Jonathan Lethem
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Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem was born in New York and attended Bennington College.

He is the author of seven novels including Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which was named Novel of the Year by Esquire and won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Salon Book Award, as well as the Macallan Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger.

He has also written two short story collections, a novella and a collection of essays, edited The Vintage Book of Amnesia, guest-edited The Year's Best Music Writing 2002, and was the founding fiction editor of Fence magazine.

His writings have appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, McSweeney's and many other periodicals.

He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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    • The Feral Detective

    • A Novel
    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Zosia Mamet
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Phoebe Siegler first meets Charles Heist in a shabby trailer on the edge of Los Angeles. She’s looking for her friend’s missing daughter, Arabella, and hires Heist to help. Reluctantly, he agrees to help. The pair navigates the enclaves of vagabonds and finds Arabella is in trouble....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Kindle Customer on 11-11-18

    Regular price: $27.37

    • Motherless Brooklyn

    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Cantor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 394
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 359

    From America's most inventive novelist, Jonathan Lethem, comes this compelling and compulsive riff on the classic detective novel....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You're Not the Only Freak Show in Town!

    • By Dave on 05-01-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Wastelands

    • Stories of the Apocalypse
    • By: John Joseph Adams
    • Narrated by: Susan Hanfield, J. Paul Boehmer, Gabrielle de Cuir, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 172

    Famine, Death, War, and Pestilence - the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the harbingers of Armageddon - these are our guides through the Wastelands....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Collections are hit and miss.

    • By Kindle Customer on 01-21-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Amnesia Moon

    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In Jonathan Lethem's wryly funny second novel, we meet a young man named Chaos, who's living in a movie theater in post-apocalyptic Wyoming....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre Moon: Furry Road

    • By Darwin8u on 06-29-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye

    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Graham Winton, Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A dead man is brought back to life so he can support his family in "The Happy Man"; occasionally he slips into a zombielike state while his soul is tortured in Hell....

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Gun, with Occasional Music

    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 172

    Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems-not the least of which are the rabbit in his waiting room and the trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • SF SLAMS into a hard-boiled, noir pulp!

    • By Darwin8u on 04-18-12

    Regular price: $15.36

    • The Fortress of Solitude

    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
    • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 326
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 189

    This is the story of two boys, Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude. They are friends and neighbors, but because Dylan is white and Mingus is black, their friendship is not simple.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A smorgasbord of language

    • By Jonathan on 10-21-03

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Girl in Landscape

    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    At the age of 13, Pella Marsh emigrates with her family to the Planet of the Archbuilders....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful novel, horrendous audio book

    • By Grant Hayslip on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Dissident Gardens

    • A Novel
    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 77

    A dazzling novel from one of our finest writers - an epic yet intimate family saga about three generations of all-American radicals....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not for me

    • By JV on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $35.00

    • A Gambler's Anatomy

    • A Novel
    • By: Jonathan Lethem
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Handsome, impeccably tuxedoed Bruno Alexander travels the world winning large sums of money from amateur "whales" who think they can challenge his peerless acumen at backgammon....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Chabon's Best, wait no...Lethem's

    • By Darwin8u on 10-24-16

    Regular price: $28.00

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