The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht audiobook

The Tiger's Wife: A Novel

By Téa Obreht
Read by Susan Duerden and Robin Sachs

Random House Audio 9780385343831
11.37 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780307877017

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Spectacular . . . [Téa Obreht] spins a tale of such marvel and magic in a literary voice so enchanting that the mesmerized reader wants her never to stop.”—Entertainment Weekly  Look for Téa Obreht’s second novel, Inland, now available.  NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times • Entertainment Weekly • The Christian Science Monitor • The Kansas City Star • Library Journal Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Téa Obreht, the youngest of The New Yorker’s twenty best American fiction writers under forty, has spun a timeless novel that will establish her as one of the most vibrant, original authors of her generation. In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man.” But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger’s wife. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Economist • Vogue • Slate • Chicago Tribune • The Seattle Times • Dayton Daily News • Publishers Weekly • Alan Cheuse, NPR’s All Things Considered “Stunning . . . a richly textured and searing novel.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “[Obreht] has a talent for subtle plotting that eludes most writers twice her age, and her descriptive powers suggest a kind of channeled genius. . . . No novel [this year] has been more satisfying.”The Wall Street Journal   “Filled with astonishing immediacy and presence, fleshed out with detail that seems firsthand, The Tiger’s Wife is all the more remarkable for being the product not of observation but of imagination.”The New York Times Book Review “That The Tiger’s Wife never slips entirely into magical realism is part of its magic. . . . Its graceful commingling of contemporary realism and village legend seems even more absorbing.”The Washington Post

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Winner of the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction

A 2011 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction

Winner of the 2012 Indies Choice Book Award for Adult Debut

A 2011 New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year

A USA Today bestseller

A 2011 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

A 2011 Chicago Tribune Book of the Year for Fiction

A 2011 Entertainment Weekly Best Book for Fiction

A 2011 Washington Post Notable Book for Fiction

A 2011 Economist Best Book for Fiction

A 2011 Christian Science Monitor Book of the Year for Fiction

A 2011 Slate Magazine Best Book for Fiction

Selected for the March 2011 Indie Next List

A 2011 Kansas City Star Top 100 Book for Fiction

A 2011 Barnes & Noble Best Book for Fiction

A 2011 Publishers Weekly Top 100 Book for Fiction

A 2011 Library Journal Best Book for Fiction

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Spectacular . . . [Téa Obreht] spins a tale of such marvel and magic in a literary voice so enchanting that the mesmerized reader wants her never to stop.”—Entertainment Weekly 

Look for Téa Obreht’s second novel, Inland, now available. 

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times • Entertainment Weekly • The Christian Science Monitor • The Kansas City Star • Library Journal

Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Téa Obreht, the youngest of The New Yorker’s twenty best American fiction writers under forty, has spun a timeless novel that will establish her as one of the most vibrant, original authors of her generation.

In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man.” But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger’s wife.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Economist • Vogue • Slate • Chicago Tribune • The Seattle Times • Dayton Daily News • Publishers Weekly • Alan Cheuse, NPR’s All Things Considered

“Stunning . . . a richly textured and searing novel.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“[Obreht] has a talent for subtle plotting that eludes most writers twice her age, and her descriptive powers suggest a kind of channeled genius. . . . No novel [this year] has been more satisfying.”The Wall Street Journal  

“Filled with astonishing immediacy and presence, fleshed out with detail that seems firsthand, The Tiger’s Wife is all the more remarkable for being the product not of observation but of imagination.”The New York Times Book Review

“That The Tiger’s Wife never slips entirely into magical realism is part of its magic. . . . Its graceful commingling of contemporary realism and village legend seems even more absorbing.”The Washington Post

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A novel of surpassing beauty, exquisitely wrought and magical. Téa Obreht is a towering new talent.” T. C. Boyle
“Highly recommended for anyone seriously interested in contemporary fiction.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Obreht is talented far beyond her years, and her unsentimental faith in language, dream, and memory is a pleasure.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Deftly walks the line between the realistic and the fantastical…In Obreht’s expert hands, the novel’s mythology, while rooted in a foreign world, comes to seem somehow familiar, like the dark fairy tales of our own youth, the kind that spooked us into reading them again and again…Reveals oddly comforting truths about death, belief in the impossible, and the art of letting go.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“An original and wonderful novel…It makes for a thrilling beginning to what will certainly be a great literary career.” Elle
Obreht writes with an angel’s pen . . . creating a skein of descriptive passages flush with apt details and ringing with lyrical diction about city life, country life, private dreams and public difficulties. NPR’s “All Things Considered”
In Obreht’s expert hands, the novel’s mythology, while rooted in a foreign world, comes to be somehow familiar, like the dark fairy tales of our own youth, the kind that spooked us into reading them again and again. O: The Oprah Magazine
Gorgeous . . . one of the most extraordinary debut novels in recent memory. Vogue
A beguiling blend of realism, myth and legend, this novel possesses a presence and force, essential ingredients for a novel that is very much rooted in reality yet transcends time. Elizabeth Taylor, Chicago Tribune Editor’s Choice
Sentence by sentence, no fictional debut in 2011 was more arresting than this novel. Cleveland Plain Dealer
A compelling, persuasive writer, Obreht brings improbable elements to life on the page. Better, she makes them snap together with such magical skill that even the skeptical reader believes. Chicago Sun-Times
A spectacular accomplishment . . . written in a wry, classical, luxuriant style reminiscent of Tolstoy. Marie Claire
Every word, every scene, every thought is blazingly alive in this many-faceted, spellbinding, and rending novel of death, succor, and remembrance. Booklist (starred review)
So rich with themes of love, legends and mortality that every novel that comes after it this year is in peril of falling short in comparison with its uncanny beauty. Time
Spectacular . . . [Téa Obreht] spins a tale of such marvel and magic in a literary voice so enchanting that the mesmerized reader wants her never to stop. [Grade:] A Entertainment Weekly
Stunning . . . a richly textured and searing novel. Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
[Obreht] has a talent for subtle plotting that eludes most writers twice her age, and her descriptive powers suggest a kind of channeled genius. . . . No novel [this year] has been more satisfying. The Wall Street Journal  
Filled with astonishing immediacy and presence, fleshed out with detail that seems firsthand, The Tiger’s Wife is all the more remarkable for being the product not of observation but of imagination. The New York Times Book Review
Mesmerizing . . . [Tea] Obreht’s striking ability to explain the world through stories is matched by her patience with the parts of life—and death—that endlessly confound us. The Boston Globe
That The Tiger’s Wife never slips entirely into magical realism is part of its magic. . . . Its graceful commingling of contemporary realism and village legend seems even more absorbing. The Washington Post
Makes for a thrilling beginning to what will certainly be a great literary career. Elle

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Author Bio: Téa Obreht

Author Bio: Téa Obreht

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Author Bio: Téa Obreht 

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 11.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English