William Boyd
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William Boyd

William Boyd is the author of ten novels, including A Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice-Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Brazzaville Beach, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; Any Human Heart, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet; and Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year.

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    • The Vanishing Game

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Russ Bain
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 912
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 908

    A down-on-his-luck actor is paired with a weather-battered Land Rover Defender on a seemingly innocuous courier job....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not enough

    • By Carrera Hallett on 01-12-15

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Love Is Blind

    • A Novel
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Brodie Moncur is a brilliant piano tuner, as brilliant in his own way as John Kilbarron, the pianist Brodie accompanies on all of his tours. It is a luxurious life, but Brodie would gladly give it all up for the love of the Russian soprano Lika Blum....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captures the protagonist's struggles

    • By galcarm on 10-15-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Restless

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,430
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 580
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 575

    It is the summer of 1976 in Oxfordshire, England, and someone is trying to kill Sally Gilmartin....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Favorite Book of 2007

    • By Susianna on 12-27-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Any Human Heart

    • A Novel
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 475
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 426
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 426

    This novel evokes the tumult, events, and iconic faces of our time as it tells the story of Logan Mountstuart—writer, lover, and man of the world—through his intimate journals....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very satisfying story-telling

    • By connie on 07-15-11

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Love Is Blind

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Love Is Blind by William Boyd. Set at the end of the 19th century, it follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Jane Carter on 02-18-19

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Sweet Caress

    • The Many Lives of Amory Clay
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Born into Edwardian England, Amory's first memory is of her father standing on his head. She has memories of him returning on leave during the First World War....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good book killed by the narrator

    • By Margaret M. Bell on 01-07-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Solo

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Dominic West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 192

    It's 1969, and, having just celebrated his 45th birthday, James Bond - British special agent 007 - is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Please!

    • By Mario on 10-12-13

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Waiting for Sunrise

    • A Novel
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian MacKenzie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    Lysander Rief, a young English actor in town seeking psychotherapy for a troubling ailment of a sexual nature, becomes caught up in a feverish affair with a beautiful, enigmatic woman....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No need to wait.

    • By Thomas D Kennedy on 07-25-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Sweet Caress

    • The Many Lives of Amory Clay
    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    It is Amory's photographer uncle, Greville, who gives her a camera and some rudimentary lessons in photography and unleashes a passion that will irrevocably shape her....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator destroys story

    • By Michele L Rousseau on 02-16-18

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Brazzaville Beach

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    I live on Brazzaville Beach... I am here because two sets of strange and extraordinary events happened to me... One in England, first, and then one in Africa....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An absolutely brilliant book

    • By Sheila V. on 07-31-13

    Regular price: $20.99

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