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John Banville

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of thirteen previous novels including The Book of Evidence, which was shortlisted for the 1989 Booker Prize. He has received a literary award from the Lannan Foundation. He lives in Dublin.

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    • The Sea

    • By: John Banville
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 190

    The narrator is Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman who, soon after his wife's death, has gone back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OVERWHELMINGLY FINE

    • By Karen on 07-20-07

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Time Pieces

    • A Dublin Memoir
    • By: John Banville
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    From the internationally acclaimed and Man Booker prize-winning author of The Sea and the Benjamin Black mysteries - a vividly evocative memoir that unfolds around the author's recollections, experience, and imaginings of Dublin....

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Mrs. Osmond

    • A Novel
    • By: John Banville
    • Narrated by: Amy Finegan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    Isabel Archer is a young American woman swept off to Europe in the late 19th century by an aunt who hopes to round out the impetuous but naïve girl's experience of the world....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • John Banville honors Henry James in devising an elegant continuation of “The Portrait of a Lady”

    • By CHRISTINE on 11-15-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Mourner

    • By: Richard Stark
    • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    The heist was a piece of cake. It didn't bother Parker that the priceless statue was in a Russian diplomat's house… because he had no scruples about ripping off a Red....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Read, But There Are Better Parker Stories

    • By beanlynch on 11-17-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Untouchable

    • By: John Banville
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Victor Maskell has been betrayed. After the announcement in the Commons, the hasty revelation of his double life of wartime espionage, his photograph is all over the papers....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant writer writes the most boring spy story

    • By David on 05-15-12

    Regular price: $22.38

    • The Jugger

    • By: Richard Stark
    • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Not many men knew what Parker did for a living, because what he did was steal....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Typical Parker with Poorly Chosen Reader

    • By OldDog on 09-15-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Ancient Light

    • By: John Banville
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea gives us a brilliant, profoundly moving new novel about an actor in the twilight of his life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Banville at his best

    • By Brian Datnow on 01-14-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Blue Guitar

    • A Novel
    • By: John Banville
    • Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and Ancient Light, a new novel - at once trenchant, witty, and shattering - about the intricacies of artistic creation and theft....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful

    • By Amazon customer on 11-25-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Score

    • By: Richard Stark
    • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    It was an impossible crime: knock off an entire North Dakota town called Copper Canyon - clean out the plant payroll, both banks, and all the stores in one night....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Parker Book Since The Outfit

    • By beanlynch on 11-17-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Eclipse

    • By: John Banville
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Alexander Cleave, actor, has left his career and his family behind and banished himself to his childhood home....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well cast narrator and lush writing

    • By Jeff Lacy on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $17.76

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