The Book On One

    Monday to Friday, 11.10pm

    The Book on One is a celebration of writing from all over the world, with five 15-minute excerpts from a single book broadcast each week.


    You can listen back to the last four weeks of The Book on One here. Click on 'listen back further' and choose the date you would like to hear : Listen You can find the date of your chosen book in the section marked '2013 Archive' above.

    We also have a selection of classic books, which are available to listen to at any time in the 'classic reads' section above.

    Book On One Tuesday 9 December 2014

    This week’s book is The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez.  It won the IMPAC International Dublin Literary Award in 2014. The main setting in a drizzly and overcast Andean capital, Bogotá, The narrator is Antonio Yammara, is a law lecturer who finds himself in the underworld through a drive-by motorbike shooting that injures him and kills his billiard-hall acquaintance, the shadowy pilot Ricardo Laverde – who is just out after serving almost 20 years in jail. 

    The Sound of Things Falling is read by Mark D'Aughton. Abridged by Anna Carey. The Book on One is produced by Round Robin Media. 

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    Producer: Aoife Nic Cormaic

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