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MURAKAMI, H.: Norwegian Wood (Unabridged)

Like Proust’s ‘petite Madeleine’ Toru Watanabe’s memories of his student years, the girls, the tensions and the aspirations are jerked back into life by hearing the Beatles song ‘Norwegian Wood’ in an MOR version in an airplane. His first love, Naoko and a strange girl, Midori, intertwine in his life. Haruki Murakami is Japan’s leading contemporary novelist, a household figure in his own country and a cult figure in the Western world. Norwegian Wood has sold millions of copies in Japan and the rest of the world. This is the first of a series of Murakami novels Naxos AudioBooks will be recording over the next two years. Music—popular and classical—often plays a key role in Murakami novels and Naxos AudioBooks is the ideal label to produce these première recordings.



Disc 1

  Norwegian Wood
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 1: I was 37 then... 00:04:34
2.   Play with flash player Memory is a funny thing... 00:04:32
3.   Play with flash player Let’s see now, what was Naoko talking about that day 00:04:54
4.   Play with flash player Naoko stopped short. So did I 00:05:14
5.   Play with flash player We came to a stop and stood in the silent forest... 00:04:19
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 2: Once upon a time... 00:05:06
7.   Play with flash player In any case, I spent two years... 00:04:11
8.   Play with flash player The rules for room assignments... 00:04:04
9.   Play with flash player Everybody sympathized with me... 00:04:02
10.   Play with flash player He was up at six each morning... 00:04:04
11.   Play with flash player Naoko chuckled when I told her the story... 00:03:44
12.   Play with flash player Almost a year had gone by... 00:03:08
13.   Play with flash player We went to a shop by the station... 00:05:06
14.   Play with flash player I first met Naoko when I was in the sixth - form at school... 00:05:07
15.   Play with flash player Naoko might have been angry with me... 00:03:55
16.   Play with flash player There was only one thing for me to do... 00:03:02
17.   Play with flash player Chapter 3: Naoko called me the following Saturday... 00:04:27
18.   Play with flash player I can’t seem to recall what we talked about then 00:03:03
19.   Play with flash player When autumn ended and cold winds began tearing through... 00:02:10


Disc 2

  Norwegian Wood
1.   Play with flash player The guys in the dorm would always tease me... 00:06:28
2.   Play with flash player No one else in the dorm knew that Nagasawa... 00:03:32
3.   Play with flash player There were several ‘Nagasawa Legends’ that circulated... 00:04:08
4.   Play with flash player I was not too crazy about sleeping with girls I didn't know... 00:05:04
5.   Play with flash player That winter I found a part - time job in a little record shop... 00:03:45
6.   Play with flash player Halfway through April Naoko turned 20 00:04:58
7.   Play with flash player Once the clock struck eleven, though... 00:05:45
8.   Play with flash player The rain had stopped when morning came 00:03:54
9.   Play with flash player Something inside me had dropped away... 00:04:34
10.   Play with flash player Finally at the beginning of July... .. 00:04:07
11.   Play with flash player At the end of the month, Storm Trooper gave me... 00:03:32
12.   Play with flash player I tried to remember when I had last seen fireflies... 00:03:07
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 4: During the summer holidays... 00:06:11
14.   Play with flash player At 11.30 a.m. one Monday... 00:04:17
15.   Play with flash player ‘I think you look better now than you did before’... 00:04:38
16.   Play with flash player The food arrived at Midori’s table... 00:03:53
17.   Play with flash player Nagasawa was on his way to the dining hall... 00:04:14


Disc 3

  Norwegian Wood
1.   Play with flash player I went to the following week’s drama lecture... 00:04:20
2.   Play with flash player ‘Let’s get out of here’, said Midori 00:03:04
3.   Play with flash player She took me to her old school, a short walk from Yotsuya 00:04:12
4.   Play with flash player ‘Well this school,’ Midori said... 00:04:29
5.   Play with flash player ‘What's your job like’ 00:05:22
6.   Play with flash player Sunday morning I got up at nine, shaved... 00:03:39
7.   Play with flash player The whole front of the shop was sealed off... 00:05:53
8.   Play with flash player Midori’s cooking was far better than I had expected 00:03:38
9.   Play with flash player I nodded, swallowing a mouthful of clear soup... 00:03:07
10.   Play with flash player Chin in hand, she smoked half her cigarette... 00:02:16
11.   Play with flash player I helped her wash the dishes 00:05:19
12.   Play with flash player One weird thing after another came up that Sunday... 00:03:42
13.   Play with flash player Midori brought two floor pillows... 00:04:39
14.   Play with flash player She tilted her head and looked at me 00:04:47
15.   Play with flash player Another half hour and the fire was out 00:03:17
16.   Play with flash player Midori didn’t come to the next day’s History of Drama lecture... 00:02:57
17.   Play with flash player Nagasawa came to my room that Saturday afternoon... 00:03:58
18.   Play with flash player My companions at the table turned out to be two girls 00:03:45
19.   Play with flash player ‘It’s too bad what you're going through’... 00:03:56


Disc 4

  Norwegian Wood
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 5: Thanks for your letter... 00:04:05
2.   Play with flash player In any case, I myself feel... 00:04:24
3.   Play with flash player In addition to playing sports... 00:02:44
4.   Play with flash player Still, you shouldn’t feel that I’m a burden to you 00:03:35
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 6: As soon as I woke at seven o’clock... 00:04:58
6.   Play with flash player Eventually another bus came climbing up... 00:04:29
7.   Play with flash player I took the second left from the roundabout as instructed... 00:05:28
8.   Play with flash player She took the lead, hurrying down a corridor... 00:04:21
9.   Play with flash player She stubbed out her cigarette and went over to the counter... 00:04:53
10.   Play with flash player I nodded in response. ‘And Naoko,’ I said... 00:05:33
11.   Play with flash player Reiko and I left the main building... 00:04:14
12.   Play with flash player Reiko walked into the building marked C7... 00:03:47
13.   Play with flash player How long did this go on 00:05:03
14.   Play with flash player People started coming back to Area C... 00:03:17
15.   Play with flash player At the table behind me, a balding man... 00:03:00
16.   Play with flash player Back in the room after supper... 00:03:22
17.   Play with flash player Reiko took a bottle of white wine from the fridge... 00:04:39


Disc 5

  Norwegian Wood
1.   Play with flash player Naoko said she wanted to hear... 00:05:05
2.   Play with flash player Naoko shook her head for a few moments... 00:03:55
3.   Play with flash player She reached for her wineglass on the table... 00:02:36
4.   Play with flash player When I walked back to the front entrance... 00:04:21
5.   Play with flash player ‘What makes Naoko such a hard case for you’ 00:04:06
6.   Play with flash player She slipped a wallet from her trouser pocket... 00:05:08
7.   Play with flash player ‘My parents walked around on tiptoe... ’ 00:05:14
8.   Play with flash player Reiko sighed and picked up the basketball again 00:04:09
9.   Play with flash player ‘Then one day I had a visit from one of the ladies... ’ 00:04:53
10.   Play with flash player ‘What did she lie about’ 00:05:51
11.   Play with flash player At that point Reiko looked at her watch... 00:04:33
12.   Play with flash player ‘When I was alone before, all of a sudden... ’ 00:05:07
13.   Play with flash player Naoko looked at me with a sad smile 00:04:18
14.   Play with flash player Naoko lowered her head again and fell silent 00:03:29
15.   Play with flash player When I opened my eyes, I felt as if I were seeing... 00:04:05
16.   Play with flash player What perfect flesh! I thought 00:03:49
17.   Play with flash player While Reiko straightened out my sofa bed... 00:04:10
18.   Play with flash player When they had finished cleaning... 00:02:41


Disc 6

  Norwegian Wood
1.   Play with flash player Back at the flat, the women changed their boots... 00:04:42
2.   Play with flash player I wanted to answer her, but I was too winded to speak 00:04:50
3.   Play with flash player Naoko and Reiko ordered cold glasses of milk... 00:04:16
4.   Play with flash player I started after her. The dog woke up... . 00:03:19
5.   Play with flash player I put my arm around her and drew her close... 00:03:39
6.   Play with flash player After I came, I held her in my arms... 00:03:43
7.   Play with flash player Naoko fell silent for a few seconds... 00:03:10
8.   Play with flash player Reiko sighed and picked up the basketball again 00:05:27
9.   Play with flash player ‘I was the one who found my sister dead... ’ 00:03:42
10.   Play with flash player Back in the room, Naoko and I played cards... 00:04:40
11.   Play with flash player ‘Assuming you can divide everybody in the world... ’ 00:05:12
12.   Play with flash player Reiko dropped her cigarette butt on the floor... 00:05:25
13.   Play with flash player Reiko tapped the ash from her cigarette to the floor... 00:04:17
14.   Play with flash player Reiko paused to puff at her cigarette 00:05:00
15.   Play with flash player ‘Is it true’ I asked 00:04:08
16.   Play with flash player ‘She didn’t come to my house the following Saturday.’ 00:05:55
17.   Play with flash player ‘There was only one thing for us to do... ’ 00:04:37
18.   Play with flash player Reiko collected the cigarette butts... 00:02:58


Disc 7

  Norwegian Wood
1.   Play with flash player The rain did pour down, and kept pouring 00:04:49
2.   Play with flash player After cleaning the aviary we went back to the flat... 00:03:00
3.   Play with flash player Back at the dorm by 4.30, I changed straight away... 00:04:49
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 7: In P.E. class the next morning... 00:03:16
5.   Play with flash player After German we caught a bus to Shinjuku... 00:04:23
6.   Play with flash player ‘I don’t know you well enough to force stuff on you.’ 00:03:59
7.   Play with flash player We left the bar after five rounds of vodka and tonic 00:02:39
8.   Play with flash player Midori came for me at 9.30 on Sunday morning 00:05:54
9.   Play with flash player We took a commuter train to Ochanomizu 00:04:18
10.   Play with flash player ‘Have you ever read Das Kapital’ 00:03:48
11.   Play with flash player ‘Well, one time they called a late - night political meeting... ’ 00:04:01
12.   Play with flash player The University Hospital corridors were noisy... 00:05:08
13.   Play with flash player A few minutes later Midori took me to the TV room... 00:04:50
14.   Play with flash player Back in the hospital room, Midori aimed a stream of talk... 00:03:05
15.   Play with flash player I agreed to go, but in fact I didn’t much feel like eating 00:05:06
16.   Play with flash player Back in the room, Midori told her father... 00:04:10
17.   Play with flash player Midori’s father woke suddenly and started coughing... 00:05:52
18.   Play with flash player After all that talk, I felt starved 00:04:56


Disc 8

  Norwegian Wood
1.   Play with flash player The wife of the other patient came back... 00:05:53
2.   Play with flash player ‘So is that your fond recollection of Ueno Station’ 00:03:57
3.   Play with flash player I didn’t go to the hospital that next Sunday, though 00:04:52
4.   Play with flash player When I had finished my letter... 00:02:54
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 8: Halfway through that week... 00:05:08
6.   Play with flash player ‘Anyway, let's eat out soon.’ 00:04:23
7.   Play with flash player Nagasawa picked a fancy French restaurant... 00:04:17
8.   Play with flash player Hatsumi could barely stop laughing 00:05:40
9.   Play with flash player At that point the door opened... 00:05:07
10.   Play with flash player The three of us went on eating in silence... 00:04:54
11.   Play with flash player Once inside the cab, I asked Hatsumi... 00:03:36
12.   Play with flash player Hatsumi and I went to a small bar... 00:05:14
13.   Play with flash player Hatsumi’s flat was a 15 - minute walk from Shibuaya... 00:03:40
14.   Play with flash player I slowly filled my glass with beer 00:04:34
15.   Play with flash player I sat at my desk to write my Sunday morning letter... 00:04:27


Disc 9

  Norwegian Wood
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 9: There was no sign of Midori... 00:03:26
2.   Play with flash player When I got to DUG, Midori was sitting... 00:04:31
3.   Play with flash player ‘So anyway, what did you do in Nara’ 00:05:00
4.   Play with flash player We went from the bar to an eel shop... 00:04:02
5.   Play with flash player We found another bar and ordered drinks 00:04:46
6.   Play with flash player And she was right. We went to a disco... 00:03:24
7.   Play with flash player Upstairs, she sat me at the kitchen table... 00:03:59
8.   Play with flash player We took turns in the bath... 00:04:15
9.   Play with flash player I sat at the kitchen table, drinking my beer... 00:03:42
10.   Play with flash player I wrote to Naoko every week... 00:03:53
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 10: Thinking back on the year 1969... 00:04:46
12.   Play with flash player When the holidays came, I stuffed my things... 00:06:53
13.   Play with flash player 1970 – a year with a whole new sound to it... 00:04:11
14.   Play with flash player Three days after my move, I wrote to Naoko 00:03:25
15.   Play with flash player I was in the thick of painting when Midori... 00:02:51
16.   Play with flash player This was the beginning of one weird spring 00:04:21
17.   Play with flash player I found a letter in the box... 00:03:42
18.   Play with flash player It was dated 31 March 00:03:37
19.   Play with flash player A letter came from Midori on 6 April 00:04:16


Disc 10

  Norwegian Wood
1.   Play with flash player ‘Shit, Watanabe, what happened to you’ 00:02:58
2.   Play with flash player While we ate lunch, we showed each other... 00:03:10
3.   Play with flash player We were drinking our coffee when two girls came in 00:04:16
4.   Play with flash player I rang Midori’s flat from the station... 00:04:13
5.   Play with flash player April was too lonely a month to spend all alone 00:03:23
6.   Play with flash player Itoh once invited me to his flat 00:04:32
7.   Play with flash player A letter came from Reiko in the middle of May 00:03:26
8.   Play with flash player I went to the university every day... 00:04:38
9.   Play with flash player There was no one on the roof in the rain... 00:03:56
10.   Play with flash player I tried to speak, but I felt the words... 00:04:56
11.   Play with flash player We bought a good sized towel... 00:03:55
12.   Play with flash player ‘But really, Watanabe, you don’t want to do... ’ 00:02:42
13.   Play with flash player In the evening, Midori did some shopping... 00:04:41
14.   Play with flash player Reiko’s answer came five days later... 00:04:14


Disc 11

  Norwegian Wood
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 11: Reiko wrote to me several times... 00:04:03
2.   Play with flash player I went on with my travels 00:06:00
3.   Play with flash player One windy evening, as I lay wrapped... 00:03:28
4.   Play with flash player When he had gone, I suddenly thought... 00:03:51
5.   Play with flash player The fourth day after my return to Tokyo... 00:05:57
6.   Play with flash player We hardly talked the rest of the way to Kichijoji Station 00:03:08
7.   Play with flash player Reiko took the box of sweets from her bag... 00:03:36
8.   Play with flash player ‘Tests at the hospital in Osaka... ’ 00:04:11
9.   Play with flash player ‘When that was over, we went to the dining hall... ’ 00:04:26
10.   Play with flash player I drank my beer, and Reiko finished her second cigarette 00:04:11
11.   Play with flash player ‘Hey, Watanabe, let's go for a walk.’ 00:04:06
12.   Play with flash player Instead of talking, we attacked the sukiyaki... 00:03:32
13.   Play with flash player We took the five - minute walk along the river... . 00:05:21
14.   Play with flash player We went inside and drew the curtains 00:05:13
15.   Play with flash player I tried to convince Reiko that taking a plane... 00:05:13

Total Playing Time: 13:26:26






Author(s):
Murakami, Haruki

Reader(s):
Chancer, John

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NAX39312

Barcode: 9789626343937

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the US.


Release Date: 03/2006

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