John Irving
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John Irving

John Irving published his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, in 1968. He has been nominated for a National Book Award three times-winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. He also received an O. Henry Award, in 1981, for the short story "Interior Space." In 1992, Mr. Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules-a film with seven Academy Award nominations. In 2001, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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    • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,311
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,872
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,875

    Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Painfully nostalgic

    • By Barry on 07-29-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Cider House Rules

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,423
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,957
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,954

    From one of America's most beloved and respected writers comes the classic story of Homer Wells, an orphan, and Wilbur Larch, a doctor without children of his own....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful listen

    • By Michelle on 10-22-11

    Regular price: $55.90

    • The World According to Garp

    • A Novel
    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, John Irving
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    The opening sentence of John Irving's breakout novel, The World According to Garp, signals the start of sexual violence, which becomes increasingly political....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My fave Irving novel

    • By Juleshm on 05-10-19

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Avenue of Mysteries

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran
    • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 718
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 661
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 658

    John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Irving Out of the Park!

    • By Peter on 11-21-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • A Son of the Circus

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 26 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 709
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 418
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 425

    Once, 20 years ago, Dr. Daruwalla was the examining physician of two murder victims in Goa, India. Now, 20 years later, he will be reacquainted with the murderer.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you liked "Q+A"...

    • By connie on 01-15-09

    Regular price: $29.99

    • In One Person

    • A Novel
    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: John Benjamin Hickey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 823
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 708
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 716

    In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love—tormented, funny, and affecting—and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • VINTAGE IRVINE AT ITS BEST!

    • By Betty on 05-10-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • A Widow for One Year

    • A Novel
    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 24 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 582
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 391

    Ruth Cole is a complex, often self-contradictory character — a "difficult" woman. By no means is she conventionally "nice", but she will never be forgotten....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than a door in the floor

    • By Grace on 05-24-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Until I Find You

    • A Novel
    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 35 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 330
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 199

    Until I Find You is the story of the actor Jack Burns, his life, loves, celebrity, and astonishing search for the truth about his parents....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, annoyingly read

    • By Katharina on 04-30-06

    Regular price: $42.60

    • Last Night in Twisted River

    • A Novel
    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 524
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 317

    In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious 12-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Better to read it

    • By MJL on 11-24-09

    Regular price: $46.60

    • The Hotel New Hampshire

    • By: John Irving
    • Length: 18 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The New York Times best-selling saga of a most unusual family from the award-winning author of The World According to Garp....

    Regular price: $35.00

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