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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,301 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Helprin Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This is a book about the beauty and complexity of the human soul, about God, love, and justice, and yet you can lose yourself in it as if it were a dream. You will be transported to New York of the Belle Epoque, to a city clarified by a siege of unprecedented winters.

One night, Peter Lake - orphan, master-mechanic, and master second-story man - attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between the middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying. Because of a love that at first he cannot fully understand, Peter, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle, in a city ever alight with its own energy and beset by winter, is a truly beautiful and extraordinary story.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kitson | 2/19/2014

    " Started with mind-boggling beauty and self-assuredness. Wandered into postmodern-ish pseudo physics bullshit midway through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeff Brearley | 2/9/2014

    " This was the first one I read.Absolutely astounding texture and detail from such a young writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Megan | 2/6/2014

    " This is a book I would never have otherwise read. It's a long bad boy and is sometimes hard to get through, but it was actually pretty good and I feel pretty dang smart for having read it. It's an interesting look at NY over the ages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Natasha | 1/25/2014

    " A book that read pretty quickly despite its length. I loved the description of the city and the various machines. This book did confuse me quite a bit. I wasn't sure what time period it was supposed to take place in and there are two time periods mentioned, but with no real dates. I also didn't like how Beverly fell in love with Peter almost instantly and had sex with him right away. There was too much falling in love way way way too quickly. "

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