2013 Audie Award Winner, Audiobook of the Year
Graham Greene?s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love
of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been
translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house.
Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King''s
Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and
stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.
The End of the Affair, set in London during and just
after World War II, is the story of a flourishing love affair
between Maurice Bendrix and Sarah Miles. After a violent episode at
Maurice''s apartment, Sarah suddenly and without explanation breaks
off the affair. This very intimate story about what actually
constitutes love is enhanced by Mr. Firth''s narration, who said
"this book struck me very, very particularly at the time when I
read it and I thought my familiarity with it would give the journey
a personal slant."
"I''m grateful for this honor," Firth said when this production
was recognized by the Audie Awards as Audiobook of the Year for
2013, "and grateful for the opportunity to narrate one of my
favorite stories. A great novel told in the first person makes for
the best script an actor could imagine. None better than The
End of the Affair?. Theater and film each offer their own
challenges and rewards, but narration is a new practice for me and
the audiobook performance provides exhilarating possibilities for
both actors and listeners. I''m thrilled to be involved in bringing
this remarkable work of fiction to a wider audience, and thankful
to Audible for offering me the opportunity to perform it and to
engage with so many who share my passion for storytelling."