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Download The Act of Love Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (120 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Howard Jacobson Narrator: Mike Grady Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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Felix Quinn calls himself a happy man until his wife, Marisa, has an affair. Then an event occurs that changes everything. At a stroke he goes from dreading the thought of someone else touching her to thinking about nothing else, knowing no peace until she betrays him again and again. But how can it be called betrayal if it is what he wants? Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dragana | 9/3/2013

    " unbelievable and obsessive in style and substance. majorly quoteworthy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JA Carter-Winward | 8/21/2013

    " This should have won the Man Booker. This was amazing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angie | 6/11/2013

    " I gave up the ghost - reads way too much like an un-enjoyable classic . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 6/3/2013

    " Not a single mention of Manchester (north or south). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 12/30/2012

    " Twisted, dark, haunting, yet a literary treasure. It helps to know your Shakespeare and other literary clasics as they are referred to frequently as comparisons. The central figure is a totally "demented" person. Not a feel good story in any sense of the word. Depressing. Read in small doses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin Feinstein | 12/25/2012

    " Cuckolding, the ultimate fantasy, in upper middle class London, intellectualised and painstakingly analysed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 10/23/2012

    " Once again - boring characters - so didn't finish the book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicky Jones | 4/22/2012

    " Very unusual tale beautifully written. How to get right under the skin of a character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Momo | 6/6/2011

    " More than the racy summer read I was expecting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dragana | 11/16/2010

    " unbelievable and obsessive in style and substance. majorly quoteworthy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabrielle | 11/16/2010

    " Strange. Though the novel is about obsession, it's written from a very removed point of view. I thought it would have more substance. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angie | 11/7/2010

    " I gave up the ghost - reads way too much like an un-enjoyable classic . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Momo | 8/3/2010

    " More than the racy summer read I was expecting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/24/2010

    " Some beautiful language and characterisation.

    "Art is good for softening a hard herat, but when you are already pulp, art is not what you need. silence is what you need. A wordless dark....."

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabrielle | 11/7/2009

    " Strange. Though the novel is about obsession, it's written from a very removed point of view. I thought it would have more substance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 6/16/2009

    " I enjoyed this book although I had to struggle through at some points. It is well written but seems to meander a lot while getting around to the point of telling the story.

    Overall, I enjoyed this book and it seemed to get better & better the further I read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicky | 5/15/2009

    " Very unusual tale beautifully written. How to get right under the skin of a character. "

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About the Author
Author Howard JacobsonHOWARD JACOBSON has written fourteen novels and five works of non-fiction. In 2010 he won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question and was also shortlisted for the prize in 2014 for his most recent novel, J. Howard Jacobson’s first book, Shakespeare’s Magnanimity, written with the scholar Wilbur Sanders, was a study of four Shakespearean heroes. Now he has returned to the Bard with a contemporary interpretation of The Merchant of Venice.
About the Narrator

Mike Grady, narrator and voice talent, is an English actor whose career has spanned more than forty years. On stage he has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, and on the West End. He is also known for roles in Last of the Summer Wine, Sweet Sixteen, and Citizen Smith.