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  • The Sportswriter: Frank Bascombe, Book 1 | Richard Ford

    The Sportswriter: Frank Bascombe, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In this first volume of his Frank Bascombe trilogy, Bascombe is a sportswriter attempting to cope with his failed marriage and the death of his son. Unable to establish true connections with people, Bascombe drifts into and out of various relationships, but retains an introspective eye that allows him to transcend life's obstacles.

    chris says: "wonderful"
  • Independence Day: Frank Bascombe, Book 2 | Richard Ford

    Independence Day: Frank Bascombe, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
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    Apparently directionless since his divorce, Frank Bascombe migrates from one non-committal relationship to another. He freely indulges his tendencies to self absorption, over-intellectualization, and neurotic ambivalence. But all of that changes one fateful Fourth of July weekend, when, armed with the Declaration of Independence, he embarks on a mission to save his troubled teenaged son.

    Bv5678 says: "Great Book - Great Narrator"
  • Let Me Be Frank with You: A Frank Bascombe Book | Richard Ford

    Let Me Be Frank with You: A Frank Bascombe Book

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In Let Me Be Frank with You, Ford returns with four deftly linked stories narrated by the iconic Bascombe. Now 68, and again ensconced in the well-defended New Jersey suburb of Haddam, Bascombe has thrived - seemingly if not utterly - in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy's devastation. With a flawless comedic sensibility and unblinking intelligence, these stories range over the full complement of American subjects: aging, race, loss, faith, marriage, redemption, the real-estate crash - the tumult of the world we live in.

    Tricia - Audible says: "A Loveable Curmudeon"
  • Canada | Richard Ford

    Canada

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When 15-year-old Dell Parsons' parents rob a bank, his sense of normal life is forever altered. In an instant, this private cataclysm drives his life into before and after, a threshold that can never be uncrossed. His parents' arrest and imprisonment mean a threatening and uncertain future for Dell and his twin sister, Berner. Willful and burning with resentment, Berner flees their home in Montana, abandoning her brother and her life. But Dell is not completely alone. A family friend intervenes, spiriting him across the Canadian border.

    Susan C. S. says: "After the last word, went right back to beginning"
  • Wildlife | Richard Ford

    Wildlife

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By Noah Michael Levine
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    When Joe Brinson was 16, his father moved the family to Great Falls, Montana, the setting for this harrowing, transfixing novel by the acclaimed author of Rock Springs. Filled with an abiding sense of love and family, and of the forces that test them to the breaking point, Wildlife is a book whose spare poetry and expansive vision established it as an American classic.

  • The Lay of the Land: Frank Bascombe, Book 3 | Richard Ford

    The Lay of the Land: Frank Bascombe, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    With The Sportswriter, in 1986, Richard Ford commenced a cycle of novels that, 10 years later, after Independence Day won both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, was hailed by The Times of London as "an extraordinary epic [that] is nothing less than the story of the 20th century itself." Now, a decade later, Frank Bascombe returns, with a new lease on life (and real estate), and more acutely in thrall to life's endless complexities than ever before.

    D. Vance says: "Richard Ford, get out of my mind!"
  • Selected Shorts: The William Hurt Collection | Tobias Wolff,Ron Carlson,Richard Ford,Aleksandar Hemon

    Selected Shorts: The William Hurt Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Tobias Wolff, Ron Carlson, Richard Ford, and others
    • Narrated By William Hurt
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    A collection of poignant, romantic and funny tales performed by Academy Award -winning actor William Hurt. This collection includes a bonus track of an exclusive interview with William Hurt. Hurt's readings are thoughtful, tender, romantic, and resonant. A treasure.

    Parola138 says: "amazing voice for audio"
  • Canada | Richard Ford

    Canada

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When 15-year-old Dell Parsons' parents rob a bank, his sense of normal life is forever altered. In an instant, this private cataclysm drives his life into before and after, a threshold that can never be uncrossed.

    Mari says: "Excellent first half."
  • Rock Springs: Stories | Richard Ford

    Rock Springs: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    In these 10 exquisite stories, first published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1987 and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback, Richard Ford mines literary gold from the wind-scrubbed landscape of the American West - and from the guarded hopes and gnawing loneliness of the people who live there: a refugee from justice driving across Wyoming with his daughter and an unhappy girlfriend in a stolen, cranberry-colored Mercedes; a boy watching his family dissolve in a night of tragicomic violence.

    W Perry Hall says: "Superb, Picturesque Stories in Wyoming & Montana"
  • Kanada | Richard Ford

    Kanada

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By Torsten Wahlund
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    Richard Ford tar oss med till amerikanska Montana och de kanadensiska prärietrakterna kring Saskatchewan. Året är 1956 och valkampanjen mellan presidentkandidaterna Nixon och Kennedy pågår för fullt.Ett flertal händelser leder fram till att makarna Parsons genomför ett bankrån. I centrum för boken står deras barn, tvillingarna Dell och Berner. Bankrånet är bara början på en resa som bland annat kommer att innehålla tre mord, och mystiska transporter av stulet kött inom armén.

  • The Laugh Factor: How to Develop Your Own Unique Sense of Humor! | Richard Ford

    The Laugh Factor: How to Develop Your Own Unique Sense of Humor!

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By Troy Hudson
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    Do you want to know why humor is so important? Quite simply, humor makes other people happy. Why do you think that most people who fill out questionnaires about what they find attractive in a mate list a sense of humor as one of the top two most attractive features about a person? Because humor joins people together in a bond of camaraderie, emotion and trust! Many people judge the physical appearance of funny people much higher than the physical appearance of dull people even if their actual looks are about the same.

    Kristina Warrior Princess says: "Not Funny."
  • Canada | Richard Ford

    Canada

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By Thibault de Montalembert
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    Great Falls, Montana, 1960. Dell Parsons a 15 ans lorsque ses parents braquent une banque, avec le fol espoir de rembourser un créancier menaçant. Le hold-up échoue, les parents sont arrêtés, et Dell a désormais le choix entre la fuite et l'orphelinat.

  • The New Yorker Festival - Annie Proulx and Richard Ford | Annie Proulx,Richard Ford

    The New Yorker Festival - Annie Proulx and Richard Ford

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By Annie Proulx, Richard Ford
    • Narrated By Annie Proulx, Richard Ford
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    Annie Proulx's books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Shipping News and the story collections Bad Dirt and Wyoming Stories. A story from that collection, "Brokeback Mountain", which first appeared in The New Yorker, has been made into a feature film directed by Ang Lee; it premieres in December. She is at work on a memoir about building a house on what will become an avian preserve.

    Carmela says: "an old love and a new love"
  • Thalia Book Club: Richard Ford's 'The Sportswriter', 'Independence Day', and 'The Lay of the Land' | Richard Ford

    Thalia Book Club: Richard Ford's 'The Sportswriter', 'Independence Day', and 'The Lay of the Land'

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 35 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By Isaiah Sheffer, David Strathairn
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    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author talks candidly about his celebrated trilogy of novels, and his approach to writing the character of Frank Bascombe over 20-plus years, overthrowing some of his readers' assumptions in the course of the conversation. Symphony Space Artistic Director Isaiah Sheffer interviews Mr. Ford, whose "pitch-perfect voice takes us as close as we can get to experiencing another person's inner life" (Newsweek).

    Louis says: "Missings"
  • Herald of the Storm: Steelhaven, Book One | Richard Ford

    Herald of the Storm: Steelhaven, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    An unbalanced veteran, a disillusioned assassin, a hapless apprentice, a drunken swindler, a desperate thief...during times of crisis, you don't get to choose your heroes. Under the reign of King Cael the Uniter, this vast cityport on the southern coast has for years been a symbol of strength, maintaining an uneasy peace throughout the Free States. But now a long shadow hangs over the city, in the form of the dread Elharim warlord, Amon Tugha.

    Martin Engelund Rinhart says: "Grimdark and just what I was looking for!"
  • The Shattered Crown: Steelhaven, Book Two | Richard Ford

    The Shattered Crown: Steelhaven, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    Blood oaths are sworn and broken in a city facing total annihilation as Richard Ford's epic fantasy series, which opened with Herald Of The Storm, continues. Heroes must rise... or the city will fall. The King is dead. His daughter, untested and alone, now wears the Steel Crown. And a vast horde is steadily carving a bloody road south, hell-bent on razing Steelhaven to the ground. Before the city faces the terror that approaches, it must crush the danger already lurking within its walls.

  • Universal Rights Down to Earth | Richard Thompson Ford

    Universal Rights Down to Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Richard Thompson Ford
    • Narrated By Robert Sams
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    The idea of universal rights - rights shared by all citizens, regardless of nationality, creed, wealth, or geography - has a powerful grip on the way many people feel about justice and global politics. No one should be subjected to torture or disappearance, to starvation or sex trafficking, to economic exploitation or biased treatment under the law. But when it comes to actually enforcing these rights, the results rarely resemble the ideal.

  • The New Yorker (March 3, 2008) | Alma Guillermoprieto,Lizzie Widdicombe,Jim Holt,Richard Ford,Sasha Frere-Jones,Nancy Franklin,David Denby

    The New Yorker (March 3, 2008)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 55 mins)
    • By Alma Guillermoprieto, Lizzie Widdicombe, Jim Holt, and others
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
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    "Fidel's Farewell", by Alma Guillermoprieto; "Have Gun", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Numbers Guy", by Jim Holt; "Leaving for Kenosha", by Richard Ford; "Amy's Circus", by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Breaking Bad", by Nancy Franklin; and "Taking Action", by David Denby.

  • Kanada | Richard Ford

    Kanada

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Richard Ford
    • Narrated By Christian Brückner
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    Illegaler Handel,ein Banküberfall, drei Morde und ein Junge in de Welt der Erwachsenen, in der es keine Unschuldigen gibt....

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