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The End of the Affair

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Audie Award Winner, Audiobook of the Year, 2013.

Audie Award Nominee, Best Solo Narration, 2013.

Graham Greene's evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house.

Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King's Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release. The End of the Affair, set in London during and just after World War II, is the story of a flourishing love affair between Maurice Bendrix and Sarah Miles. After a violent episode at Maurice's apartment, Sarah suddenly and without explanation breaks off the affair.

This very intimate story about what actually constitutes love is enhanced by Mr. Firth's narration, who said "this book struck me very, very particularly at the time when I read it and I thought my familiarity with it would give the journey a personal slant. I'm grateful for this honor," Firth said when this production was recognized by the Audie Awards as Audiobook of the Year for 2013, "and grateful for the opportunity to narrate one of my favorite stories. A great novel told in the first person makes for the best script an actor could imagine. None better than The End of the Affair.... Theater and film each offer their own challenges and rewards, but narration is a new practice for me and the audiobook performance provides exhilarating possibilities for both actors and listeners. I'm thrilled to be involved in bringing this remarkable work of fiction to a wider audience, and thankful to Audible for offering me the opportunity to perform it and to engage with so many who share my passion for storytelling."

©1951 Graham Greene (P)2015 Audible, Inc

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    "Excellent narration! Masterfully woven story!"

    Fascinating throughout, this is a novel by Graham Greene of love and jealousy and faith and how these bind people together. The narration by Colin Firth was a particular treat, as it brought human feeling and life to the novel as only he can. Bravo for this successful combination of story and storyteller!

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    "Splendid story! Colin Firth excellent, as expected"

    Couldn't quite stop listening to this story and Mr. Firth was, just like in the movies, awesome! !!! Absolutely fabulous!!!

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    bücherwurm89 04.07.2015
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    "A heavy heart"

    Colin Firth und Graham Greene are a match made in heaven! Eine tiefe, schwere und komplexe Geschichte wundervoll gelesen von Colin Firth. Deswegen liebe ich Hörbücher!

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    KarenOC France 13.11.2015
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    "As if it were lived by Colin himself"

    I even listened to it twice, so enjoyable it was to hear the story narrated by Colin with his great British accent and with so much personality as if it were the story of his own life.
    Colin should continue specialising in narration as not many actors are capable of such a performance.

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    a wonderful book read by an awesome story teller. I enjoyed it very much. It's worth it.

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    Amazon-Kunde Berlin, Deutschland 04.07.2016
    Amazon-Kunde Berlin, Deutschland 04.07.2016 Bei Audible seit 2016

    Professor, writer, coach. Fan of Southern Gothic fiction, Russian writers. I usually listen to audio books on the move: walking, driving.

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    "Amazingly read masterpiece"

    Just finished this audio book. I was a little afraid at first if Colin Firth might not be too great a star to do it justice: my feeling was always that the voice actor should completely blend into the background...but I was wrong: Firth reads this with feeling and with the appropriate distance to his own fame. The novel: a masterpiece unlike anything writren these days - very intimate toeards its characters. A book for writers, lovers, survivors. A book for the faithless. Greene turns hate against itself: the greater the hate, the greatet the damage of the hate hating itself. What remains is more love & more soul.

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