The Circle

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By:

Narrated By: Dion Graham

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: October 2013

Duration: 13 hours 45 minutes

Summary:

The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award.

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

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  • aubrey fisher

    I was intrigued by the storey....but did not enjoy the end. I dont know if I could recommend to pay for this book...lib rary if you must! but it did make you think....

  • Mandy Webster

    This book, which chronicles the rise of a young entry-level customer service agent at a Google-type company was a little too close to reality for comfort. A compelling look at how we are all getting sucked into the \'transparent\' life in which everyone seems to feel an obligation to share everything, all the time.