Lincoln within the Bardo: A Novel By George Saunders [Audiobook]

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Publisher’s Summary

Winner, 2018 APA Audie Awards – Audiobook of the Year
Winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize

The long-awaited first novel from the writer of Tenth of December: a transferring and authentic father-son tale that includes none rather then Abraham Lincoln, in addition to an unforgettable solid of supporting characters, dwelling and lifeless, ancient and invented.

February 1862. The Civil War is lower than 12 months outdated. The combating has begun in earnest, and the country has begun to are aware of it is in for a protracted, bloody combat. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s liked 11-year-old son, Willie, is gravely sick. In an issue of days, regardless of predictions of a restoration, Willie dies and is laid to relaxation in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers file {that a} grief-stricken Lincoln returns, by myself, to the crypt a number of occasions to carry his boy’s frame.

From that seed of ancient reality, George Saunders spins an unforgettable tale of familial love and loss that breaks freed from its lifelike, ancient framework right into a supernatural realm each hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln unearths himself in a odd purgatory the place ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact atypical acts of penance. Within this transitional state-called, within the Tibetan custom, the bardo-a enormous combat erupts over younger Willie’s soul.

Lincoln within the Bardo is an astonishing feat of creativeness and a daring step ahead from one of the vital necessary and influential writers of his technology. Formally bold, beneficiant in spirit, deeply concerned about issues of the center, this is a testomony to fiction’s talent to talk in truth and powerfully to the issues that actually subject to us. Saunders has invented an exhilarating new shape that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical landscape of voices to invite a undying, profound query: How do we are living and love once we know that the whole lot we adore should finish?

The 166-person complete solid comprises, so as in their look:

Nick Offerman as HANS VOLLMAN
David Sedaris as ROGER BEVINS III
Carrie Brownstein as ISABELLE PERKINS
George Saunders as THE REVEREND EVERLY THOMAS
Miranda July as MRS. ELIZABETH CRAWFORD
Lena Dunham as ELISE TRAYNOR
Ben Stiller as JACK MANDERS
Julianne Moore as JANE ELLIS
Susan Sarandon as MRS. ABIGAIL BLASS
Bradley Whitford as LT. CECIL STONE
Bill Hader as EDDIE BARON
Megan Mullally as BETSY BARON
Rainn Wilson as PERCIVAL “DASH” COLLIER
Jeff Tweedy as CAPTAIN WILLIAM PRINCE
Kat Dennings as MISS TAMARA DOOLITTLE
Jeffrey Tambor as PROFESSOR EDMUND BLOOMER
Mike O’Brien as LAWRENCE T. DECROIX
Keegan-Michael Key as ELSON FARWELL
Don Cheadle as THOMAS HAVENS
and Patrick Wilson as STANLEY “PERFESSER” LIPPERT
with Kirby Heyborne as WILLIE LINCOLN,
Mary Karr as MRS. ROSE MILLAND,
and Cassandra Campbell as Your Narrator

" Lincoln within the Bardo units a brand new usual for solid recordings in its construction, in its performances, and in its boldness. Now, let’s examine who solutions the problem." ( Chicago Tribune);"The result’s an auditory revel in not like some other, the place the notice of particular person voices disappears whilst the in moderation calibrated soundscape summons a metaphysical masterpiece. This is a excursion de drive of audiobook manufacturing, and a blinding realization of Saunders’ distinctive authorial construction." ( Booklist) ;"The completed audiobook’s tapestry of voices completely mirrors the radical." ( Entertainment Weekly)

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