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Publication Date: November 13, 2018

A Ladder to the Sky

A Novel

By John Boyne
Narrated by Richard E. Grant, Richard Cordery, Nina Sosanya & Laurence Kennedy /

A seductive, unputdownable psychodrama following one brilliant, ruthless man who will stop at nothing in his pursuit of success

Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for fame. The one thing he doesn’t have is talent – but he’s not about to let a detail like that stand in his way. After all, a would-be writer can find stories anywhere. They don’t need to be his own.

Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in 1988, Maurice engineers the perfect opportunity: a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann. He quickly ingratiates himself with the powerful – but desperately lonely – older man, teasing out of Erich a terrible, long-held secret about his activities during the war. Perfect material for Maurice’s first novel.

Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall…

Sweeping across the late twentieth century, A Ladder to the Sky is a fascinating portrait of a relentlessly immoral man, a tour de force of storytelling, and the next great novel from an acclaimed literary virtuoso.

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Author
Narrator Laurence Kennedy, Nina Sosanya, Richard Cordery & Richard E. Grant
ISBN 9781984846198
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Language English
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
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Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #15,862 Overall
Genre Rank #1,851 in Mystery & Thriller
 

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