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Book 31 – Enduring Love

“Enduring Love” by Ian McEwan (1997)

Audio book narrated by David Threlfall

A few weeks ago I asked in the staff room for recommendations as audible had a sale on and I was clean out of audio books in my library.

Justin recommended anything by Ian McEwan. I had to confess to never having read anything of his so Justin recommended I start with this one.

The novel is set in the Chilterns and the plot involves a tragic ballooning accident that brings two strangers together. The story moves along via the complicated mess that ensues as a consequence of one of the men’s obsession with the other.

I was completely enthralled by this book. It was narrated well and had me second guessing my assumptions throughout. Unfortunately, I found the author’s final ‘cleverness’ a bit too much and the ending was spoiled for me. I doubt it would bother anyone else and I think it’s bothersomeness was more related to the audio book than it would be in print. This was a thoroughly enjoyable read and I do recommend it.

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