Nutshell

Nutshell

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2016
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Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home--a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse--but John's not here. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD :, Recorded Books,, [2016]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ©2016.
ISBN: 9781501939495
1501939491
Branch Call Number: CD FIC MCEW
Characteristics: 5 audio discs (5 hr., 15 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in.,rda

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JCLCaitlinT Oct 04, 2017

I was disappointed by this book. It seemed like such an intriguing perspective to have the unborn fetus telling the story, but when actually played out, it feels like a desperate attempt to be different. I could suspend disbelief that this baby knows as much as he does if the meat and potatoes of the story itself was compelling enough, but I found it too wanting.

JCLMELODYK Mar 28, 2017

What could be better than a sardonic British narrator who happens to be a fetus observing his mother's infidelities and murderous plots against his father? Ian McEwan knocks it out of the park again. I believe the audio version trumps the book just because of that voice!

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maipenrai
Oct 30, 2016

Of course, one must suspend belief in order to believe the book is actually being narrated by a foetus, but once the premise is accepted, the story is compelling. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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