Capital by John Lanchester audiobook

Capital

By John Lanchester
Read by Colin Mace

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664412163

  • ISBN: 9781664519992

  • ISBN: 9781664668737

Runtime: 17.53 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2012 Washington Post Best Audiobook

A 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book for Fiction

A 2012 BookPage Best Book

Selected for the June 2012 Indie Next List

Hailed by the New York Times as an ''elegant and wonderfully witty writer,'' John Lanchester received the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Betty Trask Prize for his critically acclaimed debut, The Debt to Pleasure. In Capital, it's 2008, the height of the financial crisis, and someone is sending anonymous postcards to the affluent residents of Pepys Road, London. The cards read simply, ''We want what you have,'' leaving the recipients asking, Who's behind the strange mailings, and to what lengths will they go to get what they want?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brimming with perception, humane empathy, and relish, its portrayal of this metropolitan miscellany is, in every sense, a capital achievement.” Times on Sunday (London)
“The book John Lanchester was born to write.” Guardian (London)
“Effortlessly brilliant—gripping for its entire duration.” Observer (London)
“It is Lanchester’s gifts for observation and description that make Capital such a riveting read...a novel that is as readable as it is clever.” Evening Standard (London)
“An exceptionally capacious and involving tale about disparate lives in turmoil on London’s Pepys Road...Lanchester makes us care deeply about his imperiled characters and their struggles, traumatic and ludicrous, as he astutely illuminates the paradoxes embedded in generosity and greed, age and illness, financial crime and religious fanaticism, immigration, exile, and terror. A remarkably vibrant and engrossing novel about what we truly value.” Booklist
“As enrapturing as it is psychologically acute…Capital portrays an authentic slice of contemporary life on the eve of change in a way that recalls Franzen—with a welcome touch of wry humor.” BookPage

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Author

Author Bio: John Lanchester

Author Bio: John Lanchester

John Lanchester is a contributing editor at the London Review of Books, and his work has appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, and Observer, among others. He has won the Whitbread and Hawthornden Awards, as well as being awarded the 2008 E. M. Forster Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in London.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 17.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English