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Jennifer Government

Jennifer Government

by Max Barry

Jennifer Government is Here to Help!In Max Barry’s twisted, hilarious vision of the near future, the world is run by giant American corporations (except for a few deluded holdouts like the French); taxes are illegal; employees take the last name...

Narrator: Patrick Frederic
Published: 01/21/2003
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Jennifer Government

Jennifer Government

by Max Barry

A wickedly satirical and outrageous thriller about globalization and marketing hype, Jennifer Government is the best novel in the world ever."Funny and clever.... A kind of ad-world version of Dr. Strangelove.... [Barry] unleashes enough wit...

Narrator: Michael Kramer
Published: 10/17/2002
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The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim

The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell S...

by Jonathan Coe

Maxwell Sim seems to have hit rock bottom. Estranged from his father, newly divorced, unable to communicate with his only daughter, he realizes that while he may have seventy-four friends on Facebook, there is nobody in the world with whom he can actu...

Narrator: Colin Buchanan
Published: 05/17/2011
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Ai Pedrito

Ai Pedrito!

by L. Ron Hubbard

Just arrived from Boston, she?s as nave as she is beautiful, and Sunset falls hard for her. But if he can?t make her see what kind of man her father really is, he may fall even harder. Because if he loses this fight, Sunset may never see the sunrise a...

Narrator: Multi-cast
Published: 10/07/2011
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Mermaids in Paradise

Mermaids in Paradise

by Lydia Millet

In this hilarious novel from Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet, a honeymooning couple makes friends with a marine biologist who discovers genuine mermaids in a coral reef-and who, the next night, apparently drowns in her hotel bathtub. As a reso...

Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 11/03/2014
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The Subprimes

The Subprimes

by Karl Taro Greenfeld

In a future America that feels increasingly familiar, you are your credit score. Extreme wealth inequality has created a class of have-nothings: Subprimes. Their bad credit ratings make them unemployable. Jobless and without assets, they've walked out...

Narrator: Adam Verner
Published: 05/19/2015
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Shriver

Shriver

by Chris Belden

Mistaken for a famous but reclusive author of the same name, lonely Shriver attends a writers conference at a small midwestern liberal arts college. Completely unfamiliar with the novel he supposedly wrote and utterly unprepared for the magnitude of t...

Narrator: Grover Gardner
Published: 01/05/2016
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Iterating Grace

Iterating Grace

by Koons Crooks

What is this tiny audiobook? Who is this Koons Crooks?With its privately-printed, anonymously-produced 140-copy first printing, Iterating Grace became the talk of summer 2015 in the tech world. From Buzzfeed to Tumblr to Fusion, people were puzzled an...

Narrator: John Hodgman
Published: 12/15/2015
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Potatoes are Cheaper

Potatoes are Cheaper

by Max Shulman

It's the middle of the Great Depression and Morris Katz and his cousin Albert are broke. But that's all about to change when they head off to college on a mission from Morris's mother to find rich, unattractive Jewish girls to marry. The boys arriv...

Narrator: George Newbern
Published: 07/26/2016
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Barefoot Boy with Cheek

Barefoot Boy with Cheek

by Max Shulman

On his first day of college, farm boy Asa Hearthrug enthusiastically jumps out of bed-and discovers that his pajama pants are caught in the bedsprings. He learns that his dog has died, and his father, in an effort to soften the blow, tells an absur...

Narrator: George Newbern
Published: 07/26/2016
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Many Loves of Dobie Gillis The

Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The

by Max Shulman

Including stories first published in Cosmopolitan and theSaturday Evening Post, this bestselling collection follows the romantic escapades of Max Shulman's famed collegiate Don Juan. Like most undergraduates, Dobie Gillis is a bit scattered-sometim...

Narrator: George Newbern
Published: 07/12/2016
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After On

After On

by Rob Reid

The definitive novel of today’s Silicon Valley, After On flash-captures our cultural and technological moment with up-to-the-instant savvy. Matters of privacy and government intrusion, post-Tinder romance, nihilistic terrorism, artificial consci...

Narrator: Rob Reid
Published: 08/01/2017
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