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The Wall

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Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019

Narrated by BAFTA-winning actor Will Poulter.  

Kavanagh begins his life patrolling the Wall. If he's lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has two years of this, 729 more nights. 

The best thing that can happen is that he survives and gets off the Wall and never has to spend another day of his life anywhere near it. He longs for this to be over; longs to be somewhere else. 

He will soon find out what Defenders do and who the Others are. Along with the rest of his squad, he will endure cold and fear day after day, night after night. But somewhere, in the dark cave of his mind, he thinks: wouldn't it be interesting if something did happen, if they came, if you had to fight for your life? 

John Lanchester's thrilling, hypnotic new novel is about why the young are right to hate the old. It's about a broken world you will recognise as your own-and about what might be found when all is lost.   

©2019 Orlando Books Limited (P)2019 W.F. Howes Ltd

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  • Samantha
  • 20/12/2019

gripping!

pace increases towards the end. nail biting. looking forward to the next book if there is one

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  • Christian R. Unger
  • 18/04/2019

Wow, just wow

I have no doubt the end would have been less powerful had I known it was about to end but yeah. Amazing book that has an interesting structure or evolution of the world and characters. For example initially you don’t know it is Britain, but toward the end they refer to locations and eventually use the name, but it builds a sense of the unknown in the world.

Not a book for those that want to discuss how the distopia arose but then few titles do that. Less 1984 and more ... hmm ... Anthem, in that it deals with the daily life seen through the eyes of the narrator, without explaining the government or many of the why. (So, not that aspect of Anthem then).

It’s slow but constantly builds, it’s predictable but still surprising and yeah ... the climax and ending is something else.

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  • Mindbog
  • 04/10/2019

A gripping story, ...

... a well read peek into a not too distant dystopian future. In my opinion one of the better books of the last few years in this genre.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 24/03/2019

dystopie

das Hörbuch hat mit mäßig gut gefallen. ich habe bis zum Ende auf Besserung gehofft

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  • Anonymer Hörer
  • 02/03/2019

A hopeful dystopia

This is a dystopian novel set in a world dramatically altered by climate vchange. A refreshing take on the genre is that it‘s not mainly focused on the technical aspects, but more of a ‚social dystopia‘ in the veins of 1984. It also has a deeply human and - inspite of the bleak goings-on - hopeful side to it, which I really enjoyed.
The speaker did an amazing job as Cavanaugh.

Finally, and this is something Orwell didn‘t achieve in 1984, it has a well-crafted ending (... and I won‘t tell you if it‘s happy or not)