The Corrections

  • von Jonathan Franzen
  • Sprecher: George Guidall
  • 21 Std. 57 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


National Book Award, Fiction, 2001
The Corrections is a grandly entertaining novel for the new century - a comic, tragic masterpiece about a family breaking down in an age of easy fixes. After almost 50 years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives.
The oldest, Gary, a once-stable portfolio manager and family man, is trying to convince his wife and himself, despite clear signs to the contrary, that he is not clinically depressed. The middle child, Chip, has lost his seemingly secure academic job and is failing specatcularly at his new line of work. And Denise, the youngest, has escaped a disastrous marriage only to pour her youth and beauty down the drain on an affair with a married man - or so her mother fears.
Desperate for some pleasure to look forward to. Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home.
Stretching from the Midwest at midcentury to the Wall Street and Eastern Europe of today, The Corrections brings an old-fashioned world of civic virtue and sexual inhibitions into violent collision with the era of home surveillance, hands-off parenting, do-it-yourself mental health care, and globalized greed. Richly realistic, darkly hilarious, deeply humane, it confirms Jonathan Franzen as one of our most brilliant interpreters of American society and the American soul.


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Halten Sie die Hörbuch-Ausgabe von The Corrections für besser als das Buch?

ich kenne das buch nicht. aber das hörbuch ist fantastisch gelesen.

Welches andere Buch würden Sie mit The Corrections vergleichen? Warum?

john irvings bücher sind vergleichbar.

Haben Sie vorher schon ein Hörbuch mit George Guidall gehört? Wie würden Sie beide vergleichen?

ein ausgezeichneter leser, gut verständlich.

Gab es im Hörbuch einen Moment, der Sie ganz besonders berührt hat?

ja, da gab es viele.

Lesen Sie weiter...

- eva

gorgeous! and the speaker is grandios!

Halten Sie die Hörbuch-Ausgabe von The Corrections für besser als das Buch?

I read this book in English, in German and I heard it as an Audible. Even I knew the story already, the speaker makes a new experience out of it, it's like a screen play listen to him and you get a movie in you head. It's psychology, it's sociology, it's a story, it's linguisticality, or: it's art!

Lesen Sie weiter...

- zuppy13

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 29.12.2010
  • Verlag: Simon & Schuster Audio