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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (822 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hanif Kureishi Narrator: Christopher Simpson Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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Jamal is a successful psychoanalyst haunted by his first love and a brutal act of violence from which he can never escape. His coming of age in the 1970s forms a vivid backdrop to the drama that develops 30 years later, as he and his friends face an encroaching middle age with the traumas of their youth still unresolved. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 2/7/2014

    " This book was a blast. It just hurtles on; it's sometimes laugh-out-loud funny. The narrator is an analyst who has the gift of encouraging people to talk to him; all messy families are not alike, in the wackiest of ways. There's lots here about communicating and not, understanding and not, concealing and not. It's by the writer of "My Beautiful Laundrette," and I'll certainly read more of his work. Lee, I think you'd like this, in particular. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Cunha | 2/4/2014

    " Maybe its because I read the black album 10 years too late, maybe its the subject matter which is closer to my reality. But this is my Kureishi favourite. I love it for all the usual reasons - the raw, sharp wit, the contemporary subject, the characters and all their flaws and failures, with or without redepmtpion. This one left me with the good feeling that life can be as bizarre, anguishing, disconnected, and yet that all the strangeness can be oddly normal and homely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aditya | 1/31/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book because i enjoyed being on the whacko journey of a psychoanalyst. One has always thought that at least a psychoanalyst would have a sorted life. So the more his life got warped the more fun i had, at his expense. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 1/27/2014

    " Took awhile for me to fully engage, but am happy that I stuck with it. Especially liked the psychologist's approach to his patients and his friends. Humans should behave in such a civilized manner but never losing the passion for living. And most of all, I loved his view that anyone who marries at 25 and is still married to the same person at 75 lacks imagination! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 1/25/2014

    " The book is very well written, with a couple of statements which made me think a lot. All in all a nice read for summer even though I found it a little bit too "sexy" for my taste. I'm not so interested in provocative sexual activities of other people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesleybuck | 1/16/2014

    " great peek into the making of a psychoanalyst, his life, and what guilt can do to a person. i loved reading about the dysfunctional lives of the characters and somehow ended up wanting to enter their lives, the mark of a great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Price | 1/14/2014

    " Smooth reflections of a jerky period in life. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 MaruÅ¡a | 1/14/2014

    " I don't find it "exuberant" at all. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maria H | 12/23/2013

    " Read about one third but gave up. Boring stuff. Bit disappointed as enjoyed some of his others. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alexandra | 12/12/2013

    " I hated this. I kept at it til the bitter end and didn't enjoy it at all. I kept hoping it would pick up. It didn't. It was gratuitous. The "murder"? Resolved early on and I kept expecting something to happen but it just fell flat. I didn't care about the characters at all. What a waste of paper! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie Holmes | 11/17/2013

    " He's a much better screenwriter. Flashes and sentences that spark but ... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 11/4/2013

    " I have to admit I did not finish this. I might go back later. It explores the multiculturalism in modern England which so many people come here to escape and I CRAVE. The added perversity was a turn off for me. Maybe when i have less going on... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robyn Greenwood | 9/19/2013

    " Couldn't get into or finish this one, for some reason, could be because I started at the same time as the academic semester, perhaps? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 6/21/2013

    " Clever at times but ultimately not worth the effort. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurent.michele | 5/19/2013

    " good book and good story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorraine Blencoe | 5/7/2013

    " I wouldn't rush to read another by this author based on this novel. It just seems so desperate to have everything crammed in and we don't get the chance to get to like the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 1/20/2013

    " maddening. a meditation or a mess? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindywho | 5/16/2012

    " Sometimes I enjoyed the meanderings of Jamal, sometimes I was heartily sick of all the characters - upper middle class Londoners, name dropping and having kinky sex (not that there's anything wrong with kinky sex). Somehow, we all muddled through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ghennet | 1/7/2012

    " Kureishi is very captivating here like in his 1st novel, The Buddah of Suburbia. Crazy, very enjoyable and captivating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camille | 12/29/2011

    " It took me two hundred pages or so to start becoming interested in the story. The author wants to tackle so many subjects that in the end the novel suffers from the author's inability to make up his mind. I did have a nice time but this is not the kind of book I would like to read again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sonia | 9/5/2011

    " Couldn't get through it. Some great moments in the writing, but the narrative was very uneven and didn't appear to have been edited at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 7/29/2011

    " Very contemporary in time and urban in setting. On the gritty explicit side, but a wonderful book. Interesting cosmopolitan characters and splendid writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Smeech | 5/17/2011

    " 3.5, maybe kureishi's writing is growing on me... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 4/19/2011

    " I loved the characterisation in this book. Jamal, Miriam and Henry all seemed like real people, flawed and recognisable. However I felt the storyline and ultimately the ending lacked something, did not quite have the strength and pace I hoped for at the beginning of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 3/9/2011

    " I have to admit I did not finish this. I might go back later. It explores the multiculturalism in modern England which so many people come here to escape and I CRAVE. The added perversity was a turn off for me. Maybe when i have less going on... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rozina17 | 2/25/2011

    " Awesome book. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 2/16/2011

    " Very contemporary in time and urban in setting. On the gritty explicit side, but a wonderful book. Interesting cosmopolitan characters and splendid writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peg! | 10/23/2010

    " Started out with a bang, but petered out, and in the end, I didn't really care what he wanted to tell us! Still, the man can write! Perhaps he doesn't have the zeitgeist in the way that he did in the 80's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ghennet | 9/5/2010

    " Kureishi is very captivating here like in his 1st novel, The Buddah of Suburbia. Crazy, very enjoyable and captivating. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sonia | 8/13/2010

    " Couldn't get through it. Some great moments in the writing, but the narrative was very uneven and didn't appear to have been edited at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cecile | 7/25/2010

    " finally i finished it. i think i dragged it around for a while because finishing it meant parting with friends almost. The characters in kureshi's books are always vibrant and intricate, their stories forever entangled. left me wanting for more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 6/14/2010

    " While I enjoy his observations, it didn't cohere for me; a bunch of people doing stuff, it didn't move me or inspire any thoughts in me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rick | 3/25/2010

    " Why is this book so long?! Seriously, the last 200+ pages added nothing to the plot or character development. What a disappointment! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Manuel | 1/5/2010

    " Unha viaxe ó crisol de razas londinense. Bastante divertido e inesperado por momentos. "

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