pixel
Barracuda - A Novel-logo

Barracuda - A Novel

Christos Tsiolkas

More Information

Description:

Man Booker Prize-longlisted author of The Slap (soon to be an NBC miniseries) returns in an "immensely moving" (Sunday Times) story of a young athlete's coming of age Fourteen-year-old Daniel Kelly is special. Despite his upbringing in working-class Melbourne, he knows that his astonishing ability in the swimming pool has the potential to transform his life, silence the rich boys at the private school to which he has won a sports scholarship, and take him far beyond his neighborhood, possibly to international stardom and an Olympic medal. Everything Danny has ever done, every sacrifice his family has ever made, has been in pursuit of this dream. But what happens when the talent that makes you special fails you? When the goal that you've been pursuing for as long as you can remember ends in humiliation and loss? Twenty years later, Dan is in Scotland, terrified to tell his partner about his past, afraid that revealing what he has done will make him unlovable. When he is called upon to return home to his family, the moment of violence in the wake of his defeat that changed his life forever comes back to him in terrifying detail, and he struggles to believe that he'll be able to make amends. Haunted by shame, Dan relives the intervening years he spent in prison, where the optimism of his childhood was completely foreign. Tender, savage, and blazingly brilliant, Barracuda is a novel about dreams and disillusionment, friendship and family, class, identity, and the cost of success. As Daniel loses everything, he learns what it means to be a good person-and what it takes to become one. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Grant Cartwright

Length:

14h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:35


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:24


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:38


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:49


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:46


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:09


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:58


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:20


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:02


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:23


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:49


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:40


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:52


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:33


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:05


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:50


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:54


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:26


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:29


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:35


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:58


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:06


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:44


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:27


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:12


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:41


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:46


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:44


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:03


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:47


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:02


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:58


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:58


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:17


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:37


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:47


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:43


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:37


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

09:16


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:31


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:55


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:33


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:24


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:32


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:34


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:41


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:34


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:04


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

09:38


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:16


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

09:46


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:59


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:33


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:27


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:26


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:02


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:11


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:42


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:29


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:26


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:17


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:18


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:53


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:30


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

09:03


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:10


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:08


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:13


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

00:21