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    • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,870
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,873

    Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Painfully nostalgic

    • By Barry on 07-29-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • 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 3,106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,486
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,481

    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

    • That Dark and Bloody River

    • Chronicles of the Ohio River Valley
    • By: Allan W. Eckert
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 35 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    They came on foot and by horseback, in wagons and on rafts, singly and by the score, restless, adventurous, enterprising, relentless, seeking a foothold on the future. European immigrants and American colonists, settlers and speculators, soldiers and missionaries, fugitives from justice and from despair-pioneers all, in the great and inexorable westward expansion defined at its heart by the majestic flow of the Ohio River. This is their story, a chronicle of monumental dimension, of resounding drama and impact set during a pivotal era in our history: the birth and growth of a nation.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The New York Trilogy

    • By: Paul Auster
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 469
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 404
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 402

    Paul Auster's signature work, The New York Trilogy, consists of three interlocking novels: City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room - haunting and mysterious tales that move at the breathless pace of a thriller.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best audiobook I've heard

    • By Lakeman on 01-02-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • 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 Last Don

    • By: Mario Puzo
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 470
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    The last don is Domenico Clericuzio, a wise and ruthless man who is determined to see his heirs established in legitimate society but whose vision is threatened when secrets from the family's past spark a vicious war between two blood cousins. This is a mesmerizing tale that takes us inside the equally corrupt worlds of the mob, the movie industry and the casinos - where beautiful actresses and ruthless hit men are ruled by lust and violence.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Insight

    • By Joanna on 09-04-10

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Henderson the Rain King

    • By: Saul Bellow
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Saul Bellow evokes all the rich colors and exotic customs of a highly imaginary Africa in this acclaimed comic novel about a middle-aged American millionaire who, seeking a new, more rewarding life, descends upon an African tribe. Henderson's awesome feats of strength and his unbridled passion for life win him the admiration of the tribe - but it is his gift for making rain that turns him from mere hero into messiah. A hilarious, often ribald story, Henderson the Rain King is also a profound look at the forces that drive a man through life.

    Regular price: $22.71

    • The Accidental Tourist

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 682
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 621
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 623

    Meet Macon Leary--a travel writer who hates both travel and strangeness. Grounded by loneliness, comfort, and a somewhat odd domestic life, Macon is about to embark on a surprising new adventure, arriving in the form of a fuzzy-haired dog obedience trainer who promises to turn his life around.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinary How Underwhelmed I Am

    • By Gillian on 05-13-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Eiger Sanction

    • By: Trevanian
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 213

    In a renovated Gothic church on Long Island lives Jonathan Hemlock, an art professor and a world-renowned mountain climber who finances his black-market art collection by working as a freelance assassin. Now, Hemlock is being tricked into a hazardous assignment that involves an attempt to scale one of the most treacherous mountain peaks in the Swiss Alps: the Eiger. His target is one of his three fellow climbers. The problem is that the CII can't tell him which one.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, great narration

    • By Andrew on 05-14-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • House Secrets

    • A Joe DeMarco Thriller
    • By: Mike Lawson
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    DeMarco is sent to investigate the death of a reporter, the son of one of his boss’ old colleagues, even though it appears to be nothing more than an unfortunate accident. He soon learns that the reporter was on the trail of Senator Paul Morelli, a rising star considered a shoe-in for his party’s presidential nomination. Some politicians are lucky, and Morelli has been luckier than most, but his past has already been thoroughly scrutinized and he looks clean. But then, why is DeMarco being followed by a pair of rogue agents who freelance for the CIA?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story!

    • By Sara Buttrick on 09-20-17

    Regular price: $20.72

    • 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 Hunters

    • A Novel
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Captain Cleve Connell has already made a name for himself among pilots when he arrives in Korea during the war there to fly the newly operational F-86 fighters against the Soviet MIGs. His goal, like that of every fighter pilot, is to chalk up enough kills to become an ace. But things do not turn out as expected.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Hunters

    • By Nicholas on 10-25-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons

    • By: Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    With cutting wit, fierce conviction, and surprising empathy, Vonnegut explores a diverse range of topics including society, politics, sex, literature, and mortality. Fans who believe they've read all of Vonnegut's work will be delighted to find the author speaking frankly about timely and relevant new topics - with an amusing yet insightful style that's instantly recognizable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love the writings of Vonnegut!

    • By Kim Hankins on 02-19-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Killings

    • Bino Phillips, Book 3
    • By: A. W. Gray
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Bino Phillips has seen his share of crime-fighting, but nothing has prepared him for the desperate search for a serial killer stalking the streets of Dallas - a serial killer that has more than the usual thirst for blood. One woman has been found, the blood sucked from her body. She and a friend, who remains missing, were to be key witnesses in Bino's defense of a young coed dealer. Now Bino finds himself in a sudden race against death, especially when the killer gets personal and targets Bino's secretary as his next victim.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Police Work, Clever Banter and Funny as Hell

    • By Chip Atkinson on 01-15-15

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Annexed

    • By: Sharon Dogar
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett, Rachel Butera, Jeremy Gage, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    In this powerful and gripping novel, Sharon Dogar explores what this might have been like from Peters point of view. What was it like to be forced into hiding with Anne Frank, first to hate her and then to find yourself falling in love with her? Especially with your parents and her parents all watching almost everything you do together. To know youre being written about in Anne's diary, day after day? What's it like to start questioning your religion, wondering why simply being Jewish inspires such hatred?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Disturbing, but Powerful

    • By Paul Z. on 10-15-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • All That Is

    • A Novel
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 71

    After his experiences as a young naval officer in battles off Okinawa, Philip Bowman returns to America and finds a position as a book editor. It is a time when publishing is still largely a private affair - a scattered family of small houses here and in Europe - a time of gatherings in fabled apartments and conversations that continue long into the night. In this world of dinners, deals, and literary careers, Bowman finds he fits in perfectly. But despite his success, love eludes him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A writer's writer

    • By sally r. on 02-21-16

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Crawlspace

    • By: Herbert Lieberman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Albert and Alice Graves live a normal, if monotonous, domestic life. They never had children; they spend their days tending to their home and enjoying their time together. One day, when the oil man, Richard, is refilling their furnace, Alice invites him to dinner, never suspecting that a casual act of charity will lead to a horrifying, morbid discovery in the crawlspace underneath their beloved house.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • get past initial premise

    • By Darryl on 12-15-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Last Night

    • Stories
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang, Kathe Mazur, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    From a writer whose every book is a literary event, a superbly accomplished work of fiction. Last Night is a spellbinding collection of stories about passion–by turns fiery and subdued, destructive and redemptive, alluring and devastating. In ten powerful stories, Salter portrays men and women in their most intimate moments. A book dealer faces the truth about his life–as it is and never will be again–when he is visited unexpectedly by his brash former girlfriend.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Duane's Depressed

    • A Novel
    • By: Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Funny, sad, full of wonderful characters and the perfect dialogue of which he is the master, McMurtry brings the Thalia saga to an end with Duane confronting depression in the midst of plenty. Surrounded by his children, who all seem to be going through life crises involving sex, drugs, and violence; his wife, Karla, who is wrestling with her own demons; and friends like Sonny, who seem to be dying, Duane can't seem to make sense of his life anymore.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen.

    • By Alfonso Delgado on 06-24-18

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Letters for Emily

    • By: Camron Wright
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    You are so young. You may wonder what an old man like me could teach? I wonder as well. I certainly don't claim to know all the answers. I'm barely figuring out the questions...Life has a strange way of repeating itself and I want my experience to help you...My hope is that you'll consider my words and remember my heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AWESOME!

    • By Guylia on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95

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