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  1. 12.1 hrs • Jul/26/2016 • Unabridged

    A captivating, often hilarious novel of family, loss, wilderness, and the curse of a violent America, Dave Eggers’ Heroes of the Frontier is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure.Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: they see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization.A tremendous new novel from the bestselling author of The Circle, Heroes of the Frontier is the darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness.

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    Heroes of the Frontier

    Read by Rebecca Lowman
    12.1 hrs • Jul/26/2016 • Unabridged
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  2. 7.9 hrs • Jul/08/2016 • Unabridged

    In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy’s gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment—and a moving story of how we got here.

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    A Hologram for the King

    Read by Dion Graham
    7.9 hrs • Jul/08/2016 • Unabridged
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  3. 5.4 hrs • Jun/17/2014 • Unabridged

    From Dave Eggers, bestselling author of The Circle, comes a tightly controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the only way he knows how.In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn’t recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at his chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn’t want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn’t answer his messages. And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions.

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  4. 1.1 hrs • May/01/2014 • Unabridged

    In The Only Meaning of Oil-Wet Water, two old friends, Pilar and Hand, reunite in Costa Rica for a kind of loveless love affair. Pilar takes two planes from Champaign, Illinois, to San José, rents a car, and meets Hand in Playa Alta on the Pacific coast because she wants to sleep with Hand; Hand just wants to surf.

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    The Only Meaning of the Oil-Wet Water

    Read by Dion Graham
    1.1 hrs • May/01/2014 • Unabridged
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  5. 13.7 hrs • Oct/08/2013 • Unabridged

    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.

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    The Circle

    Read by Dion Graham
    13.7 hrs • Oct/08/2013 • Unabridged
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  6. 10.5 hrs • Dec/12/2012 • Unabridged

    In his new nonfiction book Zeitoun, New York Times bestselling author Dave Eggers tells a Hurricane Katrina story unlike any written before.When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun—a prosperous Syrian American and father of four—chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the eerie days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing out supplies and rescuing those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared.Eggers’ riveting work, three years in the making, follows Zeitoun back to his childhood in Syria and around the world during his years as a sailor. The book also traces the story of Zeitoun’s wife Kathy—a boisterous southerner who converted to Islam—and their wonderful, funny, devoted family. When Zeitoun vanishes, Kathy is left to make sense of the surreal atmosphere (in New Orleans and the United States generally) in which what happened to Abdulrahman Zeitoun was possible.

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    Zeitoun

    Read by Firdous Bamji
    10.5 hrs • Dec/12/2012 • Unabridged
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  7. 11.4 hrs • Dec/12/2012 • Unabridged

    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.

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    You Shall Know Our Velocity

    Read by Dion Graham
    11.4 hrs • Dec/12/2012 • Unabridged
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  8. 0.9 hrs • Jul/01/2012 • Unabridged

    In Quiet, Tom visits Erin, a friend and former coworker living overseas. Despite wanting a deeper relationship, Tom restrains his amorous feelings. But when Tom learns that two of his male coworkers have been intimate with Erin, his patience evaporates—and he commits an act he can never take back.As editor of literary journal McSweeney’s, Dave Eggers has been partly responsible for a rejuvenation of short fiction in the United States. At the same time he has also developed his own unique, funny, endlessly inventive take on the short story form.

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    Quiet

    Read by Dion Graham
    0.9 hrs • Jul/01/2012 • Unabridged
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  9. 20.5 hrs • Jul/01/2007 • Unabridged

    In a heartrending and astonishing novel, Dave Eggers illuminates the history of the civil war in Sudan through the eyes of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee now living in the United States. We follow his life as he’s driven from his home as a boy and walks, with thousands of orphans, to Ethiopia, where he finds safety—for a time. Valentino’s travels, truly Biblical in scope, bring him in contact with government soldiers, Janjaweed-like militias, liberation rebels, hyenas and lions, disease and starvation—and a string of unexpected romances. Ultimately, Valentino finds safety in Kenya and, just after the millennium, is finally resettled in the United States, from where this novel is narrated. In this book, written with expansive humanity and surprising humor, we come to understand the nature of the conflicts in Sudan, the refugee experience in America, the dreams of the Dinka people, and the challenge one indomitable man faces in a world collapsing around him.

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    What Is the What

    Read by Dion Graham
    20.5 hrs • Jul/01/2007 • Unabridged
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  10. 13.5 hrs • Feb/17/2000 • Unabridged

    The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. Here is an exhilarating debut that manages to be simultaneously hilarious and wildly inventive as well as a deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is an instant classic that will be read in paperback for decades to come. The Vintage edition includes a new appendix by the author.

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    A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

    Read by Dion Graham
    13.5 hrs • Feb/17/2000 • Unabridged
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