The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje audiobook

The English Patient

By Michael Ondaatje
Read by Ralph Fiennes

Random House Audio
3.66 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780739343951

With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal,and rescue illuminates this book like flashes of heat lightening.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1992 Man Booker Prize

Winner of the 1992 Trillium Book Award

Winner of the 1993 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book: Canada and the Caribbean

Shortlisted for the Golden Man Booker Prize

With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal,and rescue illuminates this book like flashes of heat lightening.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Mr. Ondaatje [is] one of North America's finest novelists . . . . The spell of his haunted villa remains with us, inviting us to reread passages for the pure pleasure of being there. Wall Street Journal
Sensuous, mysterious, rhapsodic, it transports the reader to another world . . . . Ondaatje's most probing examination yet of the nature of identity. San Francisco Chronicle
"A rare and spellbinding web of dreams. Time

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Ondaatje

Author Bio: Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, a memoir, a nonfiction book on film, and eleven books of poetry. The English Patient won the Booker Prize and Anil’s Ghost won the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, the Giller Prize, and the Prix Médicis.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 3.66
Audience: Adult
Language: English