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When he hears her favourite Beatles song, Toru Watanabe recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Immediately he is transported back almost 20 years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world of uneasy friendships, casual sex, passion, loss and desire - to a time when an impetuous young woman called Midori marches into his life and he has to choose between the future and the past.

©2000 Haruki Murakami (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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  • bini
  • 05-12-2020

Nostalgia

Autobiographical and full of memories of growing up. The depth and ease of his narration are amazing.

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  • Laura
  • 16-11-2020

An odd love story

I enjoy murakami books and I waited a while for this one to be narrated. Unfortunately I wasn't a major fan of the narration but it didn't distract from the story once I got used to it. The story is as weird as ever, but interesting! I was intently waiting to see what happens next so that's a good sign. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for an off kilter love story

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  • Neena
  • 12-12-2020

rly good

loved it. will read again when my heart glues back because this story is heartbreaking sometimes

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  • Mariana
  • 05-04-2021

Poor narrating

Why is the same narrator reading out both the main character's and all the girls' lines? I find his voice/accent annoying as the MC already, but a male reading out a woman's lines sounds jarring on another level and is distracting me from the actual story.

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  • FENARETI
  • 03-02-2021

Great book

I only read this because it’s meant to be on of Harry Styles’ favourite books. Although it is exceptionally well written, it’s too dark and twisted for my taste.

It was extremely atmospheric and once you start reading it’s hard to stop. I don’t know if I would like to read from this author again. Maybe something less unsettling.

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  • Isobel Birkinshaw
  • 07-01-2021

Weird voice at first but it grew on me

brilliant story the narrator's voice took a little getting used to but it was great to hear Murakami's work whilst painting.

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