AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Jonathan Franzen

Biography & Memoir • 6.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Jonathan Franzen is one of those rare authors who read their own work with skill. He may not have quite the panache that a professional audiobook narrator would bring, but his lively and well-paced reading of his memoir is delivered in a pleasant voice that is easy to listen to. When he's remembering his complex relationship with his parents, he is fascinated and mystified; when he considers the state of the country, he's furious; and when he's recalling his early pursuit of sex, he is painfully funny. Through it all, he is articulate. Franzen says that in real life he's a "bit of a mumbler." Can't tell it from this excellent production. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]



Trade Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2006

CD ISBN 1598870548 $29.95 • Six CDs

DD ISBN $20.97

The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×