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  • Nutshell | Ian McEwan

    Nutshell

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Rory Kinnear
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    From the best-selling author of Atonement, Nutshell is a classic story of murder and deceit, told by a narrator with a perspective and voice unlike any in recent literature. A bravura performance, it is the finest recent work from a true master. To be bound in a nutshell, see the world in two inches of ivory, in a grain of sand. Why not, when all of literature, all of art, of human endeavour is just a speck in the universe of possible things?

    Ilana says: "The Long Version, and the Short."
  • Atonement | Ian McEwan

    Atonement

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In Atonement, three children lose their innocence, as the sweltering summer heat bears down on the hottest day in 1935, and their lives are changed forever. Cecilia Tallis is of England's priviledged class; Robbie Turner is the housekeeper's son. In their moment of intimate surrender, they are interrupted by Cecilia's hyperimaginative and scheming 13-year-old sister, Briony. And as chaos consumes the family, Briony commits a crime, the guilt of which she shall carry throughout her life.

    Amazon Customer says: "An amazing book about complex human perception"
  • The Children Act | Ian McEwan

    The Children Act

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Lindsay Duncan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child's welfare obvious. But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism, and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down her verdicts.

    Bonny says: "McEwan has written perfection in this novel."
  • Nutshell | Ian McEwan

    Nutshell

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Rory Kinnear
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    Nutshell is a classic story of murder and deceit, told by a narrator with a perspective and voice unlike any in recent literature. A bravura performance, it is the finest recent work from a true master. To be bound in a nutshell, see the world in two inches of ivory, in a grain of sand. Why not, when all of literature, all of art, of human endeavour, is just a speck in the universe of possible things?

    Benjamin Myers says: "Hilarious, thrilling story"
  • Sweet Tooth | Ian McEwan

    Sweet Tooth

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Winner of such prestigious honors as the Booker Prize and Whitbread Award, Ian McEwan is justifiably regarded as a modern master. Set in 1972, Sweet Tooth follows Cambridge student Serena Frome, whose intelligence and beauty land her a job with England's intelligence agency, MI5. In an attempt to monitor writers' politics, MI5 tasks Serena with infiltrating the literary circle of author Tom Healy. But soon matters of trust and identity subvert the operation.

    Susianna says: "Perfect Book for your Literary Sweet Tooth"
  • Saturday | Ian McEwan

    Saturday

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (228)
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    (229)

    New York Times best-selling author Ian McEwan's novels have inspired sweeping critical acclaim and won such prestigious awards as the Booker Prize for Amsterdam and the National Book Critics Circle Award for his modern masterpiece, Atonement. With Saturday, McEwan has crafted perhaps his most unique achievement to date.

    Deena says: "Extraordinary"
  • Atonement | Ian McEwan

    Atonement

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey
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    Story
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    On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, 13-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching Cecilia is their housekeeper's son Robbie Turner, a childhood friend who, along with Briony's sister, has recently graduated from Cambridge.

    S. Weller says: "Hard to suspend belief"
  • Saturday | Ian McEwan

    Saturday

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By James Wilby
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    Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man - a successful neurosurgeon, the devoted husband of Rosalind and proud father of two grown-up children. Unusually, he wakes before dawn, drawn to the window of his bedroom and filled with a growing unease. What troubles him as he looks out at the night sky is the state of the world - the impending war against Iraq, a gathering pessimism since 9/11, and a fear that his city and his happy family life are under threat.

    cate edwards says: "In awe of such good writing"
  • Amsterdam | Ian McEwan

    Amsterdam

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    The best-selling author of Atonement and Enduring Love, Ian McEwan is known as one of contemporary fiction’s most acclaimed writers. This Booker Prize-winning novel by McEwan finds two men connecting at the funeral of their ex-lover. Distressed by how she was slowly destroyed by an illness, the two make a pact to save each other from enduring such a fate.

  • Amsterdam | Ian McEwan

    Amsterdam

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    The best-selling author of Atonement and Enduring Love, Ian McEwan is known as one of contemporary fiction’s most acclaimed writers. This Booker Prize-winning novel by McEwan finds two men connecting at the funeral of their ex-lover. Distressed by how she was slowly destroyed by an illness, the two make a pact to save each other from enduring such a fate.

    T. C. Pile says: "A Workaday Work From a Master"
  • Atonement | Ian McEwan

    Atonement

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Carole Boyd
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    On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination.

    cate edwards says: "What a rich experience with excellent narration."
  • Enduring Love | Ian McEwan

    Enduring Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (125)
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    (127)

    On a sunny afternoon, the middle-aged writer Joe Rose and his wife look up from their picnic in the countryside to see an elderly man desperately trying to anchor his giant helium balloon. Running to help, Joe is joined by other bystanders. But from that fateful day, one of them, Jed Parry, will begin to stalk Joe. Driven by religious zeal and misdirected love, the strange young man will slowly unravel each strand of Joe's life.

    EVERETT says: "Thriller of the minds and relationships"
  • The Cement Garden | Ian McEwan

    The Cement Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    One of the world's most acclaimed novelists, New York Times best-selling author Ian McEwan has earned the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. After their parents die, four children are left alone in the family house. They are free to live however they choose, but they must preserve their terrible secret.

    Alastair Binnie says: "(Almost) unbearably dark"
  • The Innocent | Ian McEwan

    The Innocent

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By John Franklyn-Robbins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (114)
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    (57)
    Story
    (56)

    War-weary Berlin has much to offer Leonard Markham, a young, naive postal engineer: first the arts of sophisticated intrigue, then the delights of sexual pleasure. But Leonard's new knowledge carries a heavy price, dragging him and the listener into a new type of story that is exhaustively suspenseful and utterly irresistible.

    Kenneth says: "A Lifelike Knot of Possibilities"
  • Solar | Ian McEwan

    Solar

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Roger Allam, Ian McEwan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (192)
    Story
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    Nobel Prize-winning physicist Michael Beard is fast approaching 60, a mere shell of the academic titan he once was. While his fifth marriage falls apart, Michael suddenly finds himself with an unexpected opportunity to reinvigorate his career and possibly save humankind from the growing threat of global warming.

    Cariola says: "McEwan Does It Again!"
  • On Chesil Beach | Ian McEwan

    On Chesil Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Ian McEwan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It is July 1962. Florence is a talented musician who dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, an earnest young history student at University College of London, who unexpectedly wooed and won her heart. Newly married that morning, both virgins, Edward and Florence arrive at a hotel on the Dorset coast. At dinner in their rooms they struggle to suppress their worries about the wedding night to come.

    George says: "One of the best new novels in recent years"
  • The Children Act | Ian McEwan

    The Children Act

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Lindsay Duncan
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
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    Story
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    Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her childlessness, and now her marriage of 30 years is in crisis. At the same time, she is called on to try an urgent case: for religious reasons, a beautiful 17-year-old boy, Adam, is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life, and his devout parents share his wishes. Time is running out.

    Jane says: "Packs a memorable and rewarding punch"
  • On Chesil Beach | Ian McEwan

    On Chesil Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Ian McEwan
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    It is June 1962. In a hotel on the Dorset coast, overlooking Chesil Beach, Edward and Florence, just married that morning, are sitting down to dinner in their room. Neither is entirely able to suppress anxieties about the wedding night to come. On Chesil Beach is another masterwork from Ian McEwan - a story about how the entire course of a life can be changed by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.

    Terri says: "difficult to believe"
  • The Comfort of Strangers | Ian McEwan

    The Comfort of Strangers

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
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    (54)
    Story
    (55)

    New York Times best-selling author Ian McEwan has won the Booker Prize, Whitbread Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for his masterfully accomplished fiction. The Comfort of Strangers is an exquisitely crafted gothic novella. On holiday, Colin and Maria wander the ancient streets of Venice and frequently lose their way. When they are accosted by a man with a strange and alluring story to tell, they soon become entwined in a fantasy of violence and erotic obsession.

    EVERETT says: "Mysterious, bizarre"
  • A Child in Time | Ian McEwan

    A Child in Time

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Two parents come to appreciate the forces of love and time after the disappearance of their daughter, Kate.

    Silverfish says: "A sustaining pleasure"
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