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As young boys, both Jacques Rebière and Thomas Midwinter become fascinated with trying to understand the human mind. As psychiatrists, their quest takes them from the squalor of the Victorian lunatic asylum to the crowded lecture halls of the renowned Professor Charcot in Paris; from the heights of the Sierra Madre in California to the plains of unexplored Africa.

As the concerns of the old century fade and the First World War divides Europe, the two men's volatile relationship develops and changes, but is always tempered by one exceptional woman, Thomas' sister Sonia.

Moving and challenging in equal measure, Human Traces explores the question of what kind of beings men and women really are.

©2005 Sebastian Faulks (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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  • 10-09-2021

Absolute Brilliant

I have so enjoyed this book. Stunning work from Sebastian and the narration made it very real.

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  • 04-10-2021

Spoiled by narration

Enjoyable book. I find the narration style irritating like the reader is slightly drunk speeding and slowing and eating the words

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  • AR40
  • 15-10-2021

One of The Best….

One of the best books I have ever read/listened to. Thank you Mr Faulkes!

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  • Gerard
  • 01-10-2021

A review as I listen …

One or two hours in: first impressions. Immediately, not good. Far too earnest. Rather boring. Laboured. Sometimes distasteful. Unrelieved gloom. I listen on but with not much home.

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