The Heart's Invisible Furies: A Novel

Written by:
John Boyne
Narrated by:
Stephen Hogan

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2017
21 hours 10 minutes
Named Book of the Month Club's Book of the Year, 2017
Selected one of New York Times Readers’ Favorite Books of 2017
Winner of the 2018 Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award 

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he?

Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from - and over his many years, will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country, and much more.

In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.
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Nadine R.

Such a great story. While the over arching story is very sad, I still found myself laughing out loud a fair amount. I really enjoyed Cyril and his life story.

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Emily M.

This is one of the best books I’ve read in a long long time and the narrator is perfect.

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Kristina H.

Highly recommend! It was such a smart, beautifully written story! Even though it was quite long, I thoroughly enjoyed it! The narrator absolutely brought it to life. Best narrator yet! I will definitely look for more books he narrates.

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Kristen N.

I loved this book so much. And the performance. Wow. Just wow. This is audio literature at its best.

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Emily S.

Best book I have read all year!

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What a great interesting book

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Loved it!!

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A beautiful story with characters I grew to love. I listened to this book well over a year ago and still smile at the memory of these people and the events of their lives. Sometimes funny, sometimes not, I appreciated how the author takes care of the reader during the tragic moments of a life fully lived rather than devastating you along with the character. The ending left me satisfied.

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Ainslie S.

Such a wonderful story. Even though not a happy one I i found myself laughing out loud! The narrator is simply amazing!!! I could listen to him all day long! Great voice and accents.

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