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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (36,428 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Don DeLillo Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Winner of the National Book Award, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, his fourth wife, Babette, and four ultra­modern offspring as they navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism. When an industrial accident unleashes an “airborne toxic event,” a lethal black chemical cloud floats over their lives. The menacing cloud is a more urgent and visible version of the “white noise” engulfing the Gladneys—radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves, ultrasonic appliances, and TV murmurings—pulsing with life, yet suggesting something ominous. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kenyon Ho | 2/15/2014

    " It is entirely possible that I have overrated this book. But I read this a while ago, and it was my first introduction to good, quality english writing, and my mind was blown away. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Carolyn | 2/7/2014

    " Utterly Vonnegutian in nature, DeLillo's brilliant prosaic inventions are gnawed in the hyperbolic maelstrom of 'White Noise'. The novel seeks to cast a satirical, foreboding eye on present Western society. In doing so, it falls prey to its own overenthusiastic sarcasm. This work screams 'late-night-90's-television-movies'. Disappointing to see such a lack of realistic depth from this brilliant writer. The meaning is lost in its flippant delivery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robert | 2/2/2014

    " Don DeLillo is my favorite author these days. Yes, "favorite", like you might have a favorite color or candy bar. It's almost embarrassing how starting one of his books is like sinking into a warm bath for me, as the old cliche has it. I'm so grateful that I came to him so late. When this book was written (1985) I was still making ambitious but naive and superficial performance art. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tamara | 1/29/2014

    " This book was very well written, but I spent almost my entire time reading it waiting for the "point." It seemed like everything in it was significant, but I didn't know why, and the climax of the story did not answer my questions. But good writing an extremely clever dialogue. Overall enjoyable, but maybe somewhat lost on me. "

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