Extended Audio Sample

Download Gone with the Mind: A Novel Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Gone with the Mind: A Novel Audiobook, by Mark Leyner Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Leyner Narrator: Mark Leyner, Peter Ganim, Tommy Harron, Muriel Leyner Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 ISBN: 9781478979838
Regular Price: $24.98 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $11.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

The blazingly inventive, fictional autobiography of Mark Leyner, one of America’s “rare, true original voices.” (Gary Shteyngart)

Dizzyingly brilliant and raucously funny, Gone with the Mind is the story of Mark Leyner’s life, told as only Mark Leyner can.

In this utterly unconventional, autobiographical novel, Mark Leyner gives a reading in the food court of a mall. Besides Mark’s mother, who’s driven him to the mall and introduces him before he begins, and a few employees of fast food chain Panda Express who ask a handful of questions, the reading is completely without audience. The action of Gone with the Mind takes place exclusively at the food court, but the territory covered on these pages has no bounds.

Existential, self-aware, and very much concerned with the relationship between a complicated mother and an even more complicated son, Leyner’s story—with its bold, experimental structure—is a moving work of genius.

Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Dazzling, hilarious, heartfelt and entirely-mind-blowingly-original, Mark Leyner's fictional memoir, Gone With The Mind, confirms the author's status as one of the most singular, wild-ass and brilliantly fearless voices in American literature. In prose that is equal parts Roth, Joyce, Scientific American and the Marx Brothers, Gone With The Mind delineates the deep soul and life story of man staring down the barrel of mortality-in the food court of a New Jersey mall. There isn't a convention Mark Leyner does not shatter, nor an aspect of 21st century culture-from robot rape to first person shooter games-he does not reexamine and render fresh. Quite possibly the first literary work of genius-comic and otherwise-of the new millennium. Jerry Stahl
  • “Dazzling, hilarious, heartfelt, and entirely mind-blowingly original, Mark Leyner’s fictional memoir Gone with the Mind confirms the author’s status as one of the most singular, wild-ass, and brilliantly fearless voices in American literature…There isn’t a convention Mark Leyner does not shatter, nor an aspect of twenty-first century culture…he does not reexamine and render fresh. Quite possibly the first literary work of genius, comic and otherwise, of the new millennium.”

    Jerry Stahl, Pushcart Prize–winning author

  • “Leyner writes with one eye on the critical wolves, tossing out proof of his considerable erudition and formal prowess and occasionally rendering a truly tender moment just to show you he knows how to do it. He demonstrates how much is still possible for the novel when tradition is left behind, proving that fiction can be robust, provocative, and staggeringly inventive, without for a moment forfeiting entertainment.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[Leyner] is either a genius or a freak, and it may not matter which, because his books are compulsively readable, created by a literary mind that seems to have no precedent.”

    New York Times Book Review, praise for the author

  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Mark Leyner

Mark Leyner is the author of several novels, including My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist, and Et Tu, Babe. His nonfiction works include Why Do Men Have Nipples?, Why Do Men Fall Asleep after Sex?, and Let’s Play Doctor. Leyner also cowrote the movie War, Inc. with John Cusack.

About the Narrator

Peter Ganim, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is an American actor who has appeared on stage, on television, and in film. He has performed voice-over work since 1994.