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A Week in December takes place over the course of a single week. It brings together an intriguing cast of characters, each apparently in his or her own world but - as gradually becomes clear - intricately related.
As the story builds to its climax, Faulks pulls together powerful ideas about family, money, religion and the way we live today.
©2009 Sebastian Faulks (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Paul Taylor on 19-02-2010

Really gripping story

I am really enjoying this audiobook. The story is fascinating - we are introduced to several seemingly unconnected characters - and gradually they all fit in to the narrative as it slowly unfolds. Faulks' writing is first rate - his description of how the hedge funds make their money is an education in itself. The great strength of this recording however is the sterling work done by the narrator - Colin Mace. He has to cope with a different voice for each character, and does so brilliantly. I strongly recommend this book.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Tim on 02-12-2010

Not convincing

I'm disappointed to be writing this review, I like Sebastian Faulks (or at least, I did) especially Birdsong and Engleby. But A Week in December is full of difficult to believe characters and pompous moralising, especially on the subject of state education, which Faulks, having being educated at a posh public schools seems to know very little about. Ditto, football. The passages involving the Polish centre forward training at his new premiership team are patronising and excruciating. After having recently read 'The Big Short', a much better book on the financial crash, then even the descriptions of the Hedge Fund manager and his machinations felt shallow and unconvincing.

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