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  • The Sense of an Ending: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Julian Barnes
    • Narrated By Richard Morant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (845)
    Performance
    (721)
    Story
    (724)

    Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumor, and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is retired. He’s had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He’s certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer’s letter is about to prove.

    Chris Reich says: "Stunning. I'm Guilty. Are You?"
    "Very funny, but not sure about the ending."
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    The Sense of an Ending is hysterically funny despite the serious subject matter that deals with suicide and aging. Julian Barnes's dialogue is spot on and narrated perfectly by Richard Morant. I have to imagine that listening to this very English story, read by (I assume) a Brit captured all the nuances of the language I might have otherwise missed in a reading. Ironically, my only concern with The Sense of an Ending was the ending. In a story where the main character's looks back at his life and revelations pop up as his memory peels away like the skin of an onion, the ending seemed to come from a bit of a different onion. Maybe I'll think differently after a second listening. Nevertheless, this is a great book and an even better listen.

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