The Guys by Anne Nelson audiobook

The Guys: A Play

By Anne Nelson
Read by Swoosie Kurtz and Bill Irwin

Random House Audio
1.43 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780739304754

First performed in a hit off-off-Broadway production, and soon to be a film starring Sigourney Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia, The Guys is a timeless drama about the surprising truths people can discover in ordinary lives, and the connections we make with others and ourselves in times of tragedy. Paralyzed by grief and unable to put his thoughts into words, Nick, a fire captain, seeks out the help of a writer to compose eulogies for the colleagues and friends he lost in the catastrophic events of September 11, 2001. As Joan, an editor by trade, draws Nick out about “the guys,” powerful profiles emerge, revealing vivid personalities and the substance and meaning that lie beneath the surface of seemingly unremarkable people. As the individual talents and enthusiasms of the people within the small firehouse community are realized, we come to understand the uniqueness and value of what each person has to contribute. And Nick and Joan, two people who under normal circumstances never would have met, jump the well-defined tracks of their own lives, and so learn about themselves, about life, and about the healing power of human connection, through talking about the guys.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2003Audie Award for Best Audio Drama

Winner of Audie Awards, 2003

First performed in a hit off-off-Broadway production, and soon to be a film starring Sigourney Weaver and Anthony LaPaglia, The Guys is a timeless drama about the surprising truths people can discover in ordinary lives, and the connections we make with others and ourselves in times of tragedy. Paralyzed by grief and unable to put his thoughts into words, Nick, a fire captain, seeks out the help of a writer to compose eulogies for the colleagues and friends he lost in the catastrophic events of September 11, 2001. As Joan, an editor by trade, draws Nick out about “the guys,” powerful profiles emerge, revealing vivid personalities and the substance and meaning that lie beneath the surface of seemingly unremarkable people. As the individual talents and enthusiasms of the people within the small firehouse community are realized, we come to understand the uniqueness and value of what each person has to contribute. And Nick and Joan, two people who under normal circumstances never would have met, jump the well-defined tracks of their own lives, and so learn about themselves, about life, and about the healing power of human connection, through talking about the guys.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[The Guys] goes beyond theater. It’s not just entertainment. It [is] a real, moving document. Robert Altman
New York’s most cathartic theater event. Entertainment Weekly
The Guys is not an ordinary night in the theater....What comes through is that humanity can be exalted by expression as well as the other way around. The New York Times
A stark and simple, potent and poignant play, brimming with edgy humanity. New York Post
The Guys cannot but hit home. New York magazine

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Author

Author Bio: Anne Nelson

Author Bio: Anne Nelson

Anne Nelson is an author and playwright, and she teaches at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She has received numerous awards and grants, including a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship and the 1989 Livingston Award for international reporting. Her books and articles have been published widely, and her play The Guys has been staged throughout the world. As a war correspondent in El Salvador and Guatemala from 1980 to 1983, Nelson published reports and photography in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and many other publications.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 1.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English