Norwegian Wood

Author(s): Haruki Murakami
Original Publish Date: Sep 03, 2013
eAudio - unabridged
Product Number: Z100057317
Released: Sep 03, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780804166669
Narrator/s: John Chancer
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Stunning and elegiac, Norwegian Wood first propelled Haruki Murakami into the forefront of the literary scene. Toru, a serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. As Naoko retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman. A magnificent coming-of-age story steeped in nostalgia, Norwegian Wood blends the music, the mood, and the ethos that were the sixties with a young man's hopeless and heroic first love.

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Author(s): Haruki Murakami
Product Number EB00171178
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307762719

Professional reviews

"John Chancer's narration does justice to the latest volume by a great contemporary novelist. This masculine story is told from the point of view of a male protagonist, and Chancer's baritone is easy on the ear. His gentle cadence reflects the romance between the main character and his love interest. In this story of love and loss, two people are bound together by both their passion and their memories. Chancer delivers the first-person introspection of the character Toru with a vocal variety that keeps his stream-of-consciousness monologues engaging. The overall effect is engagingÑitÕs as if the characters were speaking directly to the listener. M.R. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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