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Publisher's Summary

Bunny Munro sells beauty products and the dream of hope to lonely housewives along the south coast of England. Set adrift by his wife's sudden death and struggling to keep a grip on reality, he does the only thing he can think of - with his young son in tow, he hits the road.

While Bunny plies his trade and sexual charisma door-to-door, nine-year-old Bunny Junior sits patiently in the car, exploring the world through the pages of his encyclopaedia. As their bizarre and increasingly frenzied road trip shears into a final reckoning, Bunny finds that the ghosts of his world - decrepit fathers, vengeful lovers, jealous husbands and horned psycho-killers - have emerged from the shadows and are seeking to exact their toll.

A tender portrait of the relationship between father and son, The Death of Bunny Munro is a stylish, angry and hugely enjoyable listen, bursting with the wit and mystery that fans will recognise as hallmarks of Cave's singular vision.

This unabridged audiobook uses a groundbreaking 3D audio-spatial mix, specifically designed for listening on headphones, creating a fully immersive experience for the listener. The 3D and spatialised sound was created by Terence Caulkins, Ryan Biziorek, Anne Guthrie, and Raj Patel at Arup Acoustics.

This original soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis was producted and sound-directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.

©2009 Nick Cave (P)2009 Canongate Books

Critic Reviews

"Put Cormac McCarthy, Franz Kafka and Benny Hill together in a Brighton seaside guesthouse and they might just come up with Bunny Munro. A compulsive read possessing all Nick Cave's trademark horror and humanity." (Irvine Welsh)
"Not just a wonderful read, it's also a heartbreaking one. Cave writes novels like he does lyrics, with strokes of blood and sulphur and lightning. He strikes at the mind and heart and is able to bring his readers to his knees." (Neil LaBute)
"Cocksman, Salesman, Deadman; Bunny Munro might not be Everyman, but every man ought to read this book. And read it half in stitches, half in tears." (David Peace)

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  • Patricia
  • 09-09-09

spellbinding

really atmospheric and compelling. well crafted characterisation. subtle audio enhancements were brilliant use of the media.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Lisa
  • 05-29-10

A work of art that lives up to it's rave reviews

Nick Cave's 'The Death of Bunny Munro' is perfectly narrated by the author with mood-enhancing musical segues between chapters and a subtle sprinkling of sound effects throughought. This is more a work of art than a mere audiobook.
Truly unique and guaranteed to leave the listener stunned and breathless

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Sam
  • 01-25-10

A great Read

Having Nick Cave himself read the book brought a whole new dimension to the book.? His velvet voice made an already engaging and sometimes gut wrenching story even better.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Kate
  • 09-13-09

Stunning

I loved this book, I found it shocking and deeply moving, despite everything I wanted him to live, the music was fantastically atmospheric and really made a difference. Very very very rude (cringingly so at times) but very very very good, how can one man be so talented to create fantastic music and fantastic literature, well worth a listen.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • graham
  • 07-28-14

very dark

wow!!...disturbing..dark..uncomfortable...clever...interesting..
just one Bunny or three??..read it and ...see what you think.

The book is very well written and performed..as one would expect form the genius like Cave. It's dark and mesmerising..we meet three Bunny Munro's, but for me they simultaneously and miraculously represent the same person at various stages of his depravity...that makes it the more saddening for me, as Bunny jnr is such a beautiful child.. so what hope does he have...well maybe a bit because when you separate and individualise the three Bunny's..he has a chance of breaking the cycle in the end..
Great book, not for the squeamish

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Robert
  • 10-19-11

Rollercoaster

Please ignore the pathetic comments and negative reviews. This book was chosen for my ,all male, book group and was very well liked. Get set for a fast paced debauched ride that is mesmeric.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • samantha
  • 07-05-11

Good, but distracting

I actually quite enjoyed the story but i found the musical interludes very distracting and at times irritating. I can imagine that the graphic sexual content and use of explicit language would not appeal to many people but to me that was necessary for the book and if you don't like that sort of thing just don't listen to this. I got involved with the story and was wanting to continue listening. My only fault with it was the music, at first i stopped listening for ages as i couldn't stand it, but in the end i just put up with it!

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  • Pete
  • 03-10-10

Awful

I think this has to be one of the most depressing books I have read, not only absolutely disgusting, I could not get to the end as like one other reviewer has said it is almost pornographic. I would not recommend wasting money or time downloading this garbage.

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  • Mrs. Victoria Dixon
  • 06-03-16

not really my kind of read, a bit depressing

the narrator was good but again in a sinister and slightly depressing way. wanted a bit more lightness and even the occasional joke or good news

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  • Scott Rudd
  • 05-18-15

A good read

Just on my way to Brighton read this book a few times keep coming back to it. Reading by Nick adds to the book.