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London, the week before Christmas, 2007. Seven wintry days to track the lives of seven characters: a hedge fund manager trying to bring off the biggest trade of his career; a professional footballer recently arrived from Poland; a young lawyer with little work and too much time to speculate; a student who has been led astray by Islamist theory; a hack book-reviewer; a schoolboy hooked on skunk and reality TV; and a Tube driver whose Circle Line train joins these and countless other lives together in a daily loop.
With daring skill, the novel pieces together the complex patterns and crossings of modern urban life, and the group is forced, one by one, to confront the true nature of the world they inhabit. Sweeping, satirical, Dickensian in scope, A Week in December is a thrilling state of the nation novel from a master of literary fiction.
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Voices in my head.
A special mention to the narrator. He really brings the different accents and characters to life. He made it an enjoyable experience listening to this audiobook and actually very different from the printed version.
I wouldn't say this is quite on a par with Faulks' best books (what other books are?), but it's very entertaining and ambitious. You'll enjoy it.
only half a book
Please do not buy this thinking it is a complete book... it is only 5 hours long, ...huge mistake to buy
Poor sectioning for iPods
A very very good book, marred by ineffective sectioning so it was difficult if not impossible to navigate around. I listen to audiobooks in the car, and once I lost the place in the book the navigation didnt work. So it would be much better if the book was divided into chapters consistently (hey what great idea!), and was actually properly navigable on an ipod by chapters, instead of in 'lumps'. So very poor technically. I dont think the company who produces these audiobooks has paid enough attention to testing them on iPods.I have asked for my money back on this one. Shame.