Big Sky by Kate Atkinson audiobook

Big Sky

By Kate Atkinson
Read by Jason Isaacs

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316523097

The Jackson Brodie Series: Book 5

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549169960

  • ISBN: 9781549125508

  • ISBN: 9781549125515

Runtime: 11.35 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A Time Magazine Pick of  Books You Need to Read This Summer

A Vanity Fair Magazine Pick

A #1 USA Today Pick of Hot New Books Not to Miss

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

A Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Month

A New York Times Pick of the Week

A Crime Reads Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019

An Amazon Best Book of the Month in Mysteries

A Booklist Pick of the Week

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of the Week

Iconoclastic detective Jackson Brodie returns in a triumphant new novel about secrets, sex, and lies
Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an aging Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. It's picturesque, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes.
Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, is fairly standard-issue, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network-and back across the path of his old friend Reggie. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking novel by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A giant mosaic of people and stories that fit perfectly together in a complex, beautiful pattern, offering tremendous reading pleasure on every single page.” Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author
Atkinson’s funny, poignant gem will make you forgive the wait. People Magazine
Raymond Chandler once wrote that the best mysteries are those you'd read even if the last chapter were torn out - because the writing and the characters are so compelling. Big Sky is one of those. Tampa Bay Times
The bestselling British writer returns to Brodie's world for a fifth time in Big Sky, which finds the hero ensconced in a quaint northern English seaside town, making a living as a private investigator. As is often the case in Atkinson's genre-defying fiction, assignments to track lost cats and unfaithful husbands are never quite what they seem. Time
The plot of "Big Sky" is something of a ramshackle affair, but it hardly matters. Kate Atkinson is a wayward writer, her books are, in the end, uncategorizable. Her Jackson Brodie novels are both more than crime novels - and less. They are sui generis and they, like this one, are enormously enjoyable. Newsday
I simply did not realize how much I missed Jackson Brodie. Turning the pages of Big Sky felt like spending time with a good friend you haven't seen for a long time. Chicago Tribune
“Atkinson makes child’s play of spinning multiple story lines…A wondrously complicated plot.” New York Times
“Atkinson is one of the best writers working today, and her crime fiction, including novels featuring the now-retired Scottish inspector Jackson Brodie, rank among the finest. What takes Big Sky up a notch is its urgent, relevant subject matter: pedophilia rings and how they damage survivors for the rest of their lives.” Washington Post
“Atkinson masterfully juggles Brodie’s consciousness with that of numerous other characters…You flit in and out of their various viewpoints, but Brodie’s—warmhearted, weary, haunted by loss—always feels like coming home.” Seattle Times
"‘A small cast of characters collides and careens in a manner that straddles Greek tragedy and screwball comedy. The humor is sly rather than slapstick, and Atkinson is keenly interested in inner lives and motivations…but the human heart remains the central mystery.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“We marvel at Atkinson’s rare ability to create in a relatively few but stunningly deft brushstrokes at least a half-dozen characters with the depth and complexity to own their own novel. Another dazzler from a writer whose talents know no bounds.” Booklist (starred review)

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Kate Atkinson

Author Bio: Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson is a New York Times bestselling author. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named the Whitbread Book of the Year in 1996. Her novel Life After Life was the winner of the Costa Novel Award and the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Prize, and her books featuring Jackson Brodie became the BBC television series Case Histories. Atkinson lives in Edinburgh.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 11.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English