Jonathan Franzen
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Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen is the author of five novels--Purity, Freedom, The Corrections, The Twenty-Seventh City, and Strong Motion--and five works of nonfiction and translation, including Farther Away, How to Be Alone, and The Discomfort Zone, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the German Akademie der Kunste, and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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    • The Corrections

    • A Novel
    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,983
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,719

    The Corrections is a grandly entertaining novel for the new century - a comic, tragic masterpiece about a family breaking down in an age of easy fixes....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Contemporary Literature at it's best

    • By greg on 01-05-12

    Regular price: $33.03

    • Freedom

    • A Novel
    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: David LeDoux
    • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4,725
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,335
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,344

    Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable book. Really liked the narration.

    • By R. Spangler on 12-13-10

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Purity

    • A Novel
    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Dylan Baker, Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 25 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,818
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,652
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,650

    Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another excellent novel from Franzen

    • By kurdis teed on 01-02-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The End of the End of the Earth

    • Essays
    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant! Every essay is a journey onto itself…

    • By howshermun on 12-05-18

    Regular price: $23.09

    • How to Be Alone

    • Essays
    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Franzen, Brian d'Arcy James
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful essays

    • By Riccardo Moschetti on 10-13-16

    Regular price: $19.83

    • Strong Motion

    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
    • Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 146

    Louis Holland arrives in Boston in a spring of ecological upheaval (a rash of earthquakes on the North Shore) and odd luck: the first one kills his grandmother....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling Story, Ridiculous Narrator

    • By D.Mulligan on 02-28-16

    Regular price: $34.94

    • The Discomfort Zone

    • A Personal History
    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Jonathan Franzen arrived late, and last, in a family of boys in Webster Groves, Missouri....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good narration, like some essays more than others

    • By Doggy Bird on 05-30-08

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Farther Away

    • Essays
    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Franzen, Scott Shepherd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Two different readers, two different experiences

    • By Doggy Bird on 03-31-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Twenty-Seventh City

    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Meetu Chilana
    • Length: 20 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 44

    St. Louis, Missouri, is a quietly dying river city until it hires a new police chief: a charismatic young woman from Bombay, India, named S. Jammu....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A messy, ambitious, prognostic American novel

    • By Darwin8u on 09-01-14

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Unschuld

    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Sascha Rotermund, Walter Kreye
    • Length: 25 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Die junge Pip Tyler weiß nicht, wer ihr Vater ist. Das ist nicht ihr einziges Problem: Sie hat Studienschulden, ihr Bürojob in Oakland ist eine Sackgasse...

    Regular price: $16.96

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