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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,578 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Egan Narrator: Rachael Warren Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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From the Pulitzer Prize winning author! At the start of this edgy and ambitiously multilayered novel - the National Book Award Finalist - a fashion model named Charlotte Swenson emerges from a car accident in her Illinois hometown with her face so badly shattered that it takes 80 titanium screws to reassemble it. She returns to New York still beautiful but oddly unrecognizable, a virtual stranger in the world she once effortlessly occupied.

With the surreal authority of a David Lynch, Jennifer Egan threads Charlotte's narrative with those of other casualties of our infatuation with the image. There's a deceptively plain teenage girl embarking on a dangerous secret life, an alcoholic private eye, and an enigmatic stranger who changes names and accents as he prepares an apocalyptic blow against American society. As these narratives inexorably converge, Look at Me becomes a coolly mesmerizing intellectual thriller of identity and imposture.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 KristenR | 2/20/2014

    " I really liked the way this book started out. I connected to the characters, and the premise of a model who was now nearly unrecognizable because of an accident intrigued me. However, the last few chapters confused me. They just didn't seem to fit with the rest of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslye | 2/12/2014

    " I almost put the book down, but just when I was going to give up (after 200 pages), it got interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 2/4/2014

    " I can't believe how long ago I read this book. Time passes quickly. But I enjoyed every minute of it over a winter vacation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Driver | 1/27/2014

    " I liked this book a lot. Although if someone described it to me I might not necessarily have expected to. Thumbs up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rose | 1/26/2014

    " good but not stellar. interesting characters, voice not that engaging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 1/18/2014

    " I loved her take on the meaning of identity in this and how she laced together all of these different stories dealing somehow with that same core issue. Admittedly, some of the storylines worked better than others, but it was a compelling book overall. Amazing to think that this was written pre-9/11 and before social media really took off. She's a great, varied writer and one smart lady. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 1/16/2014

    " Thought-provoking, if weird, satire on modern American life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elina | 1/16/2014

    " What an obnoxious, needy and generally dislikeable main character! I rarely dislike the narrator, but guess there's exceptions to every rule... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teresa | 1/15/2014

    " I got this from the library as an audiobook. When it didn't capture my interest by the 2nd disc I decided to switch to something else. With 16 discs to it I didn't want to take the time to see if it got any better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista | 12/17/2013

    " Kind of too pop-cultural for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faith Swords | 11/21/2013

    " Egan really likes telling complicated stories from multiple points of view. I found this one to be a little bit complicated and hard to follow because of the rapid shifts between one of three narrators. Of course, they all overlap eventually, but it takes most of the book to figure out how. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yellowoasis | 9/4/2013

    " Oh crikey, I hate books that make you feel like you've failed in some way because they're written in some odd, impenetrable way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mercurymouth | 8/8/2013

    " So far not connecting with the main character but it is still readable...in a good way "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 4/19/2013

    " It been years so I can not do a fair review at the moment but I do remember that it wrecked me and to this day I look at the book and think of it fondly I think I will return to this soon and then follow up with A Visit from the Goon Squad "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 4/4/2013

    " Definitely can see why it was an award winner. I would have given it a five if the ending had been better. Great writing. Beautiful imagery among a story reeking of anger. Would be a great book club book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dora McFadden | 3/9/2013

    " I remember reading about 1/3 of the book and stopping because I just couldn't read it any longer. If you have read that much of a book and still feel blah about it. Most likely it won't be any good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Murphy | 3/7/2013

    " I really liked this book which explores identity from so many angles and characters. There is also an element of emotional disconnection with several of the characters that I enjoyed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Macdonald | 11/27/2012

    " I really enjoyed this. It was compelling, funny, sad, you never knew what was going to happen or who's point of view would be up next. I will definitely be reading more Jennifer Egan. Thanks, Julie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Q. | 10/7/2012

    " The writer takes up characters, leads us through their lives, contrasts characters beautifully in the same situation and builds a plot which is strong in its essence. A great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra Morris | 5/17/2012

    " A unique book; an insightful, ahead of its time look at identity in modern culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Berger | 3/10/2012

    " Loved it. It's "serious literature" and it's also enthralling. The exploration of beauty, vanity, and what those aspects of life mean to women is what I was drawn to at first, but there are so many other intriguing storylines in this book. Just read it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leewind | 2/12/2012

    " If you like twists and surprises and are from Illinois -- especially Rockford -- this is an interesting read. "

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About the Author
Author Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan is the author of The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in the New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story,and Ploughshares, and her nonfiction frequently appears in  New York Times Magazine. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn.

About the Narrator

Rachael Warren is a member of the resident acting company at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island, where she has played such roles as Eliza Doolittle, Sally Bowles, Ophelia, and Portia, as well as originating roles in world premieres by artists such as Paula Vogel and Charles Strouse. Her work has also been seen across the United States at a multitude of regional theaters and on several national tours.