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  • A Visit from the Goon Squad | Jennifer Egan

    A Visit from the Goon Squad

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated By Roxana Ortega
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    Jennifer Egan brings her unique gifts as a novelist and short story writer to a compulsively listenable narrative that centers on Bennie Salazar, an aging punk rocker and record executive, and the beautiful Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs.

  • Manhattan Beach: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated By To Be Announced
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    Anna Kerrigan, nearly 12 years old, accompanies her father to the house of a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Anna observes the uniformed servants, the lavishing of toys on the children, and some secret pact between her father and Dexter Styles. Years later her father has disappeared, and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men.

  • Look at Me: A Novel | Jennifer Egan

    Look at Me: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated By Rachael Warren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    At the start of this edgy and ambitiously multilayered novel - a National Book Award Finalist - a fashion model named Charlotte Swenson emerges from a car accident in her Illinois hometown with her face so badly shattered that it takes 80 titanium screws to reassemble it. She returns to New York still beautiful but oddly unrecognizable. With the surreal authority of a David Lynch, Jennifer Egan threads Charlotte’s narrative with those of other casualties of our infatuation with the image.

  • The Keep | Jennifer Egan

    The Keep

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner, Geneva Carr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Two cousins, devastated by a childhood prank, reunite 20 years later to renovate a castle in Eastern Europe. The fortress has a bloody history that stretches back hundreds of years. Amid extreme paranoia and eerie silence, the men reenact the signal event of their youth, with even more catastrophic results.

  • The New Yorker, June 4th & 11th 2012: Part 2 (Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Sam Lipsyte) | Junot Diaz,Jennifer Egan,Sam Lipsyte

    The New Yorker, June 4th & 11th 2012: Part 2 (Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Sam Lipsyte)

    • HIGHLIGHTS (2 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Sam Lipsyte
    • Narrated By Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
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    "Take Me Home", by Ray Bradbury; "Monstro", by Junot Diaz; "The Golden Age", by Ursula K. Le Guin; "The Republic of Empathy", by Sam Lipsyte; "The Spider Women", by Margaret Atwood; and "Black Box", by Jennifer Egan.

  • Emerald City | Jennifer Egan

    Emerald City

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated By Charlie Thurston, Madeleine Lambert, Richard Waterhouse
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    These 11 masterful stories - the first collection from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan - deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. Egan’s characters - models and housewives, bankers and schoolgirls - are united by their search for something outside their own realm of experience. They set out from locations as exotic as China and Bora Bora, as cosmopolitan as downtown Manhattan, or as familiar as suburban Illinois to seek their own transformations.

  • The Invisible Circus | Jennifer Egan

    The Invisible Circus

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated By Madeleine Lambert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan's highly acclaimed first novel, set in 1978, the political drama and familial tensions of the 1960s form a backdrop for the world of Phoebe O'Connor, age eighteen. Phoebe is obsessed with the memory and death of her sister Faith, a beautiful idealistic hippie who died in Italy in 1970. In order to find out the truth about Faith's life and death, Phoebe retraces her steps from San Francisco across Europe, a quest which yields both complex and disturbing revelations about family, love, and Faith's lost generation.

  • A Visit from the Goon Squad

    • UNABRIDGED
    • By Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated By To Be Announced
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    Jennifer Egan's spellbinding novel circles the lives of Bennie Salazar, an ageing former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other's pasts, the listener does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs over many years, in locales as varied as New York, San Francisco, Naples and Africa.

  • Thalia Book Club: A Celebration of Jane Austen with author Karen Joy Fowler and other Janeites | Karen Joy Fowler,Siri Hustvedt,Jennifer Egan

    Thalia Book Club: A Celebration of Jane Austen with author Karen Joy Fowler and other Janeites

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 24 mins)
    • By Karen Joy Fowler, Siri Hustvedt, Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
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    Karen Joy Fowler, author of the best-selling The Jane Austen Book Club, joins other Austen enthusiasts including novelists Siri Hustvedt and Jennifer Egan to celebrate the work of one of English literature's best-loved authors. In connection with Penguin Classics' 60th Anniversary release of Jane Austen: The Complete Novels: Classic Deluxe Edition, this lively discussion will span the vivid characters, biting satire, and delicious romance of Austen's six novels. Selections read by Hope Davis.

  • Thalia Book Club: Rereading Middlemarch with Jennifer Egan, Siri Hustvedt and Margot Livesey | Jennifer Egan,George Eliot,Siri Hustvedt,Margot Livesey

    Thalia Book Club: Rereading Middlemarch with Jennifer Egan, Siri Hustvedt and Margot Livesey

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Jennifer Egan, George Eliot, Siri Hustvedt, and others
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
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    Novelists Egan (The Keep), Hustvedt (The Sorrows of an American), and Livesey (The House on Fortune Street) along with actress Hope Davis --the group that entertainingly and illuminatingly explored Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice at this book club--return by popular demand to revisit George Eliot's classic.

  • Look at Me

    • UNABRIDGED
    • By Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated By To Be Announced
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    Reconstructive facial surgery after a car crash so alters Manhattan model Charlotte that, within the fashion world, where one's look is oneself, she is unrecognisable. Seeking a new image, Charlotte engages in an Internet experiment that may both save and damn her. As her story eerily converges with that of a plain, unhappy teenager - another Charlotte - it raises tantalising questions about identity and reality in contemporary Western culture.

  • Thalia Book Club: Anna Karenina with Jennifer Egan, Siri Hustvedt and Margot Livesey | Jennifer Egan,Siri Hustvedt,Margot Livesey

    Thalia Book Club: Anna Karenina with Jennifer Egan, Siri Hustvedt and Margot Livesey

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By Jennifer Egan, Siri Hustvedt, Margot Livesey
    • Narrated By Symphony Space
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    Novelists Egan (A Visit from the Goon Squad), Hustvedt (The Sorrows of an American) and Livesey (The House on Fortune Street) - the trio that brought Middlemarch and Jane Eyre to life at this book club - are back by popular demand to revisit Tolstoy's classic.

  • The New Yorker, June 13th & 20th 2011: Part 2 (Jhumpa Lahiri, Lauren Groff, Jennifer Egan) | Jhumpa Lahiri,Lauren Groff,Jennifer Egan

    The New Yorker, June 13th & 20th 2011: Part 2 (Jhumpa Lahiri, Lauren Groff, Jennifer Egan)

    • HIGHLIGHTS (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Jhumpa Lahiri, Lauren Groff, Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated By Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
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    "The Warren Court", by James Surowiecki; “Girl Talk”, by Rebecca Mead; “Trading Stories", by Jhumpa Lahiri; "High-School Confidential", by Tea Obreht; "The Money", by Junot Diaz; “Archeology”, by Jennifer Egan; “Above and Below", by Lauren Groff; and "Man Alone", by Nancy Franklin.

  • Black Box | Jennifer Egan

    Black Box

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated By Luise Helm
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    In naher Zukunft, irgendwo am Mittelmeer. Eine namenlose Agentin ist auf einen mutmaßlichen Staatsfeind angesetzt. Um an wichtige Informationen zu kommen, muss sie gefährlich nah an den brutalen und skrupellosen Mann heran. In staccatohaftem Stil schildert die Pulitzer-Preisträgerin Jennifer Egan eine atemberaubende Verfolgungsjagd. Der Agentinnenroman wurde zuerst in Form von Twitter-Meldungen vom US-Magazin "New Yorker" veröffentlicht.

  • The New Yorker (December 10, 2007) | Hendrik Hertzberg,Richard Preston,Atul Gawande,Jennifer Egan,Anthony Lane

    The New Yorker (December 10, 2007)

    • Abridged/Unabridged (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Hendrik Hertzberg, Richard Preston, Atul Gawande, and others
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
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    There are five articles in this edition: "Follow the Leaders", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "A Death in the Forest", by Richard Preston; "The Checklist", by Atul Gawande; "Found Objects", by Jennifer Egan; and "Conflicting Stories", by Anthony Lane.

  • Manhattan Beach

    • UNABRIDGED
    • By Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated By To Be Announced
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    The long-awaited novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly 12 years old, accompanies her father to the house of a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Anna observes the uniformed servants, the lavishing of toys on the children and some secret pact between her father and Dexter Styles. Years later her father has disappeared, and the country is at war.

  • The Invisible Circus

    • UNABRIDGED
    • By Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated By To Be Announced
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    In Jennifer Egan's acclaimed first novel, set in 1978, the political drama and familial tensions of the 1960s form a backdrop for the world of Phoebe O'Connor, age 18. Phoebe is obsessed with the memory and death of her sister, Faith, a beautiful, idealistic hippie who died in Italy in 1970. In order to find out the truth about Faith's life and death, Phoebe retraces her steps from San Francisco across Europe, a quest which yields both complex and disturbing revelations about family, love and Faith's lost generation.

  • Emerald City and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED
    • By Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated By To Be Announced
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    These 11 masterful stories - the first collection from acclaimed author Jennifer Egan - deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. Egan's characters, models and housewives, bankers and schoolgirls, are united by their search for something outside their own realm of experience. They set out from locations as exotic as China and Bora Bora, as cosmopolitan as downtown Manhattan, or as familiar as suburban Illinois to seek their own transformations.

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