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    • The Apology

    • By: Eve Ensler
    • Narrated by: Eve Ensler, Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. Sexually and physically abused by her father, Eve has struggled her whole life from this betrayal, longing for an honest reckoning from a man who is long dead. After years of work as an anti-violence activist, she decided she would wait no longer; an apology could be imagined, by her, for her, to her. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Book is amazing, narration is terrible

    • By Anonymous User on 06-11-19

    Regular price: $12.10

    • Caravaggio

    • A Life Sacred and Profane
    • By: Andrew Graham-Dixon
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    In the tradition of John Richardson's Picasso, a commanding new biography of the Italian master's tumultuous life and mysterious death. For four hundred years Caravaggio's (1571-1610) staggering artistic achievements have thrilled viewers, yet his volatile personal trajectory - the murder of Ranuccio Tomasini, the doubt surrounding Caravaggio's sexuality, the chain of events that began with his imprisonment on Malta and ended with his premature death - has long confounded historians.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Listen to this with his art work in front of you

    • By Splendifermoose on 10-19-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • A Second Wind

    • The True Story that Inspired the Motion Picture 'The Intouchables'
    • By: Philippe Pozzo di Borgo
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    As director of legendary Pommery Champagnes, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo was not generally someone in the habit of asking for help. Then, in 1993, an accident left him a quadriplegic. Passing his days hidden in his Paris townhouse, Philippe found himself the modern equivalent of an “untouchable.” The only person who seemed not to be bothered by Philippe’s condition was someone who had been marginalized his entire life - Abdel, the unemployed, uninhibited immigrant from the outskirts of society who would become Philippe’s caretaker.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enlightening complement to the remarkable movie

    • By Sally on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $18.85

    • The Rasputin File

    • By: Edvard Radzinsky, Judson Rosengrant - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    For almost a century, historians could only speculate about the role Grigory Rasputin played in the downfall of tsarist Russia. But in 1995 a lost file from the state archives turned up, a file that contained the complete interrogations of Rasputin's inner circle. With this extensive and explicit amplification of the historical record, Edvard Radzinsky has written a definitive biography, reconstructing in full the fascinating life of an improbable holy man who changed the course of Russian history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Long but Strong

    • By AL on 02-24-17

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Figures in a Landscape

    • People and Places; Essays: 2001-2016
    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Paul Theroux's latest collection of essays leads the listener through a dazzling array of sights, characters, and experiences. Travel essays take us to Ecuador, Zimbabwe, and Hawaii, to name a few. Gems of literary criticism reveal fascinating depth in the work of Henry David Thoreau, Graham Greene, Joseph Conrad, and Hunter Thompson. And in a series of breathtakingly personal profiles, we take a helicopter ride with Elizabeth Taylor, go surfing with Oliver Sacks, eavesdrop on the day-to-day life of a Manhattan dominatrix, and explore New York with Robin Williams.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Rich and Varied Anthology

    • By Rick on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • My Struggle, Book 4

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
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      5 out of 5 stars 161
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    Eighteen years old and fresh out of high school, Karl Ove Knausgaard moves to a tiny fisherman's village far north of the polar circle to work as a schoolteacher. He has no interest in the job itself - or in any other job for that matter. His intention is to save up enough money to travel while finding the space and time to start his writing career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Tormented Teen Male Mind

    • By W Perry Hall on 06-02-17

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Autumn

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Autumn begins with a letter Karl Ove Knausgaard writes to his unborn daughter, showing her what to expect of the world. He writes one short piece per day, describing the material and natural world with the precision and mesmerizing intensity that have become his trademark.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Vignettes for an Unborn Daughter

    • By Darwin8u on 09-19-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Un Amico Italiano

    • Eat, Pray, Love in Rome
    • By: Luca Spaghetti
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    When Luca Spaghetti (yes, that's really his name) was asked to show a writer named Elizabeth Gilbert around Rome, he had no idea how his life was about to change. She embraced his Roman ebullience, and Luca in turn became her guardian angel, determined that his city would help Liz out of her funk. Filled with colorful anecdotes about food, language, soccer, daily life in Rome, and Luca's own fish-out-of-water moments as a visitor to the United States-and culminating with the episodes in Liz's bestselling memoir, told from Luca's side of the table....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Left me wanting more...in the best way!

    • By REBECCA on 03-04-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Summer

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The conclusion to one of the most extraordinary and original literary projects in recent years, Summer once again intersperses short, vividly descriptive essays with emotionally raw diary entries addressed directly to Knausgaard's newborn daughter. Writing more expansively and, if it is possible, even more intimately and unguardedly than in the previous three volumes, he mines with new depth his difficult memories of his childhood and fraught relationship with his own father.  

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Becoming Faulkner

    • The Art and Life of William Faulker
    • By: Philip Weinstein
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    William Faulkner was the greatest American novelist of the 20th century, yet he lived a life marked by a pervasive sense of failure. Throughout his career, he remained haunted by his inability to master a series of personal and professional challenges: his less-than-heroic military career; the loss of his brother in an airplane crash; a disappointing stint as a Hollywood screenwriter; and a destructive bout with alcoholism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Miss.'s BCS-Bundren.Compson.Snopes/Sutpen/Sartoris

    • By W Perry Hall on 05-01-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Winter

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The second volume in his autobiographical quartet based on the seasons, Winter is an achingly beautiful collection of daily meditations and letters addressed directly to Knaugsaard's unborn daughter.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fall Vignettes for an Unborn Daughter

    • By Darwin8u on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Hermit in Paris

    • Autobiographical Writings
    • By: Martin McLaughlin translator, Italo Calvino
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This posthumously published collection offers a unique, puzzle-like portrait of one of the postwar era's most inventive and mercurial writers. In letters and journals, occasional pieces and interviews, Italo Calvino recalls growing up in seaside Italy and fighting in the antifascist resistance during World War II, traces the course of his literary career, and reflects on his many travels, including a journey through the United States in 1959 and 1960.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Boyhood Island

    • My Struggle Book 3
    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the young Karl Ove, new houses, classes and friends are met with manic excitement and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of power, benevolent in the case of his doting mother, tyrannical in the case of his cruel father. Knausgaard describes a time in which victories and defeats are felt keenly and every attempt at self-definition is frustrating. This is an audiobook about family, memory and how we never become quite what we set out to be.

    Regular price: $26.95

    • Inadvertent

    • Why I Write, Book 2
    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
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      5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 17

    In Inadvertent, internationally best-selling author Karl Ove Knausgaard reveals his beginnings as a writer and his literary influences, as well as his creative development and his struggles. But this audiobook is more than a window into the writer's frame of mind. It's also a glimmering meditation on literature and creativity - on its limitations and its freedoms.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I write because I want to open the world

    • By Darwin8u on 11-19-18

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Autumn

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Autumn begins with a letter Karl Ove Knausgaard writes to his unborn daughter, showing her what to expect of the world. He writes one short piece per day, describing the material and natural world with the precision and mesmerising intensity that have become his trademark. With acute sensitivity he describes daily life with his wife and children in rural Sweden, drawing upon memories of his own childhood to give an inimitably tender perspective on the precious and unique bond between parent and child. Nothing is too small or too vast to escape his attention; this is a personal encyclopaedia on everything from chewing gum to the stars.

    Regular price: $16.35

    • The Road to San Giovanni

    • By: Italo Calvino
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In five elegant autobiographical meditations Calvino delves into his past, remembering awkward childhood walks with his father, a lifelong obsession with the cinema, and fighting in the Italian Resistance against the Fascists. He also muses on the social contracts, language, and sensations associated with emptying the kitchen rubbish and the shape he would, if asked, consider the world. These reflections on the nature of memory itself are engaging, witty, and lit through with Calvino's alchemical brilliance.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • [sic]

    • A Memoir
    • By: Joshua Cody
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
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      3 out of 5 stars 9

    Joshua Cody, a brilliant young composer, was about to receive his PhD when he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Facing a bone marrow transplant and full radiation, he charts his struggle: the fury, the tendency to self-destruction, and the ruthless grasping for life and sensation; the encounter with beautiful Ariel, who gives him cocaine and a blow job in a Manhattan restaurant following his first treatment; the detailed morphine fantasy complete with a bride called Valentina while, in reality, hospital staff are pinning him to his bed. Moving effortlessly between references to Don Giovanni and the Rolling Stones, Ezra Pound and Buffalo Bill, and studded with pages from his own diaries and hospital notebooks, [sic] is a mesmerizing, hallucinatory glimpse into a young man’s battle against disease and a celebration of art, language, music, and life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Gibberish.

    • By Richard Delman on 08-02-16

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Central Park

    • An Anthology
    • By: Andrew Blauner (editor)
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck, L. J. Ganser, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    Central Park is perhaps the most well-trod and familiar green space in the country. It is both a refuge from the city and Manhattan's very heart; a respite from the urban grind and a hive of activity all its own. Eight hundred forty-three carefully planned acres allow some 37 million visitors each year to come and get lost in a sense of nature. Unsurprisingly, the park also inspires a wealth of great writing, and here Andrew Blauner collects some of the finest fiction and nonfiction - 20 pieces in all.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Figures in a Landscape

    • People and Places
    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Drawing together a fascinating body of writing from over 14 years of work, Figures in a Landscape ranges from profiles of cultural icons (Oliver Sacks, Elizabeth Taylor, Robin Williams) to intimate personal remembrances, from thrilling adventures in Africa to literary writings from Theroux's rich and expansive personal reading. Collectively these pieces offer a fascinating portrait of the author himself, his extraordinary life and his restless and ever-curious mind.

    Regular price: $27.27