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In celebration of it's 20th anniversary, Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby, read by Russell. Written by Nick Hornby, Audiobook narrated by David Cale. Sign-in to download and listen to this audiobook today! First time visiting Audible? Get this book free. High Fidelity Audible Audiobook – Abridged. I've been a fan of the movie "High Fidelity" (starring John Cusack) for years, and recently decided to read the original book. Nick Hornby has created a perfect neurotic, compulsive character in Rob, the owner of a record store in London.
Shelves: fiction-general We all have a handful of books that we feel were written specifically for us, as if the author took us out for dinner and drinks lots of drinks, on the author's tab and interviewed us on the important things in no particular order, except the order in which I thought of these : love, faith, art, sex, career, family, friends. Then they put our thoughts and feelings in a book. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby is one of those books for me, the account of a young man reorganizing his disappointments We all have a handful of books that we feel were written specifically for us, as if the author took us out for dinner and drinks lots of drinks, on the author's tab and interviewed us on the important things in no particular order, except the order in which I thought of these : love, faith, art, sex, career, family, friends. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby is one of those books for me, the account of a young man reorganizing his disappointments and his record collection following a rough break-up. I'm not the narrator and he's not me, but often wish life could be cataloged as clearly as my music. Published in , Hornby's debut novel is the stoic, immature and unapologetic first-person account of Rob Fleming, a thirty-five-year-old who lives in a one-bedroom flat in the North London neighborhood of Crouch End. His two employees and perhaps best friends-- the shy, awkward Dick and the loud, obnoxious Barry--pass the work day thinking and talking in lists: top five Dustin Hoffman films, top five Gerry and Sylvia Anderson shows, top five sweets that come in jars, etc.
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I recall in both viewing and reading, stopping myself and saying, "that character would never do that! That said, Hornby is such a good story teller that it's hard to fault this book for entertainment value and readability.
It's like eating popcorn.
Very little nutritional value, but rather tasty. The narrator should never be allowed to do American accents. In fact, he wasn't able to differentiate the English characters very well either. The book is fine, but skip the audiobook on this one. The bad narrator spoils it. Any additional comments?
The narration on this book is horrible! The guy is hard to understand and the accents he uses are atrocious. Also there is this background noise while listening It sounds like the narrator is in a room with 5 other people also narrating a book at the same time.
Poor quality audio, I'm very disappointed.
If you want to read this book I suggest doing it, just don't download this audio version. Your audiobook is waiting… High Fidelity. Nick Hornby.
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Rob found a kindred spirit at age 25 named Sarah Kendrew and stayed with her for two years out of loneliness until she met someone. The decision of his girlfriend Laura Lydon to move out doesn't make the list, apparently.
Laura was, is, a lawyer, although when I met her she was a different kind of lawyer from the one she is now: then, she worked for a legal aid firm hence, I guess, the clubbing and the black leather motorcycle jacket.
Now, she works for a City law firm hence, I guess, the restaurants and expensive suits and the disappearance of the spiky haircut and a previously unrevealed taste for weary sarcasm not because she underwent any kind of political conversion, but because she was made redundant and couldn't find any legal aid work. She had to take a job that paid about forty-five grand a year because she couldn't find one that paid under twenty; she said this was all you need to know about Thatcherism, and I suppose she had a point.
She changed when she got the new job. She was always intense, but, before, the intensity had somewhere to go: she could worry about tenants' rights, and slum landlords, and kids living in places without running water.
Now she's just intense about work--how much she has, the pressure she's under, how she's doing, what the partners think of her, that kind of stuff.
And when she's not being intense about work, she's being intense about why she shouldn't be intense about work, or this kind of work, anyway. Newly single, Rob throws himself into a reorganization of his record collection switching from alphabetical to autobiographical, filing his one-thousand album collection in the order he downloadd them in. Dick and Barry drag him to a club to hear an American folk singer named Marie LaSalle, as lost and single in London as Rob is in his own neighborhood; Rob develops a crush on Marie that goes unrequited only so long.
He touches base with Liz, a mutual friend of Laura's, and learns that his ex has moved in with Ian, their obnoxious former neighbor.
In her talks with Laura, though, Liz has learned things about Rob that places him firmly in the "arsehole" category.