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Penguin presents, the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Course of Love by Alain de Botton, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Twenty years after his best-selling debut, Essays in Love, internationally acclaimed author Alain de Botton returns to fiction with a brilliant new novel about modern relationships.

What does it mean to live happily ever after?

At dinner parties and over coffee, Rabih and Kirsten's friends always ask them the same question: how did you meet? The answer comes easily - it's a happy story, one they both love to tell. But there is a second part to this story, the answer to a question their friends never ask: what happened next?

Rabih and Kirsten find each other, fall in love, get married. Society tells us this is the end of the story. In fact it is only the beginning. From the first thrill of lust to the joys and fears of real commitment to the deep problems that surface slowly over two shared lifetimes, this is the story of a marriage. It is the story of modern relationships and how to survive them.

Playful, wise and profoundly moving, The Course of Love is a delightful return to the novel by Alain de Botton, 20 years after his debut, Essays in Love.

©2016 Alain de Botton (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited

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  • Ninell
  • 27/04/2017

Honest and insightful

Really enjoyed every moment. A brutally honest but empathetic view on being human. Living life through the characters i gained perspective on my own relationships, and changed.

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  • G.K.
  • 05/04/2018

page Turner

thoughtful, informative, well researched good read. highly recommended. a helpful start for struggling couples. easy read

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  • Anene Britz
  • 21/08/2017

Romantic cynicism at its best.

If you have seen any talks by Alan de Botton, the book will summarize his views. In a sense it is a fictional version of his study. A little depressing at times but well written.

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  • jeido
  • 07/06/2017

A.must read

I wish I had read it before. I gave it to my best friends. "love is a skill, not just an entusiasm"

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 24/04/2017

Just amazing!

The insights and the way the author captured the sublime thought process of the characters left me speechless.

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  • Ben
  • 27/09/2016

Every couple should read/listen to this book.

Want to stay together? Have a listen and have a look at yourself. Unlock the skill of love.

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  • warwick jackson
  • 27/07/2016

a book for anyone aspires to be in a relationship

Brilliant simply brilliant. so sorry when it ended but all good thibgs must. i wish i had heard this before i made early and wrong assumptions about coupledom.

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  • Hester
  • 22/05/2016

Views that can't be argued

Loved it. Recognizable yet insightful. Most engaging and selfevident writing on non-monogamy I've read yet.

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  • Leo Gopal
  • 02/05/2016

A brilliant thought provoking book on what love really is

This book has no plot it builds up to, no climax it tries to achieve. It merely does an amazing job at telling a truthful account of life and love. It will make you think, feel, and above all, learn. A fiction that speaks more truth than any self help book out here.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 05/07/2016

Alain de Botton dearly missed as speaker

Haben Sie die Zeit genossen, in der Sie dieses Hörbuch gehört haben? Warum oder warum nicht?

What I truly enjoy about Alain de Botton speaking is his voice and content belonging together in a beautiful way...captivating. Hearing somebody else speaking the text, I notice my mind wandering off. The speaker sounds (to my ears) a bit like Sir Ken Robinson whose topics are obviously different from Alain de Botton's. The text loses completely in appeal for me.

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  • Kiwi Green
  • 01/09/2016

A book about love and life

From first adolescent emotional stirs to a mature marriage and everything in between... this book is a treatise of love. The author tries to cover many situations that can occur in a relationship, maybe a bit too meticulously so. The book is rich in wise and witty insights, in is a book about being human as much as it is about being in love. I recognized many thoughts from the videos of The School of Life. I very much enjoyed the book and recommend it.

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  • Anna
  • 06/05/2018

Something to think about

This book gives you something to think about without the typical lecturing character. Nicely done.

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  • Izabela Becker
  • 05/08/2017

very good

Super Hörbuch. hat mir sehr geholfen und ist eine moderne Zusammenstellung psychologischer Fakten über die Liebe.