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Erica

Astoria, NY, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • The Ask: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Sam Lipsyte
    • Narrated By Sam Lipsyte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    Milo Burke, a development officer at a third-tier university, has "not been developing": after a run-in with a well-connected undergrad, he finds himself among the burgeoning class of the newly unemployed. Grasping after odd jobs to support his wife and child, Milo is offered one last chance by his former employer: he must reel in a potential donor--a major "ask"--who, mysteriously, has requested Milo's involvement.

    Erica says: "Fantastic"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall

    I heard the author read of a segment of this book on the WTF podcast and had to try it out, and I have devoured the audiobook in record time.

    It is a very funny, unflinching, and direct novel, and has the kind of edge to it that comes from a writer who is up for actually going with the truth. Also, for me personally, I really loved the way he captured the neighborhood of Astoria in Queens. So much of that rang true, and so many of his chapters went from enjoying moments of recognition, to being punched in the gut, like the end of chapter 8.

    I am really glad I got this, and look forward to seeking out more from Lipsyte (who is also a very good reader, there is something about his pacing in the audiobook that strikes a perfect tone for the main character, so hopefully at some point more audiobooks of his prior work will be added to Audible).

    David D. (via my wife and my shared account)

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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