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  • WordTheatre: Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, Volume 1 | David Vann,Gerard Woodward,Tom Lee,Jean Kwok,Anthony Doerr

    WordTheatre: Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, Volume 1

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By David Vann, Gerard Woodward, Tom Lee, and others
    • Narrated By Rhashan Stone, Juliet Stevenson, Julian Sands, and others
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    WordTheatre, the short story experts, casts the perfect actors to bring great contemporary writing to life. The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award is the richest prize for a story under 6,000 words. In the lead up to the announcement of each year's winner, the six shortlisted stories are presented to the public with many of the writers present. Recorded live in London and Oxford, England, these nine shortlisted stories inhabit distinct worlds where cultures and personalities collide.

  • Aquarium | David Vann

    Aquarium

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By David Vann
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Twelve-year-old Caitlin lives alone with her mother - a docker at the local container port - in subsidized housing next to an airport in Seattle. Each day, while she waits to be picked up after school, Caitlin visits the local aquarium to study the fish. Gazing at the creatures within the watery depths, Caitlin accesses a shimmering universe beyond her own.

    Iris Pereyra says: "Intense and Raw Coming of Age Story!"
  • Goat Mountain: A Novel | David Vann

    Goat Mountain: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By David Vann
    • Narrated By Tristan Morris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the fall of 1978, on the 640-acre family deer-hunting ranch on Goat Mountain in Northern California, a couple hours north of Clear Lake on a four-wheel-drive road, an eleven-year-old boy goes hunting with three men: his father, grandfather, and a friend of his father's. Goat Mountain is a dry place of live oak and buck brush and poison oak with occasional relief from stands of ponderosa pine, white pine, and sugar pine, and even a swampy bear wallow. This is the place where all the family's memories and stories and history are held.

  • Caribou Island: A Novel | David Vann

    Caribou Island: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By David Vann
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    On a small island in a glacier-fed lake on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, Gary and Irene’s marriage is unraveling. Alone now that the children are grown, Gary, driven by 30 years of diverted plans, is determined to build from scratch the cabin he has always wanted, believing it will recapture what once drew him to Alaska. Irene knows better. She suspects that the cabin is Gary’s first step to leaving her.

    Pamela Harvey says: "Stunning story!"
  • Im Schatten des Vaters | David Vann

    Im Schatten des Vaters

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By David Vann
    • Narrated By Christian Brückner
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    Auf einer abgelegenen Insel im südlichen Alaska, die nur per Boot oder Wasserflugzeug zu erreichen ist, hat Jim eine Holzhütte gekauft...

  • Goat Mountain | David Vann

    Goat Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By David Vann
    • Narrated By Éric Herson-Macarel
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    Automne 1978, nord de la Californie. C'est l'ouverture de la chasse sur les deux cent cinquante hectares du ranch de Goat Mountain où un garçon de onze ans, son père, son grand-père et un ami de la famille se retrouvent comme chaque année pour chasser. À leur arrivée, les quatre hommes aperçoivent au loin un braconnier qu'ils observent à travers la lunette de leur fusil. Le père invite son fils à tenir l'arme et à venir regarder. Et l'irréparable se produit. De cet instant figé découle l'éternité : les instincts primitifs se mesurent aux conséquences à vie, les croyances universelles se heurtent aux résonances des tragédies.

  • Sukkwan Island | David Vann

    Sukkwan Island

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Vann
    • Narrated By Thierry Janssen
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    Une île sauvage du Sud de l'Alaska, accessible uniquement par bateau ou par hydravion, toute en forêts humides et montagnes escarpées. C'est dans ce décor que Jim décide d'emmener son fils de treize ans pour y vivre dans une cabane isolée, une année durant. Après une succession d'échecs personnels, il voit là l'occasion de prendre un nouveau départ et de renouer avec ce garçon qu'il connaît mal.

  • Die Unermesslichkeit | David Vann

    Die Unermesslichkeit

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By David Vann
    • Narrated By Christian Brückner
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    Gary und Irene wollen sich ein letztes Mal zusammenraufen, ihre verkorkste Ehe retten, nicht jeder für sich zugrunde gehen...

  • Dreck | David Vann

    Dreck

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Vann
    • Narrated By Christian Brückner
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    Galen, 22 und unfähig, sein Leben in die Hand zu nehmen, ist hungrig nach Erlösung. Er lebt mit seiner Mutter auf einer Plantage in Kalifornien...

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