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The End of the Day Audiobook

The End of the Day

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Publisher's Summary

At the end of the day, Death visits everyone. Right before that, Charlie does.

You might meet him in a hospital, in a war zone, or at the scene of a traffic accident.

Then again, you might meet him at the North Pole - he gets everywhere, our Charlie.

Would you shake him by the hand, take the gift he offers, or would you pay no attention to the words he says?

Sometimes he is sent as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning. He never knows which.

The End of the Day is the stunning new novel by Claire North, author of word-of-mouth best-seller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.

©2017 Claire North (P)2017 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Wholly original and hauntingly beautiful. North is a writer to watch."(Kirkus)

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    Debra 06-16-17
    Debra 06-16-17
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    "Worst Claire North Book"

    Have LOVED all previous North books. Preordered this when it was announced. This was a mediocre story told in a slow and tedious way. The stream of consciousness babbling was painful to listen to. I started skipping ahead by a minute every time it started. Wish I had given up the moment I realized it was a bad book. Will never get one of her books the day it comes out again. So disappointing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Airl 06-01-17
    Airl 06-01-17 Member Since 2017

    Lawrence R. Spencer, author of "The Oz Factors", "Sherlock Holmes: My Life", "Vermeer-Portraits of a Lifetime" & editor of "Alien Interview"

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    "DEATH IS LIFE"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this book as a masterpiece of literature and of superlative performance art. This book is a profoundly artistic eschatological statement that embodies and transcends human theocratic doctrine. Life is Death. Life is a summoning of Death. Death is an acknowledgement of Life, commingled, inseparable: a definition of life as an end to physical existence and inevitable renewal.


    What other book might you compare The End of the Day to and why?

    Claire North is a unique and incomparable literary voice. The best way to comprehend it is to hear it performed by Peter Kenny, who is arguably one of the top 10 most accomplished narrators I have heard after listening to more than 500 audio books. His emotional and intellectual comprehension and rendering of a multitude of foreign language accents is worthy of a prolonged standing ovation for the finest theatrical performance on any stage, or through any performance medium.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The entire book is a interconnected single scene accented by the profoundly rhythmic literary style of the author: poetic drama comparable to a Shakespearean play.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Awe and Wonder.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    john 05-15-17
    john 05-15-17
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    "a hopeful story about the end"

    This is a hopeful story about the end, the end world, the end of life, and the end of ideas. it's hopeful message is one about the beauty and persistence of life even in the face of death. Skillfully told and narrated, the book is compelling, entertaining and thought-provoking.

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    Brian San Francisco, CA 07-09-17
    Brian San Francisco, CA 07-09-17
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    "Deeply thoughtful and delicate story"
    What did you love best about The End of the Day?

    The depth of personal points of view are a strong feature in Claire Norths stories. This novel follows the same narrative as prior works, but is more subtle and gentle. Perhaps the notion of how death and life are intertwined and treated with such noble regard (not necessarily by the characters, but through projection to you from the author).


    What other book might you compare The End of the Day to and why?

    Works of fiction by Igmar Burgman, Haruki Murakamis novels Kafka on the Shore and Dance Dance Dance. Maybe Neil Gaiman as well. All possess a manner of telling a story while not telling you a story. You experience it independently of the characters. masterfully told.


    What about Peter Kenny’s performance did you like?

    A strong voice actor. Believably distraught, defeated and melancholy.


    If you could rename The End of the Day, what would you call it?

    Claires titles often suck. The nuanced stories and delicate perspectives offered are offset by pop-chart titles. A book about death and its acceptance and reflection of life deserves more reverence than a clumsy spat out title.


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    Geofogy 06-21-17
    Geofogy 06-21-17 Member Since 2015

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    I've listened to all of her books and this one was my least favorite. I didn't understand what the point of it was. I also hated the chapters where it was pieces of conversation. I ended up skipping past all of them. There were a lot of recycled phrases from past books. Pass this one by.

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