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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17,304 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: December 2012 ISBN: 9781440792571
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The best-selling author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers announced himself as a literary force with this striking debut. It is the tale of two friends on a globe-trekking quest—at turns hilarious, frustrating, and heartbreaking—to give away money while grieving a painful loss. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • One of the 2002 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colleen | 2/20/2014

    " Really disappointed in this one, having liked Dave Eggers' work before, but I just couldn't get into this one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dana C. | 2/15/2014

    " I couldn't even finish this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel | 2/12/2014

    " My current (as in, over the last 5 years or so) favorite book! Love it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 2/7/2014

    " This is the version with Hand's interlude. I'm really kind of super sad I didn't read the original, I might have liked it. I really want to like certain things about this book, some of the ideas and themes (even though Eggers hand is so fucking heavy with everything that it's a little insulting). Trying to describe the book I told someone "It's okay if you squint at it" which I think means that it's okay if you don't look at all of it and ignore parts of it. I really want to like this book, I really want to sympathize with a character that needs to run away when things get hard and with the feeling of needing to move, but I can't because the characters are poorly developed, and kind of dumb. This book makes me sigh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geraint Griffiths | 1/30/2014

    " This book is one of the most frustrating novels I have read. The characters have good back stories, the overall premise is great, and the opening paragraph is brilliant. That main issue I have is that both narrator and his right-hand-man are so bloody whiny. If they stopped looking at their bruised egos/navels I might be able to finish the book. Disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan O'Laughlin | 1/23/2014

    " What a weird twist in the middle of this book... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madeleine | 1/18/2014

    " This is one of those books that fell into my life at the right time. I adored Will, wanted to throttle Hand (though his role as Will's foil really helped to define the main characters' personalities and perspectives much better than a straight narrative description would have) and wished Eggers would have spent just a little more time talking about their memories of Jack. The Jack flashbacks really gave this book a heart and soul that aren't always easy to inject into a novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 1/13/2014

    " Great book, but the ending is a little strange. Eggers writing is brilliant, as always. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/13/2014

    " Precocious and slightly pretentious. Exhausting and yet entertaining. This is Dave Eggers. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nattroop | 1/2/2014

    " terrible novel. very disappointed after reading HW of SG. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie Parent | 12/18/2013

    " Not as good as Heartbreaking work but nonetheless a GREAT read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glen | 11/10/2013

    " He's just the best author of our generation. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sean Brooks | 10/24/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this since it made me think of my two best friends and what it would be like to travel around the world in a mind boggling time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanna Diephuis | 10/13/2013

    " Dave Eggers, who is now one of my favorite authors, has yet to let me down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 9/9/2013

    " was reading a lot of Bellow at the time I read this, and loved all the allusions. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lise Charlebois-ludot | 3/15/2013

    " Again I say: "What the...?" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerri | 11/1/2012

    " The first book of Eggers' that I ever read, and my favorite. It's riddled with angst and great comedic timing, simultaneously heartbreaking and beautiful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claylajoie | 8/26/2012

    " Didn't love it, but it had its moments. Seemed too distracted for my taste. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 7/3/2012

    " Am usually a fan of Eggers but have to admit I just wasn't able to warm to the 2 main characters in this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Zoe | 6/12/2012

    " i am of a fan of eggers for a heartbreaking work..., but this could not keep my attention. poor pacing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Non | 4/18/2012

    " curious road trip, curious memoir style narrative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 6/29/2011

    " His writing style is superb. He has better books than this, but I loved his sense of humour and wit. I'd definitely recommend it to friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 6/15/2011

    " So far I like it, but not as much as his others that I read (Heartbreaking Work, Zeitoun and What is the What). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 6/8/2011

    " Great book by an author I don't typically enjoy. Really, Hand made the book for me. Especially when his section comes in like three quarters of the way through and undermines Will's whole story. Pretty ballsy. Pretty Handsy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brooke | 6/2/2011

    " ...I don't think I got it. "

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

    " Interesting book, not necessarily my favorite book by Eggers but certainly has some interesting points of view in regards to the oddity that is they 20 something male mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 5/23/2011

    " I heart Dave Eggers and this book didn't disappoint! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Ann | 4/27/2011

    " Fabulous. True Eggers voice, can't believe it took me so long to read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alvin | 4/25/2011

    " I wish I had the balls (and the cash) to take a ridiculous trip like that "

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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 fifteen 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.