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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (759 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hari Kunzru Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9781598875997
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Once a violent protestor of the Vietnam War, he has hidden his former life from his family for decades. But now a ghost from his past has appeared on his doorstep, forcing him on the run. He can no longer ignore the contradiction between who he is and who Download and start listening now!

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  • One of the 2008 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trilby | 2/18/2014

    " A book on CD which I did not finish. Why bother? In a series of flashbacks, the neurotic British narrator rambles on and on about the stupid and irritating crap he did back in the Good Old Days of 'Sixties radicals. The narration is accompanied by ruminations on the political-philosophical rationale for said stupidity. As someone who lived through this crazy period, I find this book as hard to take as the left-wing blowhards and nutcases I knew Back When. Since I got only 80% through this opus, I don't know what happens to the narrator--but I hope he gets arrested and put in prison for the rest of his natural life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcy | 2/9/2014

    " So this book was okay. It felt to me like it had potential, but the part of the book I was most interested in was the present-day, where his family had no idea of his real identity. The stories of the protagonist's past were interesting, and vital to the story, but I felt sometimes the book got bogged down in too many details. I was just ready to see how it ended, and I kind of felt it fell short. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/7/2014

    " This novel takes a look at London's anti-war counter-culture activists from the early 70s. The main character got caught up with a group who grew increasingly violent, (by today's standards - "terrorists". Ultimately their actions escalated, setting writing comuniques, building bombs,fighting the state until they were either caught, killed, or in Chris/Michael's case - went underground. Present day, Michael is married with a step-daughter, neither of whom know anything about his radical past. Meanwhile, someone from his past surfaces to find him and make him confront his volatile past. The story is told in both present and past, and sets the scene for how he gets further and further involved, inspired in part by a charismatic and passionate woman. I've read many books (both novels and non-fiction) about radical activists in the 60s and 70s, but to memory - few about the same in the UK -- so this was a good twist for me. I'm glad that the author told us it was based on the Angry Brigade or else I would have been going crazy trying to figure out the factual basis. Enjoyable and engaging, a fairly quick and easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colleen Collins | 2/2/2014

    " Eh - thought I'd love this, but it got bogged down in narrative and I had a hard time finishing. Not a fun read for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorileinart | 1/31/2014

    " Honestly deserving 3.5 stars (but not quite 4), My Revolutions is a solid piece of work. Well-written and ambitious. My best explanation is that I could easily get into the mind of the protagonist...but never his heart. I just couldn't feel him like I wanted to, and this led to my disillusionment...which led to my rating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ethan | 1/27/2014

    " This book paints the sixties as a big drag, not the big party it is often dressed up to be. Despite the fairly grim events and tone, the writing is so compelling that I really enjoyed reading it. It made me want to write the author to ask questions about details of these fictional lives that were not revealed in the text. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Arn Kawano | 1/23/2014

    " A fictional account of London in the 60's through the eyes of a stoned, free love anarchist devoid of ideology or real humanity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 1/16/2014

    " Although I really enjoyed this book for some reason I couldn't wait for it to end. I guess I would never make a good revolutionary. My resolve is not always what it should be. An interesting blend of the past and the present. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise | 1/14/2014

    " Moderately interesting. Moderately gripping. A moderately likable character. You get what I'm saying. "

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

    " The books structure is somewhat confusing and it took me a while to get into it. But once the story was moving, I enjoyed it. It's not every day you read a novel about aging 70s radicals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Paterson | 1/5/2014

    " A fascinating study of a 1960s rebel in London. The author was born in 1969, but manages to capture the spirit of the times. I'll be looking at Kunzru's other novels. He is following in the footsteps of Kazuo Ishiguro. "

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

    " Reading this book was a long hard slog. I had to force myself though the middle of book simply for the challenge of finishing it. The protagonist was unlovable without much reasoning behind his ideas other than simply going with the flow of things. The ending was dissappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renae | 12/17/2013

    " I'd like to give this a 3.5, but they don't let me. The book is very interesting as it gives a take on the 'communist/anti-war revolution' that happened in England during the Vietam War. Stories such as this are often told from the American side, so it was cool to see what was going on in England. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 7/13/2013

    " I just couldn't relate to this book. It wasn't a bad read, but I can't say I enjoyed it as much as I anticipated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Majestic | 4/24/2013

    " I have come to the conclusion that no one writes a better first chapter than Hari Kunzru. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 1/3/2013

    " Heavy to read but very different, great if you are into politics "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Englar-carlson | 12/26/2012

    " Very well written, intriguing, and nice pace. Found the knowledge of the UK antiwar movement interesting and new. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sanjay | 2/9/2011

    " Well-written and vivid portrait of youthful radicalism in London in the late 60s. Though it must be said that Kunzru tries too compress too much into too little, and the narrative runs out of stem at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 1/23/2011

    " I'm in the middle of this book - listening to the recorded book. Still not quite sure why I should care about the "hero". But it's keeping my attention, at least. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allie | 1/15/2011

    " A little hard to read with the bouncing back and forth between eras, but well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barry | 11/26/2010

    " an enjoyable read. characters were interesting and the concept of a past life uncovered makes you think. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shero | 9/28/2010

    " The only good line is the last one. What a fucking piece of shit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 7/14/2010

    " This fictional story chronicles the life of one British political activist in London during the Vietnam War - how he enters the scene and, more importantly, how he leaves his comrades behind. I found this book extremely entertaining and very visually descriptive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 6/12/2010

    " Amazing book, inspiring and scary and real. Loved it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marguerite | 3/30/2010

    " Made it through about 150 pages. The recent storyline was interesting. The revolution depicted just bored me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 3/16/2010

    " A fascinating study of a 1960s rebel in London. The author was born in 1969, but manages to capture the spirit of the times. I'll be looking at Kunzru's other novels. He is following in the footsteps of Kazuo Ishiguro. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 2/25/2010

    " Good read. I was interested in the the 1960s radicals (fictional or otherwise) and what became of them in England. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 2/8/2010

    " I just couldn't relate to this book. It wasn't a bad read, but I can't say I enjoyed it as much as I anticipated. "

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About the Author
Author Hari Kunzru

Hari Kunzru is the author of several novels that have been translated into twenty-one languages, and his short stories and journalism have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Guardian, New Yorker, Washington Post, Times of India, London Review, Wired, and New Statesman.

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received thirty-seven Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.