Regular price: $45.62

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $45.62

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Editorial 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)
Show More Show Less

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.
©1996 David Foster Wallace (P)2012 Hachette Audio
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Mark on 03-14-17

A fascinating story that leads us.....nowhere

The journey is maddeningly intriguing. Some of the scenes are brilliant. The author has no regard for chronological time - so following along is a challenge (and part of the fun). Eventually, the plot lines seem to be coming together for a grand conclusion. However, the neat and tidy ending that seems to be hovering just around the corner never arrives. Oh well. I guess the point is to enjoy the journey. Brilliantly narrated - which surely enhances the experience.

Read More Hide me

By Vegard on 01-30-15

Infinite Jest "Best book ever"

If you could sum up Infinite Jest: Part II in three words, what would they be?

Best book ever

What did you like best about this story?

Everything

Which scene was your favorite?

It's all good

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

You can not make a film of this book. And I hope nobody ever trys

Any additional comments?

I am sorry and happy to announce : "this is the best book ever written."

Read More Hide me

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Pippington on 11-17-17

Stunningly brilliant.

An amazing piece of work.
A stupendous literary work performed to perfection, both volumes.
Might listen again....

Read More Hide me

By William on 07-22-16

didn't quite reach the heights

Having enjoyed the struggle thru Part 1, I had hoped that Part 2 would have the same humour and cleverness but a little bit more narrative. It doesn't, in fact the book just stops. I am glad that I persevered. The narrator is superb.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2017 Audible, Inc