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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell

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A Booker finalist and Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize winner, David Mitchell was called “prodigiously daring and imaginative” by Time and “a genius” by the New York Times Book Review. With this sweeping work of historical fiction, he confirms his place among the world’s greatest novelists. In 1799, the artificial island of Dejima lies in Nagasaki Harbor as the Empire of Japan’s de facto gate blocking Western influence. Here, at the farthest outpost of the Dutch East Indies Company, Jacob de Zoet comes to make his fortune before reuniting with his fiancEe in Holland. But fate takes a dangerous turn when Jacob—who, like all outsiders, is not allowed to set foot on the mainland—falls hopelessly in love with a young Japanese woman. Filled with lush imagery and populated by authentic characters, this epic novel is beautifully complemented by the dual performance of narrators Jonathan Aris and Paula Wilcox. “Comparisons to Tolstoy are inevitable, and right on the money.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review, “… a dense and satisfying historical with literary brawn and stylistic panache.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Aris, Paula Wilcox

Length:

18h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:05


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

17:04


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

09:41


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

37:17


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

38:31


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

28:52


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

35:31


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

45:33


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

53:43


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

31:35


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

38:43


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

20:46


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

28:49


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

33:46


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

26:32


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

37:02


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

26:46


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

35:16


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

26:49


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

26:56


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

22:43


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

37:15


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

21:20


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

12:47


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

24:14


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

09:34


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

44:33


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

14:37


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

36:52


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

24:19


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

13:53


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

30:52


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

12:38


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

08:10


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

26:13


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

41:40


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

10:29


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

52:34


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

32:00


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

28:40


Part 4
Part 4

17:24


Part 5, Chapter 41
Part 5, Chapter 41

12:30


Part 5, Chapter 42
Part 5, Chapter 42

00:28