Fresh Complaint: Stories Stories, Jeffrey Eugenides
  • List: $19.99  |  Sale: $13.99
    Club: $9.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Fresh Complaint: Stories

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides

Narrator: Jeffrey Eugenides, Ari Fliakos, Cynthia Nixon

Unabridged: 8 hr 3 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Published: 10/03/2017

Genre: Fiction - Short Stories (single Author)

Synopsis

"The theme of complaint extends beyond the title story, but for listeners the key takeaway is the word 'fresh.' Jeffrey Eugenides's fresh writing...showcases his originality and — since he also narrates it — his ability to navigate multiple accents and personalities." — AudioFile MagazineThe first collection of short fiction from Pulitzer Prize-winner Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex, and The Marriage Plot.Jeffrey Eugenides’s bestselling novels have shown him to be an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery, family love, and what it means to be American in our times.The stories in Fresh Complaint explore equally rich­­––­­and intriguing––territory. Ranging from the bitingly reproductive antics of “Baster” to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler’s search for enlightenment in “Air Mail” (selected by Annie Proulx for Best American Short Stories), this collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people’s wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art founder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in “Fresh Complaint,” a high school student whose wish to escape the strictures of her immigrant family lead her to a drastic decision that upends the life of a middle-aged British physicist. Narratively compelling, beautifully worded, and packed with a density of ideas despite their fluid grace, these stories chart the development and maturation of a major American author.More praise for Fresh Complaint:"It's not a surprise that Cynthia Nixon would be a good audiobook reader. It's surprising that she isn't hired to read every audiobook...Fliakos is endlessly entertaining while never letting theatrics outshine the characters on the page. This collection, Eugenides' first, includes 10 stories spanning three decades of the author's work. Hearing them read in a variety of voices emphasizes the changes in style and point of view that Eugenides has played with throughout his career." — Booklist"Line by line, paragraph by paragraph, Eugenides writes like a man who is enjoying himself. The feeling is contagious." — Dwight Garner for The New York Times"As I've noted before, I'd listen to Fliakos read the phone book. You don't get him or Nixon to sign on for short stories unless you have something choice in the way of material. And Eugenides certainly delivers that." — NJ.com

Recommended

Bullseye An Original Will Robie / Camel Club Short Story, David Baldacci
Bullseye
by David Baldacci

In this all-new short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci, worlds collide when government assassin Will Robie is caught in the crossfire with Oliver Stone and the Camel Club.Will Robie is closing in on his next target whe...

Narrator: Ron McLarty
Published: 02/04/2014

Everything's Eventual 14 Dark Tales, Stephen King
Everything's Eventual
by Stephen King

Includes the story “The Man in the Black Suit”—set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine In this spine-chilling compilation, King takes listeners down a road less traveled (for good reason). With a great cast of narrators (in...

Narrator: Stephen King
Published: 03/04/2014

Riding the Bullet, Stephen King
Riding the Bullet
by Stephen King

A Stephen King ghost story in the grand tradition, Riding the Bullet is the ultimate warning about the dangers of hitchhiking. A college student's mother is dying in a Maine hospital. When he hitches a ride to see her, the driver is not who he appe...

Narrator: Josh Hamilton
Published: 05/01/2002

Uncommon Type Some Stories, Tom Hanks
Uncommon Type
by Tom Hanks

A collection of seventeen wonderful short stories showing that two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart...

Narrator: Tom Hanks
Published: 10/17/2017

Everything's Eventual Five Dark Tales, Stephen King
Everything's Eventual
by Stephen King

Everything’s Eventual features Dinky Earnshaw—a nineteen-year-old pizza boy—who gets hired by a mysterious stranger for a unique and totally “eventual” (awesome) job. Read by Justin Long. Autopsy Room Four – The l...

Narrator: Oliver Platt
Published: 03/01/2002

Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
Interpreter of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of cultures and generations.

Narrator: Matilda Novak
Published: 12/29/2006

One More Thing Stories and Other Stories, B. J. Novak
One More Thing
by B. J. Novak

WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES by Lena Dunham, Jenna Fischer, Mindy Kaling, Julianne Moore, Carey Mulligan, Katy Perry, Jason Schwartzman, Emma Thompson, and Rainn WilsonB.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, ...

Narrator: B. J. Novak
Published: 02/04/2014

Trigger Warning Short Fictions and Disturbances, Neil Gaiman
Trigger Warning
by Neil Gaiman

Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things—which includes a never-befo...

Narrator: Neil Gaiman
Published: 02/03/2015

Full Dark, No Stars, Stephen King
Full Dark, No Stars
by Stephen King

Includes the story “1922”—now a Netflix original film starring Thomas Jane and Molly Parker. Four unforgettable novellas that explore the dark side of human nature from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King."Does a...

Narrator: Craig Wasson
Published: 11/09/2010
{"id":"1914429","ean":"9781427289230","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Fresh Complaint: Stories","subtitle":"Stories","author":"Jeffrey Eugenides","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Jeffrey Eugenides","ubr_id":"1914429","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"19.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"11.99","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Jeffrey Eugenides","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 8 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}