Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving audiobook

Avenue of Mysteries

By John Irving
Read by Armando Durán

Simon & Schuster Audio
20.83 Hours Unabridged
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John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory. As we grow older—most of all, in what we remember and what we dream—we live in the past. Sometimes, we live more vividly in the past than in the present. As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. “An aura of fate had marked him,” John Irving writes, of Juan Diego. “The chain of events, the links in our lives—what leads us where we’re going, the courses we follow to our ends, what we don’t see coming, and what we do—all this can be mysterious, or simply unseen, or even obvious.”

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

An Amazon Best Book of November 2015

An AudioFile Editors’ Pick

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory.

As we grow older—most of all, in what we remember and what we dream—we live in the past. Sometimes, we live more vividly in the past than in the present.

As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. “An aura of fate had marked him,” John Irving writes, of Juan Diego. “The chain of events, the links in our lives—what leads us where we’re going, the courses we follow to our ends, what we don’t see coming, and what we do—all this can be mysterious, or simply unseen, or even obvious.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This sprawling, imaginative tale about a writer whose life’s journey has all the qualities of a modern Dickens novel is vintage Irving.” AARP Magazine
“The character is a captivating original; his tale includes humor, pathos, and acute observations. Once again, Irving charms by blending the fantastical with what is deeply, affectingly real.” People magazine
“A dream-steeped, enchanted, and often amusing tale…. Irving keeps this imaginative story, his aging novelist, his odd cast of characters, and his readers, moving on a trajectory toward collision in this unfailingly masterful narrative.” USA Today
Avenue of Mysteries is thoroughly modern, accessibly brainy, hilariously eccentric, and beautifully human.” New York Times Book Review
“A wild and rollicking ride…. Irving plays delightful havoc with this colorful collection of humanity, beguiling us from start to finish.” Seattle Times
“An empathically imagined, masterfully told, and utterly transporting tale of transcendent sacrifice and perseverance, unlikely love, and profound mysteries.” Booklist (starred review)
“John Irving’s new novel is deftly aided in this exploration by talented narrator Armando Duran…Duran affects a friendly, curious tone as the episodic events of Juan’s life enlighten and entertain Irving’s fans as well as new readers…Duran is most potent as the now-aging novelist finds his answers to the question of how an artist develops. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Once again, Irving’s lyrical writing grabs readers from the first page.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: John Irving

Author Bio: John Irving

John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times—winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp, which became an international bestseller. In 1992, he was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules. In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His novels have been translated into thirty-five languages.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 20.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English