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Read by Jennifer Wiltsie, Bill Irwin and Ben Miles.

Nick Hornby (Author), Jennifer Wiltsie (Reader), Ben Miles (Reader), Bill Irwin (Reader) & 1 more.

Juliet, naked, Nick Hornby. p. cm. eISBN : 978-1-101-14054-3

Juliet, naked, Nick Hornby. eISBN : 978-1-101-14054-3. Until then, the nearest fellow fan had lived in Manchester, sixty or seventy miles away, and Tucker met up with him once or twice a year; now the nearest fans lived in Duncan’s laptop, and there were hundreds of them, from all around the world, and Duncan spoke to them all the time. There seemed to be a surprising amount to talk about.

Read by Jennifer Wiltsie, Bill Irwin and Ben Miles.

Annie’s put fifteen years into safe, slightly obsessive Duncan, and now she’d like her money back, please. It’s time to move on. But she lives in Gooleness, the north. Read by Jennifer Wiltsie, Bill Irwin and Ben Miles. In a dreary seaside town in England, Annie loves Duncan or thinks she does, because she always has. Duncan loves Annie, but then, all of a sudden, he doesn’t anymore.

This Narrator: Bill Irwin, Ben Miles, Jennifer Wiltsie. From the beloved New York Times best-selling author, a quintessential Nick Hornby tale of music, superfandom, and the truths and lies we tell ourselves about life and love. Annie loves Duncan - or thinks she does. This Publisher: Penguin Audio. Bill Irwin, Ben Miles, Jennifer Wiltsie. Duncan loves Annie, but then, all of a sudden, he doesn't.

Nick Hornby JULIET, NAKED For Amanda, with love and thanks one They had flown from England to Minneapolis to look at a toilet. Читать онлайн Juliet, Naked. The simple truth of this only struck Annie when they were actually inside it: apart from the graffiti on the walls, some of which made some kind of reference to the toilet’s importance in musical history, it was dank, dark, smelly and entirely unremarkable. For Amanda, with love and thanks.

Written by Nick Hornby, Audiobook narrated by Jennifer Wiltsie, Ben Miles, Bill Irwin. Narrated by: Jennifer Wiltsie,Ben Miles,Bill Irwin.

Narrated by Ben Miles. The unabridged, downloadable audiobook of Nick Hornby's touching tale Juliet, Naked, read by Jennifer Wiltsie, Bill Irwin and Ben Miles.

6 196 5 Author: Nick Hornby Narrator: Ben Miles, Bill Irwin, Jennifer Wiltsie

6 196 5 Author: Nick Hornby Narrator: Ben Miles, Bill Irwin, Jennifer Wiltsie. Hornby's best novel to date' Spectator 'Sharply funny, touching' Daily Telegraph 'Pitch-perfect' Observer Nick Hornby has captivated readers and achieved wide critical acclaim for his comic, well-observed novels About a Boy, How to be Good, A Long Way Down (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award), Slam and High Fidelity.

From demonic to pathetic: Nick Hornby specialises in hopeless men and there are two of them in Juliet, Naked. One is Tucker Crowe, a reclusive American rock star who made an iconic 'break-up album', Juliet, in 1986 and never recorded again. The other is his faithful British fan, Duncan. By a cruel coincidence, Duncan's long-suffering girlfriend, Annie, meets Tucker and finds that she gets on rather well with the object of Duncan's worship.

Hornby returns to using rock `n' roll as the driver of a story about our quest for happiness and satisfaction.

Annie is in a long-term relationship with a man for whom her feelings are, at best, ambivalent. She doesn't love him, nor does she hate him. Nor does she, in point of fact, simply tolerate him. Instead, she's given up believing her life can change. Maybe she's simply too tired to do so. But, it's more likely she's simply unable to see a way out. The man with whom she lives is obsessed with a musician who, some 20 years ago, abandoned a tour he was doing in support of an album. His reasons for having done this are unknown, but this doesn't stop a group of similarly minded people from elevating the artist to cult status on the Internet, all the while getting most of the details absolutely wrong. So wrong, that many believe a set of photos of the man is their hero, one Tucker Crowe. It's not.

An upheaval occurs when a stripped version of the original album (Juliet) is released. The fan base goes nuts for it, creating all manner of assumptions and conclusions about its purpose and meaning. Amidst all the pompous proclamations, Annie writes a review stating the original and complete pieces are better because they aid in delivering the emotional message. She is, of course, pilloried as a heretic, and a stupid one at that. Her only support comes from an e-mail from...Tucker Crowe.

Crowe is living an unsatisfactory life also. However, unlike Annie who simply endures, Tucker walks away from responsibilities with regularity. His Rob Gordon-like actions are more damaging than those of Gordon in that he has left a string of ex-wives and lovers, as well as enough children to play basketball.

Communication between Annie and Tucker allows both - though at different speeds - to decide their lives can be better if they change them. The process of maturing requires both face their demons and conquer them. By the end of the book, both have succeeded.

In telling the story, Hornby presents us with his usual cast of damaged but thoroughly realistic and recognizable characters. What made the book even better was the insertion of the storyline into the structure of his (and my) all-consuming love of music. His description of how consumed with their own hubris the `Crowe-ologists' are was humorous and unnerving. There's a scene early on in which Annie and Duncan (that's her companion's name) go into the men's room of a bar in Minneapolis because it's supposed to be the location of Crowe's epiphany. Having taken the tour of Liverpool to see most every spot where something went on involving The Beatles, I found the implication a bit too close for comfort!

The big message is not that we need to get a life beyond music...we shouldn't. But, we do need to better address our responsibilities and obligations.
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I listened to the audio version on CD, and it was an enjoyable, light listen. Not great literature, but what's the audio equivalent of a page-turner? It helped the miles go by when I was in my car. The characters were interesting, and I enjoyed the variation of having three readers, one for Duncan, the Brit obsessed with an 80's rock star, his long-time live-in SO, Annie, and the rock star himself. In these days of the internet, I had to suspend disbelief that anyone who was not a recluse could be as inaccessible as Tucker Crowe was to his obsessive fans, but the whole story was built around that idea.

I almost missed my turn off the interstate when I heard the name of a real, somewhat obscure R&B singer, Major Lance. I actually met Major Lance when I was volunteering in a prison where he was incarcerated back in the early 80's! I still shake my head in amazement when I think that his name was mentioned in this book more than once!
I laughed a lot, enjoyed it immensely but don't think I'd say it was amazing. However I firmly plan to check out Mr. Hornby's other books. I liked his writing style and voice.

I was a little disappointed in the ending for about three hours. More I mulled it around in my mind I had to ask myself where else would it end? How else could it? After my reflection I started to feel more satisfied with the ending than I did at first. I liked the characters, even if at times they weren't all that likeable. There weren't large leaps of faith or spurts of growth to any of them but they all grew or changed in ways I suspect would be more life altering than we might expect at first glance.

Eventually the story had to end so why not where the lines are a little blurry, where a reader might question if it was positive or depressing or incomplete or something else entirely. For the moment I like to think "the end" lays in many directions and I won't commit to just one direction for now. I enjoyed the ride regardless.
This is my first read by this author and based on this book, my last. I thought it was boring. I was looking forward to seeing the movie, but now I've saved myself the cost of that! Most of the dialog was internal and in the form of musings, which I just got lost in. If you like an intellectual read that is rather slow moving, you may enjoy this. I didn't like this at all.
I love Nick Hornby. His novels aren't serious and deep, and he obviously isn't trying to win a brand-name literary prize or reach the pinnacle of the literary pecking order. He's just very good at the basic job of a novelist: creating characters who are real that his readers will care about and involving them in a realistic plot that reaches a satisfactory conclusion. Here his main character is Annie, a 39-year-old woman living in a nowhere seaside town in the north of England who wonders how she ended up spending the last 15 years of her life with Duncan. Duncan is a dweeb who teaches at the local college and obsessively chronicles on a website the life and lyrics of Tucker Crowe, an American rocker who bailed on his career at the height of his success promoting a album entitled Juliet 22 years earlier. The story opens with Annie and Duncan on a Crowe pilgrimage in America: to the home where he was born in Bozeman, MT; to the house in Berkeley where Crowe's Juliet lived; to the Minneapolis bar bathroom where he decided to call it quits on music. They return to England to find that a promoter has mailed them the demo of a new Crowe album called Juliet Naked, and after their different takes on the album -- Annie's reasoned thumbs down and Duncan's delirious thumbs up -- go live on the Crowe website, havoc ensues. Duncan falls into a relationship with a new colleague and Annie falls into an email flirtation with Crowe. If a woman had written this book, it would be marketed as a contemporary romance, and that's what it is. Hornby leaves out the cute stuff that's required in a rom-com, and the finally-getting-together scene happens off the page, but he delivers the obligatory happily-ever-after.