↠ The Bone Clocks (Unabridged Audiobook) || ½ PDF Read by ↠ David Mitchell

By David Mitchell | Comments: ( 469 ) | Date: ( Jan 25, 2020 )

One summer s day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for asylum Decades will pass before Holly understands what sort of asylum the woman was seeking The Bone Clocks follows Holly s life not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thinOne summer s day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for asylum Decades will pass before Holly understands what sort of asylum the woman was seeking The Bone Clocks follows Holly s life not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air and brief lapses in the laws of reality.

  • Title: The Bone Clocks (Unabridged Audiobook)
  • Author: David Mitchell
  • ISBN: 1471273210
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Audio CD

About Author:

David Mitchell

David Mitchell was born in Southport, Merseyside, in England, raised in Malvern, Worcestershire, and educated at the University of Kent, studying for a degree in English and American Literature followed by an M.A in Comparative Literature He lived for a year in Sicily, then moved to Hiroshima, Japan, where he taught English to technical students for eight years, before returning to England After another stint in Japan, he currently lives in Ireland with his wife Keiko and their two children In an essay for Random House, Mitchell wrote I knew I wanted to be a writer since I was a kid, but until I came to Japan to live in 1994 I was too easily distracted to do much about it I would probably have become a writer wherever I lived, but would I have become the same writer if I d spent the last 6 years in London, or Cape Town, or Moose Jaw, on an oil rig or in the circus This is my answer to myself Mitchell s first novel, Ghostwritten 1999 , moves around the globe, from Okinawa to Mongolia to pre Millennial New York City, as nine narrators tell stories that interlock and intersect The novel won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for best work of British literature written by an author under 35 and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award His two subsequent novels, number9dream 2001 and Cloud Atlas 2004 , were both shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize In 2003, he was selected as one of Granta s Best of Young British Novelists In 2007, Mitchell was listed among Time Magazine s 100 Most Influential People in The World Mitchell s American editor at Random House is novelist David Ebershoff.

Comments The Bone Clocks (Unabridged Audiobook)

  • Stephen M

    [UPDATE 10.16] Here is the review that this book deserves: please readthis and not mine. My review is not worth reading. -----------------------------------I'm such a drama queen. This is all planned out: I imagined a ceremonious return to , where I shock the masses with a derisive and scathing critique of one of my favorite authors, and the community would all be astir. "What happened to him?" "Didn't he just love David Mitchell?" "He wouldn't shut up about him!" And then the marauding hordes [...]

  • Melanie

    Dear James Wood,We read and love writers for very different reasons. I read Albert Camus and I read Jorge Luis Borges. I read Milan Kundera and I read Malcolm Lowry. I read Richard Ford and I read Doris Lessing. I read Lawrence Durrell and I read Saul Bellow. I read Samuel Beckett and I read Jim Harrison. I read Emily Bronte and I read Michel Tournier. David Mitchell's dazzling gifts are not those of Karl Ove Knausgaard, yet I need them equally in the fabric of my life. They bring different qual [...]

  • Nataliya

    “For one voyage to begin, another voyage must come to an end, sort of.”Your déjà-vu is real (or maybe you're a Prescient). Yes, you've seen something of this sort before. Six interconnected stories told in the first person, combined to create a novel, radiating like raindrop rings on water - or maybe the walls of a concentric maze leading to the elusive center - from a central overarching theme. You've seen it from David Mitchell not that long ago, in the hit-smash-success Cloud Atlas. You [...]

  • Debbie "DJ"

    For many, David Mitchell seems to be an untouchable. However, this was my first book written by this author. I read it based on the rave reviews I saw, but found it as close to unreadable as any I've come across.The first chapter is by far the best of the book, after this, the author goes off on tangents using language, terms, and words that were completely foreign to me.The story is all over the place and I was completely lost regarding character progression, relationships, and the overall stor [...]

  • Cecily

    This is a detailed summary of key features of the book. I’ve hidden big spoilers, but there may be minor ones, depending on your definition of “spoiler”.I have abriefer, spoiler-free, and very different, review here (different * rating, too): /review/show, which is more about my feelings for the book. It also includes a selection of favourite quotes and links to interviews. The difference in star rating is deliberate: I couldn't decideNKS AND THEMESThis book, perhaps more than any of his o [...]

  • Ian "Marvin" Graye

    The Confused and the Bewitched[Apologies to Dean Wareham]The bone clocksSit clutchingChampagne andBarbecue,DividedBetwixt theConfused andThe bewitched."Being For The Benefit Of Holly Sykes!"[Apologies to the Beatles]For the benefitOf Holly Sykes,There will be A show tonightWith clownsOn bikesAnd acrobatsOn trampolines.If you don’t likeThe daring scenes,Call forThe author To be sacked.You’ll get yourMoney back.It’s just a circus act!"Jacob's Ladder" by William BlakeDwelling on a Reservation [...]

  • switterbug (Betsey)

    "True metamorphosis doesn't come with flowcharts."Another genre-bending novel by David Mitchell also channels Stephen King and Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Did you just hear that? Yes, but Mitchell does nothing by mistake. It was evidently deliberate, and he mixes various castes of writing styles, although much less so than in CLOUD ATLAS and even THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET. Mitchell lures in mainstream readers, as well as his steadfast fans. I think he does one better, though, than the latter [...]

  • s.p

    --Slightly improved version 10/31/2014--With his newest effort, 2014's Bone Clocks, David Mitchell returns to form found in his earlier novels such as Ghostwritten and Cloud Atlas with a wide-ranging epic spanning across multiple narrators and continents with aims at a universal message about power and the battle of good versus evil. Like Cloud Atlas, his newest effort harnesses various genres of fiction into a larger mosaic work that highlights the interconnectivity of humanity and the versatil [...]

  • Greg

    Fans of David Mitchell who can remember simple things like characters’ names will enjoy the callbacks to his earlier novels. Those who can’t remember shit might find themselves like me doing a lot of plot summary searches to see if they are missing any little surprises for each character that passes through The Bone Clocks. I don’t think that it’s important to have read all of Mitchell’s earlier books to enjoy this one. And I don’t think I’m saying that just to make myself feel be [...]

  • Forrest

    I once wrote a novel like this. My agent wisely advised me to split it up into two novellas.I did.I wish Mitchell's agent had given the same advice.He or she didn't.Too bad.It's a tempting trap, this splicing together of novellas. I know, I've been caught in it myself. It makes the writer's job much easier. And it's clever, to boot. In the case of The Bone Clocks, however, this strategy backfired, creating a novel divided against itself.I'll spare you the plot overview for three reasons: 1) othe [...]

  • Tyler Goodson

    By the middle of the first sentence, I knew I was in for it. By the end of the first sentence I loved Holly Sykes, and would follow her anywhere. I got to follow her everywhere. With The Bone Clocks we'll remember why we already love David Mitchell, and be amazed that he could top himself again. I'm increasingly convinced that, like some of his characters, he too has lived many different lives. I don't know how one person could equally portray the variety of people, places, and times he does, bu [...]

  • Cecily

    I read this, couldn't decide whether it was 2* or 4*, and knew it would take a while to digest it properly and write a full review. So I decided to do two: this is the short, spoiler-free, initial thoughts one. The much longer, and very different, one is here: /review/show (it has spoilers, but they're hidden). Two reviews allows two ratings, but by the time I'd finished this, I realised even with its faults, it's not 2*, so it will be 3* and 4* from me. Narrative Structure and PlotIt's a relati [...]

  • Darwin8u

    “Love's pure free joy when it works, but when it goes bad you pay for the good hours at loan-shark prices.” ― David Mitchell, The Bone ClocksIt is hard to not like David Mitchell. He is literary, just not too literary. He is funky, just not too funky. He is hip, just not too hip. He is political, just not too political. He is spiritual, but also seems to leave room for a bit of humanist doubt. I can't think of another writer who captures the energy or direction of the slick, urban, cosmopo [...]

  • Reading Corner

    I couldn't finish this book, I struggled to even get to 300 pages, it's horribly boring.The opening chapter is fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed Holly's perspective but things really go downhill after that.The book follows Holly Sykes' life through other people who meet her as she ages.Holly Sykes has a strange connection with an outside influence which is a mystery to her and the reader.After Holly's opening chapter, the narrative switches to Hugo who was an absolute pain to read,it's depressi [...]

  • Julie Christine

    “My hero is a Cambridge student called Richard Cheeseman, working on a novel about a Cambridge student called Richard Cheeseman, working on a novel about a Cambridge student called Richard Cheeseman. No one’s ever tried anything like it.”“Cool,” says Johnny Penhaligon. “That’s sounds like—““A frothy pint of piss,” I announce, and Cheeseman looks at me with death in his eyes until I add, “is what’s in my bladder right now. The book sounds incredible, Richard."How can a n [...]

  • Chad

    I adore David Mitchell. To pieces. No novel has simultaneously so moved and impressed and entertained me as has Cloud Atlas, and I will always be an enthusiastic Mitchell devotee / groupie / fan-girl.But did I adore The Bone Clocks? With great disappointment, I must confess that I did not (notwithstanding the fact that I devoured the novel over the course of just three of four days).The Bone Clocks is fantastical dreck camouflaged as literature. Don't get me wrong: I have nothing against fantasy [...]

  • Ian "Marvin" Graye

    Meanwhile the Frankfurt Book Fair 8 to 12 October, 2014David Mitchell caught trying to sneak into the Frankfurt Book Fair for free. Why would he even try?David:[On the red carpet outside the auditorium]Haruki, would you mind autographing my book for me?Haruki:[Looks only briefly at the book, before opening it to the title page] Hey, this isn't my book! What's going on?David:It's my book. I told you it was my book.Haruki:[Recognising David Mitchell] But you keep plagiarising my novels. David:Come [...]

  • Ron Charles

    Anticipation started pooling around David Mitchell’s magical new novel as soon as the title was revealed last year. Like Thomas Pynchon and Haruki Murakami — to whom he’s often compared — Mitchell excites his culty fan base into fits of rapture. One bookseller told me that a customer offered money to be allowed to sit in the store and read an advance copy of “The Bone Clocks.” Named a finalist for the Booker Prize more than a month before publication, the novel has finally descended [...]

  • Bradley

    Some of these books of David Mitchell are odd and some of them feel almost epic, while still others are just shocking by how much strong voice coming through the page, and some have it all. This is one of those books, the closest novel to Cloud Atlas out of all the books of his that I've read.It shares the same basic concept of loosely-tied novellas with strange immortal creatures either living their lives among the humans or actively engaging in a far-ranging and explosive war with others a bit [...]

  • Diane S ☔

    I tried, I really did. Picked it up, put it down, picked it back up again. Made it to page 200, but this book is just not for me. Made my head hurt.

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    I forced myself not to read more than 100 pages a day so I wouldn't finish this book too quickly. I was happy to see David Mitchell going back to the threaded storylines and fantastical diversions that I loved so much with Cloud Atlas after the historical fiction turn he took in The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.The hardback has a beautiful color and silky pages. :)I'm putting all my thoughts behind a spoiler, in case details ruin your enjoyment of discovery. (view spoiler)[The book is writt [...]

  • Michael

    I loved this one for its pervasive sense of play and its weaving of voices across time. Unlike the centuries spanned by “Cloud Atlas”, this one is grounded to the life arc of one Holly Sykes and it doesn’t wind backward. And it’s a lovely arc and a brave one too. Some early paranormal experiences lead her to grasp beyond an ordinary life to find answers, and the answers she gets forces her by the end of the book to take sides in a war between immortals. That scope you need to know, as th [...]

  • Steve

    Fans of Mitch Davies had high hopes for this one, but I think it’s fair to say that reactions have been mixed. Of course, with the critical success of Mapping Thunderheads and Davies’ reputation for inventive structuring, this long-awaited release was meant to solidify his status as a literary virtuoso. My own feeling is he fell short of the mark, though with strong work that at times brought him close. As I was tallying my pluses and minuses, I made the mistake of looking at the many excell [...]

  • Emma

    'We sort of live on, as long as there are people to live on in.'This had all the David Mitchell trademarks that I love so much. It tells of a hidden war taking place through time by two different ' immortal with terms and conditions' groups. I don't want to say any more really about the plot as part of the joy of a David Mitchell novel is actually working out what is going on and how it all relates.The story is told through the viewpoint of several characters, each one at a jump of a few years. [...]

  • Maureen

    4.5/5 starsI REALLY REALLY liked this book. Like a lot. I loved how the stories connected and how intricate it was just AH lots of good things. Really loved Holly & every part she was in, and most of the other characters.It lagged at points for me, which is the only reason for the 1/2 point off, but beyond that excellent excellent book.

  • Nandakishore Varma

    What a glorious mess, oh God.-------------------------There are certain Indian sweets which will hook you on the first bite itself. Before you know, you start gorging; soon, you feel nauseated as all the sugar goes to your head - yet you keep on eating as by that time you have become addicted. When you finish, you are left with a bloated tummy and a nagging headache - and a wish you had left well enough alone: yet the next time when the same dish is placed in front of you, you once again start g [...]

  • Emily

    Let's get the most important thing out of the way first: Jessica and Cynthia got a copy of this book for me at BEA, and David Mitchell signed it!!! DAVID MITCHELL KNOWS MY NAME Y'ALL. (And there's a heart too!!!). Under the spoiler tag:(view spoiler)[I'd also like to say that the ARC copy of this book is really beautiful, and when I eventually get a hardcover edition I hope it's just as pretty. But look at how nice this looks all by its ARC self: (hide spoiler)]I really liked The Bone Clocks, an [...]

  • Mangrii

    La magia de Relojes de hueso reside en empezar a leerlo sabiendo el menor número de cosas posibles para que la espiral del tiempo que plantea te atrape en toda su enormidad. A través de seis historias que recorren desde 1984 hasta el 2043 seguiremos la vida de Holly Sykes. Holly es una chica de orígenes irlandeses que se escapa de casa tras una inesperada bofetada de su madre, en un extraño viaje en el que se cruzará con una anciana pescando que le solicitará asilo. Aunque es una extraña [...]

  • Scarlet

    I once read, in a friend's review of Cloud Atlas, that David Mitchell is a writer who loves to show off. I understand that statement now.In terms of plot, The Bone Clocks is a pure fantasy novel, with its own factions of heroes and villains from a different realm locked in a centuries-old battle, complete with made-up words and psychic phenomena. Yet the novel is structured in a way that is completely anti-fantasy; like Mitchell deliberately wants to impede your understanding of his book. So whe [...]

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

    Here's the second DNF for this week (I checked these books out from the library so my motivation to finish them is maybe not the highest, with several other books waiting on the shelf).So here's the deal with The Bone Clocks: It's well written, and I could have kept plugging away at it. Maybe I would have liked it in the end, but it felt like a chore to me. I wasn't terribly interested in what was happening in the story, and I didn't care about the characters in the slightest. The thought of try [...]

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