Waiting for Sunrise

  • by William Boyd
  • Narrated by Roger May
  • 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Vienna. 1913. Lysander Rief, a young English actor, walks through the city to his first appointment with the eminent psychiatrist, Dr. Bensimon. He is sitting anxiously in the waiting room when an extraordinary woman enters....
Moving from Vienna to London's West End, the battlefields of France, and hotel rooms in Geneva, Waiting for Sunrise is a feverish and mesmerising journey into the human psyche, and a beautifully observed portrait of wartime Europe.

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Too complicated

Too complicated. Too unclear. It is pretty meaningless to say that life is totally subjective.

Narration by Roger May fine.
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- Chrissie

Superb story let down by weak narrator

Would you consider the audio edition of Waiting for Sunrise to be better than the print version?

The print edition is better but not by much. With a more accomplished narrator it would be comparable.


What did you like best about this story?

The central character, who is flawed, humane and very easy to empathise with.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

High pitched voice, lacked the gravitas to read the autobiographical sections as the theatrical Lysander. Otherwise a bland, effete British voice.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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- J. Crosby "GSBIKER"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-22-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks