Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan audiobook

Manhattan Beach: A Novel

By Jennifer Egan
Read by Norbert Leo Butz , Heather Lind , and Vincent Piazza

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781476716732


Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781508265344

  • ISBN: 9781508265344

Runtime: 15.27 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English



Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

Shortlisted for the 2018 Walter Scott Prize

New York Times bestseller

A Time Magazine Top 10 Book of 2017

A USA Today Best Book of the Year selection

A 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year

Esquire Magazine Best Book of the Year So Far

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

An October 2017 LibraryReads Pick

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A New York Times Notable Book

Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction

The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author.

Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, Esquire, Vogue, The Washington Post, The Guardian, USA TODAY, and Time

Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men.

‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished.

“A magnificent achievement, at once a suspenseful noir intrigue and a transporting work of lyrical beauty and emotional heft” (The Boston Globe), “Egan’s first foray into historical fiction makes you forget you’re reading historical fiction at all” (Elle). Manhattan Beach takes us into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men in a dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Is there anything Egan can’t do?” 
Jennifer Egan is . . . dizzyingly inventive.”
Jennifer Egan is a writer of tremendous intelligence and grace.”
Tremendously assured and rich, moving from depictions of violence and crime to deep tenderness. The book’s emotional power once again demonstrates Egan’s extraordinary gifts.” 
“A trio of narrators deftly weave their voices to bring to life the breathtaking story of Anna Kerrigan, her father Eddie, and the gangster Dexter Styles. Heather Lind’s voice matures as Anna grows from a curious child into an ambitious woman…Styles [is] made gruff and imposing by Vincent Piazza. Listeners learn Eddie’s secrets through Norbert Leo Butz’s steady narration, which shifts into despair and terror so suddenly that he will make you gasp aloud in shock. The promise and danger of the sea are central to this story, and Egan plumbs their depths as the narrators bring intensity to the characters’ intertwined fates. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
Praise for Jennifer Egan: “Jennifer Egan may well be the best living American novelist.”    Joe Klein
After stretching the boundaries of fiction in myriad ways...Egan does perhaps the only thing left that could surprise: she writes a thoroughly traditional novel. Realistically detailed, poetically charged, and utterly satisfying: apparently there’s nothing Egan can’t do.” 
“Egan’s first foray into historical fiction makes you forget you’re reading historical fiction at all.” Elle
“A novel that deserves to join the canon of New York stories.” New York Times Book Review
“Dares to satisfy us in a way that stories of an earlier age used to.” Washington Post
“An old-fashioned page-turner, tweaked by this witty and sophisticated writer…[Egan] works a formidable kind of magic.” New York Times
“Ambitiously and deliciously plot-driven. NPR
“Tremendously assured and rich, moving from depictions of violence and crime to deep tenderness. The book’s emotional power once again demonstrates Egan’s extraordinary gifts.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Propulsive, surprising, ravishing, and revelatory…a profound page-turner that will transport and transform every reader.” Booklist (starred review)




Author Bio: Jennifer Egan

Author Bio: Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan, the author of several books of fiction, is the recipient of the 2019 New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association’s 2019 Legacy Award for lifetime achievement. Her works including the New York Times bestseller Manhattan Beach, as well as A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer Prize and National Books Critics Circle Award; The Keep, a national bestseller; the story collection Emerald City; Look at Me, a National Book Award finalist; and The Invisible Circus, which was adapted into a major motion picture. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, Granta, McSweeney’s, the New York Times Magazine, and many others.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 15.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English