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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (168 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rachel Cusk Narrator: Juanita McMahon Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Since leaving his job to look after Alexa, his eight year old daughter, Thomas Bradshaw has found the structure of his daily piano practice and the study of musical form brings a nourishment to these difficult middle years. His pursuit of a more artistic way of life shocks and irritates his parents and his in-laws. 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 by Maria Ramos | 2/10/2014

    " I was disappointed with this book. I read an excellent essay by the author in Granta and decided to seek out her fiction. It was told from multiple points of view (about 8), and it wasn't obvious what some of these points of view added to the story. All of the characters seemed more or less the same, it had very little narrative arc. There was some very good writing and some keen insights, and it wasn't so bad that I had a hard time finishing it. The main story was about a couple who decides that the husband, Thomas, will stay home with his daughter while the wife, Tonie, goes off to work, which reverses the roles that they have had since their daughter was born. The other points of view are both sets of their parents, the three brothers and their wives, and the main couple's housekeeper. It sounds like more of a mess than it is, but it still somewhat of a mess. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Laila | 2/5/2014

    " This novel started out so promising. The quality of the writing is really superb. However, the characters lack any hint of joy, to the point of unbelievability. Selfish, privileged, miserable Brits. I finished the book simply because it was so short. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Krissy | 1/19/2014

    " Hmm... though I am intrigued by the midlife crisis, this just didn't cut it. Too much analysis, not enough story or character development. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lizzie Evans | 1/13/2014

    " The usual realism from Rachel Cusk, and the familiarity of real life beautifully written about. I just didn't take to her characters as much this time. Still, their emotions were played out and you could totally sympathise, maybe looking back their was just too much to take in in this novel. "

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