Atonement by Ian McEwan audiobook

Atonement: A Novel

By Ian McEwan
Read by Carole Boyd

12.45 Hours 12/21/2015 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Ian McEwan has received prestigious awards and international praise for his novels, including Enduring Love. In Atonement, three children lose their innocence—as the sweltering summer heat bears down on the hottest day in 1935—and their lives are changed forever. Cecilia Tallis is of England’s priviledged class; Robbie Turner is the housekeeper’s son. In their moment of intimate surrender, they are interrupted by Cecilia’s hyperimaginative and scheming thirteen-year-old sister, Briony. And as chaos consumes the family, Briony commits a crime, the guilt of which she shall carry throughout her life.

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Summary

Summary

Ian McEwan has received prestigious awards and international praise for his novels, including Enduring Love. In Atonement, three children lose their innocence—as the sweltering summer heat bears down on the hottest day in 1935—and their lives are changed forever. Cecilia Tallis is of England’s priviledged class; Robbie Turner is the housekeeper’s son. In their moment of intimate surrender, they are interrupted by Cecilia’s hyperimaginative and scheming thirteen-year-old sister, Briony. And as chaos consumes the family, Briony commits a crime, the guilt of which she shall carry throughout her life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is a thoughtful, provocative, and at times moving book that will have readers applauding.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“This haunting novel…is at once McEwan at his most closely observed and psychologically penetrating, and his most sweeping and expansive.” Publishers Weekly
“[McEwan] excels brilliantly at depicting moral dilemmas and stressed minds in action without losing a keen sense of the body’s terrible fragility, the touching absurdity of desire, and time’s obstinacy.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Ian McEwan

Author Bio: Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is the author of more than a dozen books, including either New York Times bestsellers. His novel Amsterdam won the 1998 Book Prize; Atonement, won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the W. H. Smith Literary Award; and The Child in Time won the Whitbread Award. His story collection, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 12.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English