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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (49,307 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julian Barnes Narrator: Richard Morant Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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Winner of the Booker Prize!

Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumor, and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is retired. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove. The Sense of an Ending is the story of one man coming to terms with the mutable past. Laced with trademark precision, dexterity and insight, it is the work of one of the world's most distinguished writers.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 2/20/2014

    " I don't think i'm particularly dense, but I don't get this book. Barnes is clearly an excellent writer, his prose was almost musical in places, but I can't buy into the characters. I couldn't see the attraction between Tony and Veronica, and as for Tony "not getting it," maybe if she'd ever had a conversation with him, he would have. I'm glad this was a quick book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan de Leeuw | 2/17/2014

    " I enjoyed this, although the story is not strong. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeri Stubblefield | 2/16/2014

    " I actually read this twice. After I finished it the second time (almost back-to-back), I upped the star value to 5. A book has to really capture me to get a 5. This is also the only book that beckoned me back for a re-read two weeks after finishing it. Excellent. "

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

    " the last thirty or forty pages are captivating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Richmond vallejo | 1/12/2014

    " In 1992, I spent the last of my Greek drachma to purchase Before She Met Me by Julian Barnes. I spent a long boat ride from Greece to Italy with no money. There have been a few other Barnes books I've picked up but never finished over the years. I really enjoyed this--it made me wistful and sad. (Enjoyed?). I'm glad I read it... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erica | 1/11/2014

    " Blah. Too verbose. Boring. Can't believe I finished it. At least it was short. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hilary Satz | 1/4/2014

    " Really good period piece, the descriptions were amazing , like watching a movie "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 manfred | 1/1/2014

    " kleine review wie gehabt, aufm blog... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dave | 12/15/2013

    " A depressing story about a clueless male. Perfect material for the Hallmark Channel. Superior in that the narrator's voice is clearly the main character's and not the author's mixing into his creation. But still, not a fun read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gayle Byrne | 11/24/2013

    " nothing happens in this book. ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mara Conklin | 11/11/2013

    " Interesting look at how one remembers life may not be what actually happened. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aunt | 9/17/2013

    " I savored this book for his sense of a person's history; how we remember and how we chose to remember. But in the end, I didn't care about the characters - I understood, but didn't care. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Gale | 6/23/2013

    " I found Tony's rambling a a little irritating, but the story kept me interested and atleast it didn't drag on. I enjoyed the twist at the end, and am still pondering the outcome after finishing the book.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Pfeiffer | 6/12/2013

    " Loved the way this story rolled around... and I learned about the Severn Bore and other tidal bores to boot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Daglish | 2/7/2013

    " Interesting twist in the tail. The interwoven theme of the inaccuracy and bias of memory an individual level for the narrator and a societal level for the historian is nicely highlighted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 1/19/2013

    " I'm not quite sure what all of the fuss is about from Amazon reviewers. The author writes brilliantly but I just didn't connect with the narrator or the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Canyon401 | 11/10/2012

    " Read this for my book group. It was a great discussion so I think it makes a good book group book. But the characters were not developed enough. I did not get anymore engaged in this than I would have in a short story in Good Housekeeping. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Regina | 10/28/2012

    " Only just made 3 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D Osikowicz | 10/27/2012

    " Different. Tony was pretty self-absorbed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daphne Miller | 8/23/2012

    " Beautiful prose and a cautionary tale about how even the best-intentioned people can be oblivious and ego-centric. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Balfour | 7/17/2012

    " A great , quick read. Have to read it more than once though "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni Page | 7/6/2012

    " This is an excellent book. It is so rich in material about human nature, perspective and memory. A wonderful book for discussion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele Emery | 5/31/2012

    " My partner absolutely loved this book. Yes it was good but for some reason didn't really do it for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leslie | 2/23/2012

    " This book left me cold, maybe because the unreliable narrator is cold. I finished it to make sure I would not miss some dazzling turn in the story that would make the book sing. I did not, and it did not. "

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