Lionel Shriver
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Lionel Shriver

Lionel Shriver is a novelist whose previous books include Orange Prize-winner We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Post-Birthday World, A Perfectly Good Family, Game Control, Double Fault, The Female of the Species, Checker and the Derailleurs, and Ordinary Decent Criminals.

She is widely published as a journalist, writing features, columns, op-eds, and book reviews for the Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Economist, Marie Claire, and many other publications.

She is frequently interviewed on television, radio, and in print media. She lives in London and Brooklyn, NY.

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    • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    • A Novel
    • By: Lionel Shriver
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,787
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,594
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,597

    Eva never really wanted to be a mother - and certainly not the mother of a boy who ends up murdering seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much-adored teacher....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A smart, chilling story. Told in a very unique way

    • By aaron on 01-09-12

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Revolutionary Road

    • By: Richard Yates
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 720
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 377

    This is the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple who have lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Movie vs Book

    • By Sara on 01-29-14

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Mandibles

    • A Family, 2029-2047
    • By: Lionel Shriver
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 344
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 308

    In 2029 the United States is engaged in a bloodless world war that will wipe out the savings of millions of American families....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So that's what the left and the right have in common!!!

    • By Moe on 06-30-16

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Property

    • Stories Between Two Novellas
    • By: Lionel Shriver
    • Narrated by: Lionel Shriver
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    A striking new collection of ten short stories and two novellas that explores the idea of property in every meaning of the word....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Property, an exceptional collection

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-24-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • So Much for That

    • By: Lionel Shriver
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    Shep Knacker has long saved for “The Afterlife”: an idyllic retreat to the Third World where his nest egg can last forever. ....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • haunting...read this summer on the beach!!

    • By Linda on 07-06-10

    Regular price: $23.08

    • A Perfectly Good Family

    • By: Lionel Shriver
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    A Perfectly Good Family is a stunning examination of inheritance, literal and psychological: what we take from our parents, what we discard, and what we are stuck with, like it or not....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Mansion is Lovable

    • By JC on 11-14-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Big Brother

    • A Novel
    • By: Lionel Shriver
    • Narrated by: Alice Rosengard
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    Pandora's brother Edison needs help after gaining hundreds of pounds. But when he comes to stay with her, he disrupts her household to the point her husband threatens to leave....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth the credit--

    • By Jacqueline on 07-17-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Post-Birthday World

    • By: Lionel Shriver
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby Sirois
    • Length: 20 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Poignant and deeply honest, written with the subtlety and wit that are the hallmarks of Shriver's work, The Post-Birthday World appeals to the what-if in us all....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A terrific examinination of relationships

    • By Susan D on 12-04-10

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Ordinary Decent Criminals

    • A Novel
    • By: Lionel Shriver
    • Narrated by: Melanie MacHugh
    • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    For 10 years Estrin Lancaster has fled Philadelphia. From the Philippines to Berlin, she's been a traveler without a destination, an expatriate without a motherland....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Big fan of Lionel Shriver, not this book

    • By Payel on 05-09-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The New Republic

    • A Novel
    • By: Lionel Shriver
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    A disgruntled New York corporate lawyer, Edgar Kellogg is more than ready to leave his lucrative career for the excitement and uncertainty of being a foreign correspondent....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as clever as it's trying to be

    • By Sharon on 02-10-15

    Regular price: $31.93

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