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MURAKAMI, H.: Wild Sheep Chase (A) (Unabridged)

    
      

 

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MURAKAMI, H.: Wild Sheep Chase (A) (Unabridged)

A Wild Sheep Chase is one of Murakami’s most fantastical novels. An advertising executive, infatuated with a girl who possesses the most perfect ears (an erotic charge for him) uses a picture of a sheep with a star on its back. This catapults him into a weird adventure to find the mythical sheep up in the wilds of Hokkaido, Japan’s northern island. There are strange encounters, a hotel with an extra disappearing floor, and other oddities. A Wild Sheep Chase is an early Murakami work, but its remarkable and individual voice makes it one of the most thrilling of his books. Superbly read by Rupert Degas with an edge of Raymond Chandler.



Disc 1

  A Wild Sheep Chase
1.   Play with flash player A Wild Sheep Chase – Part One 00:06:17
2.   Play with flash player About her background I know almost nothing 00:07:51
3.   Play with flash player Part Two – July, Eight Years Earlier 00:06:29
4.   Play with flash player I held out a box of tissues to her 00:07:13
5.   Play with flash player 3. The Slip 00:07:06
6.   Play with flash player Part Three – September, Two Months Later 00:08:32
7.   Play with flash player I first became acquainted with her (or rather her ears)... 00:04:54
8.   Play with flash player ‘What a lovely place,’ she said. ‘Do you come here often’ 00:07:11
9.   Play with flash player ‘As a close friend, there’re a couple of things I want to ask you... ’ 00:04:46
10.   Play with flash player ‘I grew up in an ordinary little town, went to an ordinary school.’ 00:06:10
11.   Play with flash player 5. Unblocked Ears 00:01:36


Disc 2

  A Wild Sheep Chase
1.   Play with flash player 6. The Further Adventures of Unblocked Ears 00:06:25
2.   Play with flash player Part Four – A Wild Sheep Chase, I 00:05:25
3.   Play with flash player ‘Okay, I know what you’re trying to say,’ I said... 00:05:53
4.   Play with flash player 8. Now the Strange Man 00:06:08
5.   Play with flash player ‘You are familiar with the party’s name, I trust’ said the man 00:06:28
6.   Play with flash player 9. ‘The Boss’ 00:07:52
7.   Play with flash player 10. Counting Sheep 00:06:06
8.   Play with flash player 11. The Limo and Its Driver 00:05:52
9.   Play with flash player 12. Wherefore the Worm Universe 00:04:40
10.   Play with flash player But then some joker of an architect came along to attach... 00:04:48
11.   Play with flash player Part Five – Letters from The Rat and Assorted Reminiscences 00:03:42
12.   Play with flash player Let me tell you about the towns I've seen.. 00:05:02
13.   Play with flash player 14. The Rat’s Second Letter (Postmarked May, This Year) 00:04:55
14.   Play with flash player What the hell was I talking about Women, that’s right 00:03:27


Disc 3

  A Wild Sheep Chase
1.   Play with flash player I found the letter in my mailbox as I was leaving my apartment… 00:01:27
2.   Play with flash player 15. The Song Is Over 00:06:39
3.   Play with flash player The third J’s Bar was a quarter of a mile away, by the river 00:04:48
4.   Play with flash player At nine o’clock, J’s Bar was starting to get crowded... 00:06:45
5.   Play with flash player 16. She Drinks Her Salty Dog, Talking about the Sound of the Waves 00:04:36
6.   Play with flash player The drizzle still hadn’t let up by five o’clock the next evening 00:07:11
7.   Play with flash player ‘It seems I'm boring you.’ I shook my head 00:05:12
8.   Play with flash player Part Six – A Wild Sheep Chase, II 00:06:57
9.   Play with flash player Even after I'd finished, the man stared at me without comment 00:06:05
10.   Play with flash player ‘Did you notice anything out of the ordinary’ 00:06:11
11.   Play with flash player 18. The Strange Man’s Strange Tale Goes On 00:08:35
12.   Play with flash player When he finished talking, the man cleared his throat 00:06:16


Disc 4

  A Wild Sheep Chase
1.   Play with flash player At that the man lit his cigarette 00:07:57
2.   Play with flash player I balanced the lighter in my hand. It had an excellent feel to it 00:07:55
3.   Play with flash player 19. The Limo and Its Driver, Again 00:06:26
4.   Play with flash player 20. Summer’s End, Autumn’s Beginning 00:05:52
5.   Play with flash player 21. One in Five Thousand 00:08:30
6.   Play with flash player 22. Sunday Afternoon Picnic 00:06:55
7.   Play with flash player There was a travel agency near the train station, where I booked... 00:06:58
8.   Play with flash player 23. Limited but Tenacious Thinking 00:04:15
9.   Play with flash player The man read back the items from his notepad. A memo well taken 00:06:25
10.   Play with flash player 24. One for the Kipper 00:05:22
11.   Play with flash player The chauffeur took us to the airport. The cat rode quietly up front... 00:05:05


Disc 5

  A Wild Sheep Chase
1.   Play with flash player We received our boarding passes at the airport check - in counter... 00:03:49
2.   Play with flash player Part Seven – The Dolphin Hotel Affair 00:06:30
3.   Play with flash player We came out of the movie theatre and strolled the twilit streets,.. 00:05:44
4.   Play with flash player I wrote my name on the card but had second thoughts... 00:06:51
5.   Play with flash player 26. Enter the Sheep Professor 00:07:15
6.   Play with flash player The fifth, then the sixth day passed. October laid heavy on the town 00:05:29
7.   Play with flash player ‘Just great,’ said I. This ‘just great’ business was becoming a habit 00:07:33
8.   Play with flash player 27. The Sheep Professor Eats All, Tells All 00:07:27
9.   Play with flash player ‘February 1936. The Sheep Professor is ordered home to Japan.’ 00:05:37
10.   Play with flash player The Sheep Professor had long hair, white as snow 00:06:31
11.   Play with flash player The Sheep Professor began. ‘It was the summer of 1935... ’ 00:06:21


Disc 6

  A Wild Sheep Chase
1.   Play with flash player I began with the route the sheep took after it left... 00:07:10
2.   Play with flash player 28. Farewell to the Dolphin Hotel 00:04:16
3.   Play with flash player Part Eight – A Wild Sheep Chase, III 00:06:47
4.   Play with flash player It’s not obvious why the Ainu youth, instead of returning... 00:07:43
5.   Play with flash player Of course, the government was not being generous for nothing... 00:07:39
6.   Play with flash player 30. The Further Decline of Junitaki and Its Sheep 00:06:08
7.   Play with flash player A few minutes before departure time, she returned with a bag... 00:06:39
8.   Play with flash player Beyond the shops, the road ambled down a slope to the river... 00:06:38
9.   Play with flash player The livestock officer drove a small sedan 00:06:19
10.   Play with flash player The caretaker was next to the barn, stacking plastic bags... 00:06:44
11.   Play with flash player 31. Night in Junitaki 00:02:41
12.   Play with flash player 32. An Unlucky Bend in the Road 00:03:13


Disc 7

  A Wild Sheep Chase
1.   Play with flash player ‘You leave the disinfecting to the afternoon’ 00:06:25
2.   Play with flash player After thirty minutes’ drive, the paved surface suddenly disappeared... 00:07:18
3.   Play with flash player The sky was weighed down with a moist, uniform gray... 00:06:50
4.   Play with flash player Straight on across the pasture stood an old American - style... 00:07:29
5.   Play with flash player Only in the farther small bedroom was there any lingering scent... 00:07:34
6.   Play with flash player 33. She Leaves the Mountain; Hunger Strikes 00:06:18
7.   Play with flash player 34. A Find in the Garage; Thoughts in the Middle of the Pasture 00:06:27
8.   Play with flash player 35. The Sheep Man Cometh 00:06:30
9.   Play with flash player ‘I’m looking for a friend of mine,’ I ventured 00:07:14
10.   Play with flash player 36. The Winds’ Own Private Thoroughfare 00:06:59
11.   Play with flash player Something gnawed at me. Something that had passed before... 00:04:36


Disc 8

  A Wild Sheep Chase
1.   Play with flash player Seated on the edge of a bridge, watching me, was the Sheep Man 00:06:13
2.   Play with flash player Early in the afternoon of the ninth day, I was looking through... 00:03:50
3.   Play with flash player 37. Things the Mirror Shows, Things the Mirror Doesn’t 00:06:13
4.   Play with flash player On the twelfth day, snow fell for the third time 00:07:14
5.   Play with flash player 38. And So Time Passes 00:03:33
6.   Play with flash player 39. Dwellers in Darkness 00:08:27
7.   Play with flash player 40. The Rat Who Wound the Clock 00:05:41
8.   Play with flash player I could say nothing 00:05:19
9.   Play with flash player The Rat let go a good, jolly laugh from off in the dark 00:05:39
10.   Play with flash player 41. Green Cords and Red Cords; Frozen Seagulls 00:02:28
11.   Play with flash player 42. Return Visit to the Unlucky Bend 00:03:52
12.   Play with flash player 43. The Twelve - O’clock Rendezvous 00:06:32
13.   Play with flash player Epilogue 00:08:32

Total Playing Time: 09:35:27






Author(s):
Murakami, Haruki

Reader(s):
Degas, Rupert

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NAX41412

Barcode: 9789626344149

Release Date: 07/2006

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