Let the Great World Spin

  • by Colum McCann
  • Narrated by Richard Poe, Gerard Doyle, Carol Monda, Johanna Parker, Ramon De Ocampo
  • 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter-mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in best-selling novelist Colum McCann's stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people.
Let the Great World Spin is the critically acclaimed author's most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s.


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The great world spins

Loved it! Great book and marvelous reading by the narratives. This is a book worth every penny.
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- Krissy

A beautiful story-complex and rich.

Moving narrative from a variety of perspectives. Highly moving. A lovely portrait of human nature anchored in a specific NYC moment.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-16-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio