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The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead

David Shields

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Description:

Mesmerized-at times unnerved-by his ninety-seven-year-old father's nearly superhuman vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an investigation of the human physical condition. The result is this exhilarating audiobook: both a personal meditation on mortality and an exploration of flesh-and-blood existence from crib to oblivion-an exploration that paradoxically prompts a renewed and profound appreciation of life. Shields begins with the facts of birth and childhood, expertly weaving in anecdotal information about himself and his father. As the book proceeds, he juxtaposes biological details with bits of philosophical speculation, cultural history and criticism, and quotations from a wide range of writers and thinkers-from Lucretius to Woody Allen-yielding a magical whole: the universal story of our bodily being, a tender and often hilarious portrait of one family. An audiobook of extraordinary depth and resonance, THE THING ABOUT LIFE IS THAT ONE DAY YOU'LL BE DEAD will move listeners to contemplate the brevity and radiance of their own sojourn on earth and challenge them to rearrange their thinking. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Don Leslie

Length:

6h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:15

Introduction
Introduction

03:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:48


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:54


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:01


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:41


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:18


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:41


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:57


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:02


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:57


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:59


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:26


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:52


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:56


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:19


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:49


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:13


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:35


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:10


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:33


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:36


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:52


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:34


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:42


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:54


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:36


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:19


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:31


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:34


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:44


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:26


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:41


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:24


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:55


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:16


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:26


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:10


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:18


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:51


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:04


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:00


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

00:30