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alexandra

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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
    (3889)
    Performance
    (3397)
    Story
    (3365)

    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"
    "Worth the wait"
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    I've listened to a bunch of Murakami books and I have enjoyed the better part of them tremendously. 1Q84 was definitely worth the wait, though I found it a bit too long.

    I loved the way the story was told from different viewpoints of the characters. The narration was rather good with a few pointers.

    Being a regular murakami-reader and a big fan of the Rat trilogy, I missed Jay Rubin's vocal interpretation of Ushikawa. (but that's personal)

    The vocal interpretation of Ushikawa became even more confusing when taken over by the male narrator of this book. I would prefer an audio version where each separate character is narrated and colored by one narrator.

    The female voice dragged a bit towards the end of the book. (Sounding more and more like an airport flight-announcer... sorry.)

    The male voice had a very, very heavy american accent which to my taste could have been tuned down a bit.

    The book is definitely worth your credit. I would not recommend it as a first Murakami-read, though. Going trough the trilogy of the rat first (pinball 1973, dance dance dance, a wild sheep chase ) and through The wind-up bird chronicle helps to appreciate the literary universe that is murakami's. It definitely added to my listening pleasure.

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