Eating the Dinosaur

  • by Chuck Klosterman
  • Narrated by Chuck Klosterman, Ira Glass, Errol Morris, Keith Nobbs, Travis Tonn, Emily Tremaine
  • 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Chuck Klosterman has chronicled rock music, film, and sports for almost 15 years. He's covered extreme metal, extreme nostalgia, disposable art, disposable heroes, life on the road, life through the television, urban uncertainty, and small-town weirdness. Through a variety of mediums and with a multitude of motives, he's written about everything he can think of (and a lot that he's forgotten). The world keeps accelerating, but the pop ideas keep coming.In Eating the Dinosaur, Klosterman is more entertaining and incisive than ever. Whether he's dissecting the boredom of voyeurism, the reason why music fan's inevitably hate their favorite band's latest album, or why we love watching can't-miss superstars fail spectacularly, Klosterman remains obsessed with the relationship between expectation, reality, and living history. It's amateur anthropology for the present tense, and sometimes it's incredibly funny.


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Brilliant Way To Spend 6.5 Hours

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My friends and I listened to this book on the way out to the cabin this year. I can honestly say that Eating The Dinosaur made it the most enjoyable car ride we've ever had.

Klosterman has the gift of being able to put what we are all secretly thinking into words. Usually that talent is reserved for brilliant comedians such as George Carlin or Jerry Seinfeld, but Chuck somehow manages to take it even one step further.


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- Niels J. Rasmussen "That idiot from the Canadian electro-post-genre punk band, Uncle Outrage. Hey. How's it going?"

Not great, but Chuck does make you think

This collection of essays is a bit of a hodgepodge of narratives on pop culture, technology, and Chuck's innate observations on everyday life. There isn't a clear flow to the stories, which is annoying but somewhat intriguing all at the same time. He discusses topics ranging from the Unabomber to football, ABBA to time travel, all the while adding his unique flair of witty hipster-nerd humor. It had me laughing out loud during some parts and zoning off uninterested during others. If nothing less, this book will get your thoughts going.
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- Regina-Audible "Audible editor and listener. Lover of fiction, thrillers, celebrity memoirs, and quirky teen novels."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-20-2009
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio