The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel (Unabridged) The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel (Unabridged)

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 3.0 • 3 Ratings
    • $30.99

    • $30.99

Publisher Description

A "dreamlike and compelling” tour de force (Chicago Tribune)—an astonishingly imaginative detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets from Japan’s forgotten campaign in Manchuria during World War II.

Now with a new introduction by the author.

In a Tokyo suburb, a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife’s missing cat—and then for his wife as well—in a netherworld beneath the city’s placid surface. As these searches intersect, he encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists. Gripping, prophetic, and suffused with comedy and menace, this is one of Haruki Murakami’s most acclaimed and beloved novels.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
RD
Rupert Degas
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
26:11
hr min
RELEASED
2013
September 3
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
SIZE
1.6
GB

Customer Reviews

Bitey_Barkface ,

Tedious

I hung in until Chapter 9 when I just couldn’t stand it any longer. It’s a slow burn, which I don’t mind, but it seems to me that the author has never met a woman in his life. Given that all the main supporting characters in this story are female that’s pretty extremely problematic. This, combined with full chapters being devoted to the main character’s odd and intentionally obtuse relations with these female characters make the book tedious. In addition, it reads like some ill-produced sex fantasy book since really, that’s all the female characters are there for. The narrator’s impressions of how women speak were also lacklustre and one note. Perhaps this book was good back when it was written but it certainly hasn’t stood the test of time. What a bore, don’t waste your money

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