Binge by Douglas Coupland audiobook

Binge: 60 stories to make your brain feel different

By Douglas Coupland
Read by Douglas Coupland  and various narrators

Random House Canada 9781039000520
6.28 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781039002852

The first new work of fiction since 2013 from one of Canada's most successful, idiosyncratic and world-defining writers, Douglas Coupland. He's called it Binge because it's impossible to read just one. Imagine feeling 100% alive every moment of every minute of the day! Maybe that's how animals live. Or trees, even. I sometimes stare at the plastic bag tree visible from my apartment window and marvel that both it and I are equally alive and that there's no sliding scale of life. You're either alive, or you're not. Or you're dead or you're not.     Thirty years after Douglas Coupland broke the fiction mould and defined a generation with Generation X, he is back with Binge, 60 stories laced with his observational profundity about the way we live and his existential worry about how we should be living: the very things that have made him such an influential and bestselling writer. Not to mention that he can also be really funny.     Here the narrators vary from story to story as Doug catches what he calls "the voice of the people," inspired by the way we write about ourselves and our experiences in online forums. The characters, of course, are Doug's own: crackpots, cranks and sweetie-pies, dad dancers and perpetrators of carbecues. People in the grip of unconscionable urges; lonely people; dying people; silly people. If you love Doug's fiction, this collection is like rain on the desert. Featuring stories narrated by: Victoria Carr; Selena Dhillon; Stephanie Belding; Lorna Wilson; Liz Dunn; Jane Pratt; Charlotte Shaifer; Caleb Stull; Salvatore Antonio; Will Ferguson; Douglas Coupland ; Genki Ferguson; Jarvis Cocker; Chuck Klosterman; Michael Stipe; and Bret Easton Ellis

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Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in Short Stories/Collections

The first new work of fiction since 2013 from one of Canada's most successful, idiosyncratic and world-defining writers, Douglas Coupland. He's called it Binge because it's impossible to read just one. Imagine feeling 100% alive every moment of every minute of the day! Maybe that's how animals live. Or trees, even. I sometimes stare at the plastic bag tree visible from my apartment window and marvel that both it and I are equally alive and that there's no sliding scale of life. You're either alive, or you're not. Or you're dead or you're not.     Thirty years after Douglas Coupland broke the fiction mould and defined a generation with Generation X, he is back with Binge, 60 stories laced with his observational profundity about the way we live and his existential worry about how we should be living: the very things that have made him such an influential and bestselling writer. Not to mention that he can also be really funny.     Here the narrators vary from story to story as Doug catches what he calls "the voice of the people," inspired by the way we write about ourselves and our experiences in online forums. The characters, of course, are Doug's own: crackpots, cranks and sweetie-pies, dad dancers and perpetrators of carbecues. People in the grip of unconscionable urges; lonely people; dying people; silly people. If you love Doug's fiction, this collection is like rain on the desert. Featuring stories narrated by: Victoria Carr; Selena Dhillon; Stephanie Belding; Lorna Wilson; Liz Dunn; Jane Pratt; Charlotte Shaifer; Caleb Stull; Salvatore Antonio; Will Ferguson; Douglas Coupland ; Genki Ferguson; Jarvis Cocker; Chuck Klosterman; Michael Stipe; and Bret Easton Ellis

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hooks abound in Binge, pulling readers from one bite-sized story…to the next.” Maclean’s
“[A] mind-bender…Coupland’s voice is as clever as ever, creating a specific sense of place.” Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)
“Stunningly narrated by a cast of actors and the author, Coupland’s mostly urban and edgy characters tell their first-person stories with the snappy brevity and spontaneous tone you find in online forums or impromptu sharing between strangers. The varied backgrounds of his characters are perfectly matched to the acting ranges of this outstanding ensemble. From an erudite-sounding Brit to the recognizable sounds of a streetwise drag queen, yuppie snob, and young punk, the casting choices fit the characters supremely well. The performances are juxtaposed in ways that make listening fresh from start to finish.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Douglas Coupland

Author Bio: Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland is a Canadian writer, visual artist, and designer. His first novel is the 1991 international bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, still celebrated for its biting humor and cultural relevancy thirty years since initial publication. He has published fourteen novels, two collections of short stories, eight nonfiction books. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, an Officer of the Order of Canada, an Officer of the Order of British Columbia, a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English