The Year of Magical Thinking Free Audiobook Download by Joan Didion

The Year of Magical Thinking is the story of Joan Didion's life in the weeks after her husband, John Gregory Dunne, passes away. Having suffered a mental breakdown, she has no choice but to write and wait for her life to return to normal. Joan reflects back on her relationship with John as well as her past thoughts and experiences that led up to his death in an attempt to make sense of them. The book was an instant hit and became one of the most influential books in contemporary writing.

The Year of Magical Thinking is an immensely powerful book that will connect with the reader on a deep level. It's not often that someone would read an entire memoir one sitting, but this book is worth it. The narrator, Barbara Caruso, does an excellent job to immerse the listener through her narration.

All around the year 2005, there is a feeling of surrealism. As a result of 9/11 and the Great Recession, Joan Didion's book reviews the events that happened in her life after her husband died unexpectedly. Although her husband had just gone to work a few hours before he died, she places all blame on him rather than herself or anyone else because if he hadn't gone to work, he wouldn't have died. She also notes how she feels like her life was in a dream for nearly 2 months after his death.

The Year of Magical Thinking, written by Joan Didion and narrated by Barbara Caruso, is a non-fiction book about Joan's life as she ponders the death of her husband, John Gregory Dunne. The audiobook is 37 hours long, but plenty interesting enough to pull you in.

The Year of Magical Thinking is a book that explores how Joan Didion feels after the sudden death of her husband. She was in the middle of her life and had adopted a routine before he died without being aware that would be the last time she would live it. Her story delves into topics such as grief, loss, and trauma. It is a personal reflection on this process of accepting losses.

In this audiobook, Didion writes about her past year which was marked by a series of events that each seemed to signal a loss. Despite the pain, she still came out of it with a feeling of having lived a fulfilling life.

Published Date 2005-10-06
Duration 5 hours 12 minutes
Author Joan Didion
Narrated Barbara Caruso
(174 Reviews)
Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category Biography & Memoir
Parent Category Women, Memoir, Literary

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