Extended Audio Sample

Download The Children Act Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Children Act Audiobook, by Ian McEwan Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian McEwan Narrator: Lindsay Duncan Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781490635538
Regular Price: $24.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $10.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Adam, 17, is refusing for medical reasons the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents agree. High Court judge Fiona Maye must decide whether the secular court should overrule sincerely expressed faith. Her judgment will have mom Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Duncan’s voice has a maturity and pragmatism that suits Fiona’s characterization. Even as Fiona copes with difficult cases involving children and returns home to an empty house, Duncan remains steady and never maudlin. One can fully imagine Fiona retaining her dignity in the presence of these personal and professional storms, and so Duncan succeeds in this high-quality audiobook.”


  • “Thoughtful, well-wrought novel…McEwan, always a smart, engaging writer, here takes more than one familiar situation and creates at every turn something new and emotionally rewarding.

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A September 2014 LibraryReads Pick
  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, September 2014
  • One of Barnes & Noble's Biggest Books, September 2014
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Washington Post Bestseller
  • An NPR Bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed author of short stories and novels for adults, as well as the children’s novel illustrated by Anthony Browne, The Daydreamer. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. Some of his other award-winning novels include The Child in Time, Amsterdam, and Atonement—which became a popular film.

About the Narrator

Lindsay Duncan is a Scottish stage, television, and film actress. She has won two Olivier Awards and a Tony Award for her performance in Private Lives. In addition to her screen and stage performances, she has also lent her voice to several audio books, including Marrying the Mistress, Brother and Sister, and Aesop: The Complete Collection