Colson Whitehead
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Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead is the author of the novels Zone One; Sag Harbor; The Intuitionist, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award; John Henry Days, which won the Young Lions Fiction Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and Apex Hides the Hurt, winner of the PEN Oakland Award. He has also written a book of essays about his home town, The Colossus of New York, and a non-fiction account of the 2011 World Series of Poker called The Noble Hustle. A recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship, he lives in New York City.

His latest, the #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, is just out in paperback. It received the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Carnegie Medal, the Heartland Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Hurston-Wright Award, and was longlisted for the Booker Prize.

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    • The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)

    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,028
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,044
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,010

    From prize-winning, best-selling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stupendous book, hard to follow in audio

    • By JQR on 12-01-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Intuitionist

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 131

    Compared to Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and Joseph Heller's ,i>Catch-22, Colson Whitehead has created a strangely skewed world of elevators and the people who control their ups and downs....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fires on all cylinders; GREAT ! ! !

    • By Robert on 08-24-12

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Zone One

    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 336

    In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tomorrow needs a marketing rollout.

    • By Annie on 01-06-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Nickel Boys

    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning best seller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida....

    Regular price: $24.50

    • John Henry Days

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 17 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    J. Sutter is a bonafide junketeer - a freelance writer, travelling from city to city, hungry for free meals and the discarded sales receipts of others to claim on his expense account....

    Regular price: $54.57

    • Apex Hides the Hurt

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Peter J. Fernandez
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A small Midwestern town is having an identity crisis....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dull, dull, DULL!

    • By Barbara on 09-18-07

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Sag Harbor

    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    In this coming-of-age novel, Whitehead, using the perpetual mortification of teenage existence and the desperate quest for reinvention, probes the elusive nature of identity....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • nostalgic

    • By Nicole on 07-11-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Underground Railroad

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Helene Grass
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
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    Cora ist nur eine der unzähligen Schwarzen, die auf den Baumwollplantagen Georgias schlimmer als Tiere behandelt werden. Alle träumen von der Flucht...

    Regular price: $15.17

    • The Colossus of New York

    • A City in Thirteen Parts
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Colson Whitehead
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    New York Times best-selling author and New York native Colson Whitehead composes a breathtaking tribute to his hometown....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • very slow

    • By andrew on 08-07-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • El ferrocarril subterráneo [The Underground Railroad]

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Neus Sendra
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Cora es una joven esclava de una plantación de algodón en Georgia. Abandonada por su madre, vive sometida a la crueldad de sus amos....

    Regular price: $18.89

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