Care of Wooden Floors

CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: BN2799
Released: Oct 09, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781469207346
Narrator/s: Michael Page
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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A British copywriter stays for a week at his composer friend Oskar's elegant, ultramodern apartment in a glum Eastern European city. The instructions are simple: feed the cats, don't touch the piano, and make sure nothing harms the priceless wooden floors. Content for the first time in ages, he accidentally spills some wine. Over the course of a week, both the apartment and the narrator's sanity fall apart in this original and "weirdly addictive" (Daily Mail) novel. As the situation in and out of the sleek apartment spirals out of control, more of Oskar's notes appear, taking on an insistent - even sinister - tone. Care of Wooden Floors is a must-listen for anyone who's ever bungled a housesitting gig, or felt inferior to a perfectionist friend - that is to say, all of us.

Author(s): Will Wiles

Professional reviews

"Suffering a lackluster life, Wiles's pompous unnamed main character seizes the chance to escape London by house and pet sitting for an old school chum on the Continent. Narrator Michael Page strikes the right notes with his rich British accent, convincingly portraying the sniffing air of condescension this character exhibits as he initially considers the task to be no challenge for his immeasurable talents. Page continues with an affronted tone and increasingly panicked pace to convey the character's bafflement as his clumsy behaviors, beginning with red wine spilled on a priceless wood floor, turn the lark into a nightmare. Wiles's imagery throughout is delicious. Page's narrative skills enhance a darkly humorous comedy of errors that should add a bright spot to every winter listening list. M.O.B. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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