Terrible Privacy Of Maxwell Sim
Jonathan Coe

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Narrated By: John Heffernan

Duration: 11 hours and 24 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim written by Jonathan Coe, read by John Heffernan.

Maxwell Sim seems to have hit rock bottom: separated from his wife and daughter, estranged from his father, and with no one to confide in even though he has 74 friends on Facebook. He's not even sure whether he's got a job until suddenly a strange business proposition comes his way which involves a long journey to the Shetland Isles - and a voyage into his family's past which throws up some surprising revelations.

A story for our times, Maxwell finds himself at sea in the modern world, surrounded by social networks but unable to relate properly to anyone.


Modern and contemporary fiction

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Cunningly plotted, extremely well-written and very, very funny

Daily Telegraph

As funny and as well-written as you'd expect. It is archly and artfully structured too