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    • The Buddha of Suburbia

    • By: Hanif Kureishi
    • Narrated by: Christopher Simpson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 37
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      3 out of 5 stars 15
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      3 out of 5 stars 14

    The hero of Hanif Kureishi's debut novel is a dreamy teenager, desperate to escape suburban South London and experience the forbidden fruits which the 1970s seem to offer. When the unlikely opportunity of a life in the theatre announces itself, Karim starts to win the sort of attention he has been craving, albeit with some rude and raucous results.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A bit disappointing

    • By Alexander on 03-21-09

    Regular price: $26.30

    • Intimacy

    • By: Hanif Kureishi
    • Narrated by: Selva Rasalingam
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Jay is leaving his partner and their two sons. As the long night before his departure unfolds, he remembers the ups and downs of his relationship with Susan. In an unforgettable and often pitiless reflection of their time together, he analyses the agonies and the joys of trying to make a life with another person.

    Regular price: $11.99

    • The Black Album

    • By: Hanif Kureishi
    • Narrated by: Waleed Akhtar
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Shahid is a clean-cut student trying to make an impression on his college lecturer, Deedee Osgood, who gives his spirits a lift when she takes him to a naked rave party. Shahid's academic prospects are threatened by the intervention of his gangster brother, Chili, who, with his Armani suits and Gucci loafers, moves into Shahid's bedsit as a hideout, bringing unnecessary danger and excitement with him. Set in London in 1989, the year of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the fatwah, The Black Album is a thriller with a characteristically lively background.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Something to Tell You

    • By: Hanif Kureishi
    • Narrated by: Christopher Simpson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Jamal is a successful psychoanalyst haunted by his first love and a brutal act of violence from which he can never escape. His coming of age in the 1970s forms a vivid backdrop to the drama that develops 30 years later, as he and his friends face an encroaching middle age with the traumas of their youth still unresolved.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful characters into an interesting story

    • By Claudia Gallegos on 12-01-09

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Body

    • A Novel
    • By: Hanif Kureishi
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    How far are we willing to go to stay young? Hanif Kureishi - acclaimed author of The Buddha of Suburbia and Intimacy - explores the possibilities in this provocative story of an older man whose brain is surgically placed in a younger man's body by a network of underground doctors. Adam is offered the chance to trade in his sagging flesh for a much younger and more pleasing model. He tells his wife and son that he is going on an extended vacation.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Nothing

    • By: Hanif Kureishi
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One night, when I am old, sick, right out of semen and don't need things to get any worse, I hear the noises growing louder. I am sure they are making love in Zenab's bedroom, which is next to mine. Waldo, a fêted filmmaker, is confined by old age and ill health to his London apartment. Frail and frustrated, he is cared for by his lovely younger wife, Zee. But when he suspects that Zee is beginning an affair with Eddie, 'more than an acquaintance and less than a friend for over 30 years', Waldo is pressed to action: determined to expose the couple, he sets himself first to prove his suspicions correct - and then to enact his revenge.

    Regular price: $11.99

    • The Last Word

    • By: Hanif Kureishi
    • Narrated by: Homer Todiwala
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mamoon is an eminent Indian-born writer who has made a career in England - but now, in his early 70s, his reputation is fading, sales have dried up, and his new wife has expensive taste. Harry, a young writer, is commissioned to write a biography to revitalise both Mamoon's career and his bank balance. Harry greatly admires Mamoon's work and wants to uncover the truth of the artist's life. Harry's publisher seeks a more naked truth, a salacious tale of sex and scandal that will generate headlines. Meanwhile Mamoon himself is mining a different vein of truth altogether. 

    Regular price: $16.35

    • My Ear at His Heart

    • By: Hanif Kureishi
    • Narrated by: Ace Bhatti
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A remarkable insight into the birth of a writer and the moving discovery of family secrets. When Hanif Kureishi discovers an abandoned manuscript of his father's, his understanding of the family history is transformed. So begins a journey which takes Kureishi through his father's privileged childhood by the sea in Bombay, to the trauma of partition and to his adult life hidden away in the suburbs of Bromley - his days spent as a minor functionary in the Pakistan embassy in London, his nights writing prose, hopeful of one day receiving literary recognition.

    Regular price: $16.35