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    • My Year of Rest and Relaxation

    • By: Ottessa Moshfegh
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Our narrator should be happy, shouldn't she? She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate; she works an easy job at a hip art gallery and lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, and it isn't just the loss of her parents, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, Reva. It's the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Who doesn’t want to sleep through life sometimes?

    • By Kat - Audible on 07-10-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Eileen

    • By: Ottessa Moshfegh
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 520
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 481

    The Christmas season offers little cheer for Eileen Dunlop, an unassuming yet disturbed young woman trapped between her role as her alcoholic father's caretaker in a home whose squalor is the talk of the neighborhood and a day job as a secretary at the boys' prison, filled with its own quotidian horrors. Consumed by resentment and self-loathing, Eileen tempers her dreary days with perverse fantasies and dreams of escaping to the big city.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Sharey on 02-10-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Homesick for Another World

    • Stories
    • By: Ottessa Moshfegh
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan, Richard Poe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    There's something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh's stories, something almost dangerous, while also being delightful and even laugh-out-loud funny. Her characters are all unsteady on their feet in one way or another; they all yearn for connection and betterment, though each in very different ways, but they are often tripped up by their own baser impulses and existential insecurities.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, Dynamic Writing

    • By Sofia Macht on 06-13-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Eileen

    • By: Ottessa Moshfegh
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    The Christmas season offers little cheer for Eileen Dunlop, an unassuming yet disturbed young woman, trapped between her role as her alcoholic father's carer and her day job as a secretary at the prison. When the charismatic Rebecca Saint John arrives as the new counsellor at the prison, Eileen is enchanted and unable to resist what appears to be a miraculously budding friendship.

    Regular price: $20.03