• Companion Piece

  • A Novel
  • By: Ali Smith
  • Narrated by: Natalie Simpson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $17.49

Buy for $17.49

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

From the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of the brilliant Seasonal Quartet series—a major new novel that promises to capture the present moment with Ali Smith's genius and bold spirit. 

Autumn. Winter. Spring. Summer. What comes next when the world continues to change? 

With an eye for rendering the timely in a timeless way and enchanting audiences with lyrical prose and grace, Ali Smith's ambitious Seasonal Quartet—a series of four stand-alone novels, separate but interconnected—artfully guided us through #MeToo, Brexit, the refugee crisis, a global pandemic, and more. Now, Smith's highly anticipated Companion Piece looks to the future and builds upon this "time-sensitive project". This new novel stands apart from the Quartet, which remains discrete unto itself. But like her groundbreaking series, it promises to capture the spirit of the times and offer a hopeful glimpse of the future. 

As always, Ali Smith will delight and surprise us.

©2022 Ali Smith (P)2022 Recorded Books

What listeners say about Companion Piece

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    18
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    22
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    16
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

You have to read it at least twice

To let it in. To ponder and enjoy. Nonlinear and lovely. Hello hello
Hospital hospitable.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Total surprise!

Wow - I couldn’t turn the book off! I am going to see what else this talented author has published. A very interesting read.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Captivating word lush

This is a lovely book with the absolutely perfect reader; companions of all sorts on so many levels appear. It’s full of humor, emotion and kindness.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

She said she said she said

Repetition unnecessary “she/character name said.” Yikes. Maybe reader could have used her great reading of characters as executive license to skip them all. those?

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Ali Smith’s best

She had me at the definition of “hello”. Loved the language. Contemporary narrator and her feudal counterpart each adapted and inspired.