The Great Man Theory by Teddy Wayne

The Great Man Theory

Teddy Wayne with Adam Barr (Narrator)

10 hours, 28 minutes first pub 2022 (editions) user-added

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Paul is a recently demoted adjunct instructor of freshman comp, a divorced but doting Brooklyn father, and a self-desc­ribed “curmudgeonly crank” cataloging his resentment of the priorities of modern life in a book called The Luddite Manifesto. Ou...

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Community Reviews Summary of 49 reviews


dark 63%
funny 54%
sad 54%
tense 45%
challenging 27%
reflective 27%
emotional 18%
informative 9%


medium 72%
slow 18%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 100%

Loveable characters?

No: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | Yes: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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