Sputnik Sweetheart

  • by Haruki Murakami
  • Narrated by Adam Sims
  • 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Haruki Murakami is unquestionably Japan's leading novelist with his many works - fiction and non-fiction - consistently reflecting contemporary Japanese life while, unusually, sustaining an international appeal through a deeply human perspective.
Sputnik Sweetheart is his ninth novel, written in 1999, and tells the story of a young woman - Sumire, an aspiring writer - who falls in love with an older, successful businesswoman and wine expert, Miu. Their relationship is told through the eyes of Sumire's close (male) friend. It is a curious, mysterious tale, told with the compassion and quirkiness that is the hallmark of Murakami's writing. Translated from Japanese to English by Philip Gabriel.
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Unique storyline

I found the story didn't have a satisfying or happy ending. The narrator made the young female character sound like a know-it-all most of the time and I found it slightly annoying. It took me a while to finish it. I loved Murakami's Norwegian Wood and Kafka way better and I would reread those, unlike Sputnik Sweetheart unfortunately.
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I like anything Murakami

This book does not disappoint. That's it, and that's all I can really say about it.
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- Chris Johnson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-11-2013
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks