Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel audiobook

Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel

By Yann Martel
Read by Mark Bramhall

Random House Audio
6.02 Hours 1
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Fate takes many forms. . . .   When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey—named Beatrice and Virgil—and the epic journey they undertake together. With all the spirit and originality that made Life of Pi so beloved, this brilliant new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey. On the way Martel asks profound questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

Selected for the May 2010 Indie Next List

Fate takes many forms. . . .   When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey—named Beatrice and Virgil—and the epic journey they undertake together. With all the spirit and originality that made Life of Pi so beloved, this brilliant new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey. On the way Martel asks profound questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dark but divine…Everything comes into focus by the end, leaving the reader startled, astonished, and moved.” USA Today
“A slim but potent exploration of the nature of survival in the face of evil.” Huffington Post
“A thought-provoking delight.” Marie Claire
“Inventive, provocative, and artful.” Good Housekeeping
“Yann Martel’s new novel not only opens us to the emotional and psychological truths of fiction, but also provides keys to open its fictions ourselves, and to become, in some way, active participants in their creation.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“Martel has a boundless imagination and an astonishing way with words, taking the novel where it has never been before…Beatrice and Virgil is a weird, brave, looping book that does not pull punches. I can’t stop thinking about it.” Australian Literary Review
“Brilliant…with this short, crisply written, many-layered book, Martel has once again demonstrated that nothing tells the truth like fiction…Another philosophical winner.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“An unusual and provocative take on a profound, hauntingly enduring subject.” Washington Times
“[A] stunning holocaust fable.” Buffalo News
“Has many wonders…Martel’s latest book does something extraordinary. It causes the reader to contemplate serious ideas and to think. Beatrice and Virgil will haunt you long after the final page.” BookPage

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Author

Author Bio: Yann Martel

Author Bio: Yann Martel

Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963. After majoring in philosophy, he worked odd jobs and traveled before turning to writing at the age of twenty-six. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed 2002 Man Booker Prize–winning bestseller, Life of Pi.  He currently lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English