A Home at the End of the World

  • by Michael Cunningham
  • Narrated by Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Blair Brown, Jennifer Van Dyck
  • 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Michael Cunningham's celebrated novel is the story of two boyhood friends: Jonathan, lonely, introspective, and unsure of himself; and Bobby, hip, dark, and inarticulate. In New York after college, Bobby moves in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city's erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who is gay, to father Clare's child. Then, when Clare and Bobby have a baby, the three move to a small house upstate to raise "their" child together and create a new kind of family. A Home at the End of the World masterfully depicts the charged, fragile relationships of urban life today.


What the Critics Say

"Although some listeners will wish they could soak up this absorbing story all in one sitting, the narrators' well-paced readings force the listener to sit back and appreciate the intricacy and skill of Cunningham's exquisite prose." (Publishers Weekly)
"Lyrical...memorable and accomplished" (The New York Times Book Review)


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Customer Reviews

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ended too soon

I loved these characters. They draw the listener in and they become real. Cunningham received raves for The Hours, but this story and these characters are much more accessible and endearing.
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- Sue

Flaw in the recording?

A bit more than two and a half hours in, something odd happens. Every time before that, when the narrator changes there is a heading telling us the new narrator's name. But then, suddenly, the narration shifts from the mother to one of the boys, and we seem to have jumped ahead ten or so years. It's as though the recording is missing one of the CD's. I've noticed this problem before with Audible versions, and when I complain, they give me a refund, but they don't fix the recording. It's very frustrating, since what I want is a correct recording of the book in question.
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- David "Teacher, author, editor. Something of an Anglophile, but my scholarly specialty was American lit. I'm also pretty serious about poetry."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-29-2005
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio