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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dave Eggers Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2013 ISBN: 9780804191173
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • “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

  • “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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About the Author
Author Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers won the 2009 Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation. He is the author of What Is the What, among other books. He is the editor for McSweeney’s, an independent publishing house in San Francisco, and is the cofounder of 826 National, a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers for youth with locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Ann Arbor, and Seattle. With his high school students he edits The Best American Nonrequired Reading, a yearly anthology, and with his brother Toph he cowrites the Haggis-on-Whey series of semi-informative books, which includes Giraffes? Giraffes!, Animals of the Ocean (in Particular the Giant Squid), and Cold Fusion.

About the Narrator

Dion Graham, from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. Winner of dozens of Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.