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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: Mark Salzman Narrator: David Chandler Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2017 ISBN: 9781456123840
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Acclaimed best-selling author Mark Salzman delivers a humorously poignant tale in this novel of disappointment and redemption. Renne Sundheimer's life is a shadow of his youth, when he was a celebrated genius cellist. Now a college professor, he struggles to regain his gift. But in one week he is drafted into jury duty and reluctantly agrees to tutor a young Korean boy, forcing Renne to come to terms with his limitations and broaden his horizons. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandy | 5/1/2011

    " Audio book - Narrator poor. a little boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri | 5/1/2011

    " fast read and touches the human spirit wished i had seen the movie "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 4/20/2011

    " I read this a long time ago. Apparently it did not leave that big of an impression. I vaguely remember enjoying it but I couldn't tell you why now. It has been over ten years since I read it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eileen | 4/17/2011

    " I thought this was the other Soloist book; big mistake! Don't bother with this book on CD. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jill | 3/26/2011

    " Short, easy read but not that satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/24/2011

    " Very educational and of course better than the movie, though it was good also. Lots of swearing. They were quotes, but still no sugar coating there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel | 2/15/2011

    " A fading prodigy cellist finds meaning in his life through teaching and through sitting as a juror in a bizarre murder trial. The first person narrative was so well written he was incredibly easy to identify with, though his choices were often unique ones... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 1/31/2011

    " It was a really interesting book and I can honestly say I liked it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aldafan | 1/28/2011

    " The story of a gifted musician who is severely mentally ill and homeless and the journalist who befriends him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jkm826 | 1/9/2011

    " this is a story of a young man in transition. At the age of 18, his gift deserted him and his life takes a subtle but drastic turn "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kylee | 12/27/2010

    " It was a good book but not great. It was interesting but not a book that I couldn't put down... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Millie | 12/11/2010

    " Provocative. Read all of his books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 10/15/2010

    " Given to my husband for the music piece of the story, but I grabbed it first and enjoyed it for so many other reasons. Made me stop and rethink about my perspective on mental health issues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 8/9/2010

    " originally checked this book out thinking it was the one the movie with Robert Downey Jr was based on, don't think it was but I did enjoy it. Don't here of a 35 yr old virgin very often! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenna | 8/8/2010

    " A circular, dizzying novel about coming to terms with life. Excellent, as are his other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 6/30/2010

    " Success looks different in different times of your life. "

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About the Author
Author Mark SalzmanMark Salzman is the author of Iron & Silk, an account of his two years in China; the novels The Laughing Sutra and The Soloist, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction; and Lost in Place, a memoir. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, filmmaker Jessica Yu.
About the Narrator

David Chandler is an audiobook narrator who has read numerous titles for William Kent Krueger and C. J. Box, among others.