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The Heart's Invisible Furies

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Boyne

Narrated By: Stephen Hogan

Publisher: Transworld Digital

Date: February 2017

Duration: 21 hours 23 minutes


Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne, read by Stephen Hogan.
Cyril Avery is not a real Avery or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he?
Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.
At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from - and over his three score years and ten, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country and much more.
In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.


  • Alastair Heath-Robinson

    The most incredible book that I have ever listened to or read. It is such a moving story that is both heart wrenching and heart warming in equal measure. The narration is also superb, bringing every character to life with such clarity that you feel that you are there. A true masterpiece in every respect and I will miss Cyril very much now that his story is told.

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  • Peta K.

    A phenomenal novel, with compelling narration.

  • Anonymous

    A bit too graphic for me, quite violent in parts and some sexually explicit sections. Not my favorite.

  • Celeste A.

    A beautifully and classically written book which captivated me almost all the way. The last quarter of the story I found a bit dull and seemed to go into early retirement and lose a lot of its energy. The protagonist was so likable that I was rooting for him the whole way , crying for him and fighting for him. I loved the narrator's voice. That was such a fabulous complement to the novel.

  • Jan H.

    This is one of the best books I have ever read/listened to. It moved me beyond words and triggered many emotions. The characters were wonderful and the story covered so many powerful subjects. The narrator was excellent. Thank you John Boyne - a masterpiece of fiction

  • Mimia M

    A brilliant book, infused with humor and suffering. A wonderful depiction of the tragic discrimination and degradation suffered by homosexuals in Ireland in the 50s to recent times. Highly recommended!

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