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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (45 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louis Begley Narrator: Paul Hecht Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781456124038
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A PEN/Hemingway Award winner, Louis Begley creates multi-faceted characters that come to life under the spell of his crystalline prose. Returning his readers to the wealthy and privileged world of About Schmidt , he introduces them, this time, to an especially poignant protagonist. “A happy man, as the world goes,” Thomas Mistler feels an odd sense of liberation now that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. This hard-driving Madison Avenue mogul suddenly has an excuse to live for the moment. But spending time alone in Venice is not the free-wheeling, self-indulgent experience he had hoped for. As growing evidence of his physical decline intrudes, Mistler’s sense of control diminishes. With one final impulsive purchase, though, he boldly plans his exit on his own terms. Bitingly candid and sometimes funny, this small gem of a novel addresses the complexities of responsibility, pleasure, and suffering. Narrator Paul Hecht renders the subtle, understated, and intimate prose with amazing ease. The last tape contains an interview with the author.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gloria | 9/5/2012

    " This is a bit dry and unemotional for a man who has just received news of his imminent death, yet the emotions hover underneath his veneer as a wealthy, successful businessman. Good for those who like to read about the lives of the elite. Overall, well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 1/18/2012

    " Mistler's Exit is a short book, about a powerful New York adman who had just learned he has terminal cancer. It's beautifully written. Definitely the point of view of a rich powerful man, which is interesting to me because it's so other. Enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celeste | 5/23/2010

    " A little dry, but interesting/easy read for anyone interesting in writing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 3/7/2010

    " Mistler's Exit is a short book, about a powerful New York adman who had just learned he has terminal cancer. It's beautifully written. Definitely the point of view of a rich powerful man, which is interesting to me because it's so other. Enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gloria | 1/12/2009

    " This is a bit dry and unemotional for a man who has just received news of his imminent death, yet the emotions hover underneath his veneer as a wealthy, successful businessman. Good for those who like to read about the lives of the elite. Overall, well written. "

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About the Author
Author Louis Begley

Louis Begley lives in New York City. His previous novels are The Man Who Was Late, As Max Saw It, About Schimdt, Mistler’s Exit, Schmidt Delivered, and Shipwreck.

About the Narrator

Paul Hecht’s long career in audio books spans dozens of titles and authors as varied as Ray Bradbury and Gore Vidal, Jack Finney and Thomas Mann. He has recorded such books as Bob Dole’s One Soldier’s Story and Alexander McCall Smith’s Portuguese Irregular Verbs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances. Hecht’s theater career in New York includes many Broadway and television credits.