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Download Out of this World Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (154 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Graham Swift Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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A moving exploration of conflict, loss and love from award-winning author Graham Swift. In 1972, Robert Beech, First World War survivor and present-day armaments maker, is killed by a car bomb. The event breaks the career of his son Harry, a news photographer, and comes close to destroying his granddaughter Sophie.

Ten years later, the Falklands War has begun and both Harry, now working as an aerial photographer, and Sophie, visiting an analyst in New York, are haunted by a past that has scarred and divided them.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie Holmes | 11/16/2013

    " I didn't love it. Have taste and style shifted so fast in just 30 years? This 1980s novel feels unnecessarily withholding. Too much retrospective explaining. Clever but cold. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 10/25/2013

    " Each time I picked up it up to read I would lose myself in the characters. I will definitely read more books by Graham Swift. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 7/7/2013

    " I was on the fence for the first half of this book and would probably only give it 2 stars because I couldn't stand the sections of the book from 'Sophie's' point of view. I did find the latter half more engaging though as the characters musings became less self involved and more reflective. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tara | 10/1/2012

    " It was circular and nonsense. I sped read a majority of the books and did not miss a thing! "

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About the Author
Author Graham Swift

Graham Swift is the author of eight novels, including the Booker Prize–winning Last Orders and Waterland, which won the Guardian Fiction Award. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. He lives in London.