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The Bone Clocks

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: September 2014

Duration: 24 hours 34 minutes


David Mitchell is an eloquent conjurer of interconnected tales, a genre-bending daredevil, and a master prose stylist. His hypnotic new novel, The Bone Clocks, crackles with invention and wit—it is fiction at its most spellbinding and memorable. Following a scalding row with her mother, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as "the radio people," Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life. For Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of dangerous mystics—and their enemies. But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred. This unsolved mystery will echo through every decade of Holly's life, affecting all the people Holly loves—even the ones who are not yet born. A Cambridge scholarship boy grooming himself for wealth and influence, a conflicted father who feels alive only while reporting from occupied Iraq, a middle-aged writer mourning his exile from the bestseller list—all have a part to play in this surreal, invisible war on the margins of our world. From the medieval Swiss Alps to the nineteenth-century Australian bush, from a hotel in Shanghai to a Manhattan townhouse in the near future, their stories come together in moments of everyday grace and extraordinary wonder. Rich with character and realms of possibility, The Bone Clocks is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together. From the Hardcover edition.


  • Nathan Hoeksema

    Great book. Amazing character development. Even though it is clearly one narrative, it feels like two stories. Great narration too.

  • Veruca Taylor

    The characters are rich. The imagery is wonderful. I love that the stories weave together. The narators do an amazing job. Unfortunately parts of the ending lost me. This book is 80% there still worth the listen or the read.

  • Laura Hurst

    I thought this book was amazing, great characters a very rich and detailed story about the lives of many people and how they interact with each other. I think the author had a lot of insight into what our future just might be. The ending was a bit surreal but it could happen.

  • Nate Gardner

    This may be the most tedious, unrewarding books of all time. An absolute waste of time!