4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster audiobook

4 3 2 1: A Novel

By Paul Auster
Read by Paul Auster

36.52 Hours 01/31/2017 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
  • $49.99

    ISBN: 9781427282798

This program is narrated by—and includes a bonus interview with—the author. Paul Auster’s greatest, most heartbreaking and satisfying novel—a sweeping and surprising story of birthright and possibility, of love and of life itself: a masterpiece. Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson’s life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Athletic skills and sex lives and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Each Ferguson falls under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman, yet each Amy and each Ferguson have a relationship like no other. Meanwhile, listeners will take in each Ferguson’s pleasures and ache from each Ferguson’s pains, as the mortal plot of each Ferguson’s life rushes on. As inventive and dexterously constructed as anything Paul Auster has ever written, yet with a passion for realism and a great tenderness and fierce attachment to history and to life itself that listeners have never heard from Auster before. 4 3 2 1 is a marvelous and unforgettably affecting tour de force.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

Man Booker Prize Longlist Selection

Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, Editor's Top Pick for February 2017

Washington Post Top 10 Book of Most Anticipated for 2017

Chicago Tribune Pick for Most Anticipated Books of 2017

Boston Globe bestseller

Los Angeles Times bestseller

This program is narrated by—and includes a bonus interview with—the author.

Paul Auster’s greatest, most heartbreaking and satisfying novel—a sweeping and surprising story of birthright and possibility, of love and of life itself: a masterpiece.

Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson’s life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Athletic skills and sex lives and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Each Ferguson falls under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman, yet each Amy and each Ferguson have a relationship like no other. Meanwhile, listeners will take in each Ferguson’s pleasures and ache from each Ferguson’s pains, as the mortal plot of each Ferguson’s life rushes on.

As inventive and dexterously constructed as anything Paul Auster has ever written, yet with a passion for realism and a great tenderness and fierce attachment to history and to life itself that listeners have never heard from Auster before. 4 3 2 1 is a marvelous and unforgettably affecting tour de force.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Auster’s ruminations on death, family, memory, and marriage are both poignant and delightful.” New Yorker
"Reads like [a] big social drama…while also offering the philosophical exploration of one man’s fate.” Esquire
“Rich in period detail, 4 3 2 1 reflects the high spirits of postwar America as well as the despair coiled, asplike, in its shadows.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Auster has an enormous talent for creating worlds that are both fantastic and believable.” San Francisco Chronicle

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Author

Author Bio: Paul Auster

Author Bio: Paul Auster

Paul Auster is the bestselling author of The New York Trilogy and many other critically acclaimed novels. He was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize in 2006. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 36.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English