The Song Is You

  • by Arthur Phillips
  • Narrated by Christopher E. Welch
  • 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Julian Donahue is in love with his iPod. Each song that shuffles through "that greatest of all human inventions" triggers a memory. But when his family falls apart, even music loses its hold on him, and he has nothing. Until one snowy night in Brooklyn, when he stumbles into a bar and sees Cait O'Dwyer, a flame-haired Irish rock singer, performing with her band, and a strange and unlikely love affair is ignited.Critically acclaimed author Arthur Phillips skyrocketed up best-seller lists and won immense popularity for novels such as The Egyptologist and Prague. With The Song Is You, Phillips again demonstrates his mastery of form with a tale of love and obsession in the digital age.


What the Critics Say

"If novelists were labeled zoologically, Arthur Phillips would fall naturally into the dolphin family: his writing is playful, cerebral, likable, wide-ranging and inventive....The whole novel zings with fresh insight and inspired writing. The Song Is You is smaller, more focused and more character-driven than Phillips's earlier books, and it's not only a welcome new direction, but also a novel impossible to put down." (The New York Times Sunday Book Review)


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Customer Reviews

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The Song is PU

Boring people are doing uninteresting things in this novel about a self-absorbed man semi-stalking a self-absorbed wannabe Irish rock diva. The last one-thousand hours tediously describes his pursuit and her coy dodges through the cities of Europe and ends...I don't know because I just could not go on any longer.
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- Dennis "I was a high school history teacher and a physician assistant-retired."

An Okay Story

I really loved Phillip's previous book, Angelica, and so I bought this one expecting the same. The storyline about a man in love with his Ipod and along distance relationship between him and an Irish singer sounded like something I could really get into. But I didn't find the main characters all that interesting. I never really cared about what happened to them, and found myself skimming the book at times. Now, I don't want to make this book sound like it was terrible. Maybe I just didn't get what the author was trying to convey. I'd say all in all, an okay read.
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- Book Worm

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-16-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books