James Salter
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James Salter

James Salter (b. 1925) was a novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. Salter grew up in New York City and was a career officer and Air Force pilot until his mid-thirties, when the success of his first novel (The Hunters, 1957) led to a fulltime writing career. Salter's potent, lyrical prose has earned him acclaim from critics, readers, and fellow novelists. His novel A Sport and a Pastime (1967) was hailed by the New York Times as "nearly perfect as any American fiction."

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    • A Sport and a Pastime

    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 98

    Set in provincial France in the 1960s, it is the intensely carnal story - part shocking reality, part feverish dream - of a love affair between a Yale dropout and a young French girl....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful writing, plot failed to engage

    • By Jay Quintana on 01-12-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Light Years

    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    This exquisite, resonant novel by PEN/Faulkner winner James Salter is a brilliant portrait of a marriage by a contemporary American master....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elegant and elusive

    • By Music Man on 09-01-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Mrs. Bridge

    • By: Evan S. Connell
    • Narrated by: Sally Darling
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    India Bridge’s house is a prison, her life a collection of redundancies....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mr. Bridge was better

    • By serine on 02-02-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • All That Is

    • A Novel
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 71

    An extraordinary literary event, a major new novel by the PEN/Faulkner winner and acclaimed master, here is a sweeping, seductive, deeply moving story set in the years after World War II....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A writer's writer

    • By sally r. on 02-21-16

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Dusk

    • And Other Stories
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, LJ Ganser, David Ledoux, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    This is American fiction at its most vital - each narrative a masterpiece of sustained power and seemingly effortless literary grace....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Hunters

    • A Novel
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Captain Cleve Connell has already made a name for himself among pilots when he arrives in Korea during the war there to fly the newly operational F-86 fighters against the Soviet MIGs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Hunters

    • By Nicholas on 10-25-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Don’t Save Anything

    • Uncollected Essays, Articles, and Profiles
    • By: James Salter, Kay Eldredge Salter - preface
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    James Salter was a master. One of the greatest writers of American sentences in our literary history, his acute and glimmering portrayals of characters are built with a restrained and poetic style....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What a Writer of the Sentence

    • By barnowl on 11-07-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Last Night

    • Stories
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang, Kathe Mazur, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    From a writer whose every book is a literary event, a superbly accomplished work of fiction. Last Night is a spellbinding collection of stories about passion....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Burning the Days

    • Recollection
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    In this brilliant audiobook of recollection, one of America's finest writers re-creates people, places, and events spanning some 50 years....

    Regular price: $24.95

    • There and Then

    • The Travel Writing of James Salter
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    This collection offers two dozen essays and sketches about one of the passions of Salter’s life, travel, a subject beloved by writers across the centuries....

    Regular price: $19.95

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