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    • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dave Eggers scored a worldwide phenomenon with this memoir that topped national best-seller lists and has since become a staple for summer reading and book clubs. A compelling voice for Generation X, Eggers hererecounts his early 20s, caring for his younger brother after their parents’ unexpected deaths and his endeavors in a variety of media.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Staggering boredom & neurosis

    • By Helen Esdaile on 20-12-2018

    Non-member price: $45.69

    • The Wild Things

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Wild Things - based very loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze - is about the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can't control. His father is gone, his mother is spending time with a younger boyfriend, his sister is becoming a teenager and no longer has interest in him. At the same time, Max finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness: He wears a wolf suit, bites his mom, and can't always control his outbursts.

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • The Monk of Mokha

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Mokhtar Alkhanshali is 24 and working as a doorman when he becomes fascinated with the rich history of coffee and Yemen's central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral home to tour terraced farms high in the country's rugged mountains. He collects samples and organizes farmers and is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs the country. Saudi bombs rain down, the US embassy closes, and Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen with only his hopes on his back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Uplifting

    • By ELIZABETH on 21-07-2018

    Non-member price: $26.53

    • Zeitoun

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When HurricaneKatrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun - a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four - chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the eerie days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and rescuing those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • The Parade

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the best-selling author of The Monk of Mokha and The Circle comes a taut, suspenseful story of two foreigners' role in a nation's fragile peace. An unnamed country is leaving the darkness of a decade at war, and to commemorate the armistice the government commissions a new road connecting two halves of the state. Two men, foreign contractors from the same company, are sent to finish the highway.

    Non-member price: $22.78

    • What Is the What

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Valentino Achak Deng is just a boy when conflict separates him from his family and forces him to leave his small Sudanese village, joining thousands of other orphans on their long, long walk to Ethiopia, where they find safety for a time. Along the way Valentino encounters enemy soldiers, liberation rebels and deadly militias, hyenas and lions, disease and starvation. But there are experiences ahead that will test his spirit in even greater ways than these....

    Non-member price: $49.01

    • Heroes of the Frontier

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    A mother and her two young children rent a battered old RV (optimistically christened the Chateau) and embark upon a journey through the Alaskan wilderness. At first their trip feels like a vacation: they spot wild animals and build bonfires. But as they travel deeper into the forest, dodging wildfires and eccentric locals, we learn more of the events that forced them to escape their old lives in search of something redemptive out at the very edge of civilization.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ultimately crashes but worth the ride

    • By ELIZABETH on 23-02-2019

    Non-member price: $32.62

    • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    At the age of 22, David Eggers became both an orphan and a "single mother" when his parents died within five months of one another of unrelated cancers. David is appointed unofficial guardian of his eight-year-old brother, Christopher. The two live together in semi-squalor, decaying food and sports equipment scattered about, while Eggers worries obsessively about child-welfare authorities, molesting babysitters, and his own health.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • You Shall Know Our Velocity

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss. It reminds us once again what an important, necessary talent Dave Eggers is.

    Non-member price: $41.00

    • Kingdom of Olives and Ash

    • Writers Confront the Occupation
    • By: Michael Chabon - editor, Ayelet Waldman - editor, Colum McCann, and others
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Fred Sanders
    • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Published to coincide the with 50th anniversary of the Israel occupation of the West Bank, an anthology that explores the human cost of the conflict there as witnessed by such notable writers as Colum McCann, Colm Toibin, Dave Eggers, Madeleine Thien, Eimear McBride and Taiye Selasi and editors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.

    Non-member price: $26.53

    • We Like You so Much and Want to Know You Better

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A million people, a billion, wanted to be where Mae was at this moment, entering this atrium, 30 feet high and shot through with California light, on her first day working for the only company that really mattered at all. A story from The New York Times Magazine, adapted from The Circle, a new novel by Dave Eggers.

    Non-member price: $0.00

    • The Lifters

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What if nothing was as it seemed? What if the ground beneath your feet was not made of solid earth and stone but had been hollowed into hundreds of tunnels and passageways? What if there were mysterious forces in these tunnels, mere inches below you as you sit in class or eat a banana? What if it were up to just two kids to stop these forces? What would it feel like to know the fate of an entire town rested on your shoulders? Twelve-year-old Gran Flowerpetal is about to find out.

    Non-member price: $51.27

    • Congo Stories

    • Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed
    • By: John Prendergast, Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling - photographer, and others
    • Narrated by: John Prendergast, Channie Waites, Jerome Butler, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the author of the New York Times best-selling and award-winning Not on Our Watch, John Prendergast co-writes a compelling book with Fidel Bafilemba - with stunning photographs by Ryan Gosling - revealing the way in which the people and resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been used throughout the last five centuries to build, develop, advance, and safeguard the United States and Europe. The book highlights the devastating price Congo has paid for that support. 

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Selected Shorts: Funny Business

    • By: Simon Rich, David Schickler, Joe Meno, and others
    • Narrated by: Wyatt Cenac, Isiah Sheffer, Kirsten Vangsness, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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    From wild and wacky to knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud fun, these humorous tales represent some of the best of recent seasons of the hit public radio series Selected Shorts. Comedian Wyatt Cenac gives a killer performance of Simon Rich’s hilarious tale of woe from the point of view of a condom in a young man’s wallet. Alec Baldwin gives a delightful over-the-top performance of James Thurber’s wonderfully silly classic tale of the day everybody in a small Ohio town thought the dam broke.

    Non-member price: $28.71

    • It Won't Be Easy

    • An Exceedingly Honest (And Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching
    • By: Tom Rademacher, Dave Eggers - foreword
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Less a how-to manual than a tribute to an impossible and impossibly rewarding profession, It Won't Be Easy captures the experience of teaching in all its messy glory. Though directed at prospective and newer teachers, It Won't Be Easy is mercifully short on jargon and long on practical wisdom, accessible to anyone - teacher, student, parent, pundit - who is interested in a behind-the-curtain look at teaching and willing to understand that, while there are no simple answers, there is power in learning to ask the right questions. 

    Non-member price: $24.37

    • The Circle (Danish Edition)

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Tina Kruse Andersen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Da Mae bliver ansat i firmaet The Circle, det mest magtfulde internetselskab i verden, tror hun, at hun har fået sit livs chance. Hun er mere end begejstret, da hun bliver vist rundt i The Circles imposante kontorlandskaber af glas, campusområdet og kollegievaerelserne for dem, der ender med aldrig at gå hjem. Hun er fascineret af firmaets dynamik, forført af den ultimative faellesskabsånd og visionen om, at alle er forbundne og online 24/7.

    Non-member price: $27.02

    • Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins, Rebecca Lowman, Michelle Gonzalez, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at the chain. Thomas didn't want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn't answer his messages. And now, Thomas has a few questions.

    Non-member price: $16.22

    • This Bridge Will Not Be Gray, Revised

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Golden Gate Bridge is the most famous bridge in the world. It is also, not entirely coincidentally, the world's first bright-orange bridge. But it wasn't supposed to be that way. In this book, bridge lover Dave Eggers tells the story of how it happened - how a bridge that some people wanted to be red and white, and some people wanted to be yellow and black, and most people wanted simply to be gray, instead became, thanks to the vision and stick-to-itiveness of a few peculiar architects, one of the most memorable man-made objects ever created. 

    Non-member price: $3.40

    • Her Right Foot

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If you had to name a statue, any statue, odds are good you'd mention the Statue of Liberty. Have you seen her? She's in New York. She's holding a torch. And she's in mid-stride, moving forward. But why? In this fascinating and fun take on nonfiction, Dave Eggers investigates a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What he finds is about more than history, more than art. What he finds in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential of an entire country's creation.

    Non-member price: $3.40

    • Ein Hologramm für den König

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Ulrich Pleitgen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
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    Ein Hologramm für den König ist die anrührende, absurde Geschichte von Alan Clay, einem amerikanischen Geschäftsmann kurz vor dem Bankrott...

    Non-member price: $18.12

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