is that they all involve the same person.

Pavel Medved, Paulie, or Paul Theroux, the fictional narrator of these memoirs and a man of many guises, has reconstructed his past, giving it wit and life, tragedy and pathos and imposed an order on it through careful editing. Inordinately fond of train travel, he takes us on a journey over a career spanning 30 years and distills it into poignant episodes. From his early education by his eccentric Uncle Hal, himself an unlikely author and lover of dog biscuits, we are guided through Theroux's years as a fledgling novelist in literary London, under the wing of the rapacious Lady Max, to his grief at finding himself alone again, at age fifty, in the town of his youth. Complex, candid and confessional, the distinctive qualities of My Other Life will be instantly recognizable to admirers of Theroux's My Secret History.

In this stylish and clever novel the real Paul Theroux has created a protagonist of depth and great subtlety whose fall from grace sets him adrift-until he recognizes again the redeeming power of this art. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sandy | 1/16/2014

    " I find Theroux to be pretty self absorbed and it shows through in his writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Roslyn | 1/5/2014

    " this is one of my favorite books. i fell in love with him and i've read almost everything he's written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pascale Plänk Steig | 12/20/2013

    " Paul Theroux, ever so endearing at his most irritable and cantankerous in this fictional biography that rings very true to the reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deniece Bleha | 11/1/2013

    " Its been a long time since I've read it but remember really enjoying it and being captivated by his journey "

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