The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling audiobook

The Casual Vacancy

By J. K. Rowling
Read by Tom Hollander

Hachette Book Group
17.86 Hours 1
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When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty fa├ºade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils—Pagford is not what it first appears. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war Pagford has seen yet. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations? Blackly comic, thought provoking, and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J. K. Rowling's first novel for adults.

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

An iTunes Best Audiobook of 2012

Recipient of the 2012 Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award

A #1 USA Today bestseller

A #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller

A #1 San Francisco Chronicle bestseller

A 2012 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Fiction

A #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller

A 2012 Kansas City Star Top 100 Book

A BookPage Best Book of 2012

When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty fa├ºade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils—Pagford is not what it first appears. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war Pagford has seen yet. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations?

Blackly comic, thought provoking, and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J. K. Rowling's first novel for adults.

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Author Bio: J. K. Rowling

Author Bio: J. K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter novels, which have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide in more than two hundred territories and have been translated into seventy-four languages and made into eight blockbuster films. She has also written two small volumes, which appear as the titles of Harry’s schoolbooks within the novels: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them and Quidditch through the Ages. Her Tales of Beedle the Bard quickly became the fastest selling book of 2008. As well as an OBE for services to children’s literature, Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees, including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, the French Legion of Honor, and the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, and she has been a commencement speaker at Harvard University. She supports a wide number of causes through her charitable trust Volant and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 17.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English