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3.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 5 3.45 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dave Eggers Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2018 ISBN: 9781490638928
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Max is a rambunctious eight-year-old whose world is changing around him: His father is absent, his mother is increasingly distracted, and his teenage sister has outgrown him. Sad and angry, Max dons his wolf suit and makes terrible, ruinous mischief, flooding his sister’s room and driving his mother half-crazy. Convinced his family doesn’t want him anymore, Max flees home, finds a boat and sails away. Arriving on an island, he meets strange and giant creatures who rage and break things, who trample and scream. These beasts do everything Max feels inside, and so, Max appoints himself their king. Here, on a magnificent adventure with these funny and complex monsters, Max can be the wildest thing of all.

In this visionary adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic work, Dave Eggers brings an imaginary world vividly to life, telling the story of a lonely boy navigating the emotional journey away from boyhood.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 6/26/2011

    " A lot like the movie, by Deve Eggers and Spike Jonz, which I loved. A good, fast read, but it would be made even better, if read to a small child, at bedtime. :D
    (I was never scared by the children's book like some people were. Eggers stays true to Sendak's vision.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 6/20/2011

    " intriguing and a quick read, eggers did a great job of capturing that overwhelming feeling of being a kid "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 6/17/2011

    " "You think you wrecked this island? That you're that powerful? That you're the reason why everyone is sad or happy?" -Alexander (goat beast) to Max "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 6/7/2011

    " Sometimes it's refreshing to be back in an 8 year-old's mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 6/1/2011

    " Just when I thought I knew Eggers, I read this book! Anyone who loves Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are should read this book. It's a quick read and appeals to all ages. Max's journey is universal for us all, and I especially like humor and sentimentality. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/25/2011

    " Fun, but really lightweight. If you liked the movie, you'll like the book. Personally, the original by Maurice Sendak is my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 sheena | 5/17/2011

    " "But what if someone's head falls off? That sometimes happens. Can we eat it then?" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 5/10/2011

    " I did not expect to like this book, but I did, so very much. I have my own Max (P) whom I try very hard to understand. I read this for him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerem | 4/27/2011

    " Magical, dark, sad, beautiful, and just as good as the movie. A really great read that i just couldn't put down. Eggers is one of the best writers out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 4/24/2011

    " I loved it! What a great adaptation of the children's fav! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yaddyra | 3/29/2011

    " I thought it'd be old hat after reading the original Sendak book and seeing the Spike Jonze film. But The Wild Things was incredibly addicting and moving. I was sad when I got to the last word. "

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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 more than a dozen 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.