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Douglas Coupland

Very evil…very funny A lethal joyride into today's new breed of technogeeks, Douglas Coupland's new novel updates Microserfs for the age of Google. Ethan Jarlewski and five co-workers are bureaucratically marooned in JPod, a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver video game design company. The six jPodders wage daily battle against the demands of a bone-headed marketing staff, who daily torture employees with idiotic changes to already idiotic games. Meanwhile, Ethan's personal life is shaped (or twisted) by phenomena as disparate as Hollywood, marijuana grow-ops, people-smuggling, ballroom dancing, and the rise of China. JPod's universe is amoral and shameless-and dizzyingly fast-paced. The characters are products of their era even as they're creating it. Everybody in Ethan's life inhabits a moral gray zone. Nobody is exempt, not even his seemingly straitlaced parents or Coupland himself. Full of word games, visual jokes, and sideways jabs, this book throws a sharp, pointed lawn dart into the heart of contemporary life. JPOD is Douglas Coupland at the top of his game. From the Cassette edition.

Very evil…very funny A lethal joyride into today's new breed of technogeeks, Douglas Coupland's new novel updates Microserfs for the age of Google. Ethan Jarlewski and five co-workers are bureaucratically marooned in JPod, a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver video game design company. The six jPodders wage daily battle against the demands of a bone-headed marketing staff, who daily torture employees with idiotic changes to already idiotic games. Meanwhile, Ethan's personal life is shaped (or twisted) by phenomena as disparate as Hollywood, marijuana grow-ops, people-smuggling, ballroom dancing, and the rise of China. JPod's universe is amoral and shameless-and dizzyingly fast-paced. The characters are products of their era even as they're creating it. Everybody in Ethan's life inhabits a moral gray zone. Nobody is exempt, not even his seemingly straitlaced parents or Coupland himself. Full of word games, visual jokes, and sideways jabs, this book throws a sharp, pointed lawn dart into the heart of contemporary life. JPOD is Douglas Coupland at the top of his game. From the Cassette edition.
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Genres:

Humor

Description:

Very evil…very funny A lethal joyride into today's new breed of technogeeks, Douglas Coupland's new novel updates Microserfs for the age of Google. Ethan Jarlewski and five co-workers are bureaucratically marooned in JPod, a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver video game design company. The six jPodders wage daily battle against the demands of a bone-headed marketing staff, who daily torture employees with idiotic changes to already idiotic games. Meanwhile, Ethan's personal life is shaped (or twisted) by phenomena as disparate as Hollywood, marijuana grow-ops, people-smuggling, ballroom dancing, and the rise of China. JPod's universe is amoral and shameless-and dizzyingly fast-paced. The characters are products of their era even as they're creating it. Everybody in Ethan's life inhabits a moral gray zone. Nobody is exempt, not even his seemingly straitlaced parents or Coupland himself. Full of word games, visual jokes, and sideways jabs, this book throws a sharp, pointed lawn dart into the heart of contemporary life. JPOD is Douglas Coupland at the top of his game. From the Cassette edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Marc Cashman

Length:

10h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:18


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:40


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:50


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:08


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:57


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:18


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:04


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:59


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

00:58


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:48


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:19


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:35


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:09


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:30


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:21


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:56


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:23


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:24


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:24


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:10


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:10


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:27


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:13


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:58


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:20


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:57


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:14


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

01:29


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:49


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:10


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:23


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:41


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

01:45


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:12


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

01:10


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:31


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

00:48


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:36


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

01:34


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

00:45


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:55


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:05


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:17


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:39


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

02:40


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:07


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

01:06


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:03


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:56


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:32


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:11


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:08


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

01:35


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:38


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:43


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:15


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:40


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:32


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

02:41


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

01:19


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:43


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:13


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

01:17


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

02:00


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

01:04


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

02:28


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

00:57


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:40


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:06


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:21


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

01:06


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

01:55


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

02:50


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

02:06


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:12


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:26


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:12


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

01:19


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:36


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

02:35


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:39


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:01


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:37


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:14


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:26


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:44


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

02:40


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:42


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:28


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:22


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:15


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:20


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:59


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:47


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

01:52


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:25


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:36


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

01:33


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:29


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

01:53


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:27


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:53


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:42


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

02:52


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

03:06


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:18


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

02:51


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

02:25


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:15


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:40


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:50


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

01:34


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

02:04


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:58


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:34


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

02:07


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

00:51


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

04:26


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

02:44


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

01:51


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

02:31


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

02:17


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:32


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

02:05


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:42


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

05:07


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

04:18


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

01:54


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:30


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

04:06


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

02:12