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Norwegian Wood Audiobook

Norwegian Wood

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Publisher's Summary

Toru Watanabe, approaching middle age, hears The Beatles song "Norwegian Wood" in an airplane and, with Proustian vividness, it transports him back to his student days in Japan with Naoko, Midori, and Storm Trooper.

©1987 Haruki Murakami; (P)2005 Naxos Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Murakami tells a subtle, charming, profound, and very sexy story of young love bound for tragedy." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Carrie
    Galway, Ireland
    5/3/13
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    "Not my Cup of tea"

    This book is beautiful written but I didnt like it at all, I've heard great things about it but nothing much happened in this story and I think I need an ounce of joy in a book and this was quite miserable.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lal-Akash
    London, United Kingdom
    1/1/11
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    "Good book, reading not to my taste"

    I enjoyed the book despite not liking the portrayal of some of the characters by the reader and I found some of the expression a bit repetitive.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • G. CORNELIUS
    London
    2/7/17
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    "A difficult and troubling book"

    I struggled to sympathise with any of the characters and took a clear dislike to several of them. But the last phases of the book were really engrossing and showed a great insight into the troubled subject of suicide. I am glad I listened through. Excellently performed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    11/13/16
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    "First experience of Murakami"

    It was a great book, enjoyed every chapter. Naration was clear and enjoyable. absolutely recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sanyamksaxena
    10/27/16
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    "well written and narrated"

    Lacks depth of plot or climax. Goes well for a casual reading. I will read another of Murakami before making my final impression about his writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anita Fronczak
    Warsaw, Poland
    10/5/16
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    "Overly sentimental"

    The story was overly sentimental. Young people in this book were very emotionaly instable, even for their age. It made it hard to believe in the story and to follow the plot. Also I do not think the book accurately depicts youth. The narrator was good, but I did not enjoy violin music in between the chapters. It felt old and cheesy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • B O'Donnell B
    Kent, UK
    8/3/16
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    "Beautiful novel with clear narration"
    Any additional comments?

    It is a beautiful story, using very simple language making it easy to follow on a hectic commute.

    The narration by John Chancer is very playful, listenable and clear. However, the translation uses many English colloquialisms, which can sound slightly awkward when spoken in an American accent and hence could only be improved with British narration instead.

    Highly recommend regardless.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A. D. Hall
    UK
    7/1/16
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    "Beautiful"

    Another beautifully written book by Haruki Murakami. I love his style. The characters and story are all believable. Very natural. A sad tale of Love, Life, Friendship and death.
    The narrator is perfect for this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dr Nils Muhlert
    4/16/16
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    "Natural sexuality with feminist thinking and a complex storyline"

    I was given this book by my son and had always to have time to read it.
    It is an account of the transition from teenage to adulthood of a thoughtful Japanese man, detailing his relationships with other males and principally females. Teenage suicides are always sad losses to family and friends and provide points of focus for the text which ambled along.
    However there are quite a few erotic passages which would not be acceptable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John Smith
    Gloucestershire, UK.
    2/12/16
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    "My first delve into Murakami and an enjoyable one."

    My first delve into Murakami and an enjoyable one it was too. I'll try more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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