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Author: Joseph J. Ellis | Narrator: Susan O'Malley
Release Date: February 23, 2021
For a man who insisted that life on the public stage was not what he had in mind, Thomas Jefferson certainly spent a great deal of time in the spotlight--and not only during his active political career. After 1809, his longed-for retirement was compr...
Author: John Updike | Narrator: John MacDonald
Release Date: October 24, 2017
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRE ÉTRANGER   The Centaur is a modern retelling of the legend of Chiron, the noblest and wisest of the centaurs, who, painfully wounded yet unable to die, gave up his immortali...
Author: E.L. Doctorow | Narrator: John Rubinstein
Release Date: March 04, 2014
"Something close to magic." The Los Angeles TimesThe astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas and emotions of a time when the streets were safe, families ...
Author: Ralph Ellison | Narrator: Joe Morton
Release Date: December 21, 2010
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timeRalph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of modern American Negro life. It is a strange story, in which many extraordinary thi...
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Author: Neil Sheehan | Narrator: Robertson Dean
Release Date: August 11, 2009
One of the most acclaimed books of our time—the definitive Vietnam War exposé and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.When he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted p...
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Author: T.J. Stiles | Narrator: Mark Deakins
Release Date: April 21, 2009
A gripping, groundbreaking biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism.Founder of a dynasty, builder of the original Grand Central, creator of an impossibly vast fortune, Cornelius “Commodore” V...
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Author: John Updike | Narrator: Arthur Morey
Release Date: February 03, 2009
The hero of John Updike's Rabbit, Run (1960), ten years after the hectic events described in Rabbit Redux (1971), has come to enjoy considerable prosperity as Chief Sales Representative of Springer Motors, a Toyota agency in Brewer, Pennsylvania. The...
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Author: William Faulkner | Narrator: Various
Release Date: December 04, 2007
“I’m a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can’t and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing that, only then does he take up novel writing.” &md...
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Author: William Styron | Narrator: Norman Snow
Release Date: March 06, 2007
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time"[One morning] in the early spring, I woke up with the remembrance of a girl I'd once known, Sophie. It was a very vivid half-dream, half-revelation, and all of a sudden I realiz...
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Author: Sherwin B. Nuland | Narrator: Sherwin B. Nuland
Release Date: February 27, 2007
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The definitive resource on perhaps the single most universal human concern: death.  With a new chapter addressing contemporary issues in end-of-life careEven more relevant than when it...
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Author: Robert A. Caro | Narrator: Grover Gardner
Release Date: November 28, 2006
Master of the Senate, Book Three of The Years of Lyndon Johnson, carries Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve years, from 1949 to 1960, in the United States Senate. At the heart of the book is its unprecedented...
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Author: Elaine Pagels | Narrator: Lorna Raver
Release Date: February 14, 2006
The Gnostic Gospels provides engaging listening for those seeking a broader perspective on the early development of Christianity. Author and noted scholar Elaine Pagels suggests that Christianity could have developed quite differently if Gnostic tex...