In celebration of it's 20th anniversary, Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby, read by Russell. Written by Nick Hornby, Audiobook narrated by David Cale. Sign-in to download and listen to this audiobook today! First time visiting Audible? Get this book free. High Fidelity Audible Audiobook – Abridged. I've been a fan of the movie "High Fidelity" (starring John Cusack) for years, and recently decided to read the original book. Nick Hornby has created a perfect neurotic, compulsive character in Rob, the owner of a record store in London.

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Apr 09, download. Mar 01, Pages. Rob is a pop music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record store.

His girlfriend, Laura, has just left him for the guy upstairs, and Rob is both miserable and relieved. After all, could he have spent his life with someone who has a bad record collection?

Then he sees Laura again. And Rob begins to think that life with kids, marriage, barbecues, and soft rock CDs might not be so bad. Rob seeks refuge in the company of the offbeat clerks at his store, who endlessly review their top five films; top five Elvis Costello songs; top five episodes of Cheers.

High Fidelity fills you with the same sensation that you get from hearing a debut record album that has more charm and verve and depth than anything you can recall.

Join Reader Rewards and earn your way to a free book!The library card you previously added can't be used to complete this action. Performances by Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra were recorded in and using telephone lines between the Academy of Music in Philadelphia and the Bell labs in New Jersey.

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After all, could he have spent his life with someone who has a bad record collection? The following year, he broke off a three-month relationship with Penny Hardwick, a nice girl who rebuffed Rob's hormonal advances and as soon as he dumped her, devastated him by having sex with one of Rob's classmates. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm.

Gary Shteyngart. Other times he sounds like he is reading in the car. Rob seeks refuge in the company of the offbeat clerks at his store, who endlessly review their top five films; top five Elvis Costello songs; top five episodes of Cheers.

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