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Author: Dave Eggers Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781490638928
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The Wild Things - based very loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze - is about the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can't control. His father is gone, his mother is spending time with a younger boyfriend, his sister is becoming a teenager and no longer has interest in him. At the same time, Max finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness: he wears a wolf suit, bites his mom, and can't always control his outbursts. During a fight at home, Max flees and runs away into the woods. He finds a boat there, jumps in, and ends up on the open sea, destination unknown. He lands on the island of the Wild Things, and soon he becomes their king. But things get complicated when Max realizes that the Wild Things want as much from him as he wants from them. Funny, dark, and alive, The Wild Things is a timeless and time-tested tale for all ages. Download and start listening now!

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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. "

About the Author

Dave Eggers is the author of twelve books, including A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award, and What Is the What, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of France’s Prix Médicis Étranger and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His nonfiction and journalism have appeared in The Guardian, the New Yorker, and the Best American Essays. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company, and cofounder of Voice of Witness, a book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. He is the cofounder of 826 National, a network of youth writing and tutoring centers with locations around the country, and of ScholarMarch, which connects donors with students to make college accessible. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

About the Narrator

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 he 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.