High Fidelity

Narrated by: David Case
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (177 ratings)

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Now a Hulu TV series starring Zoë Kravitz

From the best-selling author of Funny Girl, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down, a wise and hilarious novel about love, heartbreak, and rock and roll.

Rob is a pop-music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record store. His girlfriend, Laura, has just left him for the guy upstairs, and Rob is both miserable and relieved. After all, could he have spent his life with someone who has a bad record collection? Rob seeks refuge in the company of the offbeat clerks at his store, who endlessly review their top five films; top five Elvis Costello songs; top five episodes of Cheers

Rob tries dating a singer, but maybe it’s just that he’s always wanted to sleep with someone who has a record contract. Then he sees Laura again. And Rob begins to think that life with kids, marriage, barbecues, and soft-rock CDs might not be so bad.

©1995 Nick Hornby (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"As funny, compulsive and contemporary a first novel as you could wish for." (GQ)

"One of the top ten books of the year." (Entertainment Weekly

"It is rare that a book so hilarious is also so sharp about sex and manliness, memory and music." (The New Yorker

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Great Book. Gets Better With Age. Like Most Of Us...Hopefully.

I re- visited this book as a 44 year old after reading it years ago as a 30 year old. It not only holds up but has become even better. Either that, or I have. Maybe just a bit of both. Or at least I like to think this. Yes, there is a movie and yes there is a show and both of them are great in their own right, but this book is fantastic. The performance captures the wit and English charm well, my only complaint is the habit of making the women’s voices a bit higher and lighter than is necessary- which can be a bit distracting. Otherwise, this book absolutely is one of my top five, all time, favorite desert island reads.

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fantastic!

Maybe my favorite book of all time, excellent performance as well. I highly recommend this book!

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My first Hornby book.

This was my first Nick Hornby book, but definitely not my last. Set in a timeframe that matched perfect with my life, it was full of characters that reminded me of myself and my childhood friends. I found the book consistently humorous with moments that had me laughing out loud. Chocked full of pop culture references that took me back to early adulthood, this story touched me in ways that few modern books do. Queuing up my next Hornby now.