Moon Palace

  • by Paul Auster
  • Narrated by Joe Barrett
  • 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Marco Stanley Fogg is an orphan, a child of the '60s, a quester tirelessly seeking the key to his past, the answers to the ultimate riddle of his fate. As Marco journeys from the canyons of Manhattan to the deserts of Utah, he encounters a gallery of characters and a series of events as rich and surprising as any in modern fiction.
Beginning during the summer that men first walked on the moon, and moving backward and forward in time to span three generations, Moon Palace is propelled by coincidence and memory, and illuminated by marvelous flights of lyricism and wit. Here is the most entertaining and moving novel yet from an author well known for his breathtaking imagination. As an added bonus, when you purchase our Audible Modern Vanguard production of Paul Auster's book, you'll also get an exclusive Jim Atlas interview that begins when the audiobook ends.

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What the Critics Say

"This is a writer whose work shines with intelligence and originality." (Don Delillo)
"In somber, cerebral, and terse narratives, Paul Auster has hunted down his obsessions. The missing father, the limits of language, the past as a crime we are driven to solve: from these themes, Mr. Auster has built a reputation as a post-modern gumshoe, fusing the conventions of detective fiction with Beckett-like despair." (The New York Times)
"The moon as a poetic and planetary influence over earthly affairs runs as a theme, wittily ransacked, throughout this elegant fiction." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I don't get it, I thoroughly enjoy it though.

It feels like an ode to storytelling itself. Each chapter is its own like individual colors of a mosaic. Beautiful and engaging
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- Æ Mann

Only Auster should narrate Auster

A fantastic, captivating story, but it should not be narrated akin to a radio play. Only Auster should narrate Auster. I hope he gets to narrate Moon Palace. If so, I will definitly purchase it again.
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- Vincent

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-11-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios