Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society Audiobook, by Thomas Frank Play Audiobook Sample

Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society Audiobook

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Read By: Thomas Frank Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781250203182

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Longest Chapter Length:

47:00 minutes

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27 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

19:21 minutes

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From the acclaimed author of Listen, Liberal and What’s the Matter with Kansas, a scathing collection of his incisive commentary on our cruel times—perfect for this political moment. What does a middle-class democracy look like when it comes apart? When, after forty years of economic triumph, America’s winners persuade themselves that they owe nothing to the rest of the country? With his sharp eye for detail, Thomas Frank takes us on a wide-ranging tour through present-day America, showing us a society in the late stages of disintegration and describing the worlds of both the winners and the losers—the sprawling mansion districts as well as the lives of fast-food workers. Rendezvous with Oblivion is a collection of interlocking essays examining how inequality has manifested itself in our cities, in our jobs, in the way we travel—and of course in our politics, where in 2016, millions of anxious ordinary people rallied to the presidential campaign of a billionaire who meant them no good. These accounts of folly and exploitation are here brought together in a single audiobook unified by Frank’s distinctive voice, sardonic wit, and anti-orthodox perspective. It captures a society where every status signifier is hollow, where the allure of mobility is just another con game, and where rebellion too often yields nothing. For those who despair of the future of our country and of reason itself, Rendezvous with Oblivion is a booster shot of energy, reality, and moral outrage.

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About Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank is the author of several nonfiction books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Wrecking Crew and What’s the Matter with Kansas? A former opinion columnist for the Wall Street Journal, he is the founding editor of the Baffler and a monthly columnist for Harper’s.