Infinite Jest: Part I With a Foreword by Dave Eggers

  • by David Foster Wallace
  • Narrated by Sean Pratt
  • 28 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.

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Audible Editor Reviews

"Pratt is a startlingly good narrator, dry and expressive, with the kind of vocal control that evokes dozens of characters with only slight but very distinctive variations of accent and affect.... Pratt hears the humor in Wallace's work, and lets you in on the joke without resorting to overheated wackiness. His control and stamina are impressive." (John Schwartz, The New York Times Book Review)

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I had to buy the book

I couldn't take it on audio. Too complex and challenging for dog walking. Better by the fire.
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- Dr, Julie Jackson

The wrong format for this book

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This is obviously a great work of American fiction, and I look forward to finishing it as a conventional tree-based tome. It's indecipherable as an audiobook.

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- Sarah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio