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Download Kings of Infinite Space Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (435 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Hynes Narrator: Adam Gruppe Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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James Hynes is the author of three New York Times Notable Books of the Year. That same publication praises Kings of Infinite Space as unspeakably funny! This offbeat novel satirizes an experience ubiquitous to modern times - office life. With a defeated sigh, ex-college professor Paul Trilby faces the downward spiral that is his existence. After his wife and three subsequent girlfriends dump him, and he loses just as many jobs, he's sure he's a pawn in some vast conspiracy. Worse still, he may be losing the only thing he has left - his mind.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by neil | 2/20/2014

    " You know, I don't actually remember whether this book was great or not. But I do remember it. And I have a passing thought that it was hilarious. The fact that I remember it, however, implies it is worth recommending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jaime | 2/14/2014

    " This starts out pretty entertaining and rapidly goes straight into idiotic. Kind of a shame - I enjoyed the first 50 pages or so, but it moves from clever to wacky at such a breakneck speed that I found myself wondering if I'd mistakenly picked up a different book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Caroline Herbert | 2/8/2014

    " Hynes does for office work (for the state government, no less) what he did for academia in the Lecturer's Tale, providing witty satire of office politics and drudgery. At the same time he tells a macabre tale of mysterious goings-on after hours that takes a turn to the supernatural (the point being that office work is so mindless that the undead could do it for you?). I would have liked a little more of the office satire and less of the scary tale, but it was definitely a page turner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/4/2014

    " Perhaps I wasn't in the right frame of mind when i read this book but I did not enjoy the story at all. The ending of the book was to over the top with the exception of maybe the last paragraph which actually made me chuckle. "

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