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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (70,832 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Egan Narrator: Roxana Ortega Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This fantastically inventive, intelligent, and fully realized exploration of music, art, and life is a must-listen.

Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. With music pulsing on every page, A Visit from the Goon Squad is a startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Pitch perfect…Darkly, rippingly funny…Egan possesses a satirist’s eye and a romance novelist’s heart.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Egan has accomplished the tricky feat of using metafiction techniques without sacrificing old-fashioned story-telling…A Visit from the Goon Squad has a circuitous structure that seems almost designed for our Internet rewired brains.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “[A] triumph of technical bravado and tender sympathy…Turn up the music, skip the college reunion and curl up with The Goon Squad instead.”

    Washington Post

  • “An exhilarating, big-hearted, three-headed beast of a story…We see ourselves in all of Egan’s characters because their stories of heartbreak and redemption seem so real they could be our own, regardless of the soundtrack. Such is the stuff great novels are made of.”

    Marie-Claire

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
  • Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
  • Winner of the 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction
  • Selected for the June 2010 Indie Next List
  • A 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
  • A 2010 Boston Globe Book of the Year for Fiction
  • A 2010 Chicago Tribune Book of the Year for Fiction
  • A 2010 Newsday’s Favorite Books of the Year for Fiction
  • A 2010 NPR Best Book for Fiction
  • A 2010 People Magazine Best Book for Fiction
  • A 2010 Publishers Weekly Best Book for Fiction
  • A 2010 Salon Magazine Best Book of the Year for Fiction
  • A 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book for Fiction
  • A 2010 Seattle Times Best Book for Fiction
  • A 2010 Washington Post Best Book for Fiction
  • A 2010 New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year
  • An ALA Notable Book for Fiction
  • A 2010 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Fiction
  • One of the 2010 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction
  • Longlisted for the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by CëRïSë | 2/17/2014

    " Perhaps it was that I read this immediately after Cloud Atlas, having picked it up on a whim at my sister's house, but it felt very satisfying to me. It, too, tells the stories of many different people through different voices, and covers a broad chronological range (though not as broad as the latter!)--but does so more successfully. I enjoyed the flawed but interesting characters and the way their lives tangled together and influenced each other. It was funny, charming, very smart, and yet a quick and thoroughly enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by David | 2/12/2014

    " The structure of the book was great each chapter linking to a new characters point of view from the previous chapter. The book was flat. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ginny Valentine | 1/24/2014

    " This was the January book club selection. I didn't like the the characters at all or the way the book jumped around between them. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Cha-Ling | 1/23/2014

    " I tried but could not finish this book. It was trying to hard to be hip and cool but couldn't pull it off. Finally gave up and added book to Goodwill pile. If I could rate it as less than half a star, I would. "

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