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This is an auction for an audiobook of WARLIGHT by Michael Ondaatje.

Read by Steve West.

“A haunting, brilliant novel from Ondaatje…Mesmerizing from the first sentence, rife with poignant insights and satisfying subplots, this novel about secrets and loss may be Ondaatje’s best work yet.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A lyrical mystery that plays out in the shadow of World War II…Ondaatje’s shrewd character study plays out in a smart, sophisticated drama, one worth the long wait for fans of wartime intrigue.” —Kirkus Review (starred review)

“Ondaatje casts a magical spell, as he takes you into his half-lit world of war and love, death and loss, and the dark waterways of the past.” —Hermione Lee, New York Review of Books

"An Amazon Best Book of May 2018: First sentences matter, and Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight begins with a distinctly dramatic one. “In 1945, our parents went away and left us in the care of two men who may have been criminals” says 14-year-old Nathaniel, who with his older sister Rachel finds himself living in bombed-out London with two shady characters known as “The Moth” and “The Pimlico Darter.” Warlight starts with elements of a classic children’s adventure story, but its shadows run increasingly deep as Nathaniel, growing older, uncovers the network of deception that masks his mother’s spy-work. When the trail of factual discoveries grows cold, he imagines a past he can never truly know, composing, in effect, a dreamlike memoir of his “lost inheritance.” In Warlight Ondaatje has written a wonderfully varied, blazingly literary, emotional story."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Seven compact discs 2018.

Running time: eight hours 30 minutes.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $5.50.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this audiobook from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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