The Eden Express by Mark Vonnegut audiobook

The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity

By Mark Vonnegut
Read by Pete Cross

Dreamscape
9.90 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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The Eden Express describes from the inside Mark Vonnegut’s experience in the late ’60s and early ’70s—a recent college grad; in love; living communally on a farm, with a famous and doting father, cherished dog, and prized jalopy—and then the nervous breakdowns in all their slow-motion intimacy, the taste of mortality and opportunity for humor they provided, and the grim despair they afforded as well. That he emerged to write this funny and true book and then moved on to find the meaningful life that for a while had seemed beyond reach is what ultimately happens in The Eden Express. But the real story here is that, throughout his harrowing experience, his sense of humor let him see the humanity of what he was going through, and his gift of language let him describe it in such a moving way that others could begin to imagine both its utter ordinariness as well as the madness we all share.

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

The Eden Express describes from the inside Mark Vonnegut’s experience in the late ’60s and early ’70s—a recent college grad; in love; living communally on a farm, with a famous and doting father, cherished dog, and prized jalopy—and then the nervous breakdowns in all their slow-motion intimacy, the taste of mortality and opportunity for humor they provided, and the grim despair they afforded as well.

That he emerged to write this funny and true book and then moved on to find the meaningful life that for a while had seemed beyond reach is what ultimately happens in The Eden Express. But the real story here is that, throughout his harrowing experience, his sense of humor let him see the humanity of what he was going through, and his gift of language let him describe it in such a moving way that others could begin to imagine both its utter ordinariness as well as the madness we all share.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Pete Cross imbues his narration with plenty of good humor and jaunty warmth, helping the listener to empathize with the author’s experience….With a relaxed tone, Cross successfully conveys the easygoing attitude of hippie culture so vividly described in the writing while still giving the story’s deeper moments the gravitas they deserve. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“One of the best books about going crazy…Required reading for those who want to understand insanity from the inside.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Mark Vonnegut

Author Bio: Mark Vonnegut

Mark Vonnegut, after writing The Eden Express, went to medical school. He lives with his wife and two children in Milton, Massachusetts, where he is a full-time practicing pediatrician.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English