The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim

Narrated by: John Heffernan
Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim, by Jonathan Coe, read by John Heffernan.

Maxwell Sim seems to have hit rock bottom: separated from his wife and daughter, estranged from his father, and with no one to confide in even though he has 74 friends on Facebook. 

He's not even sure whether he's got a job until suddenly a strange business proposition comes his way which involves a long journey to the Shetland Isles - and a voyage into his family's past which throws up some surprising revelations.  

In a story for our times, Maxwell finds himself at sea in the modern world, surrounded by social networks but unable to relate properly to anyone.

©2019 Jonathan Coe (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • 04-26-20

Enthralling as ever.

Very much enjoyed this, absorbing, recognisable and relevant, plus an excellent performance, thank you very much.

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  • 02-01-20

Entrancing.

Wonderful,enigmatic, funny and deeply moving story - beautifully sensitively read.Empathic description of chronic depression and alienation.