The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

  • von Haruki Murakami
  • Sprecher: Rupert Degas
  • 26 Std. 6 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


Toru Okada is going through a difficult time. He is without a job, his cat has disappeared, and his wife is behaving strangely. Into this unbalanced world comes a variety of curious characters, a young girl sunbathing in a nearby garden; sisters who are very peculiar indeed; an old war veteran with a violent, disturbing story. Okada retreats to a deep well in a nearby house. And the story unfolds.


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I LOVE Rupert Degas

Murakami and I have a very strange relationship. I've read most of his books, though I didn't like any of them particularly. That's why I never look for them, never intentionally buy them - they just find their way through friends, family and coincidence to me.

This time, it was Rupert Degas who made me buy the book. He is one of the greatest voice actors in my opinion. I love his deep voice, his intonation, the way he gives characters voices. He does an excellent job in this book too, great performance!

Regarding the book itself - it's typical Murakami. It starts normal enough, then it get's weird, strange characters appear, and a mysterious story evolves, which will never completely make sense. But this is one of the better ones. You still kinda get what it is about, and the characters are more humane than they are normally in his books.

So if you like Murakami anyways - you'll like this book. If you generally don't like him - try it anyways. It's really pretty good. And if you don't know who Murakami is ... well, you're in for a ride ;)

All in all I recommend this book. The story is interesting and only sometimes frustrating, and Degas is just A W E S O M E.
Check it out :)
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- Shana Shinigami

Voice actor overacts the characters

Was mochten Sie nicht am Vortrag von Rupert Degas?

The voice of Rupert Degas is terrific. He can do so many. But he overdoes it. Continuously. The women are terribly whiny, the man too arrogant. It sometimes even reduces the characters. It gets ridiculous from time to time and really distracts from the story. Turning it down a bit would've helped.

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- Dr. Martin

Weitere Infos zum Hörbuch

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 09.08.2006
  • Verlag: Naxos AudioBooks