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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,240 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Millhauser Narrator: George Guidall, Adam Grupper, Andy Paris, Jim Frangione, Sharon Washington Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this acclaimed collection of short stories, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Stephen Millhauser shares the dark suspense and humor that have gained him a cult following. Millhauser’s imagination and creativity are on full display with stories featuring artists gone mad, egomaniacal architects, and a historical society that’s given up its chronicling of history. Characterized by “phenomenal clarity and rapacious movement” each story “focuses on the misery wrought by misdirected human desire and ambition.” (Publishers Weekly)

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Remarkable…Not just brilliant but prescient.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[An] absorbing, impeccably imagined collection.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Readers seeking the perfect introduction to Pulitzer Prize–winning author Steven Millhauser need look no further…Dangerous Laughter draws on every facet of his imagination…It’s more akin to music-making than storytelling.”

    Seattle Times

  • An ALA Notable Book

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brittney Weber | 2/15/2014

    " With his extraordinarily vivid writing, Millhauser transcends the realm of the known but occasionally becomes so caught up in words that the plot remains hidden. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mia | 2/13/2014

    " Millhauser's experiments in examining perception, art, and human relationship vary in their success, but when they work they really work well. I was particularly fond of "Cat and Mouse", "The Room in the Attic" and "The Wizard of West Orange", though other stories were also very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Fran | 2/1/2014

    " Very unusual author. A few of the stories are about everyday people, but most combine turn of the 19th century history and fantasy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Joanne Edwards | 1/26/2014

    " Very strange short stories -- unsettling. "

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