Reproduction Is the Flaw of Love

  • by Lauren Grodstein
  • Narrated by Ernie Schwartz
  • 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This sweet, honest account of the life and loves of 20-something Joel Miller will keep listeners engaged with its quirky characters and insights into human relationships.It's a Saturday morning in Brooklyn. Joel Miller, age 28, stands outside his locked bathroom door. Behind it are his girlfriend Lisa, a Dixie cup, and a pregnancy test. While she stalls for time, Miller is left in his hallway to wonder and wait: for the results of the test, for the pieces of his addled life to come together, for some kind of divine intervention to guide his actions when Lisa finally emerges.
Thus begins Lauren Grodstein's beguiling debut novel, a wise, wonderfully assured journey deep into the heart of the commitment-phobic male. Reproduction Is the Flaw of Love fearlessly charts the romantic odyssey of one endearing New York bachelor, and in so doing illuminates some universal truths about family, loyalty, devotion, and love.


What the Critics Say

"Sweet, honest....Compulsively readable." (Publishers Weekly)
"An insightful study of our search for meaningful connections" (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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Terrible Reader

This story isn't bad in and of itself, but the reading is awful. The narrator's voice is annoying and he mispronounces several simple everyday words. I had trouble making it through to the end of this one, but I wanted to find out what happened to the characters enough to muscle through.
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- C. S. Filner

Flat presentation

I wish I had read the book rather than listening to the audio version. The narrator had such a flat, uninteresting voice that I was utterly bored. I think the story, itself, is probably worth reading, but the reading is just too monotone. (And he mispronounces a surprising number of words--how did that get past an editor?)
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- Barbara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2006
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd