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    Beschreibung von Audible

    Editors Select, February 2017 - Archibald Isaac Ferguson is the central character of 4 3 2 1. He's known as Archie by some and as Ferguson by others, and you get to know him from the time he is born through the multiple life outcomes explored by author Paul Auster. Through each nuanced version of his life, I became equally attached to every Archie and every Ferguson revealed to me. Living in and having grown up in Essex County, NJ, I know the towns and landmarks that Auster has set this novel in (my parents also brought me to the now-departed Grunnings Ice Cream parlor). So as I drive through these neighborhoods, I can imagine Archie walking down the street or playing baseball in a local school field. Listening to Paul Auster narrate is like having him in the seat next to me, with the open book on his lap as he calmly reads aloud. This is a book to be savored and allowed to unfold at its own beautiful pace. —Tricia, Audible Editor

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    This program is narrated by—and includes a bonus interview with—the author.

    Paul Auster's greatest, most heartbreaking and satisfying novel—a sweeping and surprising story of birthright and possibility, of love and of life itself: a masterpiece.

    Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Athletic skills and sex lives and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Each Ferguson falls under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman, yet each Amy and each Ferguson have a relationship like no other. Meanwhile, listeners will take in each Ferguson's pleasures and ache from each Ferguson's pains, as the mortal plot of each Ferguson's life rushes on.

    As inventive and dexterously constructed as anything Paul Auster has ever written, yet with a passion for realism and a great tenderness and fierce attachment to history and to life itself that listeners have never heard from Auster before. 4 3 2 1 is a marvelous and unforgettably affecting tour de force.

    ©2017 Paul Auster (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

    Kritikerstimmen

    "...listening to 4 3 2 1 in audio is worth the commitment, thanks to the author’s easy-on-the-ears baritone" (Newsday)

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    Fantastische Erzählung

    Fantastisches Buch, sehr persönlich und mit viel zeitgeschichtlichem Bezug, sehr stimmig gelesen vom Autor. Klare Empfehlung wenn man ein Buch sucht, das viel erzählt - es ist nicht so sehr ein Action Buch sondern eine schön erzählte Geschichte .

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    Great concept but too long

    The book tells four different versions of Ferguson's life, from childhood to young adulthood, mostly in the 1950s and 60s. The concept is appealing, the book well written, the audio book well read but it is much too long. It contains endless listings of names, actors, writers, college classes. Also the political events of these times are described to such detail that might interest people who followed these events closely at the time. I made it through the audio book, but would probably have abandoned the printed version. Did this man get his pay by weight?

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    Great book!

    A bit confusing until I realised it is the same starting story and then diverges. Enjoyed it inmensely!

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    Maybe his best work!

    A little difficult as audio book but manageable. Would recommend you by the print as well to keep of the four versions of the main character. Especially in the beginning when the profile aren't that sharp yet. It gets easier in the course of the book but no reason - spoiler! A great hear! Paul Auster does a great job reading. Great voice, wonderful story.

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    WHAT a book!

    Disturbing, distressing, depressing, confusing, so real and unreal at the same time. Merely wonderful! Great job, Furguson!

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    Hat Längen, aber Alles in Allem eindrucksvoll!

    Sehr gut gelesen, dichte einfühlsame Geschichten. Zeitweise verliert man den Faden und weiß gerade nicht welcher der vier Leben erzählt wird. Erstaunlicher Weise macht es das Buch aber spannender und intensiver. Kann man empfehlen.

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    Ja wenn der Autor 2/3 der Geschichte gekürzt hätte

    Auch andere Bücher von Auster habe ich nie zuende lesen können. Er erzählt weitschweifend, hier nicht nur von pubertären Sexualproblemen, alles hätte dringend gekürzt werden müssen. Sprachlich und literarisch ist der Roman nicht sonderlich anspruchsvoll und ich habe mich durch das Hörbuch regelrecht durchgequält - obwohl ich dicke Bücher liebe - z.B. The Nix von Nathan Hill!

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    A must read.

    Understand the numbers until you have finished reading it. Love it to pass it on.

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    like watching paint dry

    The premise was quite promising but the story is really boring. so many hours with nothing of interest happening.

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    Fantastic novel!

    I loved this book. Such rich characters, backstories and a shrewd view on American history. Paul Auster is a great narrator as well.