Killing Commendatore: A novel

Written by:
Haruki Murakami
Narrated by:
Kirby Heyborne

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2018
28 hours 27 minutes
The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84

In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a previously unseen painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, a pit in the woods behind the artist’s home, and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors. A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art—as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby—Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.
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I'm a Murikami fan and this book delivered. I love how he intertwined realistic events with magical events and at the same time keeps the story down to earth. The narrator is an American and when I started listening I needed to get used to his accent and also his narration. To my ears it sounded a bit sleep inducing. However thanks to the magic of Murikamis' book I stayed awake and eventually got used to the voice.

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Somehow i liked this time better than reading book. Really enjoyed whole time. Good reader.

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Ranelle M.

Interesting and engaging but the middle is too long. Narrator did a great job

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