The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway audiobook

The Cellist of Sarajevo

By Steven Galloway
Read by Gareth Armstrong

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5.40 Hours Unabridged
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Sarajevo in the 1990s is a hellish place. The ongoing war devours human life, tears families apart, and transforms even banal routines, such as acquiring water, into life-threatening expeditions. Day after day, a cellist stations himself in the midst of the devastation, defying the ever-present snipers to play tributes to victims of a massacre. The true story of a cellist’s resistance helps to form this pivotal event in Steven Galloway’s extraordinary novel. Against this, the author touchingly describes three ordinary townspeople and their efforts to retain their humanity, sanity, and autonomy as war takes hold of their lives. This bestselling novel is immediate, vivid, and deeply affecting on audio, fully immersing the listener in the havoc of war.

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Summary

Summary

Sarajevo in the 1990s is a hellish place. The ongoing war devours human life, tears families apart, and transforms even banal routines, such as acquiring water, into life-threatening expeditions. Day after day, a cellist stations himself in the midst of the devastation, defying the ever-present snipers to play tributes to victims of a massacre. The true story of a cellist’s resistance helps to form this pivotal event in Steven Galloway’s extraordinary novel. Against this, the author touchingly describes three ordinary townspeople and their efforts to retain their humanity, sanity, and autonomy as war takes hold of their lives.

This bestselling novel is immediate, vivid, and deeply affecting on audio, fully immersing the listener in the havoc of war.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The terrible beauty of this audiobook lies in its unusual wartime heroes—individuals whose lives are riddled by sniper fire and uncertainty as they traverse worn-torn Sarajevo, carrying out their daily lives. Gareth Armstrong’s confident, often reverent, voice animates the story’s three characters: Arrow, a sniper; Dragan, a parent trying to keep his family safe; and Kenan, a citizen. The unnamed cellist of the title sits in the middle of the chaos, risking his life to play for the dead. Galloway’s poetic prose lends itself well to the audio format, especially as voiced by Armstrong. Its quiet grace is profoundly affecting.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Steven Galloway

Author Bio: Steven Galloway

Steven Galloway teaches creative writing at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of The Cellist of Sarajevo, which was an IndieBound and a Barnes and Noble Discover selection and has been chosen for community reads across the country.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Runtime: 5.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English