Bucky F*cking Dent by David Duchovny audiobook

Bucky F*cking Dent: A Novel

By David Duchovny
Read by David Duchovny

Macmillan Audio
6.30 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781427274243

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"Listeners will have no trouble discerning among curmudgeonly Marty, cynical Ted, and good-natured grief counselor Mariana. Nor will they lose interest in the character-driven tale while anticipating each witticism and relishing Duchovny's droll delivery. A highly recommended and essential addition to audio collections." — Booklist From beloved actor and cultural icon David Duchovny comes a surreal and hilarious new audiobook Ted Fullilove, aka Mr. Peanut, is not like other Ivy League grads. He shares an apartment with Goldberg, his beloved battery-operated fish, sleeps on a bed littered with yellow legal pads penned with what he hopes will be the next great American novel, and spends the waning malaise-filled days of the Carter administration at Yankee Stadium, waxing poetic while slinging peanuts to pay the rent. When Ted hears the news that his estranged father, Marty, is dying of lung cancer, he immediately moves back into his childhood home, where a whirlwind of revelations ensues. The browbeating absentee father of his youth is living to make up for lost time, but his health dips drastically whenever his beloved Red Sox lose. And so, with help from a crew of neighborhood old-timers and the lovely Mariana--Marty's Nuyorican grief counselor--Ted orchestrates the illusion of a Sox winning streak, enabling Marty and the Red Sox to reverse the Curse of the Bambino and cruise their way to World Series victory. Well, sort of. David Duchovny's richly drawn Bucky F*cking Dent is a story of the bond between fathers and sons, Yankee fans and the Fenway faithful, and grapples with the urgent need to find our story in an age of irony and artifice. Culminating in that fateful moment in October of '78 when the meek Bucky Dent hit his way into baseball history with the unlikeliest of home runs, this tragicomic audiobook demonstrates that life truly belongs to the losers--that the long shots are the ones worth betting on. Bucky F*cking Dent is a singular tale that brims with the hilarity, poignancy, and profound solitude of modern life.

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Summary

Summary

Among longlisted titles for Time Out New York Best Books of the Year, 2016

Among longlisted titles for Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016

"Listeners will have no trouble discerning among curmudgeonly Marty, cynical Ted, and good-natured grief counselor Mariana. Nor will they lose interest in the character-driven tale while anticipating each witticism and relishing Duchovny's droll delivery. A highly recommended and essential addition to audio collections." — Booklist

From beloved actor and cultural icon David Duchovny comes a surreal and hilarious new audiobook

Ted Fullilove, aka Mr. Peanut, is not like other Ivy League grads. He shares an apartment with Goldberg, his beloved battery-operated fish, sleeps on a bed littered with yellow legal pads penned with what he hopes will be the next great American novel, and spends the waning malaise-filled days of the Carter administration at Yankee Stadium, waxing poetic while slinging peanuts to pay the rent.

When Ted hears the news that his estranged father, Marty, is dying of lung cancer, he immediately moves back into his childhood home, where a whirlwind of revelations ensues. The browbeating absentee father of his youth is living to make up for lost time, but his health dips drastically whenever his beloved Red Sox lose. And so, with help from a crew of neighborhood old-timers and the lovely Mariana--Marty's Nuyorican grief counselor--Ted orchestrates the illusion of a Sox winning streak, enabling Marty and the Red Sox to reverse the Curse of the Bambino and cruise their way to World Series victory. Well, sort of.

David Duchovny's richly drawn Bucky F*cking Dent is a story of the bond between fathers and sons, Yankee fans and the Fenway faithful, and grapples with the urgent need to find our story in an age of irony and artifice. Culminating in that fateful moment in October of '78 when the meek Bucky Dent hit his way into baseball history with the unlikeliest of home runs, this tragicomic audiobook demonstrates that life truly belongs to the losers--that the long shots are the ones worth betting on.

Bucky F*cking Dent is a singular tale that brims with the hilarity, poignancy, and profound solitude of modern life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Even people who hate the Red Sox will love this book. David Duchovny knows his baseball, but more importantly he loves his fathers and sons. A touching delight.” Gary Shteyngart, New York Times bestselling author
"It's hard to imagine any voice other than Duchovny's spinning this sports yarn. His straight narration emphasizes the colorful characters' equally colorful speech and nails every smartly-placed smart-mouthed joke...A highly recommended and essential addition to audio collections. Booklist
"Duchovny finds the humor and poetry in life’s lost causes.” Entertainment Weekly
“Hilarious and deeply touching…This moving, beautiful novel resonates with laughter and tears throughout.” USA Today
“Duchovny has hit this one out of the park…He does a terrific job of blending quirky and emotional writing.” Associated Press
“Duchovny’s hilarious new novel hits a home run…As fast as it is entertaining.” Washington Post
“David Duchovny employs his unique and highly recognizable voice to great advantage in narrating his second novel, the title of which refers to the Yankees’ dastardly shortstop. As Ted, Duchovny sounds big-guy tough and modern-guy cynical. But listeners will discover that, like Duchovny and Ted, most all of us are suckers for baseball, a bag of peanuts, and second chances. We wouldn’t want it any other way.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: David Duchovny

Author Bio: David Duchovny

David Duchovny is a television, stage, and screen actor, as well as a screenwriter and director. He is best known for his roles in The X Files and Californication. He is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English