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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (73,516 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Haruki Murakami Narrator: John Chancer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable. As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman.

A poignant story of one college student’s romantic coming-of-age, Norwegian Wood takes us to that distant place of a young man’s first, hopeless, and heroic love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A masterly novel…Norwegian Wood bears the unmistakable marks of Murakami’s hand.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Norwegian Wood not only points to but manifests the author’s genius.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A treat…Murakami captures the heartbeat of his generation and draws the reader in so completely you mourn when the story is done.”

    Baltimore Sun

  • “Vintage Murakami [and] easily the most erotic of [his] novels.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lin | 2/19/2014

    " Didn't like is quite as much as his other books, but it was good. I read this because it was banned. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Vivi | 2/16/2014

    " Absolutely out of my style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by D-aphni | 2/11/2014

    " wonderful book, gloomy yet brilliant. it was my first of murakami and i fell in love... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tzie | 2/6/2014

    " This was the first book of Murakami that I read and it didn't 'wow' me. It was good because it was sad and I have a thing for sad literature but that was it. "

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