I've read every English translation of Murakami's books, including A Wild Sheep Chase. I slogged through this Audible Book and cannot recommend it.
The reader uses Western voices that are just wrong. A previous reviewer mentioned a James Mason imitation. Let me add a Dustin Hoffman "Tootsie" imitation. Japanese women sound like a bad Blanche DuBois? Aargh.
Listen to NPR's "Selected Shorts" to hear what Murakami should sound like. I was astounded by how closely that reader matched the voice in my head when I read that short story.
I've enjoyed reading P. G. Wodehouse, but listening to Nigel Lambert flawlessly personify all the characters was a far superior experience. As a collection of short stories, Lambert has to create voices for a large number of characters, since the cast changes from story to story. He seems to be channeling Wodehouse himself.
Well worth your time.
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