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    • 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 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections. Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth review of it discussed what became known as "The Harper's Essay," Franzen's controversial 1996 investigation of the fate of the American novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful essays

    • By Riccardo Moschetti on 10-13-16

    Regular price: $19.83

    • 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 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Jonathan Franzen arrived late, and last, in a family of boys in Webster Groves, Missouri. The Discomfort Zone is his intimate memoir of his development from a "small and fundamentally ridiculous person", through an adolescence both excruciating and strangely happy, into an adult with embarrassing and unexpected passions.

    • 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

    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Franzen, Scott Shepherd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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. Now, a new collection of Franzen’s non-fiction brings fresh demonstrations of his vivid, moral intelligence, confirming his status not only as a great American novelist but also as a master noticer, social critic, and self-investigator. In Farther Away, which gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, the writer returns with renewed vigour....

    Regular price: $15.48

    • 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

    In Farther Away, which gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes, both human and literary, that have long preoccupied him. These pieces deliver on Franzen’s implicit promise to conceal nothing.

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

    • By Doggy Bird on 03-31-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Jonathan Franzen’s best seller Freedom was the most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the 21st century. The New York Times Book Review proclaimed it “a masterpiece of American fiction.” Now a new collection of Franzen’s non-fiction brings fresh evidence of that moral intelligence, confirming his status not only as a great American novelist but also as a keen observer, social critic and self-investigator.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Masafuera

    • By Andreea Marin on 03-05-17

    Regular price: $34.22