First Person Singular: Stories (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BEST SELLER A mind-bending new collection of short stories from the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author. “Some novelists hold a mirror up to the world and some, like Haruki Murakami, use the mirror as a portal to a universe hidden beyond it.” —The Wall Street Journal

The eight stories in this new book are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator. From memories of youth, meditations on music, and an ardent love of baseball, to dreamlike scenarios and invented jazz albums, together these stories challenge the boundaries between our minds and the exterior world. Occasionally, a narrator may or may not be Murakami himself. Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides.

Philosophical and mysterious, the stories in First Person Singular all touch beautifully on love and solitude, childhood and memory. . . all with a signature Murakami twist.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
KW
Kotaro Watanabe
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
05:24
hr min
RELEASED
2021
April 6
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
SIZE
163.8
MB

Customer Reviews

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Just Enough Weird

For those that enjoy Murakami’s self-indulgent flights of fancy but don’t necessarily have the time — or patience — for one of his novels, this collection hits the spot. While most of the works have been published in the New Yorker previously, a few have been pulled from other sources giving it some added freshness.

I love Murakami’s prose style. It’s very minimal and not unlike Nobel-winner Kazuo Ishiguro. Even when he writes of high Western philosophy or obscure Japanese literary history, he makes it relatable, like it’s all as simple as a cup of coffee.

The voice acting is also perfect here, an older Japanese gentleman that delivers Murakami’s unique perspective and surreal stories in a tone and pitch that match the author.

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