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2.76 out of 52.76 out of 52.76 out of 52.76 out of 52.76 out of 5 2.76 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rachel Cusk Narrator: Jenny Sterlin Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9781436145039
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Winner of the British Whitbread First Novel Award, Saving Agnes is a delight to the ear of any listener who enjoys the English language at its best. Rachel Cusk's prose, rich with poetic imagery and insight, is spell-binding. Agnes Day is not quite certain of her own identity. Defining herself by her past failures and fearful of her future, she trudges through her days despising her editing job and searching for that special someone to help her forget the lover who jilted her. Although her naive attempts to bolster her self-esteem culminate in a series of one-night-stands and an affair with a mysterious heroin addict, Agnes' indomitable sense of humor somehow sustains her. Narrator Jenny Sterlin's British accent is the perfect accompaniment to a creation that is meant to be appreciated aloud in its native dialect. Her reading captures every nuance of mood and language to give listeners an unforgettable listening experience. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lenah | 11/1/2013

    " Slow as a snail! Nothing much happening! No wonder agnes needs to be saved "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sigi | 7/8/2013

    " The type of book you read nonstop but don't remember a word of once you've look up, dazed. Like reading your horoscope in all the magazines. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steven | 12/9/2012

    " Atrocious. One of the worst published books I have ever read. My copy is dog-eared with examples of poor grammar, phrasing, sentence structure, characterization - you name it. Apparently, however, none of this has detracted from Ms. Cusk going on to a successful writing career. /sigh "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather Adams | 5/18/2012

    " Something about the tone was annoying to me and I didn't really care what happened to the main character. The most entertaining character was her friend at work, and she played a minor role. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra | 4/21/2012

    " I think it's one of the more elegantly written accounts of the confused twentysomethings. Sometimes Agnes grated on me, but I think that she's meant to do so. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/16/2012

    " Ugh, I have read all of this book that I intend to read. Though it was published in 93, I felt as thopugh it was written in the 70's. Really felt quite dated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maya | 9/5/2011

    " Not my favorite of hers, but good, metaphor rich. I love Rachel Cusk in all her bleakness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saya Hashimoto | 5/21/2011

    " First novelish but I related to the bewilderment of the main character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 4/16/2011

    " Written well but thin plot that seems to go no where "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zena | 1/30/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book, although didn't thnk I would by reading the other reviews. It's quite a simplistic tale of a young graduate and her 1st job along with a couple of relationship failures. It also goes into her childhood, room mates and work colleagues. Overall a good read. 7/10 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sasa | 1/14/2010

    " First novelish but I related to the bewilderment of the main character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 6/28/2009

    " The house, like the party, was subsiding.

    Over-written, pretentious, self-indulgent... I don't care. This book is beautiful. It is nothing less than poetry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jan | 4/27/2009

    " Written well but thin plot that seems to go no where "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra | 2/4/2009

    " I think it's one of the more elegantly written accounts of the confused twentysomethings. Sometimes Agnes grated on me, but I think that she's meant to do so. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maya | 3/11/2008

    " Not my favorite of hers, but good, metaphor rich. I love Rachel Cusk in all her bleakness.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sigi | 2/2/2008

    " The type of book you read nonstop but don't remember a word of once you've look up, dazed. Like reading your horoscope in all the magazines. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/17/2007

    " Ugh, I have read all of this book that I intend to read. Though it was published in 93, I felt as thopugh it was written in the 70's. Really felt quite dated. "

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About the Author
Author Rachel Cusk

Rachel Cusk is the author of several memoirs and novels, including Saving Agnes, winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award, and The Country Life, which won a Somerset Maugham Award.

About the Narrator

Jenny Sterlin, winner of multiple Earphones Awards, has more than seventy audio titles to her credit, including Laurie R. King’s popular Sherlock Holmes / Mary Russell series. Before beginning her narration career, she helped found England’s experimental Living Theatre.