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Eucharia

Kawasaki City, Japan | Member Since 2009

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  • 1Q84

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated By Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3896)
    Performance
    (3403)
    Story
    (3371)

    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

    A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

    Dr. says: "Slow, Strange, and (ultimately) Satisfying"
    "Narrators MANGLE the Japanese words."
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    What made the experience of listening to 1Q84 the most enjoyable?

    The story was terrific, a beautifully-crafted arc.


    What other book might you compare 1Q84 to and why?

    The House of the Spirits by Isabelle Allende due to its use of allegory and magic realism.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    NO! Not after they butchered the Japanese language. Why could Japanese-speakers be found? After listening to "Born to Run" by Christopher Mc Dougall, in which Fred Sanders switches easily and naturally between English and Spanish, it was disgraceful that Japanese-speaking narrators were not used.


    Who was the most memorable character of 1Q84 and why?

    Tengo because of his core goodness.


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