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Any Human Heart Audiobook

Any Human Heart

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Every life is both ordinary and extraordinary, but Logan Mountstuart's - lived from the beginning to the end of the 20th century - contains more than its fair share of both. As a writer who finds inspiration with Hemingway in Paris and Virginia Woolf in London, as a spy recruited by Ian Fleming and betrayed in the war and as an art-dealer in '60s New York, Logan mixes with the movers and shakers of his times. But as a son, friend, lover and husband, he makes the same mistakes we all do in our search for happiness. Here, then, is the story of a life lived to the full - and a journey deep into a very human heart.

©2002 William Boyd (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd

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  • Catherine
    12/7/16
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    "Slow starter but worth the wait"

    struggled to get into this at first but when I did I couldn't stop listening

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rosemary
    11/15/16
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    "Wow"

    I really enjoy William Boyd's books. They are all different and yet alike. Any Human Heart really get's to your heart. Even if Logan Mountstuart isn't the most likable character around, he is "us". This book really touched me and I could not recommend it enough.Mike Grady does a wonderful job. Overall a real treat. Enjoy !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • S
    Tonbridge, United Kingdom
    10/22/16
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    "A touching believable story of a life."

    Overall well read despite the rare mispronunciation and, notably toward the end, a stultified handling of some phrases.

    A thoroughly enjoyable listen to which I shall return. An absorbing tale of a life fully lived, with appropriate reflections and thoughts raising it to being so much more than a story. This novel encourages one to reflect on life and the meanings of experiences in very realistic ways. As a person living their final decades of life I thought the end was dealt with sensitively and well. Many laughs, some tears and and some profound feelings of understanding and affinity with the ideas expressed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Phyllis A. Wolff Paley
    Dorset England
    10/17/16
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    "One of the best books I have ever read...."
    What made the experience of listening to Any Human Heart the most enjoyable?

    this is a marvellous book - dont be put off by the first couple of chapters - corned beef etc..... which I did at first - and almost returned it, but friends said to preserve and it was worth it - like being enveloped for the weeks you spend with this book. Its like 'A Suitable Boy' - which I wish they would record unabridged .... and here the Narrator sounds like Jeremy Irons... marvellous!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • caya
    Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
    9/16/16
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    "Memorable"

    I like William Boyd's way with words, and this book, which reads like an autobiography, has stayed with me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Matt
    Zurich
    9/14/16
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    "Stunning!"

    Well, it took me a long time to commit to downloading this-it didn't seem to be very exciting; just simply the story of an ordinary man's life. But the ordinary really is extraordinary here. You can't help but be drawn into every detail, every relationship, every high and low of this man's life. You become so close to LMS that you feel his loss like that of a friend. Great stuff and I look forward to my next William Boyd audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MAGGS
    Port Talbot
    6/21/15
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    "Any Human Heart -worth a listen"


    I didn't enjoy this book in the beginning but kept listening & I'm so glad I did. It sad funny warm & excellent but of storytelling, Mike Grady was superb, it was like Logan himself was reading it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sigrin
    Valdisere, France
    6/11/15
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    "A jolly good innings"

    Wow, this was an amazing journey of one mans life through the twentieth century, featuring many major world events in which he had a part to play.
    His life had its ups and downs and he was an unlikeable fellow at times, but I really felt for him and laughed and cried my way through his extraordinary life.
    Superb narration from Mike Grady made Logan Mountstuart so real to me, and now I am left grieving with his passing. RIP LMS

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • cosmobunter
    Derbyshire, England
    4/7/13
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    "Don't read Boyd all at once!"

    I had just finished 'waiting for sunrise' and really enjoyed it. I'd listened to 'restless' ages ago. But this is too similar to Sunrise to be a comfortable next listen. I felt that I'd already enjoyed parts of this before. Whilst I know they weren't written in that order, it did became an issue for me. I'll let him alone for a year or two and then see what the rest are like. Having said that, he's a good author. Just maybe recycling a few ideas? ;-)

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • tracey
    HARTLEPOOL, United Kingdom
    12/23/12
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    "Any Humam Heart"

    Absoloutly loved this book, make some time and settle into Logan's world spanning decades and continents with Logan will make you consider how lives can be lived outside of the usual constraints the humdrum and predictable.A word of warning however, this will start a William Boyd habit.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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