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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,356 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dave Eggers Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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A Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, New York Times best-selling author Dave Eggers is the voice of a generation. This stunning collection of his matchless short fiction includes the highly acclaimed The Only Meaning of Oil-Wet Water.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mechelle | 2/11/2014

    " A great collection of short stories that defines a generation of people who, well, are hungry. The great part about the series of stories is just connecting with the selfish and the melancholy characters while also being able to judge them from afar. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mayadet | 2/8/2014

    " Brilliant. In every sense of the word. Can't even pick my favorite story from this one but as you read on they are layered together to form one strong and solid piece of work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Spektor | 1/26/2014

    " Damn you, Eggers, ya aimed for my heart and ya got it. Not all of the stories won me over but the ones that did, did they ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taryntaryn | 1/25/2014

    " Short stories suit Mr. Eggers better than memoirs, in my humble opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin Wise | 1/24/2014

    " I've read everything in the Dave Eggers repertoire, and I would call myself a "fan," but these stories were hard to get behind. I'd say, read them if you're curious, but don't be afraid to give up on a few. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/19/2014

    " Strange, but painfully real. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heyhansen | 1/18/2014

    " Some good short stories in here, a few fall flat, but overall worth it. When he's "on' I really like his style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will Boncher | 1/4/2014

    " I think I like Eggers' short stories more than most because I'm not really getting invested into any characters or stories and am more focusing on the fun, stream-of-conscience writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 12/26/2013

    " When it comes to books of short stories, I rate the book on my favorite short story. So - I remember really liking one of them in there, but I don't know that I've read them all. Again, gotta love Eggers' packaging. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marlies | 12/12/2013

    " A woman thru-hiking the pacific coast trail passed this book on to me. The writing is good, but couldn't really get into it much. There were a few gems, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Derrick | 11/22/2013

    " this book is stunningly beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arielle | 11/18/2013

    " I usually don't like short stories, but I absolutely loved some of these. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Reeverts | 11/4/2013

    " Amazing so far. Very funny, dark and light at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blaine Ney | 6/10/2013

    " At times a little preachy, but otherwise some fantastic writing in there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley Gillen | 6/1/2013

    " Wasn't typical Eggers, and found myself disliking more stories than I liked. Favorites: "Another," "The Only Meaning of the Oil-Wet Water," Your Mother and I." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 4/15/2013

    " It was a decent read. Some of the stories were excellent, but as a whole, it does not compare to Eggers' other books. If you haven't read Eggers before, don't start with HWAH...but if you've gotten through everything else he's written and are still hungry for more, give this one a shot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marina | 2/18/2013

    " Not typically a lover of short stories, some of these I found to be priceless. Not sure I would recommend the whole book, but it is good airplane reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 1/13/2013

    " Slow starter, but the last half of this collection is gold. "After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned" is near perfection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/11/2013

    " Beautiful. There's a story about an Erin that disturbs the name, but all the same it's wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla Finn | 11/17/2012

    " Not his best but a good selection of short stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luke | 10/20/2012

    " A bunch of short stories that are strange, funny, and written in a unique way. Very interesting and enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TYson | 10/20/2012

    " Dave Eggers strikes again with a stupendous--and wide ranging--collection of short stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 8/18/2012

    " i rarely get into short stories, but these were gorgeous. they were sort of like wilco or sufjan stevens songs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jami | 7/6/2012

    " An exceptional collection of stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eoin | 5/6/2012

    " 1st couple of stories were interesting and unusual but didn't really grab me. but from the 4th story on, I loved it. I found it endlessly inventive with a wonderful turn of phrase. Insightful, quirky, funny and taking the reader to the edge of the possibilities of the short story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sona | 7/12/2011

    " love eggers, loved half the stories. standout was when they learned to yelp. it is like eggers created humans. how does he know? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tori.T | 7/12/2011

    " Easy read when you're bored, traveling and wanting to read a new story every time you open a book.

    I've to admit that though the stories do not have compelling plots but still his overly exaggerated use of imagery does suck you into a different world within those few pages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 6/12/2011

    " disappointingly mediocre.. after reading A Heartbreaking Work i really wanted to read everything this man has ever written. sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 6/11/2011

    " A lovely collection. Eggers has talent, though I'm not sure if many--or any--of these stories will quite linger with me. Perhaps my favorite was the piece written as a story proposal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 5/16/2011

    " Much of the writing is beautiful but it's ultimately boring. Eggers is in love with the sound of his own voice. Sacrificing cleverness for story is not a bad thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 3/28/2011

    " My favorite story was "After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned". Eggers is a beautiful writer and this particular story had me in tears - wonderful way to end the collection of short stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 3/21/2011

    " I read this awhile ago but recently reread my favorite story of the batch, "The Only Meaning of the Oil Wet Water," and was reminded of Eggers' skill with language and his playful disregard of "the rules." Good stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 3/7/2011

    " Very show-offy. Some of the stories I could see something behind the brilliance, some of them I couldn't. And they were all brilliant, but that's not anything in and of itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/9/2011

    " Beautiful. There's a story about an Erin that disturbs the name, but all the same it's wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eryn | 12/23/2010

    " By far the most wonderful story is the last one "After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned." You must read it, no exceptions! "

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About the Author
Author Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers won the 2009 Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation. He is the author of What Is the What, among other books. He is the editor for McSweeney’s, an independent publishing house in San Francisco, and is the cofounder of 826 National, a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers for youth with locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Ann Arbor, and Seattle. With his high school students he edits The Best American Nonrequired Reading, a yearly anthology, and with his brother Toph he cowrites the Haggis-on-Whey series of semi-informative books, which includes Giraffes? Giraffes!, Animals of the Ocean (in Particular the Giant Squid), and Cold Fusion.

About the Narrator

Dion Graham, from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. Winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.