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3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 3.89 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Etgar Keret Narrator: Ira Glass, Willem Dafoe, Ben Marcus, Gary Shteyngart, Michael Chabon, Neal Stephenson, Nicole Krauss, Josh Radnor Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN:
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Audie Award Nominee, Multi-voiced Performance, 2013

Read by an all-star cast and featuring a bonus story special to the audio edition, Suddenly, a Knock on the Door is a one-of-a-kind audiobook.

Bringing up a child, lying to the boss, placing an order in a fast-food restaurant: in Etgar Keret's new collection, daily life is complicated, dangerous, and full of yearning. In his most playful and most mature work yet, the living and the dead, silent children and talking animals, dreams and waking life coexist in an uneasy world. Overflowing with absurdity, humor, sadness, and compassion, the tales in Suddenly, a Knock on the Door establish Etgar Keret declared a genius by The New York Times as one of the most original writers of his generation.

Audio Track listing: Suddenly, a Knock on the Door, read by Ira Glass; Lieland, read by Adam Thirlwell; Cheesus Christ, read by Dave Eggers; Simyon, read by Nicole Krauss; Shut, read by George Saunders; Healthy Start; read by Ben Foster; Teamwork, read by Mathieu Amalric; Pudding, read by Aimee Bender; Unzipping, read by Miranda July; The Polite Little Boy, read by Ben Marcus; Mystique, read by Willem Dafoe; Creative Writing, read by Stanley Tucci; Snot, read by John Sayles; Grab the Cuckoo by the Tail, read by Gary Shteyngart; Pick a Color, read by Robert Wisdom; Black and Blue, read by Stella Schnabel; What Do We Have in Our Pockets? read by Michael Chabon; Bad Karma, read by Lorin Stein; Ari, read by Rick Moody; Bitch, read by Nathan Englander; The Story, Victorious, read by Scott Shepherd; A Good One, read by David Rakoff; What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish? read by Gary Shteyngart; Not Completely Alone, read by Michael Chernus; One Step Beyond, read by Shea Wigham; Big Blue Bus, read by Josh Charles; Hemorrhoid, read by Michael Buscemi; September All Year Long, read by Neal Stephenson; Joseph, read by ... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 2/20/2014

    " Liked it better than The Girl on the Fridge, but The Nimrod Flipout: Stories is still the best "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camila | 2/15/2014

    " Odd, hilarious, and haunting little stories. They lingered with me in ways I couldn't possibly explain ("see, his soul turns into a guava, and it's just unbearably terrifying to imagine and I keep picturing myself as a trembling guava and it's keeping me up nights" - just doesn't capture it) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 2/12/2014

    " Very unique. Very weird. "

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

    " Uneven. Some of the short short stories are imaginative and poetic, but even the good ones are too clever and self conscious for their own good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Uwe Hook | 2/6/2014

    " Clear-eyed and very moving, there's some serious emotional ninja work going on here. A few of the stories came and went without so much as a vapor trail, but the best of them threw me way off balance and made me see old things in new ways - the best thing a story can do, in my opinion. Nothing is predictable in these stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brookanna | 1/31/2014

    " This book made me laugh a couple of times and it made me want to cry a couple of times. Several times it made me feel like I was on the verge of something, but it never followed through. Part of me thinks that I just don't get it, and part of me thinks that there was nothing to get. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan Henrich | 1/17/2014

    " I will read everything this man writes, and then I will read it again. And again. Books like this remind me why I read short story collections. Keret creates something out of something, and he does it brilliantly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 1/17/2014

    " Some stories were great, some less so. Not as good as his earlier collection, the Girl on the Fridge, which was brilliant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Herdt | 11/13/2013

    " I am really enjoying this. I think I'm going to need to read all of his stories. Just fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 11/5/2013

    " What a great writer. He has such a way with words. I want to read the book again and take my time with it as each story is a little journey into creativity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 10/15/2013

    " Meh...just okay "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Xpectro | 8/31/2013

    " An amazing and refreshing discovery... This collection made me jump to find all the others available. Humor, drama, life... A great short and concise story teller... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christa Van | 7/15/2013

    " This book is amazing. Clearly my favorite short stories that I've read in several years. Each one is so creative and witty and most are just a few pages long. This is a staff favorite at my library. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean Carman | 6/7/2013

    " Typically brilliant and hilarious Etgar Keret stories. Kafka with a feather touch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel | 5/30/2013

    " I especially liked: Lieland, What Do We Have In Our Pockets?, What,of this goldfish, would you wish?, Parallel Universes "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Lamb | 5/22/2013

    " I was disappointed compared to his other collections, which seemed to have more whimsy or interesting turns. There are a few standout stories, and the book does end on a strong note. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 12/18/2012

    " The best collection of Keret yet. An amazing short story writer; funny, dark, intriguing and beguiling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 9/4/2012

    " Creative, quirky, not highly memorable looking back three weeks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew Ellsworth | 6/17/2012

    " Really wanted to like this more, but several of the stories just fell flat. There's enough great stuff in here that it's worth reading though. "

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About the Author
Author Etgar Keret

Etgar Keret was born in Tel Aviv in 1967. Recipient of the French Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, he is a lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the author of the story collection Suddenly, a Knock on the Door. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Paris Review, and the New York Times, among many other publications.