An Open Swimmer

Author(s): Tim Winton
CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: BN2388
Released: Jun 18, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781743114667
Narrator/s: Humphrey Bower
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Please log in to view pricing


A fishing trip marks the end of Jerra and Sean's friendship, although once, when they were younger and more innocent, it would have seemed unbelievable that the bond between them could ever be broken. But growing up has meant growing apart, the differences between them widening, sharpening their teasing words into something crueller and less easy to forgive. 'Both a serial romantic and a truly gifted novelist' Mariella Frostrup, Mail on Sunday 'Winton's writing is a heady blend of muscular description, deep sentiment and metaphysics' Sunday Telegraph

Professional reviews

"This first novel from down-under concerns a seemingly aimless Australian lad who searches in the sea for the trajectory of his life. A universal theme has a "bar-bee" flavor as read here. Narrator Humphrey Bower reads with special sensitivity to his young hero. Nonetheless, this reviewer found the tape difficult on the nerves because Bower mercilessly, albeit authentically, gives us the Aussie voice--a gratingly ugly sound in the mouths of these blue-collar characters. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"