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Utopia Avenue Audiobook

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Read By: Andrew Wincott, Ralph Lister Publisher: Knopf Canada Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 16.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 12.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780735281943

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86:58 minutes

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29 seconds

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53:56 minutes

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The hotly anticipated new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas. Utopia Avenue may be the most extraordinary British band you've never heard of. Emerging from London's psychedelic scene in 1967 and fronted by folksinger Elf Holloway, guitar demigod Jasper de Zoet and blues bassist Dean Moss, Utopia Avenue released only two LPs during its brief blazing journey from the clubs of Soho and draughty ballrooms to Top of the Pops and the Top 10; to Amsterdam, Rome and a fateful American fortnight in the autumn of 1968. David Mitchell's new novel is the story of Utopia Avenue and its age; of riots in the street and revolutions in the head; of drugs and thugs, schizophrenia, love, sex, grief, art; of the families we choose and the ones we don't; of fame's Faustian pact and stardom's wobbly ladder. Do we change the world or does the world change us? Utopia means 'nowhere' but might it be somewhere, if only we knew how to look?

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“Fans of Mitchell…have long been aware of his passion for music. That love, deployed with his usual narrative high jinks, is on full display in this story of a London rock band’s rise to fame in the Swinging Sixties.”

— New York Times Book Review 


  • “In 2020, there is something utopian about the idea of people gathering together to make and record and play music, to create a scenius together. We’ll get back to the garden someday.”

    — Los Angeles Times
  • “Utopia Avenue’s got all the sex, drugs, and broken dreams you want in a rock novel, plus guest appearances by Jagger, Jerry, Janis, and Jim (Morrison).”

    — Philadelphia Inquirer
  • “A conventional story of a band’s rise turns into a book on another plane entirely.”

    — New Yorker
  • “A gritty, richly detailed fable from rock’s golden age…It’s realistic indeed and just the thing for pop music fans of a bygone era that’s still very much with us.”

    — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “Evokes the psychedelic age with a bravura mix of telling details and richly composed portraits of iconic figures…It’s a foot-tapping ode to rock music.”

    — Booklist (starred review)


  • New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice
  • An Indie Next List selection
  • New York Times bestseller
  • Among longlisted titles for DUBLIN Literary Award, 2022

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About David Mitchell

David Mitchell is the award-winning and bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, named a best book of the year by Time, Washington Post, Financial Times, New Yorker, Globe and Mail, and the New York Times. He has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize five times and hailed as “the novelist who’s shown us fiction’s future” (Washington Post), as well as named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2007. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

About the Narrators

Andrew Wincott is a British actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator. He is most known in radio drama as the voice of Adam Macy in The Archers. He has worked with numerous theater companies throughout the UK.

Ralph Lister is an actor, voice actor, and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. He spent fifteen years in London theater before moving to the United States to focus on film and television. He has held numerous roles in Shakespeare and modern dramas, as well as starring roles in independent films. His voice and character work can be heard in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearland 13 Going On 30. He lives in Los Angeles.