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    • Infinite Jest

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 56 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • infinite trip

    • By tom on 23-08-2017

    Non-member price: $133.67

    • Consider the Lobster and Other Essays (Selected Essays)

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: David Foster Wallace
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
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    Long renowned as one of the smartest writers on the loose, David Foster Wallace reveals himself in Consider the Lobster to be also one of the funniest. In this program, he ranges far and farther in his search for the original, the curious, or the merely mystifying. He discovers the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the Maine Lobster Festival and confronts the inevitable question just beyond the butter-or-cocktail-sauce quandary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking

    • By Anthony Pyle on 09-08-2016

    Non-member price: $25.03

    • Infinite Jest

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 56 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Somewhere in the not-so-distant future the residents of Ennet House, a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts, and students at the nearby Enfield Tennis Academy are ensnared in the search for the master copy of Infinite Jest, a movie said to be so dangerously entertaining its viewers become entranced and expire in a state of catatonic bliss....

    Non-member price: $45.57

    • Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: David Foster Wallace, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Cerveris, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Highlights
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    David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. In his exuberantly acclaimed collection, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, he combines hilarity and an escalating disquiet in stories that astonish, entertain, and expand our ideas of the pleasures that fiction can afford.

    Non-member price: $28.39

    • This Is Water: The Original David Foster Wallace Recording

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: David Foster Wallace
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. This is the audio recording of David Foster Wallace delivering that very address. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others.

    Non-member price: $8.32

    • David Foster Wallace: In His Own Words

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: David Foster Wallace
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Collected here for the first time are the stories and speeches of David Foster Wallace as read by the author himself. Over the course of his career, David Foster Wallace recorded a variety of his work in diverse circumstances - from studio recordings to live performances - that are finally compiled in this unique collection.

    Non-member price: $43.43

    • This Is Water

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Amy Wallace-Havens
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? This audiobook version of a David Foster Wallace commencement speech, read by his sister, Amy Wallace-Havens, captures his electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others. After his death, it became a treasured piece of writing reprinted in The Wall Street Journal and the London Times, commented on endlessly in blogs, and emailed from friend to friend.

    Non-member price: $21.69

    • Tor.com Collection: Season 2

    • By: Emily Foster, David Tallerman, Matt Wallace, and others
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles, Tim Gerard Reynolds, Corey Gagne, and others
    • Length: 38 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The second season of the Tor.com Collection includes Tor.com audiobooks originally published separately in the winter of 2016.

    Non-member price: $86.31

    • McCain's Promise

    • Aboard the Straight Talk Express with John McCain
    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Is John McCain "for real?" That's the question David Foster Wallace set out to explore when he first climbed aboard Senator McCain's campaign caravan in February 2000. It was a moment when McCain was increasingly perceived as a harbinger of change, the anticandidate whose goal was "to inspire young Americans to devote themselves to causes greater than their own self-interest".

    Non-member price: $21.49

    • Unendlicher Spaß

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: div.
    • Length: 78 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Unendlicher Spaß" - so nannte James Incandenza seinen Film, der Menschen, die ihn anschauen, so verhext, dass sie sich nicht mehr von ihm lösen können und dabei verdursten und verhungern. Radikale Separatisten planen mithilfe dieses Films einen Angriff auf das sensations- und vergnügungslüsterne Amerika. Ein zügelloser, unfassbarer Roman, der die menschlichen Obsessionen, Zerstreuungen und Lustbarkeiten in Worte fasst.

    Non-member price: $47.33

    • Die wahre Traurigkeit der Erwachsenen

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Lars Eidinger, Moritz von Uslar, Christian Ulmen, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
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    Noch bevor ihn der Roman "Unendlicher Spaß" weltweit berühmt machte, war David Foster Wallace bekannt für seine so subjektiven wie literarischen Essays und Reportagen. Er ging dorthin, wo es (ihm) wehtat: an die Wurzeln der eigenen Depression, auf eine Pornomesse, mit dem Hummer in den Kochtopf und an den Kern des Menschseins. "Die wahre Traurigkeit der Erwachsenen" versammelt die vier großen Texte von Foster Wallace "Der Planet Trillaphon im Verhältnis zur Üblen Sache", "Der große rote Sohn", "Am Beispiel des Hummers" und "This is Water/Das hier ist Wasser" in einem Hörbuch.

    Non-member price: $19.19

    • L´aigua es aixó [This Is Water] (Audiolibro en Catalán)

    • By: David Foster Wallace, Vicenç Pagès Jordà - prologue
    • Narrated by: David Espunya
    • Length: 38 mins
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    L’aclamat i malaguanyat escriptor David Foster Wallace reflexiona sobre alguns dels aspectes més importants de la vida en aquest manifest agut i profund. A mesura que busca respostes a preguntes gens senzilles, plasma les seves creences i deduccions sobre la naturalesa humana i dissecciona sense complexos una de les decisions més importants i alhora inconscients que prenem constantment: què pensem del món que ens envolta i de quina manera ho fem.

    Non-member price: $5.52

    • Der große rote Sohn

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Moritz von Uslar
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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    Jedes Jahr findet im Caesars Palace in Las Vegas die Verleihung der Adult Video News Awards statt, der Oscars der Pornoindustrie. Im Auftrag der Zeitschrift Premiere besucht David Foster Wallace 1998 die Preisverleihung sowie die zugehörige Pornomesse und lässt sich dort von Branchenjournalisten mit so schönen Namen wie Dick Filth die subtilen Hierarchien, erbittertsten Branchenfehden und wildesten Gerüchte dieser ziemlich flamboyanten Parallelkultur näherbringen.

    Non-member price: $14.22

    • Esto es agua [This Is Water]

    • Algunas ideas, expuestas en una ocasión especial, sobre cómo vivir con compasión [Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, About Living a Compassionate Life]
    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Carlos Manuel Vesga
    • Length: 28 mins
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    Escrito en 2005 y debatido ampliamente tras la muerte del autor, este discurso es un legado conciso de uno de los grandes pensadores de nuestro tiempo. Transido con su humor único, su intelecto preciso y su filosofía práctica, Esto es agua muestra los retos de la vida diaria y ofrece consejos que nos renuevan con cada lectura

    Non-member price: $6.91

    • Una cosa divertente che non farò mai più

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Giuseppe Battiston
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
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    Imbarcatosi per conto della rivista "Harper's" su una crociera extralusso ai Caraibi, David Foster Wallace scrive un reportage che è ormai diventato un classico dell'umorismo contemporaneo. Affilato come un rasoio ma con leggerezza mercuriale, l'autore traccia qui una satira spietata sull'opulenza e il divertimento di massa della società americana di oggi.

    Non-member price: $15.42

    • Am Beispiel des Hummers

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Christian Ulmen
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    Unter den vielen Tausend Besuchern, die sich von dem Motto "Leuchtturm, Lobster, gute Laune" anlocken lassen, befindet sich auch ein sprachmächtiger Diskursterrorist...

    Non-member price: $13.69

    • This Is Water / Das hier ist Wasser

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: David Foster Wallace, David Nathan
    • Length: 49 mins
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    David Foster Wallace wurde 2005 darum gebeten, vor Absolventen des Kenyon College eine Abschlussrede zu halten...

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    • Der Planet Trillaphon im Verhältnis zur Üblen Sache

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Lars Eidinger
    • Length: 43 mins
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    David Foster Wallace kämpfte zeitlebens mit Depressionen und suchte nach Bildern, um zu beschreiben, was ihn quält. Mit erschreckender Offenheit und Formulierungen, die später in seinen Romanen und Erzählungen Eingang finden werden, erzählt der 22-Jährige von einem Studenten, der an Depressionen erkrankt ist. Die starken Medikamente haben ihn auf einen anderen Planeten geschossen, doch scheint ein Leben dort immer noch das kleinere Übel - einen Weg zurück auf die Erde wird es niemals geben.

    Non-member price: $13.47

    • Kurze Interviews mit fiesen Männern

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Milaan Peschel, Jörg Harmann, Max Hopp
    • Length: 1 hr
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    "Willst du mal eine krasse Geschichte hören?" - so beginnt eine der Geschichten in den "Kurzen Interviews mit fiesen Männern"...

    Non-member price: $15.06

    • Schrecklich amüsant - aber in Zukunft ohne mich

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Dietmar Bär
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
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    Eine siebentägige Luxuskreuzfahrt in der Karibik? Warum nicht? Im Auftrag von Harper's Magazine hat sich David Foster Wallace tapfer für eine Woche an Bord des Luxusdampfers Zenith begeben...

    Non-member price: $14.22

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