The Piano Tuner
- Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
- Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-27-02
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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On his journey through Europe, the Red Sea, India, and into Burma, Edgar meets soldiers, mystics, bandits, and tale-spinners, as well as an enchanting woman as elusive as the surgeon-major. And at the doctor's fort on a remote Burmese river, Edgar encounters a world more mysterious and dangerous than he ever could have imagined.
Sensuous, lyrical, rich with passion and adventure, this is a hypnotic tale of myth, romance, and self-discovery: an unforgettable novel.
"A profound adventure story with an unexpected climax." (The New Yorker)
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By John Peter on 10-02-03
One of the very best
Of course, any review is going to be subjective. Some people love Whodunnits. Some people love History. Some people love Elizabethen Drama. Etc. I love a Good Story which is Well Told, and this one is among the very best titles I've ever "read". The story is complex yet with few enough main characters as not to have me hopelessly confused. The subtlety and nuance are delicate and well placed. The style is indeed reminiscent of Joseph Conrad but without being derivative. The characters are all most engaging so that one feels for them both when things go well and when they go bad. The writing style is compelling. The author has done his homework with even the smallest details, yet these details are all in the service of the overall tale. And the reader is past excellent. The lover of a well-turned word and phrase, the lover of an engaging tale will find this a most rewarding title.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By PaintPots on 11-05-03
Sensuos, thought provoking, grabbinng
The combination works nearly perfectly - a good reader, a good story. The description of the burmese jungle are really beautiful - but not over lengthy to become boring. The psychological insight into the main character is fascinating. I listen to a lot of books on tape and this is one of my favorites (Along with Poisonwood Bible). I definately reccomend this for fiction lovers.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful