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GALLOWAY, S.: Cellist of Sarajevo (The) (Unabridged)


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GALLOWAY, S.: Cellist of Sarajevo (The) (Unabridged)

Sarajevo, in the 1990s, is a hellish place. The ongoing war devours human life, tears families apart and transforms even banal routines, such as acquiring water, into life-threatening expeditions. Day after day, a cellist stations himself in the midst of the devastation, defying the ever-present snipers to play tributes to victims of a massacre.

A true story of a cellist’s resistance helps to form this pivotal event in Steven Galloway’s extraordinary novel. Against this, the author touchingly describes three ordinary townspeople and their efforts to retain their humanity, sanity and autonomy as war takes hold of their lives. This bestselling novel is immediate, vivid and deeply affecting on audiobook, fully immersing the listener in the havoc of war.

Disc 1

  The Cellist of Sarajevo (Unabridged)
1.   The Cellist 00:05:09
2.   - It screamed downward… 00:03:56
3.   One: Arrow blinks. She has been waiting… (Arrow) 00:06:30
4.   - Arrow has chosen today's targets… 00:07:46
5.   Another day has just begun. (Kenan) 00:06:55
6.   - As the door to the apartment closes… 00:06:59
7.   There is no way to tell which version… (Dragan) 00:07:38
8.   - He's on the main road… 00:08:22

Disc 2

  The Cellist of Sarajevo (Unabridged)
1.   Two: The walk downhill towards the old town… (Kenan) 00:06:54
2.   - Today Ismet looks particularly tired. 00:07:04
3.   - But there's little he can do about it. 00:05:40
4.   - He's just about to turn south… 00:06:27
5.   The office of Arrow's unit commander… (Arrow) 00:07:08
6.   - 'Wait,' Nermin says, looking at his watch… 00:06:58
7.   It's possible the sniper is gone. (Dragan) 00:05:53
8.   - 'I think I'll wait a bit. I'm not in any real hurry,' she says. 00:06:43
9.   - 'I worked at the bakery with a man who…' 00:05:57

Disc 3

  The Cellist of Sarajevo (Unabridged)
1.   - He feels the shot an instant before he hears it. 00:03:05
2.   She dresses in silence… (Arrow) 00:06:38
3.   - Her attention shifts towards the surrounding buildings… 00:06:18
4.   - The glitch in her plan is that she isn't… 00:05:54
5.   - The cellist lifts his bow and begins to play. 00:06:28
6.   It is all Kenan can do to look up… (Kenan) 00:06:52
7.   - Kenan's water bottles thump against each other… 00:06:57
8.   'Do you think,' Dragan asks… (Dragan) 00:05:52
9.   - They make it to the other side… 00:07:02
10.   - Two people are crossing from the other side. 00:05:09

Disc 4

  The Cellist of Sarajevo (Unabridged)
1.   A night spent drifting between… (Arrow) 00:05:09
2.   - As she turned to get a better look… 00:04:53
3.   - She has decided to give this sniper… 00:05:11
4.   - 'I'll put a man in that apartment overnight…' 00:05:00
5.   - The day goes slowly. She hears heavy shelling… 00:05:59
6.   The brewery has been badly damaged… (Kenan) 00:06:25
7.   - Kenan finds he can't move. 00:06:23
8.   - And this is how it goes. 00:05:56
9.   - He leaves the doorway, continues westward. 00:05:44

Disc 5

  The Cellist of Sarajevo (Unabridged)
1.   Three: There's a small group of people… (Dragan) 00:07:01
2.   - Late, after his superintendent at the bakery… 00:07:03
3.   The light bulb in Nermin Filipovic's office… (Arrow) 00:07:02
4.   - The boy isn't afraid of the shelling. 00:06:36
5.   - Three men wait on the other side. 00:08:11
6.   Kenan moves at a determined pace… (Kenan) 00:06:02
7.   - Kenan continues on. 00:06:18
8.   - But it is all taken away. 00:06:46

Disc 6

  The Cellist of Sarajevo (Unabridged)
1.   They take her to what's left… (Arrow) 00:07:32
2.   - She knows she's rationalising… 00:06:36
3.   A man is going to try to cross… (Dragan) 00:06:16
4.   - He won't allow this man's body to be filmed. 00:06:15
5.   Four: Another day has just begun. (Kenan) 00:06:06
6.   There's no way to tell which version… (Dragan) 00:05:59
7.   Arrow blinks. She has been waiting… (Arrow) 00:08:51

Total Playing Time: 05:25:28

Galloway, Steven

Armstrong, Gareth

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA633312

Barcode: 9789626343333

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Physical Release: 01/2010

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