Loner by Teddy Wayne audiobook

Loner

By Teddy Wayne
Read by David Bendena

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6.13 Hours 1
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David Federman has never felt appreciated. An academically gifted yet painfully forgettable member of his New Jersey high school class, the withdrawn, mild-mannered freshman arrives at Harvard fully expecting to be embraced by a new tribe of high-achieving peers. But, initially, his social prospects seem unlikely to change, sentencing him to a lifetime of anonymity. Then he meets Veronica Morgan Wells. Struck by her beauty, wit, and sophisticated Manhattan upbringing, David falls feverishly in love. Determined to win her attention and an invite into her glamorous world, he begins compromising his moral standards for this one, great shot at happiness. But both Veronica and David, it turns out, are not exactly as they seem.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times Pick of Best Paperbacks Out This Week

A People Pick of the Week

An NPR Best Book of the Year

David Federman has never felt appreciated. An academically gifted yet painfully forgettable member of his New Jersey high school class, the withdrawn, mild-mannered freshman arrives at Harvard fully expecting to be embraced by a new tribe of high-achieving peers. But, initially, his social prospects seem unlikely to change, sentencing him to a lifetime of anonymity.

Then he meets Veronica Morgan Wells. Struck by her beauty, wit, and sophisticated Manhattan upbringing, David falls feverishly in love. Determined to win her attention and an invite into her glamorous world, he begins compromising his moral standards for this one, great shot at happiness. But both Veronica and David, it turns out, are not exactly as they seem.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If Loner at first appears to be a comedy of manners, it quickly veers into something far creepier…The reader may go from enjoying Loner to finding the experience not just uncomfortable but excruciating.” New York Times Book Review
“Wildly inventive and disturbing.” Esquire
“Powerful.” NPR’s Fresh Air
Loner’is a fresh look at an old topic—longing, love, and lust on campus.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Wayne has created a uniquely terrifying and compelling protagonist for such a funny book…A great, lethal little book.” Boston Globe
“David Bendena’s narration of Wayne’s novel is deceptively straightforward…At first, Bendena voices David as a meticulous young man who is instantly and singularly struck by the very presence of Veronica Wells, another incoming student. As David begins to devise plans and then increasingly desperate schemes to get closer to Veronica, Bendana highlights David’s progressive unreliability as the storyteller. The listener is swept into the darkest corners of campus politics and human identities.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Teddy Wayne

Author Bio: Teddy Wayne

Teddy Wayne is the winner of a 2011 Whiting Writers’ Award and a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award, PEN/Bingham Prize, and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He writes regularly for the New Yorker, New York Times, Vanity Fair, McSweeney’s, and other publications.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 6.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English