We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Pulse Audiobook

Pulse

Regular Price:$19.08
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

The brilliant new collection of short stories from Man Booker Prize-winning author Julian Barnes.

The stories in Julian Barnes’ long-awaited third collection are attuned to rhythms and currents: of the body, of love and sex, illness and death, connections and conversations. Each character is bent to a pulse, propelled on by success and loss, by new beginnings and endings.

Ranging from the domestic to the extraordinary, from the vineyards of Italy to the English seaside in winter, the stories in 'Pulse' resonate and spark.

©2010 Julian Barnes (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Barnes has proved himself a virtuoso of fictional versatility” (Sunday Times)

“The clean, acidic accuracy of Barnes’s writing is supremely enjoyable” (Sunday Telegraph)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (11 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.1 (10 )
5 star
 (3)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.5 (10 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    christine Blue Springs, MO, United States 01-23-12
    christine Blue Springs, MO, United States 01-23-12 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    45
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wonderful Listen"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed listening to this audiobook very much. The narrator was perfect for this book and the collection of stories by Julian Barnes was interesting and entertaining. I usually don't read or listen to short stories, but after reading other listeners' opinions, I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Jackie in London
    11/20/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Mixed bag"

    I have loved everything I read or listened to of Julian Barnes prior to this. Some of the stories are wonderfully insightful and touching and sometimes even funny. However there are 4 segments of the "dinner with friends" that I thought were cringe worthy and depressingly mundane. I think that while the narrative suited the narrator for the rest of the stories, his over-dramatisation of the dinner parties made those segments even worse. I wish I'd just give those segment a pass. Otherwise, enjoyed the listen. Keep writing Julian!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.