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    • Warlight

    • By: Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 253

    In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself - shadowed and luminous at once - we follow the story of 14-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Instant favorite

    • By R. Hughes on 06-10-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The English Patient

    • By: Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 383
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 286

    With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal, and rescue illuminates this audiobook like flashes of heat lightening.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 4 lives in the aftermath of WWII

    • By Leslie A. Foote on 07-08-07

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The English Patient

    • By: Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated by: Ralph Fiennes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal, and rescue illuminates this audiobook like flashes of heat lightening.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read the Unabridged Version

    • By Maura on 04-13-07

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Warlight

    • By: Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself - shadowed and luminous at once - we hear the story of 14-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Character fun

    • By IAN on 06-21-18

    Regular price: $39.20

    • In the Skin of a Lion

    • By: Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated by: Tom McCamus
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Joshua on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Anil's Ghost

    • By: Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Anil Tissera is a forensic anthropologist sent by an international human rights group to work with local Sri Lankan officials to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island. Bodies are discovered. Skeletons. And particularly one, nicknamed "Sailor". What follows is a story about love, family, and identity, about the unknown enemy and the quest to unlock the hidden past - all propelled by a riveting mystery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • unlikely poetry

    • By jayne on 04-30-08

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Running in the Family

    • By: Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated by: Michael Ondaatje
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    In the late 1970s Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka. As he records his journey through the drug-like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that "pendant off the ear of India", Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch-Ceylonese family. An inspired travel narrative and family memoir by an exceptional writer.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Cat's Table

    • By: Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated by: Michael Ondaatje
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 309

    In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the “cat’s table” - as far from the Captain’s Table as can be - with a ragtag group of “insignificant” adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb - But Not For All Readers or All Situations

    • By Amanda on 11-25-11

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Divisadero

    • By: Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated by: Hope Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    In the 1970s in Northern California, near Gold Rush country, a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm with the help of Coop, an enigmatic young man who makes his home with them. Theirs is a makeshift family, until it is riven by an incident of violence that sets fire to the rest of their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this

    • By Robin Dreyer on 01-12-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Warlight

    • By: Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated by: George Blagden
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends....

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Collected Works of Billy the Kid

    • By: Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    William Bonney, a.k.a. "Billy the Kid", killed his first man when he was 12. By the time he was 21 he had, by his own reckoning, slain 19 more. In the intervening years, he had become "Billy the Kid", bloodthirsty ogre and outlaw saint.

    Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime novels, and his own fund of empathy and imagination, Michael Ondaatje traces Billy's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880 New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Kattens bord [The Cat's Table]

    • By: Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated by: Dan Schlosser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Året er 1954. Skibet Oronsay stævner ud fra havnen i Ceylon med kurs mod England. For den blot 11-årige dreng Michael bliver den 21 dage lange sørejse over Det Indiske Ocean, gennem Suezkanalen og Middelhavet på alle måder en opdagelsesrejse. I skibets spisesal placeres han ved 'kattens bord', så langt væk fra kaptajnens bord som man kan komme.

    Regular price: $23.80

    • Katzentisch

    • By: Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated by: Johannes Steck
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Auf einem gewaltigen Dampfer reisen drei Jungen zu Beginn der 50er Jahre von Sri Lanka nach England. Für den elfjährigen Michael und seine Freunde wird die Überfahrt zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis. Immer auf der Suche nach Abenteuern treiben sich die drei herum, beobachten und spionieren - und werden Zeugen dramatischer Ereignisse. Im Rückblick erkennt Michael die lebensprägende Bedeutung der lang zurückliegenden Seereise und erinnert sich.

    Regular price: $13.38