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THE MANDIBLES A Family, 2029-2047

by | Read by George Newbern

Fiction • 13.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2016

The new dystopian novel by Lionel Shriver tells of global economic collapse in 2029. The story unfolds matter-of-factly, and narrator George Newbern mirrors that same tone. As the world falls apart around them, the Mandible family, a menagerie of desperate heirs, waits for the fortune they will inherit from their 97-year-old patriarch. As prices skyrocket, Newbern captures the family members’ schemes for survival and hopes for a better future, followed by their shock when they discover that the money isn’t coming. Newbern uses his talented voice and sharp intellect to create a world in which the characters tiptoe between the comic and tragic. This smart oddball tale is as entertaining as it is thought provoking. R.O. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2016]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2016

CD ISBN 9781504736015 $44.99 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN 9780062472649 $27.99

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2016

CD ISBN 9781504736008 $59.99 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-5047-3602-2 $39.99 • Two MP3-CDs

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