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The Casual Vacancy

J. K. Rowling

A big novel about a small town... When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the 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 façade 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 seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations? A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.

A big novel about a small town... When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the 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 façade 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 seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations? A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A big novel about a small town... When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the 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 façade 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 seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations? A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Hollander

Length:

17h 50m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

05:25


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:39:05


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

22:14


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

01:27:30


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

01:24:15


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

22:17


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

58:21


Part 2
Part 2

02:49:02


Part 3
Part 3

02:35:38


Part 4
Part 4

02:36:32


Part 5
Part 5

02:14:51


Part 6
Part 6

29:19


Part 7, Chapter 13
Part 7, Chapter 13

44:33


Part 7, Chapter 14
Part 7, Chapter 14

01:24