Jess Walter
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Jess Walter

Jess Walter is the author of six novels, most recently the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Ruins (2012). He was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award for The Zero and winner of the 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel for Citizen Vince. His short fiction and essays have appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, Playboy and other publications. He lives in his hometown of Spokane, Washington.

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    • Beautiful Ruins

    • By: Jess Walter
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10,932
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,644
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9,639

    On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • My mind wandered

    • By Ella on 11-25-12

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Way the World Ends

    • (Warmer Collection)
    • By: Jess Walter
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 133

    Sleet in Mississippi? In March? A crazy ice storm lays waste to the South in a number one New York Times best-selling author’s invigorating, touching story of one slippery night, an open bar, and total abandon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Gay the World Ends

    • By Cy Hy on 01-14-19

    Regular price: $1.99

    • The Zero

    • By: Jess Walter
    • Narrated by: Christopher Graybill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70

    From its opening scene, when hero cop Brian Remy wakes up to find he's shot himself in the head, novelist Jess Walter takes us on a harrowing tour....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wow ...

    • By Dawn on 08-01-07

    Regular price: $28.51

    • In Contempt

    • By: Christopher A. Darden, Jess Walter - contributor
    • Narrated by: Christopher Darden
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    For more than a year, Christopher Darden argued tirelessly for the prosecution, giving voice to the victims in the 0.J. Simpson murder trial....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged despite label

    • By SPC on 08-06-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Financial Lives of the Poets

    • By: Jess Walter
    • Narrated by: Jess Walter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 454
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 372

    Meet Matt Prior. He's about to lose his job, his wife, his house, maybe his mind. Unless....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I Want What They're Having.

    • By Amanda on 06-21-12

    Regular price: $25.09

    • We Live in Water

    • Stories
    • By: Jess Walter
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Jess Walter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 131

    We Live in Water, the first collection of short fiction from New York Times best-selling author Jess Walter, is a suite of diverse, often comic stories about personal struggle and diminished dreams....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Collection of Short Stories

    • By Suzn F on 02-18-13

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Ricorda di non dimenticarmi

    • By: Jess Walter
    • Narrated by: Andrea Beltramo
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Quando Pasquale Tursi vede per la prima volta la bellissima Dee Moray è immerso nei suoi sogni, a immaginare che un giorno quel piccolo fazzoletto di...

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