Reviews for 1Q84 : Includes Digital Copy

AudioFile Reviews 2012 February
The three performers ideally complement Murakami's fantastic Japanese tale This outstanding translation weaves the stories of a beautiful vigilante assassin who is caught in a bewildering warp of dimensions and an aspiring writer who is asked to ghostwrite a disturbing fantasy (which just might be reality) Both narratives eventually converge and become deeply tangled This imaginative, lengthy novel satisfies as a mystery, fantasy, and humorous coming-of-age tale--all blended with the vagaries of love and loss in a dystopia mired in strange cults and mathematical/musical dreamscapes One surmises that it's no accident that the book's enigmatic title is an homage to George Orwell's 1984 With precise enunciation, the narrators make Murakami's multilayered vision a cohesive and engaging experience as they immerse themselves in the novel's complex threads and their profoundly divergent roles AW Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine