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  • 4.6 (113 ratings)

    The New Yorker Festival - Richard Dawkins: Disciple of Darwin

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 22 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Henry Finder
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    Richard Dawkins holds the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford. His books include the best-selling The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Ancestor's Tale, and A Devil's Chaplain, a collection of essays. He has received the International Cosmos Prize and the Kistler Prize.

    Brad says: "Excellent!"
  • 4.4 (110 ratings)

    Dueling Anthologists Billy Collins and Garrison Keillor at the 92nd Street Y

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Billy Collins, Garrison Keillor
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    Billy Collins, former United States poet laureate, and Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion, return to the Y to read favorite poems from their new anthologies 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Mr. Collins) and Good Poems for Hard Times (Mr. Keillor).

    Sarah says: "a fresh look at poetry"
  • 4.4 (105 ratings)

    Christopher Hitchens in Conversation with Salman Rushdie

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    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Salman Rushdie
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    Over the course of his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been both a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam and a supporter of the U.S. war against Islamic extremism in Iraq. He has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant. He is a fervent atheist, raised as a Christian, by a mother whose Jewish heritage was not revealed to him until her suicide.

  • 4.3 (64 ratings)

    Ken Follett: The History of the Thriller at the 92nd Street Y

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
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    Ken Follett uses his gift for storytelling to present a detailed account of the thriller's place in history and literature. Follett is the author of more than a dozen best-selling novels, including Eye of the Needle, The Pillars of the Earth, and Whiteout. He is also president of the Dyslexia Institute, a member of the National Literacy Trust, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

    Terry says: "Use as a preamble to Pillars of the Earth"
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  • 4.5 (55 ratings)

    Neil Gaiman in Conversation with Chip Kidd: Sandman 20th Anniversary Celebration

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Chip Kidd
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    The New York Times best-selling author, Neil Gaiman, discusses Sandman, the acclaimed comic book series widely considered to be one of the most original and artistically ambitious series of the modern age. Sandman is a rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven.

  • 4.7 (48 ratings)

    The New Yorker Festival - American Obsession with Precociousness

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
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    Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1996. He is the author of The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, which was published this year. Both books grew out of articles that first appeared in the magazine. Mr. Gladwell will discuss other works in progress as well.

    Mary says: "Entertaining and Insightful"
  • 4.3 (36 ratings)

    George Carlin with Judy Gold at the 92nd Street Y

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By George Carlin
    • Narrated By Judy Gold
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    Recently passed, George Carlin was a comedian famous for his "Seven Dirty Words" routine. To his credit are nearly 20 albums, five Grammy awards, and two Cable Ace Awards, and more HBO specials than anyone. He authored several books, including The New York Times best seller Brain Droppings and Napalm & Silly Putty. In this interview, he speaks with Judy Gold about his life and his comedy, and answers questions from the audience.

    David says: "Carlin Overcomes..."
  • 4.3 (34 ratings)

    Thalia Book Club: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell with Author Susanna Clarke

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
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    Susanna Clarke discusses her remarkable debut novel, the BookSense Book of the Year, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell with her friend, novelist Neil Gaiman. Set in an alternate version of England in the early 1800s, an England in which the people yearn to recapture the practical magic of an earlier era, this fantasy novel combines the wit of Jane Austen with rollicking adventure and hilarious scholarly footnotes.

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  • 4.3 (25 ratings)

    Essential Vonnegut Interviews

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated By Kurt Vonnegut, Walter James Miller
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    Over the course of Kurt Vonnegut's career as a writer, he has sat down many times with radio host and interviewer Walter James Miller to conduct in-depth discussions of his work and the world. Now the best of these interviews have been collected in an audiobook for the first time. This is the perfect audio collection for the Vonnegut fan who wants to understand the writer as he was, is, and will be.

  • 4.4 (25 ratings)

    Dennis Prager: The Case for Judaism

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Dennis Prager
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    Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dennis Prager - described in Jewish Week as "one of the three most interesting minds in American Jewish life" - offers compelling arguments in favor of Judaism, developed over many years of speaking to people from virtually every religion and culture.

    S. Mcphillips says: "amazing insightful"

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  • Thalia Book Club: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' 50th Anniversary Celebration - Readings, Discussion and Audience Q&A

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    There is nothing from the book except commentary and literary analysis of the book. I do appreciate it, however, that was not how it was presented online.

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    The second book will be great. I loved to listen to Ken and John Lee talk about the book and what will come up in the second book then third.... A century of of five story's..

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    Ken Follett & John Lee Talk About Fall of Giants

    • ORIGINAL (11 mins)
    • By Ken Follett, John Lee
    • Narrated By Diana Dapito
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    Ken Follett and John Lee, the author and narrator of Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, are back together again for Fall of Giants, the first in The Century Trilogy. They recently chatted with Audible editor Diana Dapito about the new epic book, and what it was like to write and record it.

    IAmNotLynda says: "interesting interview!"

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  • Thalia Book Club: 'To Kill a Mockingbird' 50th Anniversary Celebration - Readings, Discussion and Audience Q&A

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Symphony Space
    • Narrated By Stephen Colbert, Isaiah Sheffer, Jayne Anne Phillips, and others
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    Authors and actors including Stephen Colbert, Libba Bray (award winning young-adult novelist Going Bovine, winner of 2010 Printz Award), Oskar Eustis (Artistic Director at The Public Theater), Kurt Andersen (novelist and Studio 360 Host), Jayne Anne Phillips (novelist and National Book Award finalist Lark & Termite), filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy (author of the upcoming book Scout, Atticus, and Boo), and others pay tribute to the Pulitzer prize-winning classic novel about racial injustice and loss of innocence in a small Southern town.

    Casey says: "This is not the full story."
  • Malcolm Gladwell with Robert Krulwich at the 92nd Street Y

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 25 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell, Robert Krulwich
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    Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author and New Yorker staff writer, discusses making sudden, instinctive judgments, as written about in his new book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. He is joined by Emmy-winning reporter Robert Krulwich, who covers scientific phenomena for ABC's Nightline and PBS's Nova.

    "unknown" says: "Captivating"
  • Thalia Book Club: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 11 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Robin Desser, Francesca Choy-Kee
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    The author of the critically acclaimed Half of a Yellow Sun and Purple Hibiscus presents her newest novel Americanah, a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria facing challenges in the countries they come to call home.

  • Ken Follett: The History of the Thriller at the 92nd Street Y

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
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    Ken Follett uses his gift for storytelling to present a detailed account of the thriller's place in history and literature. Follett is the author of more than a dozen best-selling novels, including Eye of the Needle, The Pillars of the Earth, and Whiteout. He is also president of the Dyslexia Institute, a member of the National Literacy Trust, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

    Terry says: "Use as a preamble to Pillars of the Earth"
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  • Thalia Kids' Book Club: Zombies vs. Unicorns

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 9 mins)
    • By Holly Black, Libba Bray, Alaya Dawn Johnson, and others
    • Narrated By Symphony Space
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    An all-star line-up of children’s book authors, including Holly Black, Justine Larbalestier, Libba Bray, and Maureen Johnson, debate the question, “Which are better: zombies or unicorns?”

  • The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 29 mins)
    • By The Dialogue
    • Narrated By Jay A. Fernandez
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    With over 23 years in the business, Bruce Joel Rubin has done it all. From his Oscar-winning screenplay for the romantic-comedy-drama Ghost, to the psychological thriller Jacob's Ladder, the family-friendly adventure Stuart Little 2, and the tearjerker My Life, which he also directed. In this in-depth interview, Rubin delivers some insightful stuff: his carpet-laying theory about writing and the story behind the Jacob's Ladder gut-wrenching opening scene.

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