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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Dylan Baker

Fiction • 9 hrs. • Abridged • © 2001

The author was profiled admiringly in THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, the novel chosen by Oprah. The audio team at Simon & Schuster presents this bestseller brilliantly. Dylan Baker acts deftly, playing every part--male and female, young and old--superbly. The sound is excellent; the abridgment leaves the narrative thread intact. Franzen is a NEW YORKER staffer, and this is a slice of life, albeit a thick slice, the pathology report on two generations of an American family. The text is studded with prose baubles. Two women working in a kitchen sound "like a large bee and a smaller bee trapped behind a window screen." This is serious fiction, meant to delineate our moral agonies. Expect to be transported, but don't expect to escape. B.H.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2002 Audie Award Winner (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/ JAN 02]



Retail pak • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2001

CS ISBN 0743509994 $35.00 • Six cassettes

CD ISBN 0743510003 $39.95 • Eight CDs

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