The Circle

  • by Dave Eggers
  • Narrated by Dion Graham
  • 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Mae is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Mae can't believe her great fortune to work for them - even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public...


What the Critics Say

"Tremendous. Inventive, big hearted and very funny. Prepare to be addicted" (Daily Mail)


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Customer Reviews

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Internet bad guys - so uncool!

This is a rollicking yarn masquerading as a dystopian vision of the future. Given the subject matter I shouldn't be too surprised that this is filled with cheesy characters telling each other how 'awesome' they are and that being thirty was 'like really old!' I did however enjoy hating the Circle with every ounce of my soul and cheering on the rebel characters. Mae is a chillingly dim heroine, but surely there is purpose in this, given the things she gets up to.

The reader did make some of the characters sound like they came straight out of South Park and this made me wonder if the book was actually meant to be funny.

Overall this book lacks subtlety but makes it up by being reasonably entertaining and with an almost nail biting ending. I can see this a being quite a good Hollywood film although I am not sure I would queue round the block to see it.
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- Kaggy

One of the most boring books I have read

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Possibly someone a lot younger, but I really do not know

What was most disappointing about Dave Eggers’s story?

Although it looked promising with the idea that the internet could one day completely takeover both our work and private lives, the book was too long and plodding. Thought provoking for a while but then just tedious. I tried manfully to finish it, always hoping something unexpected would happen but just gave up. It is very unusual for me to not finish a book.

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- Strawberry jam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2014
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks