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The Absolutist (Digital Audiobook)

By John Boyne, Michael Maloney (Narrator)

Publication Date: August 19, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/13/2021)
Paperback (7/10/2012)
MP3 CD (8/20/2012)
Compact Disc (8/20/2012)
Hardcover (5/1/2011)
Paperback (2/1/2012)
Paperback (5/1/2012)
Paperback (5/1/2011)
MP3 CD (8/20/2012)
Compact Disc (8/20/2012)
Compact Disc (8/20/2012)


It is September 1919: twenty-one-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a
train from London to Norwich to deliver a package of letters to the
sister of Will Bancroft, the man he fought alongside during the Great

But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan's
visit. He can no longer keep a secret and has finally found the courage
to unburden himself of it. As Tristan recounts the horrific details of
what to him became a senseless war, he also speaks of his friendship
with Will—from their first meeting on the training grounds at Aldershot
to their farewell in the trenches of northern France. The intensity of
their bond brought Tristan happiness and self-discovery as well as
confusion and unbearable pain.

The Absolutist is a
masterful tale of passion, jealousy, heroism, and betrayal set in one of
the most gruesome trenches of France during World War I. This novel
will keep listeners on the edge of their seats until its most
extraordinary and unexpected conclusion, and it will stay with them long
after they've finished.

About the Author

Michael Maloney is an accomplished actor and audiobook narrator. He has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for King of the Middle March by Keven Crossley-Holland and Put Out More Flags by Evelyn Waugh. His other recordings include The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier, Morality Play by Barry Unsworth, and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.