The Pale King

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: David Foster Wallace

Narrated By: Robert Petkoff

Publisher: Penguin Books LTD

Date: April 2011

Duration: 19 hours 18 minutes

Summary:

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Pale King, David Foster Wallace's final and most ambitious undertaking - an audacious and hilarious look into the abyss of ordinary life. Read by the actor Robert Petkoff.

The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Centre in Peoria, IL, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has.

The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply intriguing and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with ultimate questions - questions of life's meaning and of the ultimate value of work and family - through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace's unique gifts. Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for a writer who dared to take on the most daunting subjects the human spirit can imagine.

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