The Hours

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.25 hours)
Product Number: Z100126360
Released: Jun 02, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781593973483
Narrator/s: Michael Cunningham
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Winner of the Pulitzer prize, the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and nominated for 9 Academy Awards, The Hours is now available on Unabridged CD. Passionate, profound, and deeply moving, The Hours tells the story of three women: Clarissa Vaughan, who one New York morning goes about planning a party in honor of a beloved friend; Laura Brown, who in a 1950s Los Angeles suburb slowly begins to feel the constraints of a perfect family and home; and Virginia Woolf, recuperating with her husband in a London suburb and beginning to write Mrs. Dalloway. By the end of the novel, the stories have intertwined, and finally come together in an act of subtle and haunting grace, demonstrating Michael Cunningham's deep empathy for his characters as well as the extraordinary resonance of his language.

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Author(s): Michael Cunningham
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2003

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The Hours
Product Number: BX00066120
Product Number:CB101
Product Number:Z100126360

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CD
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Author(s): Michael Cunningham
Narrator(s): Michael Cunningham
Product Number CB101
Released: Oct 27, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
ISBN: #9781559279314
eBook
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Author(s): Michael Cunningham
Product Number EB00102792
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429957946

Professional reviews

"THE HOURS comprises the stories of three women--Clarissa Vaughan, who is planning a party for a dying friend in the New York of today; Laura Brown, a wife and mother who struggles with thoughts of suicide in 1950s Los Angeles; and the famed writer Virginia Woolf , who in 1930s England labors over the beginning of her novel MRS. DALLOWAY. Cunningham's care for the work he created is evident in his narration. As do many novelists who choose to narrate their own work, he emphasizes the perfection of the words at the expense of the narrative pace. It is a reading whose pauses and up-note sentence endings more resemble the rhythm and pace of a poetry reading than a novel reading. While one might occasionally wish for a professional narrator, hearing a book the way an author hears it is an interesting experience, particularly when it is such an interesting book. A.C.S. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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