Oblivion: An After Autobiography Audiobook, by Robin Hemley Play Audiobook Sample

Oblivion: An After Autobiography Audiobook

Oblivion: An After Autobiography Audiobook, by Robin Hemley Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9798212015486

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Longest Chapter Length:

62:31 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

11:52 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

27:31 minutes

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Publisher Description

Where do writers go when they die?

The forgotten ones, at least, go to the Café of Minor Authors where they drink endless cups of cappuccino, self-obsess, and nurse their shattered dreams. Some authors, it’s rumored, can escape Oblivion if they try hard enough to write something the universe can’t ignore, even after death.

This is the story of one ambitious writer stuck in Oblivion who not only risks upturning his own fate but also the fate of his literary hero and that of his great grandmother, Hanna, an aspiring actor in the Yiddish theater in the Prague of 1911. This book is for anyone who has ever wanted to be an author, anyone who knows an author, anyone who is an author, recognized or not, and anyone who loves books enough to want to spend their afterlife reading forgotten classics in the great library of Oblivion.

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“Oblivion is a deeply intelligent and strikingly honest exploration of what ultimately drives a writer to write, and the cold loneliness of the journey, and how literary success in one’s lifetime is, at best, a fickle proposition. I will tell every writer I know, struggling or successful, to read this book.”

— Kaylie Jones, author of Lies My Mother Never Told Me: A Memoir 


  • “A mesmerizing meditation on immortality, both the literary and fleshly kinds, and its ultimate unattainability…Like language, like summer, like love, Oblivion is irresistible.”

    — Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize–wining author
  • “A tour de force. Oblivion is a marvel of the imagination and intellect. Hemley has…created a book that is a relentless page turner: funny and wise, exuberant and sad, insightful and magical, and—most wonderful of all—deeply, deeply human.”

    — Connie May Fowler, author of How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly

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About Robin Hemley

Robin Hemley is the author of over a dozen books of nonfiction and fiction and is the founder of NonfictioNOW, the world’s leading international conference in nonfiction. He has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation and has received an Editor’s Choice Award from the American Library Association, among many others.

About Peter Berkrot

Peter Berkrot, winner of Audie and Earphones Awards for narration, is a stage, screen, and television actor and acting coach. He has narrated over 450 works that span a range of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, thriller, and children’s titles. His audiobook credits include works of Alan Glynn, Eric Van Lustbader, Nora Roberts and Dean Koontz. In film and television, he appeared in Caddyshack, America’s Most Wanted, and Unsolved Mysteries. He performs in regional and New York theaters and directs the New Voices acting school.