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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (71,582 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Haruki Murakami Narrator: Rupert Dega Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is many things: the story of a marriage that mysteriously collapses; a jeremiad against the superficiality of contemporary politics; an investigation of painfully suppressed memories of war; a bildungsroman about a compassionate young man’s search for his own identity as well as that of his nation. All of Murakami's storytelling genius, combining elements of detective fiction, deadpan humor, and metaphysical truth, and swiftly transforming commonplace realism into surreal revelation, is on full, seamless display. And in turning his literary imagination loose on a broad social and political canvas, he bares nothing less than the soul of a country steeped in the violence of the twentieth century.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dreamlike and compelling…Murakami is a genius.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Seductive…A labyrinth designed by a master, at once familiar and irresistibly strange.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “A significant advance in Murakami’s art…a bold and generous book.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A beguiling sense of mystery suffuses The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and draws us irresistibly and ever deeper into the phantasmagoria of pain and memory…Compelling [and] convincing.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Aloom127 | 2/16/2014

    " It was good! Slow moving, but unique and intriguing. A interesting fictional voyage through lonely Tokyo. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Imaneeeee | 2/9/2014

    " I tried but no.This is probably the worst Book i've ever read.Just...What are you getting at dear Haruki? apart from writing about a guy whose activities involve making sandwiches , looking for a cat, drinking coffee,making sandwiches,looking for a cat, drin...coff..ee.Lookin f..a. I can't.I need my money back because this book was a pain in the A.bye. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lindsey Spadoni | 2/7/2014

    " A little slow at first, but it gets trippier and wierder as you get deeper into it. Murakami is insane in the best way possible. This book is winning! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shawn | 2/7/2014

    " I've never enjoyed being confused more. "

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