The Death of Bunny Munro

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Nick Cave

Narrated By: Nick Cave

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd.

Date: August 2009

Duration: 7 hours 40 minutes

Summary:

Bunny Munro sells beauty products and the dream of hope to the lonely housewives of the south coast. Set adrift by his wife's sudden death and struggling to keep a grip on reality, he does the only thing he can think of: with his young son in tow, he hits the road.

While Bunny plies his trade and his sexual charisma door-to-door, nine-year-old Bunny Junior sits patiently in the car exploring the world through the pages of his encyclopaedia.

As their bizarre and increasingly frenzied road trip shears into a final reckoning, Bunny finds that the revenants of his world - decrepit fathers, vengeful ghosts, jealous husbands and horned psycho-killers - have emerged from the shadows and are seeking to exact their toll.

A tender portrait of the relationship between a father and a son, The Death of Bunny Munro is a stylish, furious and hugely enjoyable read, bursting with the wit and mystery that fans will recognise as hallmarks of Cave's singular vision.

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  • Lehtonen S.

    This book is a wicked, dark, engrossing read from the sparkling wit and intellect of Nick Cave - nothing like Nick's other harrowing novel, "And the Ass saw the Angel" and nothing like I expected. His protaganist Bunny Munro is not a nice guy by any stretch of the imagination, but is still somehow a sympathetic and often likeable character. For me, one of the best things about this audio book was listening to Nick himself read it. He clearly relishes the task and his lovely baritone voice gives the story an inflection that was missing entirely when I looked at this book in written form. The storyline is confronting, vulgar, at times moderately violent, fully reprehensible, funny and sometimes tender. A terrific book which I will soon return to listen to for a second time.