Last Night at the Lobster

  • by Stewart O'Nan
  • Narrated by Jonathan Davis
  • 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Perched in the far corner of a run-down New England mall, the Red Lobster hasn't been making its numbers, and headquarters has pulled the plug. But manager Manny DeLeon still needs to navigate a tricky last shift. With only four shopping days left until Christmas, Manny must convince his near-mutinous staff to hunker down and serve the final onslaught of hungry retirees, lunatics, and holiday office parties. All the while, he's wondering how to handle the waitress he's still in love with, his pregnant girlfriend at home, and where to find the present that will make everything better. Last Night at the Lobster is a poignant yet redemptive look at what a man does when he discovers that his best might not be good enough.


What the Critics Say

"A deeply moving novel about how we work, how we live, and how we get to the next day with our spirits intact. If there was ever a book that embodies what's best in us, it's Stewart O'Nan's Last Night at the Lobster." (Stephen King)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very good novella

This is a short novel...aka a novella...and it's worth the price of entry. I greatly enjoyed the author's "The Great Circus Fire" and this is a small but tasty slice of life taking place on the last night of a restaurant that's going out of business.
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- Richard

Lobster Lover

Excellent story...well told with enough left to the imagination you believe it could be real.
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- Audrey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-12-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.