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The Piano Tuner - A Novel

Daniel Mason

An extraordinary first novel that tells the story of a British piano tuner sent deep into Burma in the nineteenth century. In October 1886, Edgar Drake receives a strange request from the British War Office: he must leave his wife and his quiet life in London to travel to the jungles of Burma, where a rare Erard grand piano is in need of repair. The piano belongs to an army surgeon-major whose unorthodox peacemaking methods-poetry, medicine, and now music-have brought a tentative quiet to the southern Shan States but have elicited questions from his superiors. On his journey through Europe, the Red Sea, India, and into Burma, Edgar meets soldiers, mystics, bandits, and tale-spinners, as well as an enchanting woman as elusive as the surgeon-major. And at the doctor's fort on a remote Burmese river, Edgar encounters a world more mysterious and dangerous than he ever could have imagined. Sensuous, lyrical, rich with passion and adventure, this is a hypnotic tale of myth, romance, and self-discovery: an unforgettable novel. From the Hardcover edition.

An extraordinary first novel that tells the story of a British piano tuner sent deep into Burma in the nineteenth century. In October 1886, Edgar Drake receives a strange request from the British War Office: he must leave his wife and his quiet life in London to travel to the jungles of Burma, where a rare Erard grand piano is in need of repair. The piano belongs to an army surgeon-major whose unorthodox peacemaking methods-poetry, medicine, and now music-have brought a tentative quiet to the southern Shan States but have elicited questions from his superiors. On his journey through Europe, the Red Sea, India, and into Burma, Edgar meets soldiers, mystics, bandits, and tale-spinners, as well as an enchanting woman as elusive as the surgeon-major. And at the doctor's fort on a remote Burmese river, Edgar encounters a world more mysterious and dangerous than he ever could have imagined. Sensuous, lyrical, rich with passion and adventure, this is a hypnotic tale of myth, romance, and self-discovery: an unforgettable novel. From the Hardcover edition.
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An extraordinary first novel that tells the story of a British piano tuner sent deep into Burma in the nineteenth century. In October 1886, Edgar Drake receives a strange request from the British War Office: he must leave his wife and his quiet life in London to travel to the jungles of Burma, where a rare Erard grand piano is in need of repair. The piano belongs to an army surgeon-major whose unorthodox peacemaking methods-poetry, medicine, and now music-have brought a tentative quiet to the southern Shan States but have elicited questions from his superiors. On his journey through Europe, the Red Sea, India, and into Burma, Edgar meets soldiers, mystics, bandits, and tale-spinners, as well as an enchanting woman as elusive as the surgeon-major. And at the doctor's fort on a remote Burmese river, Edgar encounters a world more mysterious and dangerous than he ever could have imagined. Sensuous, lyrical, rich with passion and adventure, this is a hypnotic tale of myth, romance, and self-discovery: an unforgettable novel. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Graeme Malcolm

Length:

5h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:46


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:11


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:04


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:48


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:46