The Wall by John Lanchester audiobook

The Wall: A Novel

By John Lanchester
Read by Will Poulter

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665127691

  • ISBN: 9781665127677

  • ISBN: 9781665127684

Runtime: 6.72 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize

Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

The bestselling author of The Debt to Pleasure and Capital returns with a chilling fable for our time.

Ravaged by the Change, an island nation in a time very like our own has built the Wall—an enormous concrete barrier around its entire coastline. Joseph Kavanagh, a new Defender, has one task: to protect his section of the Wall from the Others, the desperate souls who are trapped amid the rising seas outside and are a constant threat. Failure will result in death or a fate perhaps worse: being put to sea and made an Other himself. Beset by cold, loneliness, and fear, Kavanagh tries to fulfill his duties to his demanding Captain and Sergeant, even as he grows closer to his fellow Defenders. A dark part of him wonders whether it would be interesting if something did happen, if they came, if he had to fight for his life . . .

John Lanchester—acclaimed as "an elegant and wonderfully witty writer" (New York Times) and "a writer of rare intelligence" (Los Angeles Times)—has written a taut, hypnotic novel of a broken world and what might be found when all is lost. The Wall blends the most compelling issues of our time—rising waters, rising fear, rising political division—into a suspenseful story of love, trust, and survival.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Thrilling…A topical and deftly satirical novel.” Wall Street Journal
“As in all good dystopian fiction, Lanchester shows us a world that could become a reality…[He] maintains measured, elegant prose–creating an assuredly human dystopian novel.” Time
“Gripping…Full of tense action and sudden reversals…Few readers will stop until they reach its final page.” New York Times Book Review
“A chilling reminder of the ease with which myopia can turn to dystopia.”- Houston Chronicle

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Reviews

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

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 6.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English