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Us: A Novel

Sprecher: David Haig
Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 9 Min.
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Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that seduces beautiful Connie into a second date...and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades later, they live more or less happily in the London suburbs with their moody seventeen year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce.

The timing couldn’t be worse. Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the world’s greatest works of art as a family, and she can’t bring herself to cancel. And maybe going ahead is for the best anyway? Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and might even help him to bond with Albie.

Narrated from Douglas’s endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic point of view, Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves, and learning how to get closer to a son who’s always felt like a stranger.

©2014 David Nicholls (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers

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"Haig's portrayal of a straitlaced middle-aged scientist who is trying to fit in with his artistic, laid-back family is flawless, and listeners will be impressed with his ability to seamlessly transition among the characters, capturing each one's personality. This bittersweet comedy of errors and self-discovery is destined to be one of the most talked about audiobooks of the year." (AudioFile)

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Ein Meisterwerk

David Nicholls ist der König des feinen Humors, ein Meister des Dialogs und des Unausgesprochen dazwischen. Stimmlich brillant verkörpert wird der Ich-Erzähler - überzeugter Naturwissenschaftler, selbstkritischer Ehemann einer Künstlerin und Vater eines 17-jährigen Sohns - von David Haig. Selten ein Buch gehört, dass die Aufs und Abs des Lebens in den sogenannten "besten Jahren" besser einfängt. So viele Stellen, an denen man gleichzeitig schmunzeln und in Tränen ausbrechen könnte über die Wahrheiten, die immer wieder elegant im Nebensatz aufblitzen.

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disapoointment

while i loved "one day", i found this audiobook positively speaking underwhelming. neither funny nor emotionally appealing.

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British!

Insgesamt sehr unterhaltsam! Sprecher HERVORRAGEND!! Pleasure to listen! British humour at its best from time to time and a wonderful story about how life can go&change and most of all: About how life goes on - even after or because of it's changes!

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Wonderful, funny, heartwarming

Wonderful, funny, heartwarming and tragic story. Full with English humor, showing the beauty and difficulty of a marriage and family life.

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  • 26.09.2015

a wonderful story<br />

i loved listening to the novel: it is very entertaining though dealing with the breaking up of an apparently working marriage. the author - and excellent speaker - takes the reader through the ups and downs of many years of the couple and then the family yelling the episodes with a very good sense of humour.,,

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Relationship in todays world

Exactly what life and human / family relationship is about. Fantastic book.
It might help to have headings read in a different vioce.

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