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    • The Luminaries

    • By: Eleanor Catton
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 29 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,947
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,686
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,717

    It is 1866 and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not So Luminous

    • By Mel on 11-10-13

    Regular price: $24.75

    • The Rehearsal

    • A Novel
    • By: Eleanor Catton
    • Narrated by: Nicole Arumugum
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    A teacher's affair with his underage student jolts a group of teenage girls into a new awareness of their own power. Their nascent desires surprise even themselves as they find the practice room where they rehearse with their saxophone teacher is the safe place where they can test out their abilities to attract and manipulate. It seems their every act is a performance, every platform a stage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant.

    • By bluespapa on 06-17-18

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Die Gestirne

    • By: Eleanor Catton
    • Narrated by: Sascha Rotermund
    • Length: 30 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Neuseeland zur Zeit des Goldrausches 1866: Als der Schotte Walter Moody nach schwerer Überfahrt nachts in der Hafenstadt Hokitika anlandet, trifft er im Rauchzimmer des örtlichen Hotels auf eine Versammlung von zwölf Männern, die einer Serie ungelöster Verbrechen nachgehen: Ein reicher Mann ist verschwunden, eine opiumsüchtige Hure hat versucht, sich das Leben zu nehmen, und eine ungeheuerliche Summe Geld wurde im Haus eines stadtbekannten Säufers gefunden. Mit der Stimme von Sascha Rotermund wird der Hörer hineingezogen in ein Geheimnis, wie mit Goldstaub bestreut und in Opium getränkt.

    Regular price: $10.13

    • The Rehearsal

    • By: Eleanor Catton
    • Narrated by: Nicole Arumugum
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A high-school sex scandal jolts a group of teenage girls into a new awareness of their own potency and power. The sudden and total publicity seems to turn every act into a performance and every platform into a stage. But when the local drama school decides to turn the scandal into a show, the real world and the world of the theatre are forced to meet, and soon the boundaries between private and public begin to dissolve. The Rehearsal is an exhilarating and provocative novel about the unsimple mess of human desire.

    Regular price: $15.48