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    • Then We Came to the End

    • By: Joshua Ferris
    • Narrated by: Deanna Hurst
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 70

    No one knows us quite the same way as the men and women who sit beside us in department meetings and crowd the office refrigerator with their labeled yogurts. Every office is a family of sorts, and the Chicago ad agency Joshua Ferris brilliantly depicts in his debut novel is family at its strangest and best. The characters in Then We Came to an End cope with a business downturn in the time-honored way: through gossip, secret romance, elaborate pranks, and increasingly frequent coffee breaks.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged Reading

    • By Steve on 12-30-07

    Regular price: $17.09

    • The Dinner Party

    • Stories
    • By: Joshua Ferris
    • Narrated by: Chris Kayser, Jennifer Riker, Zach Roe, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    These 11 stories by Joshua Ferris, many of which were first published in The New Yorker, are at once thrilling, strange, and comic. The modern tribulations of marriage, ambition, and the fear of missing out as the temptations flow like wine and the minutes of life tick down are explored with the characteristic wit and insight that have made Ferris one of our most critically acclaimed novelists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Snippets Of Life In Stories

    • By Sara on 06-04-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

    • A Novel
    • By: Joshua Ferris
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 311

    Paul O'Rourke is a Manhattan dentist with a thriving practice leading a quiet, routine-driven life. But behind the smiles and the nice apartment, he's a man made of contradictions, and his biggest fear is that he may never truly come to understand anybody, including himself. Then someone begins to impersonate Paul online, and he watches in horror as a website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account are created in his name.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of My Favorites

    • By JOHN on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Unnamed

    • By: Joshua Ferris
    • Narrated by: Joshua Ferris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Tim Farnsworth walks. He walks out of meetings and out of bed. He walks in sweltering heat and numbing cold. He will walk without stopping until he falls asleep, wherever he is. This curious affliction has baffled medical experts around the globe--and come perilously close to ruining what should be a happy life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sad, tender, brilliantly clever

    • By Judith Seaboyer on 02-09-10

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Safety Tips for Living Alone

    • By: Jim Shepard, Joshua Ferris
    • Narrated by: Anthony Haden Salerno
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    In Safety Tips for Living Alone, Jim Shepard weaves the stories of four families whose lives are upended when the men go to work on a dangerous and isolated surveillance platform off the coast of Long Island. After working his way up to captain, career serviceman Gordon Phelan is offered the command of Texas Tower 4--a wobbly "box over the ocean".

    Regular price: $2.99

    • To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

    • By: Joshua Ferris
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Paul O'Rourke is a man out of touch with modern life. While his dental practice occupies his days, his nights are filled with darker thoughts, as he alternately marvels at and rails against the optimism of the rest of humanity. So it goes, until someone begins to impersonate Paul online. What began as an outrageous violation of privacy soon becomes something far more soul-frightening: the possibility that the virtual 'Paul' might be a better version…

    Regular price: $21.58

    • Then We Came to the End

    • By: Joshua Ferris
    • Narrated by: Ian Porter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Then We Came to the End is about how we spend our days and too many of our nights. It is about being away from friends and family, about sharing a stretch of stained carpet with a group of strangers we call colleagues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • and the Oscar for narration goes to...

    • By Ilinca on 06-12-12

    Regular price: $29.07

    • The Unnamed

    • By: Joshua Ferris
    • Narrated by: Joshua Ferris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Tim Farnsworth is a handsome, healthy man, ageing with the grace of a matinée idol. He loves his work. He loves his family. He loves his kitchen. And then one day he stands up and walks out on all of it. He cannot stop walking....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Effects of an incurable non -lethal ailment .

    • By Sukemin on 10-08-12

    Regular price: $14.45

    • Ins Freie

    • By: Joshua Ferris
    • Narrated by: Matthias Brandt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    Tim Farnsworth liebt seine Familie, sein Haus und seine Arbeit. Und doch steht er eines Tages auf und geht fort...

    Regular price: $16.07

    • The New Yorker, June 14th & 21st 2010: Part 1 (Joshua Ferris, Rivka Galchen, Jonathan Safran Foer)

    • By: Joshua Ferris, Rivka Galchen, Jonathan Safran Foer
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    20 Under 40", by The Editors of The New Yorker; The Pilot", by Joshua Ferris; "The Entire Northern Side Was Covered with Fire", by Rivka Galchen; "Dayward", by ZZ Packer; and "Here We Aren’t, So Quickly", by Jonathan Safran Foer....

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, August 11 & 18, 2008

    • Part 1 (Anne Hull, Jerome Groopman, Joshua Ferris)
    • By: Anne Hull, Jerome Groopman, Joshua Ferris
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
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    "Changing Lanes", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Purpose-Drive Hype", by Lauren Collins; "Superbugs", by Jerome Groopman; "The Strawberry Girls", by Anne Hull; "The Dinner Party", by Joshua Ferris; "USA Today", by Nancy Franklin.

    Regular price: $5.95