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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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  • 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.

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • yue
    Stockton-on-tees, United Kingdom
    4/14/13
    Overall
    "good"

    nice audio, appropriate reading speed with clear sound. I have read the book already, the audio can substitute book

    1 of 1 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
  • Helen
    Germany
    12/20/13
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    "Coming of age?"

    I was just flat out bored with this book a lot of the time and sometimes even unnerved. Only smal parts were interesting to me. I skipped great parts after half the book was over, especially because I didn't care about the characters (oh, they were all so very special....) and the story wasn't very likely either. Maybe coming of age stories are just not for me so melodramatic about little things..... And at the same times real tragedies are read (maybe it was not only the book, but the reader as well) like unimportant .....

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    6/19/17
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    "Entry Level Murakami"
    What made the experience of listening to Norwegian Wood the most enjoyable?

    The audible version was well produced with little musical 'ditties' in between chapters.


    What other book might you compare Norwegian Wood to, and why?

    Tricky one as Murakami is such an original author. This book was all character driven, with many memorable scenes.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. You have to take your time with this book, there are a lot of levels to it.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good starting point for anyone wanting to get in Murakami's work, I will definitely be reading more of his work in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • muovikassi88
    3/25/17
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    "An wonderful experience"

    I had put off reading murakami for a long time because I had heard of how weird his work supposedly was, but man am I glad to have read/listened to this book, this was also my first book on audible and the performance was fantastic, I actually vividly visualised much of the book while listening to it, with my eyes closed, an experience I have never had before, but have since learned replicate even while reading the traditional way. The story itself wasn't weird at all, all the characters were inmensely relateable, I found myself both crying and laughing several times with this book. I am absolutely delighted, a warm thank you to audible, and I will be reading to all the works of mr Murakami.

    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

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