Pastoralia Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
©2000, 2001 George Saunders (P)2019 Random House Audio
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|Listening Length||4 hours and 31 minutes|
|Audible.in Release Date||09 July 2019|
|Publisher||Random House Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank||
#24,757 in Audible Audiobooks & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Audiobooks & Originals)
#42 in Metaphysical & Visionary Fiction
#174 in Psychological Fiction
#178 in Literature Anthologies
4.4 out of 5
259 global ratings
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Bold, funny, unconventional work - read it to have your mind boggled!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 March 2018
A very well written and highly amusing, clever book, and a great introduction to Saunders' work, which I had never read before this. The title story is definitely the best, and the book is worth buying just to read it - I am a writer myself and was left completely in awe (and completely envious) when I tried to wrap my head around Saunders' technique. The other stories never quite lived up to Pastoralia, some of them felt as if they needed to be fleshed out or developed a little deeper, but they are still very enjoyable to read. I was extremely impressed by Saunders' boldness and ingenuity, and look forward to reading more of his work.
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goodReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 December 2018
Five StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 November 2015
An interesting book, well written, interesting cover. Would read again.
SpeedyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 May 2019
Often funny and sometimes heartbreaking short stories, recommended!Reviewed in Canada on 14 May 2021
I really enjoyed this assortment of short stories. Many are messed up! The first novella points a jarring finger at workplace politics and busy-work, but in a fun/creative way. There's also a very memorable short about a dead poor woman who comes back from her gave to "haunt" her family. She pushes them to move up in the world economically, all while she is in a state of denial regarding her body's increasing state of decay. This story managed to be funny and heart breaking.