Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer audiobook

Everything Is Illuminated

By Jonathan Safran Foer
Read by Robert Petkoff

HMH Audio 9780141008257
11.77 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780358297031

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    ISBN: 9781094063652

“Imagine a novel as verbally cunning as A Clockwork Orange, as harrowing as The Painted Bird, as exuberant and twee as Candide, and you have Everything Is Illuminated . . . Read it, and you'll feel altered, chastened — seared in the fire of something new.” — Washington Post With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man — also named Jonathan Safran Foer — sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war, an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior, and the unforgettable Alex, a young Ukrainian translator who speaks in a sublimely butchered English, Jonathan is led on a quixotic journey over a devastated landscape and into an unexpected past.   As their adventure unfolds, Jonathan imagines the history of his grandfather’s village, conjuring a magical fable of startling symmetries that unite generations across time. As his search moves back in time, the fantastical history moves forward, until reality collides with fiction in a heart-stopping scene of extraordinary power. “A rambunctious tour de force of inventive and intelligent storytelling . . . Foer can place his reader’s hand on the heart of human experience, the transcendent beauty of human connections. Read, you can feel the life beating.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award

Winner of the London Guardian First Book Award

A 2020 Audie Award Finalist for Best Male Narration

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

“Imagine a novel as verbally cunning as A Clockwork Orange, as harrowing as The Painted Bird, as exuberant and twee as Candide, and you have Everything Is Illuminated . . . Read it, and you'll feel altered, chastened — seared in the fire of something new.” — Washington Post

With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man — also named Jonathan Safran Foer — sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war, an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior, and the unforgettable Alex, a young Ukrainian translator who speaks in a sublimely butchered English, Jonathan is led on a quixotic journey over a devastated landscape and into an unexpected past.
 
As their adventure unfolds, Jonathan imagines the history of his grandfather’s village, conjuring a magical fable of startling symmetries that unite generations across time. As his search moves back in time, the fantastical history moves forward, until reality collides with fiction in a heart-stopping scene of extraordinary power.

“A rambunctious tour de force of inventive and intelligent storytelling . . . Foer can place his reader’s hand on the heart of human experience, the transcendent beauty of human connections. Read, you can feel the life beating.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"[A] funny, moving…deeply felt novel about the dangers of confronting the past and the redemption that comes with laughing at it, even when that seems all but impossible.” Time
“[A] dazzling literary high-wire act…Brilliant…The payoff is extraordinary: a fearless, acrobatic, ultimately haunting effort.” New York Times
“Narrator Robert Petkoff captures the wit and humor of this award-winning novel…Petkoff easily switches between different accents and distinct voices as he portrays a fictional Jonathan Safran Foer, the work’s author and main character, and his friend Alex Perchov, who butchers the English language with his malapropisms…Those who love a combination of humor, tragedy, history, and nonlinear storytelling will be rewarded.” AudioFile
“A rambunctious tour de force of inventive and intelligent storytelling…Foer can place his reader’s hand on the heart of human experience, the transcendent beauty of human connections. Read, you can feel the life beating.” Philadelphia Inquirer

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Author

Author Bio: Jonathan Safran Foer

Author Bio: Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Here I Am and of the nonfiction books Eating Animals and We Are the Weather. Everything Is Illuminated won several literary prizes, including the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award. His work has been translated into thirty-six languages.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English