The Luminaries

The Luminaries

A Novel

Pre-loaded Audiobook - 2014
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It is 1866, and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky.
Publisher: Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2014]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2013
ISBN: 9781491518595
1491518596
Branch Call Number: TALK CATTON PLAYAWAY
Characteristics: 1 audio media player (approximately 29 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in
digital,non-volatile flash memory
audio file,ACLEP
Alternative Title: Luminaries

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joliebergman
Feb 12, 2017

The Man Booker judges described this book as a "Kiwi Twin Peaks". I couldn't agree more.

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genfloss
Dec 10, 2014

Late in commenting, I read this book last year. I loved it. I was enthralled from the first chapter. What an appropriate title.How well it related to the frontier town and its "leading citizens", their characters, their greed, and their pretensions.

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jenzbooks
Feb 08, 2014

This is a sprawling, complex, difficult story with lots of characters. Listening to it makes it somewhat easier to digest. Mark Meadows does a great job bringing out the different characters, with their accents, and keeps up the energy and pacing so listeners are never bored. Don't give up on this one, it truly deserves its accolades.

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