- Narrated by: Paul Auster
- Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-09-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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An enigmatic young man employed as a trash-out worker in southern Florida obsessively photographing thousands of abandoned objects left behind by the evicted families.
A group of young people squatting in an apartment in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
The Hospital for Broken Things, which specializes in repairing the artifacts of a vanished world.
William Wyler's 1946 classic The Best Years of Our Lives.
A celebrated actress preparing to return to Broadway.
An independent publisher desperately trying to save his business and his marriage.
These are just some of the elements Auster magically weaves together in this immensely moving novel about contemporary America and its ghosts. Sunset Park is a surprising departure that confirms Paul Auster as one of our greatest living writers.
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By paula on 02-27-11
I love Paul Auster and his beautiful writing. This was as lyrical as his others though I was less satisfied with the ending. The journey through his characters lives was truly a pleasure to be taken on. Just sorry he seemed to run out of steam at the end. Beautiful reading too by Paul Auster!
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By Don on 09-06-12
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I recommend this book because of its insight into people and the human condition. Moving and illuminating, if not always happy and hopeful. The sense of truth beneath the book is rare and liberating.
What did you like best about this story?
Weaving together many well-developed characters.
What does Paul Auster bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Auster is a fine interpreter of his own book. His reading colors the words and sentences you might not feel if you just read it.
Any additional comments?
The ending is not disappointing, but I found myself at a loss. So I listened to that last 90 minutes again, more carefully. Major things happen fast, sometimes even off-stage, but in the end, everything is tied up without loss of verisimilitude. This is a great accomplishment for an author who is trying to deliver felt life. Auster is serious. I look forward to another.
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