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Less: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Andrew Sean Greer

Narrated By: Robert Petkoff

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: July 2017

Duration: 8 hours 18 minutes

Summary:

A breakout romantic comedy by the bestselling author of five critically acclaimed novels

Who says you can't run away from your problems?

You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world.

QUESTION: How do you arrange to skip town?

ANSWER: You accept them all.

What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last.

Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, Less is, above all, a love story.

A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author The New York Times has hailed as "inspired, lyrical," "elegiac," "ingenious," as well as "too sappy by half," Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy

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  • William D.

    Loved this book. It is funny and gut wrenchingly real and raw. Fantastic imagery and flawless writing. Highly recommend.

  • Terrie S.

    I love this book, I wasn’t sure at first but I could stop listening .. really didn’t want it to end…