Cloud Cuckoo Land (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

AudioFile Magazine’s Best Audiobooks of 2021

On the New York Times bestseller list for over 20 weeks * A New York Times Notable Book * A Barack Obama Favorite * A National Book Award Finalist * Named a Best Book of the Year by Fresh Air, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, and many more

“If you’re looking for a superb novel, look no further.” —The Washington Post

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, comes the instant New York Times bestseller that is a “wildly inventive, a humane and uplifting book for adults that’s infused with the magic of childhood reading experiences” (The New York Times Book Review).

Among the most celebrated and beloved novels of recent times, Cloud Cuckoo Land is a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring story about children on the cusp of adulthood in worlds in peril, who find resilience, hope, and a book.

In the 15th century, an orphan named Anna lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople. She learns to read, and in this ancient city, famous for its libraries, she finds what might be the last copy of a centuries-old book, the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to a utopian paradise in the sky. Outside the walls is Omeir, a village boy, conscripted with his beloved oxen into the army that will lay siege to the city. His path and Anna’s will cross.

In the present day, in a library in Idaho, octogenarian Zeno rehearses children in a play adaptation of Aethon’s story, preserved against all odds through centuries. Tucked among the library shelves is a bomb, planted by a troubled, idealistic teenager, Seymour. This is another siege.

And in a not-so-distant future, on the interstellar ship Argos, Konstance is alone in a vault, copying on scraps of sacking the story of Aethon, told to her by her father.

Anna, Omeir, Seymour, Zeno, and Konstance are dreamers and outsiders whose lives are gloriously intertwined. Doerr’s dazzling imagination transports us to worlds so dramatic and immersive that we forget, for a time, our own.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
MI
Marin Ireland
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
14:52
hr min
RELEASED
2021
September 28
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster Audio
SIZE
749.5
MB

Customer Reviews

lharkless ,

Enthralling

I was mesmerized by the cadence of this story. I didn’t want it to end though at the same time couldn’t wait to hear the whole tale. Very well done.

Sure u are.... ,

Cuckoo

I’ve written a review already for this book and it hasn’t posted so I’ll try again but shorten the content. Don’t waste your time. I was so intrigued with the first couple minutes of the audiobook preview and that turned out to be the best two minutes. Completely disjointed…. Can’t even remember more than two characters and not much of those two because there were so many and there was so much switching between ppl that you didn’t get to like or relate to anyone. Super weird and not in the awesome weird way. When it ended i thought…. What a waste of time and especially what a deception by the publishers description. Usually descriptions are pretty spot on but not this one.

dartdean ,

One Of The Best Books Of Last Few Years

The 600 pages seemed intimidating at first but I simply could not stop reading this once I started. I read it and then listened to it twice. Loved it all three times. Great and accessible writing and a story that resonates with emotion and belief in purpose that can lift you when you perhaps feel without purpose. Loved this.

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