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The dazzling new novel from the best-selling author of Cloud Atlas.

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014

Run away, one drowsy summer's afternoon, with Holly Sykes: wayward teenager, broken-hearted rebel and unwitting pawn in a titanic, hidden conflict.

Over six decades, the consequences of a moment's impulse unfold, drawing an ordinary woman into a world far beyond her imagining. And as life in the near future turns perilous, the pledge she made to a stranger may become the key to her family's survival....

©2014 David Mitchell (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Leo Joubert
  • 31-01-2021

Sandra Duncan's reading is sensational

Sandra Duncan's performance in the final chapter in The Bone Clocks is sensational. It was a completely immersive experience, more so than any other part of the book. Want to listen to the final chapter again, to revisit the transporting experience. What an actor! Another terrific book by David Michell.

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  • 03-11-2020

Adventure through time

Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials meets Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake. A complex, compelling, and intriguing adventure through time and a parallel world. The many independent but intwined life stories of the various characters made this story hard to put down.

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  • Mrs J Bennett
  • 19-11-2020

brilliant book. left me wanting more.

i really loved this book, it left me wanting to know what happens next. great listen.

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  • Mrs P
  • 23-11-2020

What a journey!

I have read this book a few years ago but I could listen to it again and again. What a story: each section has you enthralled. The only downside was the narrator of Marius for me. Everyone else was brilliant.

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  • R. Harper
  • 31-12-2020

Brilliant

Great narration, a long convoluted story which kept me rivetted throughout. But more than just a story, also an eye opener about a potential future life for Western Europe and perhaps reflecting current life in Syria and many other places.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-04-2021

Good but have a paper copy to hand.

Overall I thought this book was really good. unfortunately the last but one actor was in my view awful. I found the different characters voices samey and the ones which did sound different were embarrassing. Which made it at times hard to follow. I actually brought the book and read her part myself as I couldn't listen to her. That said the actor who reads part two was brilliant and would of loved him to have read the whole book. The story was interesting, funny, sad and unput down able.

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  • Gary
  • 30-12-2020

In another dimension.

Started out well, drawn into the plot and various characters, had me wondering how it was going to turn out but half way through it became so unbelievable I nearly gave up but persevered to a more believable ending. The book started out as 5 stars the middle 2 stars and ending 3.

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  • Mr. J. P. Owens
  • 24-07-2021

Ruined by a load of envrio-twaddle at the end

Story: Great premise
End: Ruined by enviro-apocalyptico-hysteria
Performance: Some readers better than others. Should have had the same actors narrate the speech of the same characters throughout.

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  • Carragh
  • 18-07-2021

A fantastic tale

I absolutely love this book including its self-referencing and Crispin's breeches of the 4th wall. There is humour to help you through the dark bits and real, flawed characters without compromising on the concepts of good and evil. On the whole, the narration was excellent but I when it came to the part of the story where Mitchell was asking for the greatest degree of suspension of our disbelief, we encountered an unconvincing narrator who could not render the wide range of accents required well enough not to distract. All I can say is hang in there and focus on the tale. You will not regret it.

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  • Mr. E. Silvester
  • 21-06-2021

Such a fantastic story

This author has an amazing ability to create other worlds, so well constructed, a reader is so content to wallow in them.
Holly’s lifespan forms the context for this extraordinary story. It could be several novels in one, with the final part of Holly’s life a real stand apart (alone) section.
I absolutely love every part of this story and I have listened to it several times in full... However I more often choose a section to ‘wallow’ in! Absolutely glorious read and one I cannot recommend strongly enough.
I love David’s work and the other book of his that fits this top level is A Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-04-2021

outstanding

second time reading (listening) to this book. my core beliefs have shifted. david Mitchell is a genius


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  • P. Gigli
  • 20-07-2021

A long read with a thin story

This is an extremely well written story. It’s just that the background story of the characters was so long and I often wondered what the novel was about. It required patience and perseverance to get to the end, which also seemed long winded.

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