The Silence by Don DeLillo audiobook

The Silence

By Don DeLillo
Read by Marin Ireland  and  a full cast

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982164553
1.88 Hours 1
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A timely and compelling novel set in the near future about five people gathered together in a Manhattan apartment, in the midst of a catastrophic event Don DeLillo completed this novel just weeks before the advent of Covid-19. The Silence is the story of a different catastrophic event. Its resonances offer a mysterious solace. It is Super Bowl Sunday in the year 2022. Five people, dinner, an apartment on the east side of Manhattan. The retired physics professor and her husband and her former student waiting for the couple who will join them from what becomes a dramatic flight from Paris. The conversation ranges from a survey telescope in North-central Chile to a favorite brand of bourbon to Einstein’s 1912 Manuscript on the Special Theory of Relativity. Then something happens and the digital connections that have transformed our lives are severed. What follows is a dazzling and profoundly moving conversation about what makes us human. Never has the art of fiction been such an immediate guide to our navigation of a bewildering world. Never have DeLillo’s prescience, imagination, and language been more illuminating and essential.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

A timely and compelling novel set in the near future about five people gathered together in a Manhattan apartment, in the midst of a catastrophic event

Don DeLillo completed this novel just weeks before the advent of Covid-19. The Silence is the story of a different catastrophic event. Its resonances offer a mysterious solace.

It is Super Bowl Sunday in the year 2022. Five people, dinner, an apartment on the east side of Manhattan. The retired physics professor and her husband and her former student waiting for the couple who will join them from what becomes a dramatic flight from Paris. The conversation ranges from a survey telescope in North-central Chile to a favorite brand of bourbon to Einstein’s 1912 Manuscript on the Special Theory of Relativity.

Then something happens and the digital connections that have transformed our lives are severed.

What follows is a dazzling and profoundly moving conversation about what makes us human. Never has the art of fiction been such an immediate guide to our navigation of a bewildering world. Never have DeLillo’s prescience, imagination, and language been more illuminating and essential.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A full cast propels DeLillo’s latest audiobook…Marin Ireland’s centering narrative anchors the stellar performances…The collective performances make this story resonate more deeply.” AudioFile
“A mesmerizing, menace-packed short novel….[that] views technology as our Achilles’ heel.” Minneapolis Star Tribune
"[The Silence] is a pristine disaster novel…[that] reminds us that, as he puts it…‘Life can get so interesting that we forget to be afraid.’'" New York Times
“DeLillo delights in, rather than despairs over, the absurdities of modern experience…The field of language is the real setting of The Silence.” Wall Street Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Don DeLillo

Author Bio: Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo is the author of seventeen novels which have won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award, the Jerusalem Prize for his complete body of work, and the William Dean Howells Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2013 he was awarded the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, and in 2015, the National Book Foundation awarded DeLillo its Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 1.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English