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    • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

    • By: Aimee Bender
    • Narrated by: Aimee Bender
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 470
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 211

    On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents' attention, bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother - her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother - tastes of despair and desperation.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I'm Going to Read the Actual Book

    • By Victoria on 07-11-10

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Selected Shorts: Behaving Badly

    • By: Neil Gaiman, Nathan Englander, Stephen King, and others
    • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Jefferson Mays, Michael Imperioli, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
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      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    The award winning series of classic and contemporary fiction returns with a collection of darkly funny short stories by the likes of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Aimee Bender, A.M. Homes, Nathan Englander, Kim, Addonizio, and George Saunders. Readers include Anjelica Huston, Neil Gaiman, Michael Imperioli, Harris Yulin, Christina Pickles, Jefferson Mays, and Christine Ebersole.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Come close to me, and I'll eat your life.

    • By Cynthia on 02-28-16

    Regular price: $13.72

    • Fiction

    • Exiles & Outsiders (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Gioconda Belli, Aimee Bender, Mary Gaitskill, and others
    • Narrated by: Donna Rifkind
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19

    • The Color Master

    • Stories
    • By: Aimee Bender
    • Narrated by: Various
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    In this collection, Bender’s unique talents sparkle brilliantly in stories about people searching for connection through love, sex, and family - while navigating the often painful realities of their lives. A traumatic event unfolds when a girl with flowing hair of golden wheat appears in an apple orchard, where a group of people await her. A woman plays out a prostitution fantasy with her husband and finds she cannot go back to her old sex life. An ugly woman marries an ogre and struggles to decide if she should stay with him after he mistakenly eats their children....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not Miss Bender's Best

    • By GK on 01-08-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Fiction: Writing the Fantastic (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 1103
    • By: Mr. Victor LaValle, Mr. Lev Grossman, Ms. Aimee Bender
    • Narrated by: Mr. Scott Timberg
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Quick Look into Literary Fantasy

    • By Shawn Scarber on 08-18-13

    Regular price: $2.93

    • Watchlist

    • 32 Short Stories by Persons of Interest
    • By: Charles Yu, Cory Doctorow, Etgar Keret, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    We are being watched. That this statement no longer shocks is itself shocking. Post-Snowden, we know that the government - everywhere - has been reading our emails, listening to our phone calls, and watching whatever we do on the Internet. The only thing concealed is the nature of our watchers. In Watchlist, some of today's most prominent and promising fiction writers from around the globe respond to, reflect on, and mine for inspiration the surveillance culture in which we live.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Thalia Book Club: Aimee Bender's The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

    • By: Aimee Bender
    • Narrated by: Lillo Way
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    The author of An Invisible Sign of My Own, whose work has been presented at Selected Shorts performances, discusses her second novel, a lush and moving story of a girl whose magical gift is really a devastating curse. She is interviewed by Heidi Julavits (novelist and co-editor of The Believer). A selection is performed by Lillo Way.

    Regular price: $4.87

    • WordTheatre: Lost & Found, Volume 1

    • By: Patricia Engel, Alethea Black, Meg Howrey, and others
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Aspillaga, Cassidy Freeman, Mae Whitman, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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    WordTheatre, the short story experts, casts the perfect actors to bring great contemporary writing to life. Recorded live with many of the writers present, these nine exquisitely crafted stories navigate fragile yet defining moments of transformation that inform us at every age. Perhaps a time or a place, a friend or relative, those memories that leaves an indelible mark, spark the imaginations of these wonderful authors.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Electric Literature Aloud!

    • 10 Short Stories from America's Best Writers
    • By: Colson Whitehead, Lydia Davis, Rick Moody, and others
    • Narrated by: Matthew Korahais, Katya Schapiro
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Electric Literature Aloud! is a compendium of 10 short stories from the anthology series. The editors select stories with a strong voice that capture readers and listeners and lead them somewhere exciting, unexpected, and meaningful.

    Regular price: $15.36

    • WordTheatre: Heart Matters, Volume 1

    • By: Ramona Ausubel, Aimee Bender, Richard Bausch, and others
    • Narrated by: Hallee Hirsh, Mark Moses, Nicholas Brendon, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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    WordTheatre, the short story experts, casts the perfect actors to bring great contemporary writing to life. Recorded live with the authors present, these nine exquisitely crafted stories explore the emotional complications of this thing called love. From the intoxication of a first crush to the devastation of a broken heart, take a journey through the anguish and ecstasy of human emotions.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Electric Literature No. 3

    • By: Rick Moody, Patrick deWitt, Matt Sumell, and others
    • Narrated by: Katya Schapiro, Matthew Korahais
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Electric Literature is a quarterly anthology of short stories with a strong voice that capture listeners and lead them somewhere exciting, unexpected, and meaningful.

    Regular price: $10.46