David Foster Wallace
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David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace wrote the acclaimed novels Infinite Jest and The Broom of the System and the story collections Oblivion, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, and Girl With Curious Hair. His nonfiction includes the essay collections Consider the Lobster and A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, and the full-length work Everything and More.  He died in 2008.

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    • Consider the Lobster

    • And Other Essays
    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: David Foster Wallace, Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How this differs from the other version

    • By Jonathan Penley on 12-26-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Infinite Jest

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 56 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,951
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,959

    A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listening to this is quite an experience

    • By kurdis teed on 04-25-17

    Regular price: $91.26

    • This Is Water: The Original David Foster Wallace Recording

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: David Foster Wallace
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 659
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 528
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 520

    Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best 20 minutes of my life.

    • By John Nosal on 10-09-12

    Regular price: $5.68

    • A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

    • Essays and Arguments
    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Paul Garcia
    • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 451
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448

    David Foster Wallace brings to nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and exhilarating verbal facility that has delighted readers of his fiction, including the best-selling Infinite Jest....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book, terrible narration!

    • By Karen on 08-20-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • David Foster Wallace: In His Own Words

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: David Foster Wallace
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    Collected here for the first time are the stories and speeches of David Foster Wallace as read by the author himself....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best book on Audible!

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-07-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Broom of the System

    • A Novel
    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 302

    The "dazzling, exhilarating" ( San Francisco Chronicle) debut novel from the best-selling author of Infinite Jest, available for the first time as an audiobook....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • what just happened

    • By Allan on 06-13-11

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The David Foster Wallace Reader

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff, David Foster Wallace, Sally Foster Wallace, and others
    • Length: 48 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    This volume presents David Foster Wallace most dazzling, funniest, and most heartbreaking work....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for teachers!

    • By sharky on 10-07-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Pale King

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 19 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 342

    The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling Profound Book about Tedium

    • By Stephen P. McSweeney on 06-02-12

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: David Foster Wallace, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Cerveris, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This is ABRIDGED

    • By Mark on 09-26-09

    Regular price: $19.38

    • On Tennis

    • Five Essays
    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    Here is David Foster Wallace's extraordinary writing on tennis, collected for the first time in an exclusive digital-original edition....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiration, though, is contagious, and multiform

    • By Darwin8u on 01-27-17

    Regular price: $11.39

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