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    • The Bonfire of the Vanities

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 27 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,487
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,482

    Tom Wolfe's best-selling modern classic tells the story of Sherman McCoy, an elite Wall Street bond trader who has it all: wealth, power, prestige, a Park Avenue apartment, a beautiful wife, and an even more beautiful mistress - until one wrong turn sends Sherman spiraling downward into a humiliating fall from grace. A car accident in the Bronx involving Sherman, his girlfriend, and two young lower-class black men sets a match to the incendiary racial and social tensions of 1980s New York City.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • TEN STARS

    • By JOHN on 08-23-09

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Log from the Sea of Cortez

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    The Log from the Sea of Cortez is the exciting day-by-day account of Steinbeck's trip to the Gulf of California with biologist Ed Ricketts. Drawn from the longer Sea of Cortez, it is a wonderful combination of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Book

    • By Stuart on 10-07-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Ballad of the Sad Café

    • By: Carson McCullers
    • Narrated by: David Ledoux, Joe Barrett, Therese Plummer, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    A classic work that has charmed generations of readers, this collection assembles Carson McCullers' best stories, including her beloved novella The Ballad of the Sad Cafe. A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces readers to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose cafe serves as the town's gathering place. Among other fine works, the collection also includes "Wunderkind", McCullers' first published story, written when she was only 17, about a musical prodigy who suddenly realizes she will not go on to become a great pianist.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charming

    • By Donald on 04-18-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Town

    • A Novel of the Snopes Family
    • By: William Faulkner
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    The story of Flem Snopes' ruthless struggle to take over the town of Jefferson, Mississippi, this is the second volume of Faulkner's trilogy about the Snopes family, his symbol for the grasping, destructive element in the post-bellum South.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Accessible Faulkner

    • By Doug on 03-28-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Manhattan Transfer

    • By: John Dos Passos
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Considered by many to be John Dos Passos' greatest work, Manhattan Transfer is an "expressionistic picture of New York" (New York Times) in the 1920s that reveals the lives of wealthy power brokers and struggling immigrants alike. From 14th Street to the Bowery, Delmonico's to the underbelly of the city waterfront, Dos Passos chronicles the lives of characters struggling to become a part of modernity before they are destroyed by it.   

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Moonstone [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Ronald Pickup, Sean Barrett, David Timson, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Upon inheriting the Moonstone, a huge and priceless diamond, Rachel Verinder's delight turns to dismay when the gem suddenly disappears. But this is no ordinary theft. Sergeant Cuff of Scotland Yard is called in and immediately suspects an intricate plot. However, not even his powers of detection can penetrate fully the mysteries surrounding the diamond.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The very finest detective story ever written

    • By John on 11-10-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Mansion

    • By: William Faulkner
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    The Mansion tells of Mink Snopes, whose archaic sense of honor brings about the downfall of his cousin, Flem. "For all his concern with the South, Faulkner was actually seeking out the nature of man," noted Ralph Ellison. "Thus we must turn to him for that continuity of moral purpose which made for the greatness of our classics." This volume includes a new introduction to the trilogy by acclaimed novelist George Garrett, author of Death of the Fox and The Succession.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mink Cometh

    • By Albert on 11-01-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Hamlet

    • By: William Faulkner
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 159

    The Hamlet, the first novel of Faulkner's Snopes trilogy, is both an ironic take on classical tragedy and a mordant commentary on the grand pretensions of the antebellum South and the depths of its decay in the aftermath of war and Reconstruction. It tells of the advent and the rise of the Snopes family in Frenchman's Bend, a small town built on the ruins of a once-stately plantation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great narrator, great book, better read than heard

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-12-13

    Regular price: $22.95

    • The Hustler

    • By: Walter Tevis
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 74

    To Fast Eddie Felsen, a young pool hustler, there was only one thing that mattered: to make the big time and the big money in the world of pool by beating the best in the country. Hustling suckers in small towns for good stake money was practice for his goal, and when he felt ready he went to Bennington's pool hall in Chicago to find Minnesota Fats. Eddie and Fats pit nerve against skill in a fantastic match over an unbroken 36 hours.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Tevis in general

    • By Darryl on 07-01-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Him with His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories

    • By: Saul Bellow
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette, Joe Barrett, Grover Gardner, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A collection of short fiction from one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. In the title piece, a musicologist awaiting extradition in British Columbia reflects on the events of his past that led to his criminal offense - beginning with a thoughtless insult he'd given over 30 years earlier. Witty and at times emotional, Him with His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories is a must-have collection for all Bellow fans.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Collected Stories

    • By: Saul Bellow, Janis Bellow - editor and preface, James Wood - introduction
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner, Richard Poe, Kate Reading, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Here, collected in one volume and chosen by the author himself, are favorites such as "What Kind of Day Did You Have?", "Leaving the Yellow House", and a previously uncollected piece, "By the St. Lawrence". With his larger-than-life characters, irony, wisdom, and unique humor, Bellow presents a sharp, rich, and funny world that is infinitely surprising. With a preface by Janice Bellow and an introduction by James Wood, this is a collection to treasure for longtime Saul Bellow fans and an excellent introduction for new listeners.

    Regular price: $27.26

    • The Ballad of the Sad Café

    • By: Carson McCuller
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Barbara Rosenblat, David Ledoux, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A classic work that has charmed generations of listeners, this collection assembles Carson McCullers's best stories, including her beloved novella The Ballad of the Sad Café. A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces listeners to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose café serves as the town's gathering place.

    Regular price: $19.95