Winter Journal

  • by Paul Auster
  • Narrated by Paul Auster
  • 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling novelist and author of The Invention of Solitude comes a moving and highly personal meditation on the body, time, and language itself.
"That is where the story begins, in your body, and everything will end in the body as well."
Facing his 63rd winter, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster sits down to write a history of his body and its sensations - both pleasurable and painful. Thirty years after the publication of The Invention of Solitude, in which he wrote so movingly about fatherhood, Auster gives us a second unconventional memoir in which he writes about his mother's life and death. Winter Journal is a highly personal meditation on the body, time, and memory, by one of our most intellectually elegant writers.


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Where does Winter Journal rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right up there with the best.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Winter Journal?

Not a moment but a sequence. Thought the way he told his stories via the houses he'd lived in was clever.

Which scene was your favorite?

When he falls in love with his wife, of course!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A journey through life into old age.

Any additional comments?

I had never heard of Paul Auster until his interview on NPR's Fresh Air. I listened to this book for a solid 6+hours because it was so good; something I've never done before— admittedly I came of age through the same time period, and am entering my own "Winter" so that held my interest. His narration is stellar; love when an author can narrate. Will definitely get another of his books; hope it's as good as this one!

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- Diane

the book was as geeat as i was expecting

I have read many of his books and it was such an incredible experience to listen to his life story with such soothing voice.
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- Ati

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-21-2012
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio