Solar

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Product Number: Z09691
Released: Dec 19, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490653563
Narrator/s: Roger Allam
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Universally acclaimed as one of the world's greatest novelists, Ian McEwan is a Booker Prize-winning, best-selling literary master. He displays a fresh facet of his considerable talent in Solar, a satirical novel rife with blistering humor. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Michael Beard is fast approaching 60, a mere shell of the academic titan he once was. While his fifth marriage falls apart, Michael suddenly finds himself with an unexpected opportunity to reinvigorate his career and possibly save humankind from the growing threat of global warming.

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Author(s): Ian McEwan

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Solar
Product Number: BX00033701
Product Number:Z09691
Product Number:C5474

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CD
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Author(s): Ian McEwan
Narrator(s): Roger Allam
Product Number C5474
Released: Apr 05, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449806774
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Ian McEwan
Narrator(s): Roger Allam
Product Number MP091
Released: May 13, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449811464
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Author(s): Ian McEwan
Product Number EB00149023
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9780385533423

Professional reviews

"Fans of Ian McEwan will not be surprised by this book, which features the author's trademark wit, plot twists, and quirky characters. The story of a has-been Nobel-prize-winning physicist who is dealing with climate change AND his failed marriage is full of subtle English humor, yet it reveals many truths about the human condition. However, narrator Roger Allam does a disservice to this book. While Allam's voice is agreeable, his plodding, soporific pace takes away from the novel. If one listens on a device that can be sped up, the reading is fine, but at normal speed it's just uninteresting. K.M. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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