Morgan's Passing
Anne Tyler

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Narrated By: Nathan Osgood

Duration: 11 hours and 43 minutes

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The audio edition of Morgan's Passing by Anne Tyler.

Morgan Gower has an outsize hairy beard, an array of peculiar costumes and fantastic headwear, and a serious smoking habit. He likes to pretend to be other people - a jockey, a shipping magnate, a foreign art dealer - and he likes to do this more and more since his massive brood of daughters are all growing up, getting married and finding him embarrassing. Then comes his first dramatic encounter with Emily and Leon Meredith, and the start of an extraordinary obsession.


‘She’s changed my perception on life’ Anna Chancellor

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‘She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan

‘Anne Tyler has no peer’ Anita Shreve

‘My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world’ Nick Hornby

‘A masterly author’ Sebastian Faulks

‘Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good’ John Updike

‘I love Anne Tyler’ Anita Brookner

‘Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour’ Eudora Welty


Modern & contemporary fiction, Family life fiction, Contemporary lifestyle fiction

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An almost flawless story of love... Moran emerges as a true hero

Los Angeles Times

Tyler has created a world of imaginary people who are as tangible and as real as one's own friends and relatives

New York Times

Alternatively lyrical and rambunctiously comic

Washington Post

Tyler writes stunningly well

Daily Telegraph