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3.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Hynes Narrator: Adam Grupper Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN:
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This set of novellas from Austin, Texas resident James Hynes was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. As chilling as the best of Edgar Allan Poe and bursting with fiendish humor, Publish and Perish features three tales from the not-so-hallowed halls of academia. Hailed as a delightful collection of the ghostly and the ghastly by the Austin Chronicle, these stories are brought to wicked life by Adam Grupper. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kharah | 2/14/2014

    " Did not like these very much. Weird mixture of stereotypical English grad student and the weird. The last story was the only redeeming part of this book. Wouldn't recommend. "

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

    " Something to read AFTER you get tenure... "

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

    " Witty academic satire reminscent of David Lodge, though one of them was a little too unnerving for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott | 1/30/2014

    " The first novella here was the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 1/24/2014

    " Three Tales of Tenure, but not of Terror. I'm sure this book will appeal most to those caught up in the world of academia more than to the rest of us. As for "terror" - hardly! There were several laugh-out-loud passages, especially in the first tale where situations arise involving the protagonist (definitely not a likeable character in the least) and his pitched battles with his girlfriend's cat. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bev Hankins | 1/7/2014

    " I take great exception to the blurb saying that these stories have the wit of David Lodge. Lodge is WAY better than this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 1/6/2014

    " hilarious short stories. One has to do with a cat who discovers his owner, a professor, is cheating on his wife and sets out to sabotage the professor so that his wife finds out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dieter | 1/3/2014

    " Funny kinds of skills with academic satire and horror kinds of themes. Guy is definitely a plot builder and a drama builder of a certain kind. Makes him worth reading. He has page turning skills and makes a valiant effort to grip into academic excesses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 12/31/2013

    " Very funny - in the tradition of Lucky Jim "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Jordan | 12/21/2013

    " Hynes strikes again with faux occult satire on the academic life, this time with stories/novellas. He's a hoot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 12/18/2013

    " These are somewhat macabre tales but I found them immensely entertaining. I loved the author's irreverence toward academic life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Dudek | 12/4/2013

    " I fun mix of horror and satire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bree | 11/7/2013

    " Thoroughly enjoyable- for anyone that's been there in academia and seen the ugly side of misogynist fogies, looming deadlines, and the uselessness of arcane knowledge. Liked it much, much more than his Kings of Infinite Space, a related novel. I totally dug it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susanne | 7/9/2013

    " Very astute and well written. I also liked the fact that all three stories overlap to some extent, something I hadn't expected while I was reading the first story. Two thumbs up! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 7/5/2013

    " Not nearly as good as "The Lecturer's Tale," which was hysterical for the forst 3/4 of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 6/17/2013

    " Wicked funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Werehippy | 4/19/2013

    " The only time a book has actually upset me is the first story here. Other than that it's a quite good combination of an insider's view of academic life and modern Lovecraft style horror. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simone | 3/22/2012

    " I really liked these stories, the second two more than the first one. It's much in the same vein as "The Lecturer's Tale" in fact one of the characters from that story makes a brief unrelated appearance. Same kind of crazy, gothic academic craziness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Weber | 1/15/2012

    " Three long stories of horror in academia---sooo good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/13/2011

    " A really fun mix of old-fashioned spooky storytelling and the self-aggrandizing world of academia. It's great how these stories intersect with each other and bleed into Kings of Infinite Space. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 8/7/2011

    " If you are an academic, these are truly tales of terror (not finishing a dissertation, not getting tenure). If you're not an academic, I suspect this book would just be strange. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mhd | 6/21/2011

    " I made it about 1/2 way: one and a half of the three short stories. It's well written and I love the concept: professors, terror, and satire. But, it's just not my style, I need more action in my leisure reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 5/10/2011

    " David Lodge, Martin Amis, and Stephen King have a love child who grows up to be a bitter grad student in the humanities or social sciences facing an overeducated future as a contract instructor. The result is this book of three novellas. What's not to like? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 3/12/2011

    " I fun mix of horror and satire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 9/30/2010

    " David Lodge, Martin Amis, and Stephen King have a love child who grows up to be a bitter grad student in the humanities or social sciences facing an overeducated future as a contract instructor. The result is this book of three novellas. What's not to like? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 8/17/2010

    " Not nearly as good as "The Lecturer's Tale," which was hysterical for the forst 3/4 of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dieter | 5/18/2010

    " Funny kinds of skills with academic satire and horror kinds of themes. Guy is definitely a plot builder and a drama builder of a certain kind. Makes him worth reading. He has page turning skills and makes a valiant effort to grip into academic excesses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed | 4/18/2010

    " Entertaining enough, but Hynes is still getting his voice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 4/6/2010

    " Hynes strikes again with faux occult satire on the academic life, this time with stories/novellas. He's a hoot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/3/2010

    " Witty academic satire reminscent of David Lodge, though one of them was a little too unnerving for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simone | 9/11/2009

    "
    I really liked these stories, the second two more than the first one. It's much in the same vein as "The Lecturer's Tale" in fact one of the characters from that story makes a brief unrelated appearance. Same kind of crazy, gothic academic craziness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Werehippy | 7/19/2009

    " The only time a book has actually upset me is the first story here. Other than that it's a quite good combination of an insider's view of academic life and modern Lovecraft style horror. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 2/21/2009

    " These are somewhat macabre tales but I found them immensely entertaining. I loved the author's irreverence toward academic life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/18/2009

    " Something to read AFTER you get tenure... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susannne | 8/10/2008

    " Very astute and well written. I also liked the fact that all three stories overlap to some extent, something I hadn't expected while I was reading the first story. Two thumbs up! "

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About the Narrator

Adam Grupper is a voice artist and actor. His audiobook narrations have earned six Earphones Awards and a nomination in 2008 for the prestigious Audie Award. His Broadway performances include Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme, 45 Seconds from Broadway, The Wild Party, Guys and Dolls, among others. He has appeared in films such as Trophy Kids, Music & Lyrics, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, and Two Weeks’ Notice. On television, he has appeared in The Sopranos, Third Watch, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, Ugly Betty, and As the World Turns.