The Prague Sonata: A Novel Audiobook, by Bradford Morrow Play Audiobook Sample

The Prague Sonata: A Novel Audiobook

The Prague Sonata: A Novel Audiobook, by Bradford Morrow Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Christina Delaine Publisher: Highbridge Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 12.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 9.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781681687018

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Longest Chapter Length:

59:41 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

10:13 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

40:12 minutes

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In the early days of the new millennium, pages of a worn and weathered original sonata manuscript—the gift of a Czech immigrant living out her final days in Queens—come into the hands of Meta Taverner, a young musicologist whose concert piano career was cut short by an injury. To Meta's eye, it appears to be an authentic eighteenth-century work; to her discerning ear, the music rendered there is commanding, hauntingly beautiful, clearly the undiscovered composition of a master. But there is no indication of who the composer might be. The gift comes with the caveat that Meta attempt to find the manuscript's true owner—a Prague friend the old woman has not heard from since the Second World War forced them apart—and to make the three-part sonata whole again. Leaving New York behind for the land of Dvorák and Kafka, Meta sets out on an unforgettable search to locate the remaining movements of the sonata and uncover a story that has influenced the course of many lives, even as it becomes clear that she isn't the only one after the music's secrets.

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“The Prague Sonata is a treasure of a novel, a deliciously enveloping musical mystery which I read with marvel and gusto…A virtuoso performance!”

— Diane Ackerman, New York Times bestselling author 


  • “Bradford Morrow is an astonishing writer…His most ambitious novel to date.”

    — Joyce Carol Oates, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “Rich, masterful…Morrow has long been one of America’s finest novelists. And this humanely epic tale is his finest book.”

    — Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
  • “Bradford Morrow has written his masterpiece…Rich, joyous, complex.”

    — Peter Straub, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “Suspenseful and meditative, classical and surprising, devastating and genuinely inspiring. What a gorgeous novel this is.”

    — Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author
  • “A sophisticated, engrossing intellectual mystery…[Morrow’s] captivating, hopeful book presents a vision of the broken past, restored.”

    — Wall Street Journal
  • “The Prague Sonata is without doubt Bradford Morrow’s magnum opus…History is thrillingly re-enacted or re-created…Compulsively enjoyable.”

    — Minneapolis Star Tribune


  • Finalist for the 2018 Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Award for Best Mystery Narration

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About Bradford Morrow

Bradford Morrow is the author of numerous acclaimed works of fiction and poetry, including Ariel’s Crossing and Giovanni’s Gift. He is also the founder of the literary journal Conjunctions, which he has edited since 1981. He received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2007 and is a professor of literature at Bard College.

About Christina Delaine

Christina Delaine is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator and accomplished stage actress. Her theater credits include Jewtopia, the longest-running comedy in Off-Broadway history, and the title role in Antigone at both Portland Center Stage and Kentucky Repertory Theatre. She holds a BA degree from Dartmouth College and an MFA in acting from Brown University.