Russell Banks
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Russell Banks

Russell Banks is the author of sixteen works of fiction, many of which depict seismic events in US history, such as the fictionalized journey of John Brown in Cloudsplitter. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous international prizes, and two of his novels-The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction-have been made into award-winning films. His forthcoming novel, The Reserve, will be published in early 2008. President of the International Parliament of Writers and former New York State Author, Banks lives in upstate New York.

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    • Rule of the Bone

    • A Novel
    • By: Russell Banks
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    When we first meet him, Chappie is a punked-out teenager living with his mother and abusive stepfather in an upstate New York trailer park....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Out of the mouths of teenagers

    • By Lori on 01-07-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Cloudsplitter

    • A Novel
    • By: Russell Banks
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 29 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Deeply researched, brilliantly plotted, and peopled with a cast of unforgettable characters both historical and wholly invented, Cloudsplitter is dazzling in its re-creation of the political and social landscape of our history....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, not the best narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

    Regular price: $53.61

    • Continental Drift

    • By: Russell Banks
    • Narrated by: Zach Villa
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Russell Banks' Continental Drift is a masterful novel of hope lost and gained and a gripping, indelible story of fragile lives uprooted and transformed by injustice....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A better book to read than listen to.

    • By Edward on 02-26-18

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Darling

    • By: Russell Banks
    • Narrated by: Mary Beth Hurt
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    The Darling is Hannah Musgrave's story, told emotionally and convincingly years later by Hannah herself....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex and compelling

    • By Ellen on 02-05-05

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Lost Memory of Skin

    • By: Russell Banks
    • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 177

    The acclaimed author of The Sweet Hereafter and Rule of the Bone returns with a provocative new novel....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing "Must Read" Tale of (In)Justice in America

    • By Ellen on 10-15-11

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Angel on the Roof

    • The Stories of Russell Banks
    • By: Russell Banks
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    With The Angel on the Roof, Russell Banks offers listeners an astonishing collection of 30 years of his short fiction....

    Regular price: $39.92

    • Relation of My Imprisonment

    • A Fiction
    • By: Russell Banks
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Relation of My Imprisonment is a work of fiction utilizing a form invented in the seventeenth century by imprisoned Puritan divines....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Russell Banks Rocks!

    • By Laura on 12-19-13

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Book of Jamaica

    • By: Russell Banks
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Banks explores the complexities of political life in the Caribbean....

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Reserve

    • By: Russell Banks
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Vanessa Cole is a wild, stunningly beautiful heiress. At her parents' country home, two events coincide to permanently alter the course of Vanessa's callow life....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Where was his editor?!?

    • By Ms. on 02-15-08

    Regular price: $28.51

    • A Permanent Member of the Family

    • By: Russell Banks
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell, Andrus Nichols, Robin Miles
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Suffused with Banks's trademark lyricism and reckless humor, A Permanent Member of the Family is an audible compilation of 12 stories....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best collection...

    • By DJ on 01-29-15

    Regular price: $21.67

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