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Any Human Heart by William Boyd
  

Any Human Heart

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Shortlisted for the Galaxy Audiobook of the Year of the Year Award 2011.

The story of a life lived to the full - and a journey deep into a very human heart.

If you like William Boyd you might also like to read books by Alan Hollinghurst, Robert Harris and Ian Fleming.

Synopsis

Any Human Heart by William Boyd

Logan Mountstuart's live spans from the beginning to the end of the twentieth century. As a writer Logan mixes with the movers and shakers of his times. But as a son, friend, lover and husband, he makes the same mistakes we all do in our search for happiness. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.

Reviews

'Astounding. One of Boyd's greatest achievements'
MAIL ON SUNDAY

'Sheer, truly brilliant storytelling. He has probably written more classic books than any of his contemporaries'
DAILY TELEGRAPH



'Wise, profound and moving. Only the very best novels make you look at your own life and imagine your own future with fresh eyes'
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY



'Superb, wonderful, enjoyable'
GUARDIAN



'Astonishing, touching, extremely funny. A brilliant evocation of a past era and an immensely readable story'
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

About the Author

William Boyd

William Boyd is the author of eleven novels including A Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice-Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Brazzaville Beach, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; Any Human Heart, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet and adapted into a Channel 4 drama; Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year, the Yorkshire Post Novel of the Year and a Richard & Judy selection; Ordinary Thunderstorms and, most recently, the Sunday Times bestseller, Waiting for Sunrise. William Boyd lives in London and France.

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Publication date

1st August 2011

Author

William Boyd

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Author's Website

www.williamboyd.co.uk/
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Publisher

Whole Story Audio Books an imprint of W F Howes Ltd

Format

CD-Audio
15 pages
Running Time: 1095 minutes

Categories

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781407488103

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