The Luminaries by Eleanor CattonThe Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

The Luminaries

byEleanor CattonRead byMark Meadows

Audio Book (CD) | October 7, 2014

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Winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize, a breathtaking feat of storytelling where everything is connected, but nothing is as it seems..

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

Eleanor Catton was only 22 when she wrote The Rehearsal, which Adam Ross in the New York Times Book Review praised as "a wildly brilliant and precocious first novel" and Joshua Ferris called "a mesmerizing, labyrinthine, intricately patterned and astonishingly original novel." The Luminaries amply confirms that early promise, and secures Catton''s reputation as one of the most dazzling and inventive young writers at work today.

Eleanor Catton's debut, The Rehearsal - which Kate Atkinson called "compulsively good...it continually calls into question the relationship between so-called reality and fiction, and the very nature of truth itself" - won the 2009 Betty Trask Award, was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize, and was ...
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Title:The LuminariesFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:6.75 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:October 7, 2014Publisher:Brilliance AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1491512121

ISBN - 13:9781491512128

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Complicated, interesting mystery of murder and fortune-seeking in New Zealand Gold Rush. Cannot say I enjoyed this book as I felt too aware during reading of the author's style and choice of language.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A long read but worth it! At 850 pages, the Luminaries is quite the long novel. But the story, setting, and characters are so enticing that it is well worth it! Every page keeps you guessing until the final reveal at the end. Great fun to read this novel!
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compelling and beautifully written! One of the greatest contemporary novels written, The Luminaries is a complex, amazingly intricate and poetic story of love and greed. A must for fan's of English novelists such as Dickens, Collins, or Bronte.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Complex and Ambitious This book was complex but never gets taken down by the ambitious plot. It is gripping reading and was one of the best things I have read in the last five years.
Date published: 2016-11-24