Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel

Written by:
Andrew Sean Greer
Narrated by:
Robert Petkoff

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2017
8 hours 15 minutes
A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of 'arresting lyricism and beauty' (The New York Times Book Review).WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017
A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017
A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017
Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award, and the California Book AwardWho says you can't run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world.QUESTION: How do you arrange to skip town?ANSWER: You accept them all.What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last.Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, Less is, above all, a love story.A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author The New York Times has hailed as 'inspired, lyrical,' 'elegiac,' 'ingenious,' as well as 'too sappy by half,' Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.'I could not love LESS more.'--Ron Charles, The Washington Post'Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful.'--Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review
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Didn't like book. Not entertained by a book about an author writing a book that mimicked his own life. There are plenty of people going through a mid-life crisis. I considered Less whiney and too much "whoa is me."

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I laughed, I cried, an amazing novel.

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Kristyn A.

I purchased this book on a whim. It took me a while to actually start but once I did, I couldn't stop. The narrator made it very easy to visualize Less....I felt like I knew him!

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William D.

Loved this book. It is funny and gut wrenchingly real and raw. Fantastic imagery and flawless writing. Highly recommend.

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Terrie S.

I love this book, I wasn’t sure at first but I could stop listening .. really didn’t want it to end…

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