Gore Vidal
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Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal has received the National Book Award, written numerous novels, short stories, plays and essays. He has been a political activist and as Democratic candidate for Congress from upstate New York, he received the most votes of any Democrat in a half-century.
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    • Lincoln

    • A Novel (Narratives of Empire, Book 2)
    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 32 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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    On a frozen winter morning in 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln slips into Washington, flanked by two bodyguards. The future president is in disguise, for there is talk of a plot to murder him....

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Burr

    • A Novel (Narratives of Empire, Book 1)
    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 21 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 25

    For listeners who can’t get enough of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, Gore Vidal’s stunning novel about Aaron Burr, the man who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel - and who served as a successful, if often feared, statesman of our fledgling nation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally! Vidal's Great Take on the Life of Burr

    • By John Norton on 06-12-19

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal

    • By: Gore Vidal, Jay Parini - editor
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 19 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gore Vidal - novelist, playwright, critic, screenwriter, memoirist, indefatigable political commentator, and controversialist - is America’s premier man of letters. No other writer brings more sparkling wit, vast learning, indelible personality, and provocative mirth to the job....

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Inventing a Nation

    • Washington, Adams, Jefferson
    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht, Gore Vidal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 276
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    Volumes have been written about George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, but no previous work captures the intimate and vital details the way Inventing a Nation does....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Being with Gore Vidal

    • By Leslie Grey McCawley on 12-20-04

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Myra Breckinridge

    • A Novel (Myra and Myron, Book 1)
    • By: Gore Vidal, Camille Paglia - introduction
    • Narrated by: Michelle Hendley, Camille Paglia
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Finally available as an audiobook - Gore Vidal's outrageous and immortal, gender-bending and polymorphously perverse, over-the-top, and utterly on-target comic masterpiece....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well performed

    • By Kenny D on 06-08-19

    Regular price: $24.99

    • The Golden Age

    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
    • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50

    The Golden Age is a vibrant tapestry of American political and cultural life from 1939 to 1954, when the epochal events of World War II and the Cold War transformed America...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • remarkable novel, remarkable history

    • By connie on 05-16-09

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Point to Point Navigation

    • A Memoir
    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Gore Vidal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    In this extraordinary memoir, Vidal recalls his accomplishments and defeats, discusses the friends and enemies he has made, and contemplates the nature of mortality....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Digressive, like an old man's reveries

    • By margot on 08-01-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Best Man

    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Terrence Currier, Johnny Holliday, Naomi Jacobson, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    This darkly satirical drama by Gore Vidal finds two presidential contenders seeking the endorsement of an aging ex-president....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Political Drama

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-16-16

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Last Empire

    • Essays 1992-2000
    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Dan Cashman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    The Last Empire is Gore Vidal's ninth collection of essays in the course of his distinguished literary career. Vidal displays unparalleled range and inimitable style....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Collection a reminder of what patriotism truly is

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-12-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Duluth

    • A Novel
    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Perhaps Vidal’s most outrageous novel, this is an indescribable fantasy purportedly set in the city of Duluth and involving a TV show also named Duluth (a parody of Dallas), a spaceship that has landed nearby, the antics of a policewoman, Darlene Ecks, and much else....

    Regular price: $29.99

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