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Headlong

Michael Frayn

Celebrated for his playwriting, British author Michael Frayn has also written screenplays and several acclaimed novels. Headlong, a Booker Prize finalist, combines a heavy dose of humor with a fascinating glimpse into the world of priceless art. When Martin Clay and his art historian wife are asked to appraise the private collection of a loutish man, it is Martin, not his wife, who believes he has discovered a lost masterpiece from Dutch painter Bruegel. Keeping his thoughts closely guarded, he embarks on a fast-paced quest to confirm his suspicions. In an effort to swindle the painting away from its owner, Martin heads down a trail of lies and scams that has hilarious and unexpected results. Frayn's novel is both an entertaining, slapstick romp through one man's personal odyssey and a fascinating glimpse into the world of art history. Narrator Steven Crossley captures each moment of discovery without missing a beat through all of Martin's bumbling and scheming.

Celebrated for his playwriting, British author Michael Frayn has also written screenplays and several acclaimed novels. Headlong, a Booker Prize finalist, combines a heavy dose of humor with a fascinating glimpse into the world of priceless art. When Martin Clay and his art historian wife are asked to appraise the private collection of a loutish man, it is Martin, not his wife, who believes he has discovered a lost masterpiece from Dutch painter Bruegel. Keeping his thoughts closely guarded, he embarks on a fast-paced quest to confirm his suspicions. In an effort to swindle the painting away from its owner, Martin heads down a trail of lies and scams that has hilarious and unexpected results. Frayn's novel is both an entertaining, slapstick romp through one man's personal odyssey and a fascinating glimpse into the world of art history. Narrator Steven Crossley captures each moment of discovery without missing a beat through all of Martin's bumbling and scheming.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Celebrated for his playwriting, British author Michael Frayn has also written screenplays and several acclaimed novels. Headlong, a Booker Prize finalist, combines a heavy dose of humor with a fascinating glimpse into the world of priceless art. When Martin Clay and his art historian wife are asked to appraise the private collection of a loutish man, it is Martin, not his wife, who believes he has discovered a lost masterpiece from Dutch painter Bruegel. Keeping his thoughts closely guarded, he embarks on a fast-paced quest to confirm his suspicions. In an effort to swindle the painting away from its owner, Martin heads down a trail of lies and scams that has hilarious and unexpected results. Frayn's novel is both an entertaining, slapstick romp through one man's personal odyssey and a fascinating glimpse into the world of art history. Narrator Steven Crossley captures each moment of discovery without missing a beat through all of Martin's bumbling and scheming.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steven Crossley

Length:

12h 30m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

29:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

30:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

29:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

30:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

25:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

23:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:08