Waiting for Sunrise

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.17 hours)
Product Number: Z04549
Released: Apr 17, 2012
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ISBN: #9781464020483
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The works of author William Boyd have been honored with the Whitbread and Somerset Maugham Awards and the Prix Jean Monnet. Both a triumph of literary fiction and a gripping thriller, Waiting for Sunrise vividly evokes early 20th-century Vienna, where a young English actor wades unknowingly into a scandal with a mysterious woman. In less than the space between heartbeats, the Englishman's world is turned upside down-and he soon finds that nothing is as it seems.

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Author(s): William Boyd
Narrator(s): Robert Ian Mackenzie
Product Number C00293
Released: Mar 19, 2012
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ISBN: #9781464020452
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Author(s): William Boyd
Narrator(s): Robert Ian Mackenzie
Product Number MP0435
Released: May 03, 2012
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ISBN: #9781464036989
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Author(s): William Boyd
Narrator(s): Robert Ian Mackenzie
Product Number Z100092332
Released: Apr 05, 2015
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Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062125651
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Author(s): William Boyd
Product Number EB00231714
Released: Mar 17, 2014
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Publisher: Harper
ISBN: #9780062126665

Professional reviews

"Young English actor Lysander Rief is undergoing psychoanalysis in Vienna in 1913. There he begins an affair with Hettie Bull, the consequences of which eventually lead him into the world of espionage. Narrator Robert Ian Mackenzie's rich voice and slightly clipped diction are perfect matches for both the period and the social class of the main characters. Mackenzie's characterizations seem quite effortless, and, with a plot that moves across several European countries, he successfully handles different accents so that they add to the richness of the narrative. His presentation of the female characters is particularly strong, and, as Rief, he presents a likable lead character whose adventures are often beyond his control. The narration is well paced, keeping the reader engaged throughout the story. K.J.P. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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