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  • How to Be Alone: Essays | Jonathan Franzen

    How to Be Alone: Essays

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated By Jonathan Franzen, Brian d'Arcy James
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    Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections. Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth review of it discussed what became known as "The Harper's Essay," Franzen's controversial 1996 investigation of the fate of the American novel.

    Riccardo Moschetti says: "Wonderful essays"
  • The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History | Jonathan Franzen

    The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated By Jonathan Franzen
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    Jonathan Franzen arrived late, and last, in a family of boys in Webster Groves, Missouri. The Discomfort Zone is his intimate memoir of his development from a "small and fundamentally ridiculous person", through an adolescence both excruciating and strangely happy, into an adult with embarrassing and unexpected passions.

    Doggy Bird says: "Good narration, like some essays more than others"
  • Farther Away: Essays | Jonathan Franzen

    Farther Away: Essays

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated By Jonathan Franzen, Scott Shepherd
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    In Farther Away, which gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes, both human and literary, that have long preoccupied him. These pieces deliver on Franzen’s implicit promise to conceal nothing.

    Doggy Bird says: "Two different readers, two different experiences"
  • Farther Away | Jonathan Franzen

    Farther Away

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated By Jonathan Franzen, Scott Shepherd
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    Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom was the runaway most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the 21st century. Now, a new collection of Franzen’s non-fiction brings fresh demonstrations of his vivid, moral intelligence, confirming his status not only as a great American novelist but also as a master noticer, social critic, and self-investigator. In Farther Away, which gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, the writer returns with renewed vigour....

  • Farther Away: Essays | Jonathan Franzen

    Farther Away: Essays

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated By Jonathan Franzen, Scott Shepherd
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    Jonathan Franzen’s best seller Freedom was the most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the 21st century. The New York Times Book Review proclaimed it “a masterpiece of American fiction.” Now a new collection of Franzen’s non-fiction brings fresh evidence of that moral intelligence, confirming his status not only as a great American novelist but also as a keen observer, social critic and self-investigator.

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