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Download We Are Now Beginning Our Descent Audiobook (Unabridged)

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2.1 out of 52.1 out of 52.1 out of 52.1 out of 52.1 out of 5 2.10 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Meek Narrator: Andrew Wincott Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN:
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The message was short: I want to see you now. I want you to come to me, it doesn't matter how late it is, and tell me exactly what you want from me.

Like the world around him, at the dawn of the 21st century, Adam Kellas' life is showing distinct signs of cracking apart.

Against his better judgement, Kellas - divorced, unstable, spurned by his lover and by the world of letters - accepts a war assignment from his newspaper. It is the beginning of a journey which takes him from the mountains of Afghanistan to the elegant dinner tables of north London, the marshlands of the American South and, ultimately, to the darkest realms of the human imagination.

Only the memory of the beautiful, elusive Astrid, a fellow reporter in Afghanistan, offers him the possibility of hope. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ruud Van der vliet | 2/20/2014

    " Just uninteressting. Unnecessarely confusing "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Abby Jean | 1/22/2014

    " nope. too blustery and unappealing - both the book and the main character. dull and grating. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alissa | 1/7/2014

    " This book is making me loose my dinner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Manda | 1/5/2014

    " I loved James Meek's last book but this one I just couldn't really get into. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donster | 11/28/2013

    " Like others here, I was expecting something of the quality of The People's Act of Love and was disappointed. The book is well written; there just isn't much of a story here and what there is just isn't that interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Guy | 8/31/2013

    " Nog een post-9/11 boek, maar dan eerder gefocust op de oorlogsvoering en -verslaggeving, dan het leven in NYC. Indringend, en een aparte combinatie van zakelijkheid en occasionele humor. (***1/2) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manu | 11/25/2012

    " Picked up a work of fiction after quite a long list of travellogues. Simple and plain wrriting, with some unexpected twists and turns. Overall a good read! I recommend this to friends who like simple plain works of fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 8/1/2012

    " This had a lot of good stuff said about it, great reviews, etc. But for me the only compelling part was the denouement surprise, which was really well done. Not worth slogging through the rest for me, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 6/10/2012

    " A real man's book, a tale of a journalist's time in Afghanistan, then back home in England. There's a bit of a love story too, told in a way only a man can. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judi | 1/20/2012

    " Intersting but depressing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 1/5/2012

    " The People's Act of Love was a hard act to follow, and I found 'We are now beginning...' rather disappointing. The People's Act... had a complex and mind-stretching plot, but Meek's brilliant descriptions allowed him to get away with it. In this novel, he is much less convincing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angie | 6/25/2011

    " This book is a good concept but it was too much in the main character's head. I live in my own head enough. I don't need to live in his. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pat | 11/1/2010

    " I barely managed to get through this book. I can see that he is a good writer and he is witty, but I couldn't relate to his characters at all. I still don't have a clear idea of what the story really was about. Maybe that's just me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 9/8/2010

    " This superb book set mainly in Afganistan just after the US invasion after 9/11 is a wonderful meditation on love,war,life and many other things.
    The quality of the story and characters is very good and is well worth a read by anyone looking for a good story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 1/2/2010

    " The People's Act of Love was a hard act to follow, and I found 'We are now beginning...' rather disappointing. The People's Act... had a complex and mind-stretching plot, but Meek's brilliant descriptions allowed him to get away with it. In this novel, he is much less convincing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 10/19/2009

    " This had a lot of good stuff said about it, great reviews, etc. But for me the only compelling part was the denouement surprise, which was really well done. Not worth slogging through the rest for me, though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angie | 8/1/2009

    " This book is a good concept but it was too much in the main character's head. I live in my own head enough. I don't need to live in his. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeremy Allan | 5/19/2009

    " Disappointing after The People's Act of Love.

    Meek's lyric flare is subsumed by obvious signposting, unlikely and impossible events, and an incredible predictability.

    I'm starting to wonder whether anyone should write novelists as characters after Philip Roth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Guy | 4/13/2009

    " Nog een post-9/11 boek, maar dan eerder gefocust op de oorlogsvoering en -verslaggeving, dan het leven in NYC. Indringend, en een aparte combinatie van zakelijkheid en occasionele humor. (***1/2) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alissa | 7/14/2008

    " This book is making me loose my dinner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donster | 6/5/2008

    " Like others here, I was expecting something of the quality of The People's Act of Love and was disappointed. The book is well written; there just isn't much of a story here and what there is just isn't that interesting. "

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