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Old 12-12-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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Audible.com free book A Confederacy of Dunces

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Old 12-12-2009, 06:56 PM   #2
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Wow. People, this book is fantastic. I listened to it in my car a few years ago, having borrowed it from the library. A funny intelligent read (listen). There is a sad story behind it though. Can't remember the details, but something like the author killed himself, and this unpublished work was found in his possessions. The mother shopped it around to publishers. This is the authors first and only published work. Such a loss.
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Thanks so much!! I love audiobooks and Audible is a great source for things that are not available from my library.
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Wow. People, this book is fantastic. I listened to it in my car a few years ago, having borrowed it from the library. A funny intelligent read (listen). There is a sad story behind it though. Can't remember the details, but something like the author killed himself, and this unpublished work was found in his possessions. The mother shopped it around to publishers. This is the authors first and only published work. Such a loss.

Yes indeed, John Kennedy Toole's story is not a happy one, but he left behind one of the fine novels of the 20th century. It was awarded the Pulitzer in 1981. Toole's mother essentially badgered an editor at a university press to read her son's manuscript and he did so thinking he could read the first few pages and find a legitimate reason to tell her "no". Well, he couldn't do it, it was too good.

Ignatius Reilly is one of the great comic protagonists in literature. Not somebody I'd like to spend time with in real life, but a marvelous, complex, aggravating character. And Jones, a relatively minor character, is just plain old hilarious every time he appears.

If you haven't read it, or listened to it (who is the "voice"?) I encourage you to do so.

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Old 12-12-2009, 08:15 PM   #5
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We are still giving away the FREE download of A Confederacy of Dunces! http://ow.ly/L6ai Get your copy now.

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OFFER VALID UNTIL 15 DECEMBER 2009.

Thank you, bookratt.

I've spent a bit of money at Audible over the years, the last time being yesterday, so it's kind of nice to be getting two freebies in one day.

The other, Larry Niven's Ringworld, can be found HERE.
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I did get offered this as a freebie though, and picked it up OK. Should be good - love Tim Curry!

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Have you tried creating an account and telling Audible that your location is "USA". That's what I did and it worked fine for me.
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Last call! The FREE download of A Confederacy of Dunces ends tomorrow (12/15) at 10:00am EST
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Thanks!!!! I love audiobooks too. I never tried anything but the Library audiobooks.

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This is free again at Audible for those who missed it before:

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Oh, that's a good one. I read that as an audiobook, or rather, I listened to it. That's a really fun one. Thanks!
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