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    • The Circle

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7,478
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6,877
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6,891

    When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrifying look at a techno-destruction of privacy

    • By FinanceBuzz on 01-20-14

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Monk of Mokha

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco, one of seven siblings raised by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At age 24, unable to pay for college, he works as a doorman. Until: a statue of an Arab raising a cup of coffee awakens something in him. He sets out to learn the rich history of coffee in Yemen and the complex art of tasting and identifying varietals. He travels to Yemen, collects samples of beans, eager to bring improved cultivation methods to the farmers. And he is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs Yemen in 2015 and he is trapped in Sana'a.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • MOVING THE NEEDLE

    • By Dog Fish on 02-20-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 577
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 448
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 450

    Dave Eggers scored a worldwide phenomenon with this memoir that topped national best-seller lists and has since become a staple for summer reading and book clubs. A compelling voice for Generation X, Eggers hererecounts his early 20s, caring for his younger brother after their parents’ unexpected deaths and his endeavors in a variety of media.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book not right for everyone

    • By Michael on 02-17-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • What Is the What

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 837
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 839

    Valentino's travels, truly Biblical in scope, bring him in contact with government soldiers, janjaweed-like militias, liberation rebels, hyenas and lions, disease and starvation, and a string of unexpected romances. Ultimately, Valentino finds safety in Kenya and, just after the millennium, is finally resettled in the United States, from where this novel is narrated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Story Aching to be Told

    • By Susan on 04-24-13

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Zeitoun

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,139
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 676
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 687

    When HurricaneKatrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun - a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four - chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the eerie days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and rescuing those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Something bold, ebullient, yet quiet

    • By Darwin8u on 10-08-13

    Regular price: $27.99

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

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 620
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 545
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 543

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My kind of horror story

    • By David on 10-26-13

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Heroes of the Frontier

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 320
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 321

    Josie and her children's father have split up, she's been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she's grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée's family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Where is my resolution?

    • By Kindle Customer on 08-04-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Her Right Foot

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    If you had to name a statue, any statue, odds are good you'd mention the Statue of Liberty. Have you seen her? She's in New York. She's holding a torch. And she's in mid-stride, moving forward. But why? In this fascinating and fun take on nonfiction, Dave Eggers investigates a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What he finds is about more than history, more than art. What he finds in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential of an entire country's creation.

    Regular price: $2.44

    • A Hologram for the King

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 340
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 339

    In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy’s gale-force winds. This richly layered novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Subtle Paean to Emptiness, Failure & Loneliness

    • By Darwin8u on 07-30-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Lifters

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What if nothing was as it seemed? What if the ground beneath your feet was not made of solid earth and stone but had been hollowed into hundreds of tunnels and passageways? What if there were mysterious forces in these tunnels, mere inches below you as you sit in class or eat a banana? What if it were up to just two kids to stop these forces? What would it feel like to know the fate of an entire town rested on your shoulders? Twelve-year-old Gran Flowerpetal is about to find out.

    Regular price: $32.20

    • Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Various
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at his chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn't want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn't answer his messages. And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable!

    • By NicoleA2 on 01-07-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Heroes of the Frontier

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A mother and her two young children rent a battered old RV (optimistically christened the Chateau) and embark upon a journey through the Alaskan wilderness. At first their trip feels like a vacation: they spot wild animals and build bonfires. But as they travel deeper into the forest, dodging wildfires and eccentric locals, we learn more of the events that forced them to escape their old lives in search of something redemptive out at the very edge of civilization.

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Kingdom of Olives and Ash

    • Writers Confront the Occupation
    • By: Michael Chabon - editor, Ayelet Waldman - editor, Colum McCann, and others
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Fred Sanders
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Published to coincide the with 50th anniversary of the Israel occupation of the West Bank, an anthology that explores the human cost of the conflict there as witnessed by such notable writers as Colum McCann, Colm Toibin, Dave Eggers, Madeleine Thien, Eimear McBride and Taiye Selasi and editors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Selected Shorts: Funny Business

    • By: Simon Rich, David Schickler, Joe Meno, and others
    • Narrated by: Wyatt Cenac, Isiah Sheffer, Kirsten Vangsness, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    From wild and wacky to knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud fun, these humorous tales represent some of the best of recent seasons of the hit public radio series Selected Shorts. Comedian Wyatt Cenac gives a killer performance of Simon Rich’s hilarious tale of woe from the point of view of a condom in a young man’s wallet. Alec Baldwin gives a delightful over-the-top performance of James Thurber’s wonderfully silly classic tale of the day everybody in a small Ohio town thought the dam broke.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some very entertaining, some not

    • By D. Littman on 11-22-14

    Regular price: $19.60

    • You Shall Know Our Velocity

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76

    In his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss. It reminds us once again what an important, necessary talent Dave Eggers is.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful listen

    • By Corruns on 01-12-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Monk of Mokha

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Mokhtar Alkhanshali is 24 and working as a doorman when he becomes fascinated with the rich history of coffee and Yemen's central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral home to tour terraced farms high in the country's rugged mountains. He collects samples and organizes farmers and is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs the country. Saudi bombs rain down, the US embassy closes, and Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen with only his hopes on his back.

    Regular price: $18.11

    • The Circle (Danish Edition)

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Tina Kruse Andersen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      1.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Da Mae bliver ansat i firmaet The Circle, det mest magtfulde internetselskab i verden, tror hun, at hun har fået sit livs chance. Hun er mere end begejstret, da hun bliver vist rundt i The Circles imposante kontorlandskaber af glas, campusområdet og kollegievaerelserne for dem, der ender med aldrig at gå hjem. Hun er fascineret af firmaets dynamik, forført af den ultimative faellesskabsånd og visionen om, at alle er forbundne og online 24/7.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good audio book (Note: This is in Danish)

    • By Kai on 09-05-17

    Regular price: $18.45

    • The Circle

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    When Mae is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Mae can't believe her great fortune to work for them - even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public...

    Regular price: $27.81

    • The Wild Things

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The Wild Things - based very loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze - is about the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can't control. His father is gone, his mother is spending time with a younger boyfriend, his sister is becoming a teenager and no longer has interest in him. At the same time, Max finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness: He wears a wolf suit, bites his mom, and can't always control his outbursts.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • How We Are Hungry

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 50

    A Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, New York Times best-selling author Dave Eggers is the voice of a generation. This stunning collection of his matchless short fiction includes the highly acclaimed “The Only Meaning of Oil-Wet Water.”

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • normal but weird

    • By Ashton on 09-06-14

    Regular price: $20.99

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