The portable Veblen : a novel
(Audiobook on CD)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(2)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(2)
1 star
 
(1)
Published
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2016].
Status
Shirlington - Adult Audiobooks
CD F MCKEN
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Shirlington - Adult Audiobooks
CD F MCKEN
Available
Description
Loading Description...
More Details
Format
Audiobook on CD
Edition
Unabridged.
Physical Desc
11 audio discs (12 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
ISBN
9781501905346, 1501905341

Notes

General Note
Title from container.
General Note
In container (17 cm.).
Participants/Performers
Narrated by Julia Gibson.
Description
A young couple on the brink of marriage--the charming Veblen and her fiancé Paul, a brilliant neurologist--find their engagement in danger of collapse. Along the way they weather everything from each other's dysfunctional families, to the attentions of a seductive pharmaceutical heiress, to an intimate tête-à-tête with a very charismatic squirrel. Veblen (named after the iconoclastic economist Thorstein Veblen, who coined the term "conspicuous consumption") is one of the most refreshing heroines in recent fiction. Not quite liberated from the burdens of her hypochondriac, narcissistic mother and her institutionalized father, Veblen is an amateur translator and "freelance self"; in other words, she's adrift. Meanwhile, Paul--the product of good hippies who were bad parents--finds his ambition soaring. His medical research has led to the development of a device to help minimize battlefield brain trauma--an invention that gets him swept up in a high-stakes deal with the Department of Defense.
System Details
Compact disc.
Also in this Series
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

McKenzie, E., & Gibson, J. (2016). The portable Veblen: a novel. Unabridged. Prince Frederick, MD: Recorded Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

McKenzie, Elizabeth, 1958- and Julia, Gibson. 2016. The Portable Veblen: A Novel. Prince Frederick, MD: Recorded Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

McKenzie, Elizabeth, 1958- and Julia, Gibson, The Portable Veblen: A Novel. Prince Frederick, MD: Recorded Books, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

McKenzie, Elizabeth, and Julia Gibson. The Portable Veblen: A Novel. Unabridged. Prince Frederick, MD: Recorded Books, 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Loading Staff View.