Fox 8 by George Saunders audiobook

Fox 8: A Story

By George Saunders
Read by George Saunders

Random House Audio
0.62 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780804163989

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo, a darkly comic short story about the unintended consequences unleashed by our quest to tame the natural world. Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regarded with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until Fox 8 develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak Yuman by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children’s bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people—even after danjer arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack. Told with his distinctive blend of humor and pathos, Fox 8 showcases the extraordinary imaginative talents of George Saunders, whom The New York Times called “the writer for our time.”

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Summary

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo, a darkly comic short story about the unintended consequences unleashed by our quest to tame the natural world. Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regarded with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until Fox 8 develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak Yuman by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children’s bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people—even after danjer arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack. Told with his distinctive blend of humor and pathos, Fox 8 showcases the extraordinary imaginative talents of George Saunders, whom The New York Times called “the writer for our time.”

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by Meagan 9/13/2017
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An environmentalist novella not to be missed

This book, written and read by George Saunders, tells the story of a fox who becomes a victim of human expansion as told from the fox's point of view. The message reminds me of Watership Down, one of my favorite books of all time; humans are taking over the land, and this greatly affects the habitats and behavior of animals. While the characters in this little novella don't have enough time to fully develop, I still found myself rooting for the fox and his family as a shopping mall takes over their space in the world. But like Watership Down, this isn't a story for children, nor is it a tale the faint of heart; it is a touching, poignant essay on the fragility of nature when faced with thoughtless (and sometimes cruel) human activity. *** George Saunders is the perfect narrator for this tale; his voice is nothing special, but it suits the quick, sharp observations of an anxious fox extremely well.

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Author Bio: George Saunders

Author Bio: George Saunders

George Saunders is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ten books, including Lincoln in the Bardo, which won the Man Booker Prize; Tenth of December, a finalist for the National Book Award; and others. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 0.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English