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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Graham Swift Narrator: James Wilby Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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Prentis, senior clerk in the 'dead crimes' department of police archives, is becoming more and more confused. Alienated from his wife and children, and obsessed by his father, a wartime hero now the mute inmate of a mental hospital, Prentis feels increasingly unsettled as his enigmatic boss, Mr Quinn, turns his investigation towards him and his father.

Gradually Prentis suspects that his father's breakdown and Quinn's menacing behaviour are connected and the link is to be found in his father's memoirs, 'Shuttlecock'.

Read by James Wilby.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will | 11/26/2013

    " One of those books that takes you inside a not entirely likable character. But by the end I found myself very sympathetic. Not as good as Waterland, but a very readable and enjoyable story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 9/12/2013

    " I read this with Jake and Joel and liked it far more than they did--it is an ambiguous story of past and what the effect of the past is on the present--and how they also affect the future "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 8/25/2013

    " Dare I say Graham Swift trying to be John le Carre? An unusual thriller that begs more questions than it answers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harry | 8/13/2013

    " Depressing mood but interesting psychological novel. Hard to identify with the main character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 4/1/2013

    " A fantastic novel. Strikes me as less like Waterland and Last Orders, which and more like a more conventional kind of mystery or thriller (albeit a thriller that's deeply focused on characters haunted by guilt over their past actions). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 3/8/2013

    " An absolute gem of a psychological puzzle-- read this! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorna | 10/12/2012

    " An early book. Psychological but not a thriller. No likeable characters really quite black humour and well written. As ever I wish there were half stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 2/11/2012

    " Really interesting and creepy setup. Not really any payoff whatsoever. I tried reading Waterland in the nineties but never got into it, for some reason. I had the opposite problem with this, really I got really invested towards the beginning. And then. "

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About the Author
Author Graham SwiftGraham Swift was born in 1949 and is the author of eight acclaimed novels and a collection of short stories; his most recent work is Making an Elephant, a book of essays, portraits, poetry and reflections on his life in writing. With Waterland he won the Guardian Fiction Prize (1983), and with Last Orders the Booker Prize (1996). Both novels have since been made into films. Graham Swift's work has appeared in over thirty languages.
About the Narrator

James Wilby starred as Senator James Dorr in the Masterpiece Theatre production of Island at War. In film, he can be seen in Gosford Park, Howards End, and De-Lovely.