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The Corrections
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Narrator: Dylan Baker
Format: Abridged
Release Date: September 2001
Audio Length: 9 hours
Rating: 44 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (68775 ratings)
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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 fifty 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 spectacularly 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.

About the Author: Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen was born on August 17, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Franzen is one of our most featured and respected Fiction, Bios & Memoirs and Nonfiction authors available on our website. With a total of 6 audiobooks in our collection on, such as Freedom: A Novel, How to Be Alone: Essays and The Corrections, you can enjoy over 75 hours of stories from Franzen. The Corrections was added to our online catalog in 2001, making it the oldest audiobook we carry from Franzen. The audiobook, How to Be Alone: Essays, is the latest of his audiobooks to be added to our collection. Though all of Franzen's Fiction audiobooks can be enjoyed by our customers, Freedom: A Novel is the most popular and bestselling audiobook sold on our site. To view the entire collection of 6 audiobooks, please visit his author page on Jonathan Franzen audiobooks.

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