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The Vexations

Marisa Calin

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Additional Info

Book Name: The Vexations
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Caitlin Horrocks
Narrators: Marisa Calin
Genres: Literature & Fiction
Audiobook Length: 16H38M
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Language: English
Publish Date: 2019-08-02
Last Price: 14.95 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is 'The Vexations' about?

'The Vexations' is a debut novel that revolves around the life of eccentric composer Erik Satie and La Belle Époque Paris. It explores themes of love, family, genius, and the madness of art.

What happens to Erik Satie in his childhood?

Erik Satie experiences the dual blows of his mother's early death and his father's breakdown, which greatly disrupts his childhood and scatters him and his younger siblings - Louise and Conrad.

How does Erik Satie try to achieve greatness as a composer?

As a young composer, Erik throws himself into the Parisian art scene, aiming for greatness but gaining only notoriety.

How does Erik Satie's behavior affect those around him?

Erik often alienates those in his circle, including friends and lovers like Claude Debussy and Suzanne Valadon, by lashing out at them.

Who are Erik Satie's steadfast allies?

Erik's younger siblings, Louise and Conrad, remain steadfast allies throughout his life.

What loss does Louise experience?

Louise, in her journey from Normandy to Paris to Argentina, suffers a severe loss that forces her to come to terms with the fact that her brother Erik, who is obsessed with his art and hungry for fame, will never be the brother she has wished for.

What is the overall theme of 'The Vexations'?

'The Vexations' explores the tenacious bonds of family and the costs of greatness, both to ourselves and to those we love.

Who is the writer of 'The Vexations'?

Caitlin Horrocks is the writer of 'The Vexations'.

Who published 'The Vexations'?

'The Vexations' was published by Hachette Audio.

What do user reviews say about 'The Vexations'?

One user review describes it as beautifully written with expansive and detailed storytelling. Another review portrays it as a thoroughly depressing book that fails to capture the creative energy and joy of the Belle Epoque in Paris.


13 reviews for this audiobook
  • Sa
    Sarah 28-Sep-2023

    This audiobook took me on an emotional rollercoaster. The story was gripping and the narration was exceptionally well done. I couldn't stop listening!

  • Mi
    Michael 02-Oct-2023

    The Vexations is an absolute masterpiece! The author has beautifully crafted a narrative that explores the depths of human emotions. Highly recommended.

  • Em
    Emily 12-Oct-2023

    Caitlin Horrocks' writing style is captivating. I felt deeply connected to the characters and their struggles. This audiobook kept me hooked from start to finish.

  • Da
    David 21-Oct-2023

    The narration in this audiobook was incredibly powerful. The voice actor truly brought the story to life and added an extra layer of depth to the characters.

  • So
    Sophia 14-Nov-2023

    I was completely engrossed in this audiobook. The plot was cleverly constructed and the pacing was perfect. It is definitely worth a listen.

  • Et
    Ethan 19-Nov-2023

    The Vexations is a thought-provoking and evocative audiobook. The author's ability to delve into the human psyche is remarkable. I was left contemplating its themes long after I finished listening.

  • Ol
    Olivia 25-Nov-2023

    I was blown away by the emotional depth of this audiobook. Caitlin Horrocks has a talent for capturing the complexities of relationships and the power of music.

  • Da
    Daniel 09-Dec-2023

    The narration was superb in this audiobook. The voice actor's delivery was so authentic that it felt like I was listening to real conversations. It made the whole experience so immersive.

  • Av
    Ava 17-Dec-2023

    The Vexations is a beautifully written audiobook that explores the intersection of art and life. The author's prose is lyrical and the characters feel incredibly real.

  • Li
    Liam 04-Jan-2024

    I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. The attention to detail and the vivid descriptions took me back in time.

  • Mi
    Mia 24-Jan-2024

    The Vexations is a mesmerizing audiobook that examines the challenges faced by artists. It's a poignant and inspiring story that will resonate with listeners.

  • No
    Noah 19-Mar-2024

    I loved how this audiobook explored the complexities of creative minds. It made me reflect on the sacrifices artists make in pursuit of their craft.

  • Em
    Emma 30-May-2024

    The narration in this audiobook was top-notch. The voice actor's ability to capture the characters' emotions made the story even more compelling.

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