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Read By: Dion Graham Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 9.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780804191173

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09:40 minutes

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11 seconds

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06:37 minutes

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Publisher Description

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture, The Circle is the exhilarating novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of Heroes of the Frontier.


When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

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“In this taut, claustrophobic corporate thriller, Eggers comes down hard on the culture of digital over-sharing, creating a very-near-future dystopia in which all that is not forbidden is required…Eggers has a keen eye for context, and the great strength of The Circle lies in its observations about the way instant, asynchronous communication has damaged our personal relationships…A speculative morality tale in the vein of George Orwell.”

— San Francisco Chronicle 


  • “Eggers treats his material with admirable inventiveness and gusto…the language ripples and morphs…It’s an entertainment, but a challenging one.”

    — Margaret Atwood, New York Times bestselling author
  • “I kept hooting in appalled recognition.”

    — Emma Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author
  • “It had me screaming with laughter, dry-mouthed with suspense and agog at its audacity. So wonderfully written, so ablaze with ideas and such pure fun.”

    — Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author
  • “The crux of The Circle is that Big Brother is still haunting us…Eggers has set his style and pace to technothriller: the writing is brisk and spare and efficient…When I finished The Circle I felt a heightened awareness of social media and the way it’s remaking our world into a living hell of constant and universal mutual observation.”

    — Time
  • “A vivid, roaring dissent to the companies that have coaxed us to disgorge every thought and action onto the Web…Carries the potential to change how the world views its addicted, compliant thrall to all things digital. If you work in Silicon Valley, or just care about what goes on there, you need to pay attention.”

    — Wall Street Journal
  • “What fuels this novel is its thunderbolt of an idea: digital culture is suffocating us and, what’s more, is doing so under the duplicitous guise of widespread human beneficence…A powerful argument.”

    — Newsweek
  • “The novel is part satire, part corporate thriller. But mostly it’s a cautionary tale about threats to privacy, freedom, and democracy.”

    — USA Today
  • “You may find yourself so engrossed in Dave Eggers’ futuristic novel, The Circle, that you forget about Facebook entirely. And by the last pages, you may think twice before logging on again.”

    — O, The Oprah Magazine
  • “Using his fluent prose and instinctive storytelling gifts, Mr. Eggers does a nimble, and sometimes very funny, job of sending up technophiles’ naïveté, self-interest, and misguided idealism…Never less than entertaining…A fun and inventive read.”

    — New York Times
  • “The Circle is funny in its skewering of Internet culture…that leaves us vulnerable to those who see that information—in the form of data, video feeds, or our own consumer desires—is power.”

    — Los Angeles Times
  • “Ripped from recent headlines about privacy, technology and social media…A book that begins as a lighthearted cautionary tale grows into a claustrophobic portrait of relentless effort to achieve the culmination of ‘closing the Circle.’”

    — CNN
  • “Entertaining…A sense of horror finally arrives near the end of the book, coming . . . through the power of Eggers’s writing…The final scene is chilling.”

    — New York Times Book Review
  • “The social message of the novel is clear, but Eggers expertly weaves it into an elegantly told, compulsively readable parable for the twenty-first century.”

    — Vanity Fair


  • An AudioFile Editors’ Pick, October 2013
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books, 2013
  • A Huffington Post Best Book of 2013
  • A Los Angeles Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A 2013 Booklist Editors’ Choice for Adult Books
  • A 2013 New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • An Amazon Top 100 Book of 2013
  • A 2014 John W. Campbell Memorial Award Finalist

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — goharper, 10/21/2022

About Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of children’s fiction, young adult fiction, science fiction, and more. His works have won the Newbery Medal, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, France’s Prix Médicis, Germany’s Albatross Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the American Book Award. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco, and is cofounder of 826 National, a network of educational centers around the country offering free tutoring to kids of all backgrounds.

About Dion Graham

Dion Graham is an award-winning narrator named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine. He has been a recipient of the prestigious Audie Award numerous times, as well as Earphones Awards, the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards, IBPA Ben Franklin Awards, and the ALA Odyssey Award. He was nominated in 2015 for a Voice Arts Award for Outstanding Narration. He is also a critically acclaimed actor who has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. He is a graduate of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, with an MFA degree in acting.