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    • Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy

    • Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961
    • By: Nicholas Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    While he was the curator of the CIA Museum, Nicholas Reynolds, a longtime military intelligence expert, began to discover tantalizing clues that suggested Ernest Hemingway's involvement in the Second World War was much more complex and dangerous than has been previously understood. Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy brings to light for the first time this riveting secret side of Hemingway's life - when he worked closely with both the American OSS and the Soviet NKVD to defeat Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So entertaining you'd think it was fiction

    • By Austin on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $28.95

    • Letters to a Young Writer

    • Some Practical and Philosophical Advice
    • By: Colum McCann
    • Narrated by: Colum McCann
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Intriguing and inspirational, this book is a call to look outward rather than inward. McCann asks his listeners to constantly push the boundaries of experience, to see empathy and wonder in the stories we craft and hear. A paean to the power of language, both by argument and by example, Letters to a Young Writer is fierce and honest in its testament to the bruises delivered by writing as both a profession and a calling. It charges aspiring writers to learn the rules and even break them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable comments on being a writer

    • By eclectic reader on 05-23-17

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Scratch

    • Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living
    • By: Manjula Martin
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Robin Eller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    In the literary world, the debate around writing and commerce often begs us to take sides: either writers should be paid for everything they do or writers should just pay their dues and count themselves lucky to be published. You should never quit your day job, but your ultimate goal should be to quit your day job. It's an endless, confusing, and often controversial conversation that, despite our bare-it-all culture, still remains taboo.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting thoughts on the business of writing...

    • By Wendi_P on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Accidental Life

    • An Editor's Notes on Writing and Writers
    • By: Terry McDonell
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
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    You might not know Terry McDonell, but you certainly know his work. Among the magazines he has top-edited: Outside, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Sports Illustrated. In this revealing memoir, McDonell talks about what really happens when editors and writers work with deadlines ticking (or drinks on the bar). His stories about the people and personalities he's known are both heartbreaking and bitingly funny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great autobiography of a magazine editor

    • By Anthony on 11-21-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Queen

    • Aretha Franklin
    • By: Mikal Gilmore
    • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,414
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      4 out of 5 stars 3,988
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      4 out of 5 stars 3,978

    You know her voice. Now hear her story.

    Audible has teamed up with Rolling Stone to produce an uncompromisingly honest Audible Original that honors the life and legacy of the incomparable Aretha Franklin. Aretha’s universal appeal was evident from the release of her first album at age 14 through her nearly 50 Top 40 hits. Yet this intimate biography reminds us that Aretha knew pain as much as she knew glory. It was the blues, residing deep within her soul, that gave way to a voice able to lift millions with a profound sense of freedom, self-worth, and undeniable talent to rise above sorrow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I learned so much

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • We Wanted to be Writers

    • Life, Love, and Literature at the Iowa Writers' Workshop
    • By: Eric Olsen, Glenn Schaffer
    • Narrated by: Rama Vallury
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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    We Wanted to be Writers is a rollicking and insightful blend of original interviews, commentary, advice, gossip, anecdotes, analyses, history, and asides with nearly thirty graduates and teachers at the now legendary Iowa Writers' Workshop between 1974 and 1978. Among the talents that emerged in those years - writing, criticizing, drinking, and debating in the classrooms and barrooms of Iowa City - were the younger versions of writers who became John Irving, Jane Smiley, T. C. Boyle, Michelle Huneven, Allan Gurganus, Sandra Cisneros, Jayne Anne Phillips, Jennie Fields, Joy Harjo, Joe Haldeman, and many others. It is chock full of insights and a treasure trove of inspiration for all writers, readers, history lovers, and anyone who ever "wanted to be a writer."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Authentic

    • By MemorizingPharmacology on 05-22-16

    Regular price: $24.74

    • Willie Nelson: The Inspirational Life Story

    • Song Writer, Musician, Social Activist, and Teacher of Never Giving Up on Ones Dreams
    • By: Patrick Bunker
    • Narrated by: Joel Baker
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Many people have no idea how hard life was at times for Willie Nelson as a poor farm boy growing up in rural Texas during the Depression of the 30s, being raised by his grandparents because his mother and father had insatiable wanderlust. Unlike many other successful celebrities, Willie Nelson gives a no-holds-barred account of his life. In his frankly spoken, country way, he relates his experiences in a refreshingly honest way. Through the listening of his story, you can almost feel as though he is there with you.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Where the Past Begins

    • A Writer's Memoir
    • By: Amy Tan
    • Narrated by: Amy Tan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
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      4 out of 5 stars 98
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Moving from her childhood in Oakland and growing up with her Chinese parents through her success as a novelist, Amy Tan delves into her creative interests in music, the paralysis of beginning a new project, journal writing, and travelling. Where the Past Begins chronicles the making of a writer. With characteristic humor and poignant observation, Tan weaves a nontraditional introspective narrative that is as complex and vibrant as this beloved American novelist's fiction.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • And so ends my infatuation with Amy Tan's Work

    • By Helen T. Ricotta on 12-06-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • 君须怜我怜卿最真不过三毛 - 君須憐我憐卿最真不過三毛 [Echo and Jose: A Love Story]

    • By: 程悦 - 程悅 - Cheng Yue
    • Narrated by: 嫣儿 - 嫣兒 - Yaner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    三毛一生中有着最重要的六年——她和丈夫荷西从相遇、相知、相爱,到共结连理,共同度过了六年幸福到云端的婚姻生活。虽然如焰火般短暂,却异常璀璨……三毛一生中有著最重要的六年——她和丈夫荷西從相遇、相知、相愛,到共結連理,共同度過了六年幸福到雲端的婚姻生活。雖然如焰火般短暫,卻異常璀璨…… 

    Regular price: $16.54

    • Knitting Yarns

    • Writers on Knitting
    • By: Ann Hood (editor
    • Narrated by: Ann Hood, Sam Adrain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 155
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      4 out of 5 stars 142
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      4 out of 5 stars 144

    In Knitting Yarns, twenty-seven writers tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow. Poignant, funny, and moving, Knitting Yarns is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it!!!!

    • By Indigo on 01-30-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Bound to Last

    • 30 Writers on Their Most Cherished Book
    • By: Sean Manning (editor), Ray Bradbury (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Daniel May, Cynthia Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lovers of the printed book, arise! Thirty of today’s top writers are here to tell you you’re not alone. In Bound to Last, an amazing array of authors comes to the passionate defense of the printed book with spirited, never-before-published essays celebrating the hardcover or paperback they hold most dear - not necessarily because of its contents, but because of its significance as a one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable object.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Violet Hour

    • Great Writers at the End
    • By: Katie Roiphe
    • Narrated by: Carolyn Cook
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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    In The Violet Hour, Katie Roiphe takes an unexpected and liberating approach to the most unavoidable of subjects. She investigates the last days of six great thinkers, writers, and artists as they come to terms with the reality of approaching death, or what T. S. Eliot called "the evening hour that strives Homeward, and brings the sailor home from sea".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed feelings

    • By Laureen Miki on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Remembering Roth

    • By: James Atlas
    • Narrated by: James Atlas
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 879
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    In 1977, when he was 28, James Atlas published his first book, a biography of the poet Delmore Schwartz, and was stunned to receive a congratulatory letter from Philip Roth. He had been moved by the tragic story it told. Thus began a friendship that lasted, with a few intervals, until his death. He was living in rural Connecticut then, having exiled himself from the literary noise of Manhattan in order to focus on his work, and was on his own. He invited Atlas to come visit, which he did - the first of numerous pilgrimages to the Roth homestead. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • made me think as much as many long books.

    • By K D on 03-10-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Finding Your Harmony

    • Dream Big, Have Faith, and Achieve More Than You Can Imagine
    • By: Ally Brooke
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    In this moving and inspirational memoir, Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke shares her love for music, recalls her journey to fame, and reveals how she has remained true to herself and her beliefs through her most difficult moments. 

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Sandhills Boy

    • The Winding Trail of a Texas Writer
    • By: Elmer Kelton
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    Voted by his peers as the best Western writer of all time and honored with a record seven Spur Awards, Elmer Kelton is the beloved author of such compelling tales as The Good Old Boys. A beautifully written and highly readable memoir, Sandhills Boy reveals the origins of a unique storytelling talent and Texas treasure.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Shockingly boring

    • By Jim on 04-09-11

    Regular price: $28.67

    • Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin

    • Writers Running Wild in the Twenties
    • By: Marion Meade
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
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      4 out of 5 stars 66
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      4 out of 5 stars 69

    This is an exuberant group portrait of four extraordinary writers, Zelda Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dorothy Parker, and Edna Ferber, whose loves, lives, and literary endeavors captured the spirit of the 1920s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating lives!

    • By Diana on 02-19-05

    Regular price: $20.97

    • What's Not to Love?

    • The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer
    • By: Jonathan Ames
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Ames
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Perhaps all of Jonathan Ames' problems, and the genesis of this hilarious audiobook, can be traced back to the late onset of his puberty. After all, it can't be easy to be 16 with a hairless penis "undistinguishable from that of a five-year-old's".

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst book ever!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-09-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Trumbo

    • A Biography of the Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Who Broke the Hollywood Blacklist
    • By: Bruce Cook
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
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      4 out of 5 stars 164

    A central figure in the Hollywood Ten and one of the most successful screenwriters in Hollywood history, Trumbo epitomized the spirit of American capitalism, yet he went to jail refusing to talk about his membership in the Communist party.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dull

    • By M. S. Cohen on 02-29-16
    • A Biography of the Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Who Broke the Hollywood Blacklist
    • By: Bruce Cook
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 09-08-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 181 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Way of the Writer

    • Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling
    • By: Charles Johnson
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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    An award-winning novelist, philosopher, essayist, screenwriter, professor, and cartoonist, Charles Johnson has devoted his life to creative pursuit. His 1990 National Book Award-winning novel Middle Passage is a modern classic, revered as much for its daring plot as its philosophical underpinnings. For 33 years, Johnson taught and mentored students in the art and craft of creative writing. The Way of the Writer is his record of those years and the coda to a kaleidoscopic, boundary-shattering career.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • New Ways to Kill Your Mother

    • Writers and Their Families
    • By: Colm Toibin
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    In a brilliant, nuanced, and wholly original collection of essays, the best-selling and award-winning author of Brooklyn and The Empty Family offers a fascinating exploration of famous writers’ relationships to their families and their work.From Jane Austen’s aunts to Tennessee Williams’s mentally ill sister, the impact of intimate family dynamics can be seen in many of literature’s greatest works. In New Ways to Kill Your Mother, Colm Tóibín traces and interprets those family ties.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Literary Box of Chocolates

    • By Cariola on 11-02-13

    Regular price: $16.96

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