The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North audiobook

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

By Claire North
Read by Peter Kenny

Redhook 9780316399616
12.17 Hours Unabridged
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Wildly original, funny and moving, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is an extraordinary story of a life lived again and again from World Fantasy Award-winning author Claire North. Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. Until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. "I nearly missed you, Doctor August," she says. "I need to send a message." This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow. More by Claire North: The Gameshouse 84K The End of the Day The Sudden Appearance of Hope Touch The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

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Summary

Summary

New York Times audio bestseller

An Audible.com bestseller

John W. Campbell Memorial Award

Finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Science Fiction Narration

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

John W. Campbell Memorial Award

The 2015 John W. Campbell Memorial Award - Winner for Best Novel

Wildly original, funny and moving, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is an extraordinary story of a life lived again and again from World Fantasy Award-winning author Claire North.


Harry August is on his deathbed. Again.


No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes.


Until now.


As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. "I nearly missed you, Doctor August," she says. "I need to send a message."


This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.


More by Claire North: The Gameshouse 84K The End of the Day The Sudden Appearance of Hope Touch The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Wonderful novel... held together by a compelling mystery involving nothing less than the end of the world itself. Beautifully written and structured...a remarkable book. Booklist (Starred Review)
A subtle study of friendship, love and the complexity of existence. Eric Brown, Guardian
An astonishing re-invention of the time travel narrative. Bold, magical and masterful. Mike Carey
I don't say this lightly but The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is one of the top ten books I've ever read. James Dashner, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Maze Runner
A tremendously entertaining ride... You're sure to enjoy the trip. Toronto Sunday Star
Fantastic. io9
A thoughtful and considered time-travel novel, shocking twists and, most important of all, a beautiful character. Harry August will break your heart fifteen times. James Shurin
“A subtle study of friendship, love, and the complexity of existence.” Guardian (London)
“A tremendously entertaining ride…you’re sure to enjoy the trip.” Sunday Star (Toronto, Canada)
“This wonderful novel, narrated by Harry, ranges back and forth in time as he recounts episodes from his various lives, but it’s all held together by a compelling mystery involving nothing less than the end of the world itself (a thousand years in the future). Beautifully written and structured, the book should be a big hit with SF fans…A remarkable book.” Booklist (starred review)
“North’s fast-paced novel…contains real heart. When Harry confronts his distant father or interacts with an old romance, we are reminded of true love’s power and timelessness.” Publishers Weekly
“In an introspective tone, narrator Peter Kenny recounts the stories of August’s many lives…Kenny’s narration creates an atmosphere of intimacy with the listener. He sounds earnest without being somber and conveys August’s enthusiasm for exploring questions about the meaning of life without sounding ponderous. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Claire North

Author Bio: Claire North

Claire North is a pseudonym for Catherine Webb, a Carnegie Medal-nominated author. She has written novels in various genres, before publishing her first major work as Claire North, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, in 2014. It received rave reviews and an Audie Award nomination and was named a Washington Post Best Books of the Year selection. Her novel, Touch, was named one of the Washington Post Best Books of the Year for 2015.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 12.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English