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We Like You so Much and Want to Know You Better Audiobook

We Like You so Much and Want to Know You Better

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Audible Editor Reviews

With multiple awards under his belt, including an AudioFile Magazine Golden Voice and Booklist's "Voice of Choice", narrator Dion Graham does not disappoint with his effortless performance of this story from the New York Times Magazine, adapted from Dave Eggers' novel The Circle. Mae has an enviable job at a social networking company, and slowly, she becomes seduced by a culture of constant updates and a seemingly unlimited chain of social connections. Graham fully engages listeners' attention with his attention to realism, and he works in subtle nuances of menace as Mae discovers the dark side of always being connected.

Publisher's Summary

A million people, a billion, wanted to be where Mae was at this moment, entering this atrium, 30 feet high and shot through with California light, on her first day working for the only company that really mattered at all.

A story from The New York Times Magazine, adapted from The Circle, a new novel by Dave Eggers.

Listen to the rest of The Circle and listen to more from The New York Times.

©2013 The New York Times Company (P)2013 The New York Times Company

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    David Houston, TX, United States 10-26-13
    David Houston, TX, United States 10-26-13 Member Since 2008

    Actor/director/teacher. Split my time between Beijing and Seattle now. Listen to Audible on the subway and while driving or riding my bike.

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    "My kind of horror story"

    Half way through this chilling story my skin began to crawl. Vampires, zombies and Cthulu have never really done it for me, but this modern tale of true believers in a technologically unlimited world will keep me awake tonight. Eggers engineers a flawlessly incremental slide into smiling, wide-eyed hell, and Dion Graham rings the perfect notes of mindless sincerity to turn your stomach and whiten your knuckles during the ride.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Janae LAWRENCEVILLE, GA, United States 10-01-13
    Janae LAWRENCEVILLE, GA, United States 10-01-13
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    "I was taken aback"
    What did you love best about We Like You So Much and Want to Know You Better?

    The summary of the story was accurate, but did not give justice to this short story; filled with mental and voyeuristic action. Loved it!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mae. I identified with how she was comfortable keeping her thoughts and actions to herself, but was challenged later on in the story.


    What about Dion Graham’s performance did you like?

    I was taken aback by how fast he was talking, at first.. But, as I kept listening, his delivery made perfect sense. I wasn't ready, but he kept my attention with every word he spoke.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely!


    Any additional comments?

    More, please!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda 04-21-14
    Amanda 04-21-14

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Interesting..."

    Not what I was expecting. It is an interesting take on technology and social interactions. Of course its just a preview, but I will probably end up getting the full book to see what happens.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James 01-31-14
    James 01-31-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Modern Modernity"
    What did you love best about We Like You So Much and Want to Know You Better?

    Eggers offers a haunting look at technology and it's affect on us with "We Like You So Much and Want to Know You Better". I listened with little to no knowledge of what the actual story was. What I got from it at first, seemed like a coming of age story, later it morphed into a sort of modern societal drama.


    If you’ve listened to books by Dave Eggers before, how does this one compare?

    I've read/am reading Eggers and this story was refreshingly different. It's a short story, and as such requires a different sort of storytelling to have an impact. If you go into this expecting the "stream of consciousness" narrative normally provided. You might be disappointed.


    What does Dion Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoyed Dion's performance because he didn't intentionally change the tone of the surroundings as the story became more subversive. There was a very... almost awkward normality to his method that added to the creep factor. The strangest moments were made even more odd, not because the conversation intensified, but rather because it remained so matter of fact.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Show us what you know.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Red Apple Reader 11-29-13
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    "Compelling (disturbingly so!) Short Story"

    Wow!

    I listened to this short in two sittings....and found that every single scene, every single detail mattered to the conclusion. The plot evoked disturbing realities (in a very humorous way) of our "connected" world. Made me think!

    The plot worked amazingly well. I was impressed with the depth of characterization (especially as this was a short), the pacing, the secondary characters. I think I'll enjoy it every bit as much a second time through....which I may very well get to sometime in the future. It deserved five stars THAT much.

    Highly recommended.

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    sean huebner 05-27-16
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    "Thought provoking"

    While I do not count myself among the wearers of tinfoil hats, this story just might get you thinking in that direction. Fabulously written and we'll performed. I will definitely be recommending this one to friends and family!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy L. Hebert Destin, FL 03-23-15
    Jeremy L. Hebert Destin, FL 03-23-15 Member Since 2015

    Beach'in Bags

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    "Loved it. The premise is very chilling & possible"

    The free preview was so good i HAD to get to download the full version . I'm so glad I did. I listened to the novel in one day. I've listened to almost 500 books. over the past 3 years since being a stay at home mom and this is one of my top 10 favorites

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    Amazon Customer IA USA 03-23-15
    Amazon Customer IA USA 03-23-15 Member Since 2016

    JODI

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    "Wow thought provoking!!"

    I wonder if this is what it's like to work at one of those " fun tech company campuses". Somehow I feel as though the main character was being indoctrinated into a tec cult? But instead of drinking Kool Aid, she was asked to give her life over to the proliferation of superfluous information.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 07-25-14
    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 07-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Short Story"

    I really liked this short story by Dave Eggers. It definitely implies a social message and has me now interested in reading the entire book, "The Circle."

    The narrator, Dion Graham, performed it perfectly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joselyn Raquel MB Panamá 11-15-16
    Joselyn Raquel MB Panamá 11-15-16

    Reader Worm

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    "a chilling and interesting book"

    wao well, it was pretty harmless at the beginning but damn poor may, I mean i understood she worked for a tech company but party points and everything shared? I mean, I understand thats how society is working at rhisbpoint but that you really dont have a choice over that and should do it, was like people really think like that? damn for me it was scary to know that kind of possible train of thought.

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    "thought making"

    a really thought prevoking story. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to any one like me who is a geek freak.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Fascinating"

    I cannot wait to read Waiting for Autumn as I was captivated the whole way through.

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  • hazanne
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    "consummerism"

    Enlightened story about how an innocent young girl is manipulated into the mass market consumption that is frighteningly current.

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  • Katy
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    "Yeah, good story 👍"

    This was good and fun. Thought provoking etc
    I felt like It ended very suddenly probably because I was enjoying it so much.
    Worth. A listen :-)

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  • UsefulThings
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    "1984 type short for the age of social media"

    An enjoyable short story about where social media is taking us.

    The narration was pretty good, and I enjoyed the way the characters were brought across.
    I will be looking into listening to "The Circle", which this was adapted from.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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