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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (248 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Graham Swift Narrator: James Wilby Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Harry | 8/13/2013

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

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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.