The tigers wife features a cast of dynamic, unforgettable characters, some with even supernatural qualities. Among these is the strange tale of how he came to meet gavran gaile, the deathless man. Tea obreht, susan duerden, robin sachs, random house audio. She was born in belgrade, in the former yugoslavia, in 1985 and has lived in the united states since the age of twelve. Start a free 30day trial today and get your first audiobook free. The stories in this audiobook weave and unravel many threadsthreads connecting natalia performed with grace by duerden and her grandfather rumbled. I listened to an audiobook and it was pretty good although i found my mind. Filled with astonishing immediacy and presence, fleshed out with detail that seems firsthand, the tigers wife is all the more remarkable for being the product not of observation but of imagination. Tigers wife a novel by tea obreht available from rakuten kobo. Listen to the tigers wife audiobook by tea obreht, narrated by susan duerden, robin sachs.
The tiger is a constant and ominous presence for the villagers and is befriended by the mistreated, deafmute wife of the local butcher. In a balkan country mending from war, natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved. Tea obreht is the author of the tigers wife, a finalist for the national book award. Susan duerden is an actress and an earphones awardwinning audiobook narrator. Her reading of the tigers wife by tea obreht earned her an audiofile best voice award and a booklist editors choice award. The tigers wife by tea obreht read by susan duerden robin. Her writing has been published in the new yorker, the atlantic, harper s, and the guardian, and has been anthologized in the best american short stories and the best american nonrequired reading. Tea obreht was born in belgrade in the former yugoslavia in 1985 and has lived in the united states since the age of twelve. National book award finalist new york times bestseller spectacular. The tigers wife is an outstanding ambitious book of depth and meaning that draws links between a troubled aftermath in a wartorn region with the backdrop of superstition and myths. Obrehts novel begins with a memory of natalia and her grandfather visiting the city zoo to see the tigersa routine of theirs in natalias childhood. Written by tea obreht, audiobook narrated by susan duerden, robin sachs.
The tigers wife audiobook by tea obreht 9780307877017. Another is the story about the tigers wife, about a tiger that leaves the zoo to flee the bombarded city during world war ii, and treks far away into the mountains to end up by a small village where superstitions abound. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her the legend of the tigers wife. The tigers wife depicts the relationship between natalia, a young medical professional living in a country in the balkans, and her grandfather, a celebrated doctor who has recently passed away.
Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, tea obreht, the youngest of the new yorker s twenty best american fiction writers under forty, has spun a timeless novel that will establish her as one of the most vibrant, original authors of her generation. The main story of the tiger s wife relates to a tiger that escapes from the zoo and settles in the forests surrounding the grandfathers boyhood village. Duality the tigers wife is an ambitious book of depth and meaning, which draws links between troubled aftermath in a wartorn european region, and the backdrop of superstition and myths. Duerden and sachs help smooth the departures from reality but also thrive in those fantastical moments especially sachs, in his delivery of the fables told by the grandfather. There is a theme adopted throughout the book that opposing positions are regularly confronted, such as modern technology and medicine, with fables and folklore. Obrehts novel begins with a memory of natalia and her grandfather visiting the city zoo to see the tigers a routine of theirs in natalias childhood. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone.889 1132 660 353 922 25 425 1133 341 1341 1007 553 532 506 811 1478 592 1401 1460 436 434 1018 678 750 1049 86 1191 1363 1219 132 859 801 993 572 525 982 323 1345 768 931 950 1406 370