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Elizabeth

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  • Consider the Lobster and Other Essays (Selected Essays)

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated By David Foster Wallace
    Overall
    (330)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (166)

    Long renowned as one of the smartest writers on the loose, David Foster Wallace reveals himself in Consider the Lobster to be also one of the funniest. In this program, he ranges far and farther in his search for the original, the curious, or the merely mystifying. He discovers the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the Maine Lobster Festival and confronts the inevitable question just beyond the butter-or-cocktail-sauce quandary.

    Rick says: "David Foster Wallace...a good place to start"
    "What a Great Writer!"
    Overall

    My only disappointment with this audiobook is the fact that several of the articles and essays that are in the actual printed book are missing. Made me mad. Otherwise, bravo!

    I bought this audiobook after the deeply saddening suicide of David Foster Wallace. He's one of the greatest minds of our time, and it's such a tragedy that he wasn't able to enjoy his life more. He had a lot to give.

    His vocabulary is challenging and his humor is sharp. His narration made the listening experience extra-special.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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