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MURAKAMI, H.: Sputnik Sweetheart (Unabridged)

Haruki Murakami is unquestionably Japan’s leading novelist with his many works—fiction and non-fiction—consistently reflecting contemporary Japanese life while, unusually, sustaining an international appeal through a deeply human perspective.

Sputnik Sweetheart is his ninth novel, written in 1999, and tells the story of a young woman—Sumire, an aspiring writer—who falls in love with an older, successful businesswoman and wine expert, Miu. Their relationship is told through the eyes of Sumire’s close (male) friend. It is a curious, mysterious tale, told with the compassion and quirkiness that is the hallmark of Murakami’s writing.



Disc 1

  Sputnik Sweetheart
1.   Play with flash player Foreword 00:01:02
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 1 00:05:55
3.   Play with flash player Sumire wanted to be like a character in a Kerouac novel… 00:07:37
4.   Play with flash player Sumire was born in Chigasaki. 00:05:41
5.   Play with flash player Sumire was living in a one - room apartment in Kichijoji… 00:07:05
6.   Play with flash player 'My head is like some ridiculous barn…' 00:06:54
7.   Play with flash player 'How could my mother give me the name of such an awful song' 00:07:28
8.   Play with flash player 'My father's company originally imported dried foods…' 00:07:28
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:07:22
10.   Play with flash player 'You should try being an elementary - school teacher sometime.' 00:06:48
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:06:57
12.   Play with flash player 'I'd like to pick up where we left off yesterday,' Miu said… 00:05:28


Disc 2

  Sputnik Sweetheart
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:06:46
2.   Play with flash player Sumire steered the conversation back on track. 00:07:48
3.   Play with flash player Miu examined the colour of the 1986 Medoc… 00:07:34
4.   Play with flash player 'Tell me,' Sumire said… 00:07:08
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:05:44
6.   Play with flash player I started college and lived by myself in a small apartment. 00:06:30
7.   Play with flash player One Saturday at the beginning of July my class had an outing. 00:05:55
8.   Play with flash player I took a sip of my cold beer and gathered my thoughts. 00:05:34
9.   Play with flash player I was sitting on the bare floor of the new apartment… 00:06:43
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 6 00:06:29
11.   Play with flash player The Alfa Romeo we rented was a manual shift… 00:06:32


Disc 3

  Sputnik Sweetheart
1.   Play with flash player Five days later… 00:07:52
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 7 00:07:23
3.   Play with flash player At dawn I boarded the Chuo Line to Shinjuku… 00:07:30
4.   Play with flash player The evening ferry was still in port. 00:07:34
5.   Play with flash player More than two thousand years ago… 00:07:19
6.   Play with flash player Miu popped an olive into her mouth… 00:07:51
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 8 00:05:40
8.   Play with flash player 'Sumire and I got up early every morning…' 00:05:43
9.   Play with flash player 'And what was the fate of the cats, one wonders,'… 00:05:49
10.   Play with flash player 'Speaking of cats,' Sumire had blurted out… 00:06:44


Disc 4

  Sputnik Sweetheart
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 9 00:05:38
2.   Play with flash player 'What's the matter' Miu called out. 00:05:52
3.   Play with flash player Miu nodded and handed Sumire a fresh bath towel… 00:04:40
4.   Play with flash player I've never had a homosexual experience… 00:06:09
5.   Play with flash player I explained everything to one of the policemen… 00:05:42
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 10 00:06:21
7.   Play with flash player As the sun rose higher it grew fiercely hot. 00:07:46
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 11 00:07:26
9.   Play with flash player The joints of my hand and the rest of me… 00:07:25
10.   Play with flash player They say it's a dangerous experiment to include dreams… 00:07:53


Disc 5

  Sputnik Sweetheart
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 12 00:06:31
2.   Play with flash player She was lucky enough to find a furnished apartment… 00:06:49
3.   Play with flash player Miu bought some ice cream and sat on a bench to eat it… 00:07:20
4.   Play with flash player Miu was dressed only in a light blouse and short cotton skirt… 00:07:56
5.   Play with flash player Miu's mind went blank. 00:07:20
6.   Play with flash player 'Not being able to play the piano any more was definitely a shock…' 00:07:34
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 13 00:06:02
8.   Play with flash player What was she trying to convey 00:05:27
9.   Play with flash player In the end the phone didn't ring… 00:05:33
10.   Play with flash player An awful chill swept through me and I felt choked. 00:06:08


Disc 6

  Sputnik Sweetheart
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 14 00:07:43
2.   Play with flash player Before I knew it, the world around was drained of colour. 00:06:42
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 15 00:06:29
4.   Play with flash player My girlfriend had on a simple blue half - sleeve dress. 00:06:42
5.   Play with flash player Carrot had been staring the whole time at the floor… 00:06:07
6.   Play with flash player 'OK - you're absolutely right.' 00:05:17
7.   Play with flash player She'd parked her red Toyota Celica in the parking lot… 00:06:38
8.   Play with flash player 'When I entered college, though…' 00:06:27
9.   Play with flash player 'Do you think my son senses what's going on' 00:05:50
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 16 00:06:07
11.   Play with flash player Lying there, I close my eyes for a time… 00:06:05
12.   Play with flash player I dream. 00:05:54

Total Playing Time: 07:05:26






Author(s):
Murakami, Haruki

Reader(s):
Sims, Adam

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA0165

Barcode: 9781843798040

Release Date: 02/2014

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