Infinite Jest

Written by:
David Foster Wallace
Narrated by:
Sean Pratt

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2012
56 hours 19 minutes
A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America

Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are.

Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human — and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.

"The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." —Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

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Andrew P.

This is an incredible book. I t is not an easy listen but immensely engaging and well written some sentences leave you with an open mouth in terms of pure description or poignancy or horror. i recommend having a copy of the actual book in order to read the endnotes which are unfortunately not included in this recording. The narrator is excellent and captures the tone of the book very well. I also recommend you listen to the Infinite Cast podcast where the whole book with end notes is read and discussed. Highly recommended

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James R.

Listeners, Beware! David Foster Wallace had a clever way with words, but it's impossible to _listen_ to this book. Maybe it would work better by reading it in print, but I doubt it. After four hours of listening, there was not one sympathetic character to care for, and Wallace's incessant ramblings about recreational drugs, complete with their chemical names, can hardly pass for a plot. "The New Yorker" calls "Infinite Jest" "hysterical realism." After four hours of hysterical realism, I was not prepared to invest another _50_ hours to this plotless torture. Sad but not surprising that the author of "Infinite Jest" hanged himself. Another AudioBooks credit wasted.

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Great book, great reading! It’s a lot to take in, but very good.

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Jacob Watts

Awesome. Well worth the time. Such an amazing experience.

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