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    • Strange Weather in Tokyo

    • A Novel
    • By: Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell - translator
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Tsukiko, 38, works in an office and lives alone. One night, she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, "Sensei", in a local bar. Tsukiko had only ever called him "Sensei" ("Teacher"). He is 30 years her senior, retired, and presumably a widower. Their relationship develops from a perfunctory acknowledgment of each other as they eat and drink alone at the bar, to a hesitant intimacy, which tilts awkwardly and poignantly into love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cozy Love Story and Leisure Time in Japan

    • By mz on 01-02-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Gun

    • By: Fuminori Nakamura, Allison Markin Powell - translator
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    From the moment university student Nishikawa spots the gun next to the dead man he's stumbled across on a nighttime walk, the world around him blurs. The gun - loaded with four bullets - brings an intoxicating sense of excitement to his life. But soon merely possessing the gun is not enough. He must shoot it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • this is one weird story.

    • By Chuck on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Nakano Thrift Shop

    • A Novel
    • By: Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell - translator
    • Narrated by: Alexandra Bailey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Objects for sale at the Nakano Thrift Shop appear as commonplace as the staff and customers that handle them. But like those same customers and staff, they hold many secrets. If examined carefully, they show the signs of innumerable extravagancies, of immeasurable pleasure and pain, and of the deep mysteries of the human heart.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Entire book is a dialogue of he said she said

    • By mz on 01-03-19

    Regular price: $19.95