Memento Mori by Muriel Spark audiobook

Memento Mori

By Muriel Spark
Read by Wanda McCaddon

By Muriel Spark
Read by Wanda McCaddon

Blackstone Publishing

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781470891442

  • ISBN: 9780786191277

  • ISBN: 9780786190157

Runtime: 6.51 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Unforgettably astounding and a joy to read, Memento Mori is considered by many to be the greatest novel by the wizardly Dame Muriel Spark.

In late 1950s London, a group of aging eccentrics is brought together by a series of uncanny events. Lettie Colston is the first to receive an anonymous phone call from an insinuating voice reminding her that she must die. Soon, ten of Lettie’s friends also receive the call. In the flurry that results from these seemingly supernatural messages, a bizarre investigation is launched that reveals a network of deception binding the group, including such dark secrets as blackmail and adultery.

As spooky as it is witty, poignant, and wickedly hilarious, Memento Mori may ostensibly concern death, but it is a book which leaves one relishing life all the more.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A complex, beautiful, and terrifyingly insightful novel about old age.” New Yorker
“I find Miss Spark’s novels beautifully executed—funny, moving, and like nobody else’s.” W. H. Auden
“Her best, I think…Chillingly brilliant.” Tennessee Williams
“Funny and macabre…Has delighted me as much as any novel I have read.” Graham Greene
“There is a Waugh-like brilliance to this novel…This last is the most remarkable of Miss Spark’s achievements. Nothing is forced, least of all the humor.” New Statesman
“Acidly funny tale of aging and death…A marvelously crafted, tautly written novel.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“Good, not-so-clean fun.” Library Journal

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Muriel Spark

Author Bio: Muriel Spark

Muriel Spark (1918–2006) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was the author of over twenty novels, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, as well as critical biographies, radio plays, children’s books, poetry, and short-story collections. She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1993 and a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in 1996.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English