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Engleby: Unabridged Audiobook by Sebastian Faulks
  

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This is an unabridged audiobook title.

This is a brilliant book: disturbing, amusing, thought-provoking, playful, real, unreal. All the usual Faulks intelligence and enjoyment of language is here.

Yet Engleby is different from his other books. This time, you get the feeling Faulks has let you into his own life: school, university, Notting Hill, journalism (the interviews with Jeffrey Archer and Ken Livingstone just can’t have been made up).

There is a catharsis here – and, despite the disturbances in Mike Engleby’s brain, you can feel Faulks really enjoying his writing, making this book perhaps more approachable than some of his other subjects.

This is an Unabridged audiobook title, which includes every word that you would otherwise find in the printed edition. Don’t forget, if the story was meant to be shorter the author would have written less! Click here to take a peek at our selection of Unabridged audiobooks.

You might be interested to know the abridged audiobook version runs to only 49% of the full length.

If you like Sebastian Faulks you might also like to read books by Sebastian Barry, Pat Barker and Rebecca West.

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Synopsis

Engleby: Unabridged Audiobook by Sebastian Faulks

AUDIO SYNOPSIS

Duration: 11h 15m (approx.) on 11 CD(s)

Narrated by Michael Maloney

Mike Engleby says things that others dare not even think. When the novel opens in the 1970s, he is a university student, having survived a 'traditional' school. A man devoid of scruple or self-pity, Engleby provides a disarmingly frank account of English education. Yet beneath the disturbing surface of his observations lies an unfolding mystery of gripping power. One of his contemporaries unaccountably disappears, and as we follow Engleby's career, which brings us up to the present day, we are led to ask: is Engleby capable of telling the whole truth?

Reviews

`Both repellent and magnetic, Michael Engleby [is]... Faulks's most daring creation yet' Scotland on Sunday

`Witty, poignant, Engleby is as cold as a Fenland wind, clever as a Cambridge don' The Times

`What is perhaps most impressive in this convincing novel is that no matter how much we find out about Mike, he remains as indecipherable as white noise.' Spectator

About the Author

Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks was born and brought up in Newbury, Berkshire. He worked in journalism before starting to write books. He is best known for the French trilogy, The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdsong and Charlotte Gray (1989-1997) and is also the author of a triple biography, The Fatal Englishman (1996); a small book of literary parodies, Pistache (2006); and the novels Human Traces (2005) and Engleby (2007). He lives in London with his wife and their three children. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1993 and appointed CBE for services to literature in 2002. He lives in London with his wife and their three children.

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Publication date

1st December 2007

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Sebastian Faulks

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Publisher

Whole Story Audio Books an imprint of W F Howes Ltd

Format

CD-Audio
Running Time: 675 minutes

Categories

Audio Books
Literary Fiction

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781407413617

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