Murakami, H.: Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (The) (Unabridged)

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Item number NAX41812
Barcode 9789626344187
Release date 9/1/2006
Category Spoken Word
Number of units 21
Reader Degas, Rupert
Disc: 1
1 BOOK 1: The Thieving Magpie - June and July 1984 00:06:59 Degas, Rupert
2 This caught me off guard. 'Why is that?' I asked. 00:05:28 Degas, Rupert
3 I was loading groceries into the refrigerator when 00:07:36 Degas, Rupert
4 Why had Kumiko been frequenting such a place? 00:06:42 Degas, Rupert
5 Then she took a box of Hope regulars from her pock 00:06:30 Degas, Rupert
6 Right over there is where the cats go through,' sh 00:05:58 Degas, Rupert
7 Are you asleep?' the girl asked … 00:06:21 Degas, Rupert
8 At home, I took in the washing and prepared a simp 00:03:56 Degas, Rupert
9 Chapter 2: Moon and Eclipse of the Sun 00:07:01 Degas, Rupert
10 It was shocking to me, too, to realize that in six 00:06:46 Degas, Rupert
11 Kumiko took a long, slow breath, held it in a whil 00:04:35 Degas, Rupert
12 Chapter 3: Malta Kano's Hat 00:05:11 Degas, Rupert
13 When the phone rang at 2.30, I was napping on the 00:03:50 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 2
1 I opened the wardrobe and looked for my polka-dot 00:06:48 Degas, Rupert
2 There was something strange about her eyes. 00:06:09 Degas, Rupert
3 I nodded, but this was simply a physical movement 00:06:14 Degas, Rupert
4 I felt relief on hearing this. 00:06:50 Degas, Rupert
5 Chapter 4: High Towers and Deep Wells (Or, Far fro 00:06:05 Degas, Rupert
6 For about a year after we were married, Kumiko and 00:06:49 Degas, Rupert
7 Instead of a flower arrangement or a calligraphic 00:07:17 Degas, Rupert
8 He went on talking about Nomonhan for another hour 00:06:22 Degas, Rupert
9 Chapter 5: Hooked on Lemon Drops 00:07:22 Degas, Rupert
10 I finally reached the vacant house. 00:06:44 Degas, Rupert
11 Hey,' said someone. I snapped my eyes open. 00:05:47 Degas, Rupert
12 I touched my hairline. Maybe she was right. 00:05:26 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 3
1 We cut through the yard and walked around… 00:04:23 Degas, Rupert
2 Chapter 6: On the Births of Kumiko Okada and Nobor 00:06:39 Degas, Rupert
3 What she did then was to shut herself off from the 00:06:50 Degas, Rupert
4 It was shortly after I had married his daughter th 00:06:43 Degas, Rupert
5 In front of the cameras, he played the role of Man 00:06:43 Degas, Rupert
6 I had felt awkward in his presence from the start… 00:07:38 Degas, Rupert
7 Chapter 7: The Happy Cleaners 00:07:08 Degas, Rupert
8 So this was Creta Kano. 00:07:27 Degas, Rupert
9 Chapter 8: Creta Kano's Long Story 00:07:08 Degas, Rupert
10 I nodded. 'All the time she was wandering through 00:07:10 Degas, Rupert
11 Whenever I bumped into something, it would leave a 00:05:20 Degas, Rupert
12 When I heard this, after all I had endured over th 00:04:40 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 4
1 Unfortunately for me, however, the wall turned out 00:07:00 Degas, Rupert
2 But then one night, when I was propositioning men 00:06:52 Degas, Rupert
3 Chapter 9: Culverts and an Absolute Insufficiency 00:06:50 Degas, Rupert
4 Your voice is strange,' she said. 'What’s wrong?' 00:06:58 Degas, Rupert
5 But you're getting married next week' 00:06:09 Degas, Rupert
6 Mr. Wind-up Bird!' came a voice from the garden. 00:06:09 Degas, Rupert
7 We stopped off at the company's Shimbashi office … 00:06:43 Degas, Rupert
8 Chapter 10: Magic Touch 00:06:41 Degas, Rupert
9 You mean like ghosts?' 00:05:53 Degas, Rupert
10 I sat on the sofa and used some scissors to cut th 00:07:02 Degas, Rupert
11 I took the money from the envelope and put it in m 00:05:39 Degas, Rupert
12 Now the people in the district are dying to have m 00:05:36 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 5
1 Chapter 11: Enter Lieutenant Mamiya 00:06:59 Degas, Rupert
2 Sorry,' I said, 'but I'm pretty busy right now.' 00:06:32 Degas, Rupert
3 I have been in Tokyo two weeks altogether on this 00:04:45 Degas, Rupert
4 He took a sip of green tea. 00:03:54 Degas, Rupert
5 Chapter 12: Lieutenant Mamiya's Long Story: Part I 00:06:34 Degas, Rupert
6 I was chosen to be the commanding officer of the e 00:07:33 Degas, Rupert
7 We proceeded to the Khalkha River and followed it 00:07:27 Degas, Rupert
8 We were setting up camp that evening … 00:06:41 Degas, Rupert
9 As I said earlier, Honda had absolutely no combat 00:06:34 Degas, Rupert
10 The sun rose the next morning… 00:07:14 Degas, Rupert
11 When we reached the ford, just before dusk … 00:07:41 Degas, Rupert
12 Chapter 13: Lieutenant Mamiya's Long Story: Part I 00:06:10 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 6
1 A short time later, one of the Mongolian soldiers 00:07:56 Degas, Rupert
2 He removed his gloves and put them in his coat poc 00:07:07 Degas, Rupert
3 Fine,' said the Russian. 'Fine.' 00:07:21 Degas, Rupert
4 Before long, the entire skin of Yamamoto's right a 00:06:30 Degas, Rupert
5 They set me on a horse and lashed me to the saddle 00:07:03 Degas, Rupert
6 I believe that I lost consciousness from the impac 00:07:03 Degas, Rupert
7 How much time went by after that I do not know. 00:07:23 Degas, Rupert
8 At this point in his story, Lieutenant Mamiya look 00:07:28 Degas, Rupert
9 We reached the bus stop and waited. 00:05:50 Degas, Rupert
10 When Mr. Honda told me on the bank of the Khalka R 00:03:47 Degas, Rupert
11 BOOK 2: Bird as Prophet - July to October 1984 00:03:46 Degas, Rupert
12 I waited until 9.30 and dialled Kumiko's office. 00:04:50 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 7
1 Just after 1 o'clock, the phone rang. 00:06:19 Degas, Rupert
2 I decided to make spaghetti for lunch again. 00:07:11 Degas, Rupert
3 To the owner, I said only that I had forgotten my 00:04:53 Degas, Rupert
4 Chapter 2: No Good News in This Chapter 00:06:39 Degas, Rupert
5 Poor Mr Wind-up Bird,' she said. 00:05:47 Degas, Rupert
6 Where are we?' I asked. Creta Kano didn't answer. 00:06:53 Degas, Rupert
7 Creta Kano again. Two wet dreams in a short interv 00:04:21 Degas, Rupert
8 Hmm, that's hard for me to say. 00:04:32 Degas, Rupert
9 Chapter 3: Noboru Wataya Speaks 00:06:53 Degas, Rupert
10 She called me a week ago and said she had somethin 00:07:30 Degas, Rupert
11 Noboru Wataya pushed his untouched glass of iced t 00:04:58 Degas, Rupert
12 Noboru Wataya went on staring at me… 00:05:34 Degas, Rupert
13 Chapter 4: Divine Grace Lost 00:06:40 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 8
1 Outer Mongolian troops had thrown me into a deep, 00:06:32 Degas, Rupert
2 In any case, I am grateful for the chance to have 00:06:55 Degas, Rupert
3 I did not see what she meant. 00:05:39 Degas, Rupert
4 Chapter 5: Views of Distant Towns 00:07:18 Degas, Rupert
5 When I did wake up, I took a knapsack from the dra 00:06:24 Degas, Rupert
6 I sat on the edge of the well curb and listened. 00:05:51 Degas, Rupert
7 Chapter 6: Inheriting Property 00:06:58 Degas, Rupert
8 Kumiko, though, was fascinated. 00:06:02 Degas, Rupert
9 I was living in Asagaya at the time, in a one-room 00:06:00 Degas, Rupert
10 Chapter 7: Recollections and Dialogue on Pregnancy 00:07:09 Degas, Rupert
11 In fact, though, I did not want Kumiko to have an 00:06:46 Degas, Rupert
12 Kumiko thought about this for a while, rubbing her 00:05:41 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 9
1 I stayed on the move for a very long time. 00:07:38 Degas, Rupert
2 Chapter 8: The Root of Desire 00:06:10 Degas, Rupert
3 I wandered up and down the corridor until I passed 00:05:57 Degas, Rupert
4 I went back to the living room, opened the new bot 00:06:09 Degas, Rupert
5 Chapter 9: The Well and Stars 00:05:40 Degas, Rupert
6 I looked up again at the stars. 00:06:43 Degas, Rupert
7 Hey down there! Mr Wind-up Bird!', shouted May Kas 00:06:53 Degas, Rupert
8 Chapter 10: May Kasahara on Death and Evolution 00:06:04 Degas, Rupert
9 I mean…this is what I think, but…people have to th 00:06:05 Degas, Rupert
10 And so now you're crushed, Mr. Wind-up Bird … 00:04:54 Degas, Rupert
11 Chapter 11: Hunger as Pain 00:07:29 Degas, Rupert
12 To divert my attention from the intense pain of th 00:07:15 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 10
1 I decided to take a different look at things. 00:06:32 Degas, Rupert
2 But she didn't respond. It seemed there was no-one 00:07:05 Degas, Rupert
3 I went to the toilet and took a long pee with my e 00:06:07 Degas, Rupert
4 Why this need arose in me so suddenly, why it happ 00:06:12 Degas, Rupert
5 There was always something very close and delicate 00:07:57 Degas, Rupert
6 Chapter 12: Discovered When Shaving 00:06:49 Degas, Rupert
7 Malto Kano fell silent once again. 00:06:40 Degas, Rupert
8 Walking back down the alley to my house … 00:06:59 Degas, Rupert
9 No bad memories you associate with the place, then 00:03:58 Degas, Rupert
10 I thought about calling the old property agent … 00:05:31 Degas, Rupert
11 Chapter 13: Creta Kano's Story Continued 00:06:53 Degas, Rupert
12 Does that hurt, Mr. Okada?' 00:07:00 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 11
1 As I told you before …' 00:07:29 Degas, Rupert
2 At last, the man stopped moving his fingers.' 00:07:11 Degas, Rupert
3 Chapter 14: Creta Kano's New Departure 00:06:52 Degas, Rupert
4 I was still officially a student …' 00:07:28 Degas, Rupert
5 What could Noboru Wataya have possibly wanted from 00:07:00 Degas, Rupert
6 This, then, is how I have spent the twenty-six yea 00:04:43 Degas, Rupert
7 Creta Kano bit her lip. 00:04:25 Degas, Rupert
8 Chapter 15: The Only Bad Thing That Ever Happened 00:07:07 Degas, Rupert
9 Great bikini,' I said. 00:06:48 Degas, Rupert
10 You know, Mr. Wind-up Bird …' 00:06:46 Degas, Rupert
11 When she said this, she touched the wound next to 00:04:56 Degas, Rupert
12 Oh, forget it. But you know, Mr. Wind-up Bird …' 00:05:36 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 12
1 Chapter 16: The Simplest Thing 00:07:15 Degas, Rupert
2 Every day, I would take the train to Shinjuku at 1 00:07:31 Degas, Rupert
3 But what the secret was, what had been concealed t 00:07:59 Degas, Rupert
4 At first I kicked and beat him out of sheer terror 00:08:00 Degas, Rupert
5 BOOK 3: The Birdcatcher - October 1984 to December 00:07:05 Degas, Rupert
6 Early October saw the death of the uncle of Noboru 00:07:14 Degas, Rupert
7 Sometimes I climbed the garden wall and went down… 00:05:58 Degas, Rupert
8 Old Mr Ichikawa looked at me in a way that showed 00:06:16 Degas, Rupert
9 Chapter 2: Waking from Hibernation 00:06:57 Degas, Rupert
10 I repeated the routine every day, as I had done th 00:05:40 Degas, Rupert
11 Chapter 3: What Happened in the Night 00:08:14 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 13
1 But no one woke up, the man went on digging withou 00:04:03 Degas, Rupert
2 Chapter 4: Buying New Shoes 00:08:07 Degas, Rupert
3 Before long, the Haydn came to an end - an abrupt 00:07:02 Degas, Rupert
4 The room was so utterly still that when I held my 00:06:57 Degas, Rupert
5 I finally understood as I was undressing. 00:09:31 Degas, Rupert
6 Chapter 5: A Place You Can Figure Out If You Think 00:04:14 Degas, Rupert
7 I'm in the mountains again, in another place surro 00:05:45 Degas, Rupert
8 Chapter 6: Nutmeg and Cinnamon 00:06:13 Degas, Rupert
9 The woman showed up a little after 3 o'clock. 00:06:48 Degas, Rupert
10 Let’s have dinner,' she said. 'Can you eat?' 00:04:59 Degas, Rupert
11 Was there a reason for that?' She ignored this que 00:05:32 Degas, Rupert
12 Chapter 7: The Mystery of the Hanging House 00:05:15 Degas, Rupert
13 Tight Security and Secrecy 00:03:50 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 14
1 Chapter 8: Down in the Well 00:06:14 Degas, Rupert
2 Now a single wall is the only thing separating me 00:05:51 Degas, Rupert
3 Chapter 9: The Zoo Attack (or, A Clumsy Massacre) 00:07:51 Degas, Rupert
4 Everyone knew this to be the truth … 00:06:32 Degas, Rupert
5 The director handed the lieutenant a list of anima 00:07:32 Degas, Rupert
6 We always sat across from each other at the same t 00:06:07 Degas, Rupert
7 I took a long time to explain, little by little … 00:06:28 Degas, Rupert
8 The Chinese workers said to the vet … 00:07:18 Degas, Rupert
9 The transport ship cut its engines as ordered … 00:07:55 Degas, Rupert
10 Chapter 10: So, Then, the Next Problem (May Kasaha 00:04:12 Degas, Rupert
11 I told you before how I got out of that high-class 00:05:08 Degas, Rupert
12 Chapter 11: Is This Shovel a Real Shovel? (What Ha 00:06:50 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 15
1 Chapter 12: M's Secret Cure 00:04:58 Degas, Rupert
2 Chapter 13: The Waiting Man 00:06:40 Degas, Rupert
3 Finding it difficult to speak, I simply nodded. 00:06:50 Degas, Rupert
4 After patting his knees several times with outstre 00:06:37 Degas, Rupert
5 First of all, Dr Wataya is not opposed to the idea 00:07:46 Degas, Rupert
6 In addition to which, it's going to cause Noboru W 00:06:12 Degas, Rupert
7 Chapter 14: Cinnamon's Strange Sign Language 00:06:35 Degas, Rupert
8 Cinnamon never spent a day at school,' said Nutmeg 00:06:54 Degas, Rupert
9 The Residence was not a big house, and it had mini 00:03:47 Degas, Rupert
10 I told Cinnamon the story of the submarine and the 00:05:16 Degas, Rupert
11 Chapter 15: This Could Be the End of the Line (May 00:04:33 Degas, Rupert
12 Life is so strange, though. 00:05:16 Degas, Rupert
13 Chapter 16: The World's Exhaustion and Burdens 00:06:10 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 16
1 Don’t worry,' he said, with a laugh. 'The tax man 00:05:45 Degas, Rupert
2 Maybe I shouldn't say this to you, Mr Okada, but y 00:05:30 Degas, Rupert
3 Chapter 17: The Fitting Room 00:05:44 Degas, Rupert
4 Nutmeg continued her work for more than seven year 00:03:49 Degas, Rupert
5 Chapter 18: A Stupid Tree Frog Daughter (May Kasah 00:04:25 Degas, Rupert
6 I don't have any idea what's happening to me … 00:04:23 Degas, Rupert
7 Chapter 19: The Subterranean Labyrinth 00:06:28 Degas, Rupert
8 Nutmeg had told me that Cinnamon had customized ev 00:07:05 Degas, Rupert
9 Chapter 20: Nutmeg's Story 00:06:35 Degas, Rupert
10 Nutmeg went on to compile a magnificent record … 00:06:42 Degas, Rupert
11 You’ve probably heard his name,' Nutmeg said. 00:06:58 Degas, Rupert
12 Not long after she sold the company … 00:06:41 Degas, Rupert
13 Chapter 21: The Mystery of the Hanging House: 2 00:08:09 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 17
1 Chapter 22: Jellyfish from All Around the World 00:08:09 Degas, Rupert
2 That is just one manifestation. 00:08:31 Degas, Rupert
3 Chapter 23: Counting Sheep 00:07:12 Degas, Rupert
4 Ishiwara was of the opinion that Japan should not 00:06:56 Degas, Rupert
5 Chapter 24: The Signal Turns Red 00:07:26 Degas, Rupert
6 If it comes out that his brother-in-law is involve 00:06:11 Degas, Rupert
7 Chapter 25: Triangular Ears 00:03:51 Degas, Rupert
8 Chapter 26: The Wind-up Bird Chronicle No. 8 (or, 00:06:06 Degas, Rupert
9 Not that he was a passive creature, indeed, he was 00:07:14 Degas, Rupert
10 Four hours later, the soldiers were back with the 00:07:48 Degas, Rupert
11 When the four Chinese had finished throwing the bo 00:05:06 Degas, Rupert
12 Now only the young Chinese prisoner with the numbe 00:03:38 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 18
1 I've been ordered to beat this guy to death …' 00:07:04 Degas, Rupert
2 At that very moment, the young Chinese batter in u 00:06:08 Degas, Rupert
3 Chapter 27: Cinnamon's Missing Links 00:05:33 Degas, Rupert
4 His stories employed 'wind-up bird' as a key phras 00:05:34 Degas, Rupert
5 Chapter 28: You Just Can't Trust a House (May Kasa 00:05:35 Degas, Rupert
6 You know as well as I do what the place was like a 00:04:03 Degas, Rupert
7 Chapter 29: A Vacant House Is Born 00:04:22 Degas, Rupert
8 Chapter 30: Malta Kano's Tale 00:07:05 Degas, Rupert
9 Malta Kano put the receiver down on the table … 00:05:40 Degas, Rupert
10 I took a machine gun bullet during the fierce batt 00:06:42 Degas, Rupert
11 Whenever the number of deaths increased to the poi 00:07:42 Degas, Rupert
12 This educated prisoner was none other than the Rus 00:05:43 Degas, Rupert
13 One time, in an offhand manner, I asked him about 00:06:49 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 19
1 Another day when I was walking by the station, tha 00:04:50 Degas, Rupert
2 And what do you want in return?' I asked. 00:04:59 Degas, Rupert
3 Chapter 31: The Bat Vanishes 00:06:12 Degas, Rupert
4 While concentrating all my attention on the sound, 00:06:44 Degas, Rupert
5 The door was open. 00:05:51 Degas, Rupert
6 Chapter 32: The Job of Making Others Use Their Ima 00:07:24 Degas, Rupert
7 The work environment steadily deteriorated as a re 00:06:40 Degas, Rupert
8 For some inexplicable reason, he appeared to have 00:06:45 Degas, Rupert
9 My plan was to kill Boris. 00:07:02 Degas, Rupert
10 I have known for a long time that you wanted to ki 00:06:56 Degas, Rupert
11 Chapter 33: A Dangerous Place 00:07:06 Degas, Rupert
12 And the broadcast returned to the studio … 00:07:27 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 20
1 Who could have turned out the lights? 00:08:20 Degas, Rupert
2 Chapter 34: The Light of a Firefly 00:07:09 Degas, Rupert
3 Strictly speaking, I didn't come here to see you.' 00:07:23 Degas, Rupert
4 You didn't know exactly what had happened to your 00:04:42 Degas, Rupert
5 She followed this with a long silence, as if check 00:04:20 Degas, Rupert
6 Chapter 35: Just a Real Knife 00:05:29 Degas, Rupert
7 Again, without warning, the knife came. 00:06:57 Degas, Rupert
8 I leaned my back against the wall and told myself, 00:06:26 Degas, Rupert
9 Chapter 36: The Story of the Duck People 00:05:38 Degas, Rupert
10 So then you know what I did? I got naked. Don't as 00:04:31 Degas, Rupert
11 Chapter 37: Two Different Kinds of News 00:06:11 Degas, Rupert
12 It took me a while to absorb these facts as facts. 00:06:59 Degas, Rupert
Disc: 21
1 Chapter 38: The Wind-up Bird Chronicle No. 17 (Kum 00:07:30 Degas, Rupert
2 Chapter 39: Goodbye 00:08:02 Degas, Rupert
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