Susan Orlean
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Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. She is the author of seven books, including Rin Tin Tin, Saturday Night, and The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Award-winning film Adaptation. She lives with her family and her animals in upstate New York and may be reached at SusanOrlean.com and Twitter.com/SusanOrlean.

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    • The Library Book

    • By: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual false alarm....

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    • Had To Turn It Off

    • By Meg on 01-17-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Orchid Thief

    • A True Story of Beauty and Obsession
    • By: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Meyers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The orchid thief in Susan Orlean's mesmerizing true story of beauty and obsession is John Laroche, a renegade plant dealer...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Would the real Susan Orlean please stand up

    • By Ljsc on 03-02-04

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Rin Tin Tin

    • The Life and the Legend
    • By: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 135
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 115
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    "He believed the dog was immortal." So begins Susan Orlean’s sweeping, powerfully moving story of Rin Tin Tin’s journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Sandra L. Hackett on 10-11-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • My Kind of Place

    • Travel Stories from a Woman Who's Been Everywhere
    • By: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61
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    My Kind of Place takes listeners on a series of remarkable journeys in a uniquely witty and sophisticated travel audiobook....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful listening, but the music!

    • By Erik N on 01-09-06

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Animalish

    • By: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    The life and times of a girl who has always loved animals....

    Regular price: $2.99

    • A Gentle Reign

    • By: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kwabena Oppong, who is the king and supreme ruler of the African Ashanti tribespeople living in the United States of America, has a throne in his living room....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting—

    • By JAM on 12-14-18

    Regular price: $2.99

    • The American Man at Age 10

    • By: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 37 mins
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    In her classic 1992 Esquire cover story, "The American Man at Age Ten", best-selling author Susan Orlean takes listeners inside the mind of an ordinary 10-year-old boy....

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