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Paul

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  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Dave Eggers
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
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    Dave Eggers scored a worldwide phenomenon with this memoir that topped national best-seller lists and has since become a staple for summer reading and book clubs. A compelling voice for Generation X, Eggers hererecounts his early 20s, caring for his younger brother after their parents’ unexpected deaths and his endeavors in a variety of media.

    Darwin8u says: "Parts I loved, Parts I hated but Playfully Kinetic"
    "Amazing Story Bested Only By Phenomenal Narration"
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    Would you listen to A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius again? Why?

    Graham's narration of Eggers' novel fits so phenomenally together that it seems odd to imagine either existing without the other.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius?

    The moments when Graham's fits of emotional ramblings and swearing mirrors the brilliance of Eggers' ability to paint the ways in which many of us delve into constant inner rants and arguments. Eggers does this, "lost in thought" ramble so fantastically that it makes me laugh at the thought previously I was the only one whom operated thus.


    Which character – as performed by Dion Graham – was your favorite?

    Dave's inner dialogue is perfectly done by Graham, quite literally perfect.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me want to do both, over and over again.


    Any additional comments?

    The way the narration fit seamlessly together with the prose made me want to experience Dave's other books again through the story telling aspect that has been done by Graham. It has made me want to follow both their careers more than when I started.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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