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    • This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Ann Patchett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 825
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 757
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 747

    Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder and Bel Canto examines her deepest commitments: to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husband in This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Together, these essays, previously published in The Atlantic, Harper, Vogue, and The Washington Post, form a resonant portrait of a life lived with loyalty and with love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining, engrossing, and elucidative essays

    • By Bonny on 01-07-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Commonwealth

    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Hope Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,925
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,393
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,394

    One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly - thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Listen for Patchett fans

    • By J on 09-19-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Bel Canto

    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,636
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,598
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,610

    Ann Patchett’s award winning, New York Times best-selling Bel Canto balances themes of love and crisis as disparate characters learn that music is their only common language. As in Pratchett’s other novels, including Truth & Beauty and The Magician’s Assistant, the author’s lyrical prose and lucid imagination make Bel Canto a captivating story of strength and frailty, love and imprisonment, and an inspiring tale of transcendent romance. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Opera Has Charms to Soothe the Savage Guerillas

    • By Mel on 03-01-13

    Regular price: $30.79

    • State of Wonder

    • A Novel
    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Hope Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,629
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,194
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,187

    Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while working on an extremely valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding answers to the questions about her friend's death, her company's future, and her own past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Do yourself a favor and listen to this book!

    • By F. B. Herron on 06-10-11

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Run

    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 661
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 370

    Since their mother's death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive, and ambitious father. As the former mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared. But when an argument in a blinding New England snowstorm inadvertently causes an accident that involves a stranger and her child, all Bernard Doyle cares about is his ability to keep his children, all of his children, safe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Uneven

    • By Patti on 07-24-09

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Truth & Beauty

    • A Friendship
    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Ann Patchett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 493
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    The author of Bel Canto, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Orange Prize, and long-running New York Times best seller, turns to nonfiction in a moving chronicle of her decades-long friendship with the critically acclaimed and recently deceased author, Lucy Grealy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It got better....

    • By Suzn F on 02-20-12

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Magician's Assistant

    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Karen Ziemba
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,646
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,294
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,298

    When Parsifal, a handsome and charming magician, dies suddenly, his widow Sabine - who was also his faithful assistant for 20 years - learns that the family he claimed to have lost in a tragic accident is very much alive and well.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Patchett Has It

    • By Pamela Harvey on 06-10-08

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Patron Saint of Liars

    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 490
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 367

    St. Elizabeth's is a home for unwed mothers in the 1960s. Life there is not unpleasant, and for most, it is temporary. Not so for Rose, a beautiful, mysterious woman who comes to the home pregnant but not unwed. She plans to give up her baby because she knows she cannot be the mother it needs.

    But St. Elizabeth's is near a healing spring, and when Rose's time draws near, she cannot go through with her plans, not all of them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well-crafted, Painful But Worth Finishing

    • By Carol T. Carr on 05-11-10

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Ann Patchett Interview

    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    In this interview, best-selling author Ann Patchett talks about her most recent novel, Run. She discusses her inspiration for the book, her writing process, and one of the constant themes in her works: what our relationship is to strangers and how we are all connected in a greater family.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Better wirter than interviewee

    • By Paula S on 11-26-12

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Commonwealth

    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    It is 1964: Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening uninvited, where he notices a heart-stoppingly beautiful woman. When Bert kisses Beverly Keating, his host's wife, he sets in motion the joining of two families. In 1988, Franny Keating, now 24, meets one of her idols, the famous author Leon Posen. After telling him about her family, she unwittingly relinquishes control over their story.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Commonwealth

    • By LAA on 12-09-16

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Collecting Strays at the Thanksgiving Table

    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Collecting Strays at the Thanksgiving Table" is from the November 20, 2016 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Ann Patchett and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • What Now?

    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Ann Patchett
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Based on her lauded commencement address at Sarah Lawrence College, this stirring essay by best-selling author Ann Patchett offers hope and inspiration for anyone at a crossroads, whether graduating, changing careers, or transitioning from one life stage to another. With wit and candor, Patchett tells her own story of attending college, graduating, and struggling with the inevitable question, "What now?"

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A commencement message for life

    • By Annie M. on 06-17-08

    Regular price: $10.26

    • State of Wonder

    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Nancy Baldwin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down Dr. Annick Swenson, who has disappeared in the Amazon while working on a valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her, Marina’s research partner Anders Eckman, died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding her former mentor as well as answers to several troubling questions about her friend’s death.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Had a hard time

    • By Nakota on 01-20-17

    Regular price: $38.90

    • Thalia Book Club: Ann Patchett, Commonwealth

    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Emma Straub, Alan Alda
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The acclaimed best-selling author returns to Symphony Space to discuss her latest novel. Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth tells the enthralling and tender story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families' lives. In conversation with Emma Straub (Modern Lovers). An excerpt from the novel will be performed by Alan Alda.

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Thalia Book Club: Ann Patchett's Commonwealth

    • By: Ann Patchett
    • Narrated by: Emma Straub, Alan Alda
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The acclaimed best-selling author of Bel Canto and Truth & Beauty discusses her 2016 novel, Commonwealth. Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, the book tells the enthralling and tender story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families' lives. In conversation with Emma Straub ( Modern Lovers). An excerpt from the novel will be performed by Alan Alda.

    Regular price: $3.41