The Chemistry of Tears

  • by Peter Carey
  • Narrated by Jefferson Mays, Susan Lyons
  • 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Following the success of Parrot and Olivier in America comes another wonderfully rich tale with historical themes from the twice Booker-winner. Catherine Gehrig, conservator at a London museum, learns of the unexpected death of her colleague and lover of thirteen years. Only the museum's director knew of the affair, and sends Catherine to work on a special project away from prying eyes. An automaton, a man and a woman who can never meet, a secret love story, and the fate of the world are all brought to life in this hauntingly moving novel from one of the finest writers of our time.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Another great novel from Carey

As consistently good as his earlier work, Carey weaves a great, wonderfully written, dual-time story.
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- Mackenzie

Let's cry tears for this Chemistry

Would you try another book from Peter Carey and/or Jefferson Mays and Susan Lyons ?

No. I didn't like the way it was read and I didn't like the story at all. It was so boring.

What could Peter Carey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Write for real people not foppish English academics

Would you be willing to try another one of Jefferson Mays and Susan Lyons ’s performances?

I am very reluctant to try them again.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?


Any additional comments?

It was a complete waste of money. I didn't finish it because it bored me and was all over the place.

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- Deb

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-01-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks