A Hologram for the King

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Product Number: C00905
Released: Jul 05, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470321079
Narrator/s: Dion Graham
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In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. In A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment- and a moving story of how we got here.

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Author(s): Dave Eggers
Awards:2013-New York Times Bestseller

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A Hologram for the King
Product Number: BX00000178
Product Number:C00905
Product Number:Z05680

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eAudio
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Author(s): Dave Eggers
Narrator(s): Dion Graham
Product Number Z05680
Released: Jun 19, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470321093
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Dave Eggers
Narrator(s): Dion Graham
Product Number MP0514
Released: Jul 11, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470321086
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Author(s): Dave Eggers
Product Number EB00173659
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9781938073311

Professional reviews

"Sad-sack Alan Clay is the engaging protagonist of Eggers's novel, which comes to life with the elegant performance of Dion Graham. The story focuses on a down-on-his luck businessman and his goal of selling holographic computer services to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia so that he can pay his daughter's college tuition and extricate himself from a financial hole. Eggers also includes almost subliminal messages about global finance and international politics. Although a bit uneven, the book contains memorable moments of hilarity and insight. Listeners also benefit greatly from Graham's measured delivery, which eases the tedious moments, highlights the charming dialogue, and brings alive the book's most compelling scenes. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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