The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell audiobook

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

By David Mitchell
Read by Jonathan Aris and Paula Wilcox

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781400065455
18.93 Hours 1
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A Booker finalist and Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize winner, David Mitchell was called "prodigiously daring and imaginative" by Time and "a genius" by the New York Times Book Review. With this sweeping work of historical fiction, he confirms his place among the world's greatest novelists. In 1799, the artificial island of Dejima lies in Nagasaki Harbor as the Empire of Japan's de facto gate blocking Western influence. Here, at the farthest outpost of the Dutch East Indies Company, Jacob de Zoet comes to make his fortune before reuniting with his fiancEe in Holland. But fate takes a dangerous turn when Jacob-who, like all outsiders, is not allowed to set foot on the mainland-falls hopelessly in love with a young Japanese woman. Filled with lush imagery and populated by authentic characters, this epic novel is beautifully complemented by the dual performance of narrators Jonathan Aris and Paula Wilcox. "Comparisons to Tolstoy are inevitable, and right on the money."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review ". a dense and satisfying historical with literary brawn and stylistic panache." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2011 Audie Award Finalist

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Winner of the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book: Europe and South Asia

Longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize

New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books, 2010

A USA Today bestseller

A 2010 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Fiction

A 2010 Washington Post Best Book for Fiction

A 2010 Financial Times Best Book of the Year

Selected for the July 2010 Indie Next List

A 2010 Kirkus Reviews Top 25 Book for Fiction

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, July 2010

A Booker finalist and Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize winner, David Mitchell was called "prodigiously daring and imaginative" by Time and "a genius" by the New York Times Book Review. With this sweeping work of historical fiction, he confirms his place among the world's greatest novelists. In 1799, the artificial island of Dejima lies in Nagasaki Harbor as the Empire of Japan's de facto gate blocking Western influence. Here, at the farthest outpost of the Dutch East Indies Company, Jacob de Zoet comes to make his fortune before reuniting with his fiancEe in Holland. But fate takes a dangerous turn when Jacob-who, like all outsiders, is not allowed to set foot on the mainland-falls hopelessly in love with a young Japanese woman. Filled with lush imagery and populated by authentic characters, this epic novel is beautifully complemented by the dual performance of narrators Jonathan Aris and Paula Wilcox. "Comparisons to Tolstoy are inevitable, and right on the money."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review ". a dense and satisfying historical with literary brawn and stylistic panache." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Mitchell’s] most engaging novel yet…An affecting conclusion that underscores Mr. Mitchell’s mastery here not only of virtuosic literary fireworks, but also of the quieter arts of empathy and traditional storytelling.”  New York Times
“An achingly romantic story of forbidden love…Mitchell’s incredible prose is on stunning display…A novel of ideas, of longing, of good and evil and those who fall somewhere in between [that] confirms Mitchell as one of the more fascinating and fearless writers alive.” New York Times Book Review
“Mitchell’s masterpiece; and also, I am convinced, a masterpiece of our time.”  Boston Globe
“A dense and satisfying historical with literary brawn and stylistic panache.”  Publishers Weekly
“It’s as difficult to put this novel down as it is to overestimate Mitchell’s virtually unparalleled mastery of dramatic construction, illuminating characterizations and insight into historical conflict and change. Comparisons to Tolstoy are inevitable, and right on the money.”  Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 

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Author

Author Bio: David Mitchell

Author Bio: David Mitchell

David Mitchell is the award-winning and bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, named a best book of the year by Time, Washington Post, Financial Times, New Yorker, Globe and Mail, and the New York Times. He has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize five times and hailed as “the novelist who’s shown us fiction’s future” (Washington Post), as well as named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2007. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 18.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English