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 Offer Haruki Murakami: The Elephant Vanishes (unabridged)

Read by Teresa Gallagher, John Chancer, Walter Lewis, Rupert Degas, Tim Flavin, Mark Heenehan, and Jeff Peterson

8 CDs

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Contents: MP3320

Haruki Murakami: The Wind Up Bird and Tuesday’s Women

1:04:09
$13.65

The Wind Up Bird and Tuesday’s Women

4:21
$1.05

I wash up plate and pans while boiling a kettle...

3:58
$1.05

‘Easy’ I say ‘now hold on just one minute.’

3:56
$1.05
Show 10 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Wind Up Bird and Tuesday’s Women

I go to the kitchen for that drink of water...

5:33
$1.05

At twelve-thirty I go out shopping as usual...

5:33
$1.05

‘I’m in bed right now,’ the woman says...

3:16
$1.05

A little before two o’ clock...

4:27
$1.05

The homes that sandwich the passage are of two distinct...

5:16
$1.05

I turn around to look behind me, and there, in the yard...

5:26
$1.05

I open the gate and step in, following the girl...

5:50
$1.05

The girl gets up from her deckchair and disappears...

4:12
$1.05

For the time being there isn’t a sound...

5:50
$1.05

I awake to find I’m alone

6:31
$1.05
Hide 10 tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Wind Up Bird and Tuesday’s Women

Haruki Murakami: The Second Bakery Attack

26:18
$5.25

The Second Bakery Attack

6:27
$1.05

‘I once attacked a bakery. Long time ago.’

4:22
$1.05

Of course, it wasn’t true that nothing had happened...

4:23
$1.05

The Second Bakery Attack (continued)

4:48
$1.05

Altogether there were three McDonald’s workers

6:18
$1.05

Haruki Murakami: The Kangaroo Communiqué

25:49
$5.25

The Kangaroo Communiqué

5:24
$1.05

Actually I started to write you a letter...

4:45
$1.05

Still and all, this imperfection business...

6:42
$1.05

Let us now address the topic of sex

4:14
$1.05

Let me say a little more about myself...

4:44
$1.05

Haruki Murakami: On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning

11:14
$2.10

On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning

5:32
$1.05

Now, of course, I know exactly what I should have said...

5:42
$1.05

Haruki Murakami: Sleep

1:16:27
$17.85

Sleep

4:52
$1.05

In any case, what I have now is nothing like that...

4:35
$1.05

He drives his Sentra out of the condo parking garage...

4:32
$1.05
Show 14 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: Sleep

After I’ve had my swim, I use the rest of my afternoon...

3:37
$1.05

I remember with perfect clarity that first night...

5:42
$1.05

I got out of bed and went into the bathroom

4:11
$1.05

I shook my head. Stop thinking, I told myself

3:45
$1.05

Sleep (continued)

4:06
$1.05

I went back to the sofa and started reading...

4:22
$1.05

While I cleared the table, my husband sat on the sofa...

4:38
$1.05

At ten o’clock, I got into my bed...

4:14
$1.05

And so a week went by

3:09
$1.05

One afternoon I went to the library and read...

3:29
$1.05

Now my inability to sleep ceased to frighten me...

5:36
$1.05

One time I stood and stared at my sleeping husband’s face...

4:04
$1.05

I left the bedroom and went back to the living room...

5:30
$1.05

I’m taking off my pyjamas and putting on jeans...

6:05
$1.05
Hide 14 tracks for Haruki Murakami: Sleep

Haruki Murakami: The Fall of the Roman Empire, The 1881 Indian Uprising, Hitler’s Invasion of Poland (...)

11:09
$4.20

The Fall of the Roman Empire, The 1881 Indian Uprising, Hitler’s Invasion of Poland, And The Realm of Raging Winds

3:36
$1.05

2. The 1881 Indian Uprising

1:58
$1.05

3. Hitler’s Invasion of Poland

1:01
$1.05

4. And the Realm of Raging Winds

4:34
$1.05

Haruki Murakami: Lederhosen

18:46
$4.20

Lederhosen

3:52
$1.05

‘They weren’t really shorts,’ she says

5:34
$1.05

The shop that sold the lederhosen was in a small town...

5:52
$1.05

She – the daughter who’s telling me this story...

3:28
$1.05

Haruki Murakami: Barn Burning

39:34
$8.40

Barn Burning

4:17
$1.05

Barn Burning (continued)

4:59
$1.05

Thereafter I met up with the guy a number of times...

3:59
$1.05
Show 5 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: Barn Burning

Midway through the feast, having polished off the wine...

4:08
$1.05

‘I’d like to hear about this barn thing,’ I said

4:13
$1.05

I nodded. Just how was I to accept this at face value?

6:27
$1.05

The following day, I went to a bookstore...

5:00
$1.05

The next time I met the guy was in the middle of December...

6:31
$1.05
Hide 5 tracks for Haruki Murakami: Barn Burning

Haruki Murakami: The Little Green Monster

10:17
$2.10

The Little Green Monster

5:03
$1.05

Of course not, it said to me, cocking its head

5:14
$1.05

Haruki Murakami: Family Affair

51:23
$10.50

Family Affair

4:37
$1.05

Why had her attitude toward me changed so much...

5:20
$1.05

I had started living with my sister five years earlier...

4:15
$1.05
Show 7 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: Family Affair

Then she showed me his picture

3:35
$1.05

Finally though, I had no choice but to meet...

4:57
$1.05

The day after the spaghetti argument with my sister...

4:07
$1.05

My sister woke me at eight o'clock on Sunday morning

6:59
$1.05

Family Affair (continued)

6:00
$1.05

When dinner was over, we moved to the living room for coffee

4:38
$1.05

It was after midnight by the time I got home

6:55
$1.05
Hide 7 tracks for Haruki Murakami: Family Affair
Show 7 remaining works on this recording

Haruki Murakami: A Window

14:37
$3.15

A Window

3:42
$1.05

I kept this part-time job going for a year

4:09
$1.05

Hamburger steak. I did actually have the opportunity to eat...

6:46
$1.05

Haruki Murakami: TV People

46:29
$11.55

TV People

3:45
$1.05

There were three of them altogether. They don’t knock...

4:38
$1.05

Everything gets removed from the sideboard to make room...

5:22
$1.05
Show 8 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: TV People

Curiously, the wife makes no mention of the appearance...

4:14
$1.05

I wake at half past two in the morning to find the TV...

4:08
$1.05

At work, the day is solid with meetings from the morning on

3:46
$1.05

At one of the afternoon meetings, I see TV people again

3:06
$1.05

When I get home from work, the apartment is dark...

4:24
$1.05

I dream about a meeting. I’m standing up...

5:00
$1.05

The two TV people on the screen keep working away

4:09
$1.05

The two TV people in the television continue building...

3:57
$1.05
Hide 8 tracks for Haruki Murakami: TV People

Haruki Murakami: A Slow Boat to China

49:34
$11.55

A Slow Boat to China

5:26
$1.05

2. There was an elementary school for Chinese up the hill...

3:55
$1.05

It was nearly fifteen minutes later when the procter...

5:45
$1.05
Show 8 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: A Slow Boat to China

3. The town where I went to high school was a port town...

4:18
$1.05

Where we worked was a tiny, dark, small-time...

3:27
$1.05

When we’d finally danced ourselves out, we left...

3:47
$1.05

It was ten after eleven when she finally got off...

5:10
$1.05

4. Now the story of my third Chinese

5:02
$1.05

His coffee arrived and he drank it slowly

4:02
$1.05

Suddenly there was a click in my head

3:48
$1.05

5. Supposing I found myself chasing another fly ball...

4:54
$1.05
Hide 8 tracks for Haruki Murakami: A Slow Boat to China

Haruki Murakami: The Dancing Dwarf

55:16
$12.60

The Dancing Dwarf

6:52
$1.05

I woke up alone. Facedown in bed...

4:44
$1.05

My partner and I in the ear shop like the second approach

3:20
$1.05
Show 9 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Dancing Dwarf

As soon as the bell rang at quitting time...

5:00
$1.05

The old man went on to tell me how the dwarf had arrived...

5:23
$1.05

I didn’t dream about the dwarf again

3:28
$1.05

The Dancing Dwarf (continued)

2:48
$1.05

That night, the dwarf came into my dream again...

4:46
$1.05

The dwarf used the branch to draw a number of vertical lines...

4:12
$1.05

The dance hall stood by the main factory gate...

6:44
$1.05

We left the dance hall and walked along the river

4:17
$1.05

Now I knew what I had to do

3:42
$1.05
Hide 9 tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Dancing Dwarf

Haruki Murakami: The Last Lawn of the Afternoon

50:15
$11.55

The Last Lawn of the Afternoon

4:14
$1.05

At eighteen or nineteen I mowed lawns...

5:21
$1.05

The whole week went past before it struck me

4:51
$1.05
Show 8 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Last Lawn of the Afternoon

Clear weather three days in a row, then one day of rain...

4:07
$1.05

I pulled the van to a stop in front of the appointed house...

3:58
$1.05

I went to the van, took out the electric mower, grass clippers...

4:40
$1.05

At twelve-thirty I returned to the lawn

5:43
$1.05

The interior of the house was just as deathly quiet as before

4:18
$1.05

The woman sat her middle-aged bulk down on the bed...

4:01
$1.05

I returned to my chair and lit up a brand-new cigarette

4:27
$1.05

We went back down the same staircase...

4:35
$1.05
Hide 8 tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Last Lawn of the Afternoon

Haruki Murakami: The Silence

37:46
$8.40

The Silence

4:35
$1.05

After the first few months, Ozawa’s interest in boxing...

4:15
$1.05

‘In almost every way, Aoki and I were polar opposites.’

5:25
$1.05
Show 5 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Silence

‘That afternoon, Aoki didn’t show up in class.’

4:40
$1.05

‘Anyway, during summer vacation a terrible thing happened.’

4:23
$1.05

’Immediately, I knew Aoki was behind this.’

5:50
$1.05

‘My first hint of a reprieve came a month later.’

3:43
$1.05

At that, Ozawa let out a big sigh

4:55
$1.05
Hide 5 tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Silence

Haruki Murakami: The Elephant Vanishes

41:34
$9.45

The Elephant Vanishes

4:33
$1.05

I had had my own private interest in the elephant problem...

4:12
$1.05

On its right rear leg, the elephant wore a solid...

3:07
$1.05
Show 6 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Elephant Vanishes

And so a year went by

4:28
$1.05

The mayor had held a news conference...

5:47
$1.05

I met her near the end of September

4:21
$1.05

She was unmarried and so was I

4:25
$1.05

It was no use: I’d have to tell her the story

5:19
$1.05

In fact, I had wondered at the time whether my eyes...

5:22
$1.05
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Contents: FLAC44100

Haruki Murakami: The Wind Up Bird and Tuesday’s Women

1:04:09
$16.25

The Wind Up Bird and Tuesday’s Women

4:21
$1.25

I wash up plate and pans while boiling a kettle...

3:58
$1.25

‘Easy’ I say ‘now hold on just one minute.’

3:56
$1.25
Show 10 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Wind Up Bird and Tuesday’s Women

I go to the kitchen for that drink of water...

5:33
$1.25

At twelve-thirty I go out shopping as usual...

5:33
$1.25

‘I’m in bed right now,’ the woman says...

3:16
$1.25

A little before two o’ clock...

4:27
$1.25

The homes that sandwich the passage are of two distinct...

5:16
$1.25

I turn around to look behind me, and there, in the yard...

5:26
$1.25

I open the gate and step in, following the girl...

5:50
$1.25

The girl gets up from her deckchair and disappears...

4:12
$1.25

For the time being there isn’t a sound...

5:50
$1.25

I awake to find I’m alone

6:31
$1.25
Hide 10 tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Wind Up Bird and Tuesday’s Women

Haruki Murakami: The Second Bakery Attack

26:18
$6.25

The Second Bakery Attack

6:27
$1.25

‘I once attacked a bakery. Long time ago.’

4:22
$1.25

Of course, it wasn’t true that nothing had happened...

4:23
$1.25

The Second Bakery Attack (continued)

4:48
$1.25

Altogether there were three McDonald’s workers

6:18
$1.25

Haruki Murakami: The Kangaroo Communiqué

25:49
$6.25

The Kangaroo Communiqué

5:24
$1.25

Actually I started to write you a letter...

4:45
$1.25

Still and all, this imperfection business...

6:42
$1.25

Let us now address the topic of sex

4:14
$1.25

Let me say a little more about myself...

4:44
$1.25

Haruki Murakami: On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning

11:14
$2.50

On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning

5:32
$1.25

Now, of course, I know exactly what I should have said...

5:42
$1.25

Haruki Murakami: Sleep

1:16:27
$21.25

Sleep

4:52
$1.25

In any case, what I have now is nothing like that...

4:35
$1.25

He drives his Sentra out of the condo parking garage...

4:32
$1.25
Show 14 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: Sleep

After I’ve had my swim, I use the rest of my afternoon...

3:37
$1.25

I remember with perfect clarity that first night...

5:42
$1.25

I got out of bed and went into the bathroom

4:11
$1.25

I shook my head. Stop thinking, I told myself

3:45
$1.25

Sleep (continued)

4:06
$1.25

I went back to the sofa and started reading...

4:22
$1.25

While I cleared the table, my husband sat on the sofa...

4:38
$1.25

At ten o’clock, I got into my bed...

4:14
$1.25

And so a week went by

3:09
$1.25

One afternoon I went to the library and read...

3:29
$1.25

Now my inability to sleep ceased to frighten me...

5:36
$1.25

One time I stood and stared at my sleeping husband’s face...

4:04
$1.25

I left the bedroom and went back to the living room...

5:30
$1.25

I’m taking off my pyjamas and putting on jeans...

6:05
$1.25
Hide 14 tracks for Haruki Murakami: Sleep

Haruki Murakami: The Fall of the Roman Empire, The 1881 Indian Uprising, Hitler’s Invasion of Poland (...)

11:09
$5.00

The Fall of the Roman Empire, The 1881 Indian Uprising, Hitler’s Invasion of Poland, And The Realm of Raging Winds

3:36
$1.25

2. The 1881 Indian Uprising

1:58
$1.25

3. Hitler’s Invasion of Poland

1:01
$1.25

4. And the Realm of Raging Winds

4:34
$1.25

Haruki Murakami: Lederhosen

18:46
$5.00

Lederhosen

3:52
$1.25

‘They weren’t really shorts,’ she says

5:34
$1.25

The shop that sold the lederhosen was in a small town...

5:52
$1.25

She – the daughter who’s telling me this story...

3:28
$1.25

Haruki Murakami: Barn Burning

39:34
$10.00

Barn Burning

4:17
$1.25

Barn Burning (continued)

4:59
$1.25

Thereafter I met up with the guy a number of times...

3:59
$1.25
Show 5 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: Barn Burning

Midway through the feast, having polished off the wine...

4:08
$1.25

‘I’d like to hear about this barn thing,’ I said

4:13
$1.25

I nodded. Just how was I to accept this at face value?

6:27
$1.25

The following day, I went to a bookstore...

5:00
$1.25

The next time I met the guy was in the middle of December...

6:31
$1.25
Hide 5 tracks for Haruki Murakami: Barn Burning

Haruki Murakami: The Little Green Monster

10:17
$2.50

The Little Green Monster

5:03
$1.25

Of course not, it said to me, cocking its head

5:14
$1.25

Haruki Murakami: Family Affair

51:23
$12.50

Family Affair

4:37
$1.25

Why had her attitude toward me changed so much...

5:20
$1.25

I had started living with my sister five years earlier...

4:15
$1.25
Show 7 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: Family Affair

Then she showed me his picture

3:35
$1.25

Finally though, I had no choice but to meet...

4:57
$1.25

The day after the spaghetti argument with my sister...

4:07
$1.25

My sister woke me at eight o'clock on Sunday morning

6:59
$1.25

Family Affair (continued)

6:00
$1.25

When dinner was over, we moved to the living room for coffee

4:38
$1.25

It was after midnight by the time I got home

6:55
$1.25
Hide 7 tracks for Haruki Murakami: Family Affair
Show 7 remaining works on this recording

Haruki Murakami: A Window

14:37
$3.75

A Window

3:42
$1.25

I kept this part-time job going for a year

4:09
$1.25

Hamburger steak. I did actually have the opportunity to eat...

6:46
$1.25

Haruki Murakami: TV People

46:29
$13.75

TV People

3:45
$1.25

There were three of them altogether. They don’t knock...

4:38
$1.25

Everything gets removed from the sideboard to make room...

5:22
$1.25
Show 8 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: TV People

Curiously, the wife makes no mention of the appearance...

4:14
$1.25

I wake at half past two in the morning to find the TV...

4:08
$1.25

At work, the day is solid with meetings from the morning on

3:46
$1.25

At one of the afternoon meetings, I see TV people again

3:06
$1.25

When I get home from work, the apartment is dark...

4:24
$1.25

I dream about a meeting. I’m standing up...

5:00
$1.25

The two TV people on the screen keep working away

4:09
$1.25

The two TV people in the television continue building...

3:57
$1.25
Hide 8 tracks for Haruki Murakami: TV People

Haruki Murakami: A Slow Boat to China

49:34
$13.75

A Slow Boat to China

5:26
$1.25

2. There was an elementary school for Chinese up the hill...

3:55
$1.25

It was nearly fifteen minutes later when the procter...

5:45
$1.25
Show 8 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: A Slow Boat to China

3. The town where I went to high school was a port town...

4:18
$1.25

Where we worked was a tiny, dark, small-time...

3:27
$1.25

When we’d finally danced ourselves out, we left...

3:47
$1.25

It was ten after eleven when she finally got off...

5:10
$1.25

4. Now the story of my third Chinese

5:02
$1.25

His coffee arrived and he drank it slowly

4:02
$1.25

Suddenly there was a click in my head

3:48
$1.25

5. Supposing I found myself chasing another fly ball...

4:54
$1.25
Hide 8 tracks for Haruki Murakami: A Slow Boat to China

Haruki Murakami: The Dancing Dwarf

55:16
$15.00

The Dancing Dwarf

6:52
$1.25

I woke up alone. Facedown in bed...

4:44
$1.25

My partner and I in the ear shop like the second approach

3:20
$1.25
Show 9 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Dancing Dwarf

As soon as the bell rang at quitting time...

5:00
$1.25

The old man went on to tell me how the dwarf had arrived...

5:23
$1.25

I didn’t dream about the dwarf again

3:28
$1.25

The Dancing Dwarf (continued)

2:48
$1.25

That night, the dwarf came into my dream again...

4:46
$1.25

The dwarf used the branch to draw a number of vertical lines...

4:12
$1.25

The dance hall stood by the main factory gate...

6:44
$1.25

We left the dance hall and walked along the river

4:17
$1.25

Now I knew what I had to do

3:42
$1.25
Hide 9 tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Dancing Dwarf

Haruki Murakami: The Last Lawn of the Afternoon

50:15
$13.75

The Last Lawn of the Afternoon

4:14
$1.25

At eighteen or nineteen I mowed lawns...

5:21
$1.25

The whole week went past before it struck me

4:51
$1.25
Show 8 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Last Lawn of the Afternoon

Clear weather three days in a row, then one day of rain...

4:07
$1.25

I pulled the van to a stop in front of the appointed house...

3:58
$1.25

I went to the van, took out the electric mower, grass clippers...

4:40
$1.25

At twelve-thirty I returned to the lawn

5:43
$1.25

The interior of the house was just as deathly quiet as before

4:18
$1.25

The woman sat her middle-aged bulk down on the bed...

4:01
$1.25

I returned to my chair and lit up a brand-new cigarette

4:27
$1.25

We went back down the same staircase...

4:35
$1.25
Hide 8 tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Last Lawn of the Afternoon

Haruki Murakami: The Silence

37:46
$10.00

The Silence

4:35
$1.25

After the first few months, Ozawa’s interest in boxing...

4:15
$1.25

‘In almost every way, Aoki and I were polar opposites.’

5:25
$1.25
Show 5 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Silence

‘That afternoon, Aoki didn’t show up in class.’

4:40
$1.25

‘Anyway, during summer vacation a terrible thing happened.’

4:23
$1.25

’Immediately, I knew Aoki was behind this.’

5:50
$1.25

‘My first hint of a reprieve came a month later.’

3:43
$1.25

At that, Ozawa let out a big sigh

4:55
$1.25
Hide 5 tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Silence

Haruki Murakami: The Elephant Vanishes

41:34
$11.25

The Elephant Vanishes

4:33
$1.25

I had had my own private interest in the elephant problem...

4:12
$1.25

On its right rear leg, the elephant wore a solid...

3:07
$1.25
Show 6 remaining tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Elephant Vanishes

And so a year went by

4:28
$1.25

The mayor had held a news conference...

5:47
$1.25

I met her near the end of September

4:21
$1.25

She was unmarried and so was I

4:25
$1.25

It was no use: I’d have to tell her the story

5:19
$1.25

In fact, I had wondered at the time whether my eyes...

5:22
$1.25
Hide 6 tracks for Haruki Murakami: The Elephant Vanishes
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