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    • Clock Dance

    • A Novel
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 559
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 506

    Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother but isn't sure she ever will be. Then, one day, Willa receives a startling phone call from a stranger. Without fully understanding why, she flies across the country to Baltimore....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phenomenal Story Telling

    • By Mr. Johnny White on 08-02-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Spool of Blue Thread

    • A Novel
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,140
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,879
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,888

    "It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon..." This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From a LONG Time Anne Tyler fan

    • By S. Elder on 09-29-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Vinegar Girl

    • William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew Retold: A Novel
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 452
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 404

    Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister, Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work - her preschool charges adore her, but their parents don't always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth a listen

    • By Hope on 07-20-16

    Regular price: $22.40

    • Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 210

    Pearl Tull is nearing the end of her life but not of her memory. It was a Sunday night in 1944 when her husband left the little row house on Baltimore’s Calvert Street, abandoning Pearl to raise their three children alone....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Listen to it More Than Once

    • By Babette on 06-13-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Accidental Tourist

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 661
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 604
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 605

    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

    • Breathing Lessons

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for 28 years...and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other's eccentricities. Maggie, a kooky, lovable meddler and an irrepressible optimist, wants nothing more than to fix her son's broken marriage. Ira is infuriatingly practical, a man "who should have married Ann Landers".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration spoiled it for me

    • By Rita on 05-01-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Back When We Were Grownups

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    "Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered that she had turned into the wrong person." So Anne Tyler opens this irresistible new novel. The woman is Rebecca Davitch, a fifty-three-year-old grandmother. Is she an impostor in her own life? she asks herself. Is it indeed her own life? Or is it someone else’s? As always with Anne Tyler’s novels, once we enter her world it is hard to leave.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my favorite Anne Tyler book but still good

    • By NMwritergal on 12-20-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Ladder of Years

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kelly Lintz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    "Baltimore woman disappears during family vacation" declares the headline. Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote with five hundred dollars tucked inside. To her husband and three almost-grown children, she has vanished without trace or reason. But for Delia, "walking away from it all" is not a premeditated act, but an impulse that will lead her into a new, exciting, and unimagined life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another interesting, dysfunctional, family

    • By Mary E. Mcgibbon on 09-03-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Tough Justice Series Box Set: Parts 1-8

    • By: Gail Barrett, Carla Cassidy, Carol Ericson, and others
    • Narrated by: Thérèse Plummer
    • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Special Agent Lara Grant has finally put her life as an undercover agent in the Moretti gang behind her and started a new assignment in New York City. Until a dramatic sniper attack leaves Lara's face - and real name - all over the media. In the blink of an eye, her cover is blown, her identity exposed. Then a woman's body is found branded with the ritual Moretti tattoo. Someone knows who Lara is...and exactly how to make her pay....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ugh. (Warning!! Spoiler alert!)

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-09-16

    Regular price: $53.61

    • Saint Maybe

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    In 1965, the happy Bedloe family is living an ideal, apple-pie existence in Baltimore. Then, in the blink of an eye, a single tragic event occurs that will transform their lives forever--particularly that of 17-year-old Ian Bedloe, the youngest son, who blames himself for the sudden "accidental" death of his older brother. Depressed and depleted, Ian is almost crushed under the weight of an unbearable, secret guilt.Then one crisp January evening, he catches sight of a window with glowing yellow neon, the Church of the Second Chance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Saint Maybe

    • By Gretchen on 07-17-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Patchwork Planet

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Barnaby Gaitlin has been in trouble ever since adolescence. He had this habit of breaking into other people's houses. It wasn't the big loot he was after, like his teenage cohorts. It was just that he liked to read other people's mail, pore over their family photo albums, and appropriate a few of their precious mementos. But for 11 years now, he's been working steadily for Rent-a-Back, renting his back to old folks and shut-ins who can't move their own porch furniture or bring the Christmas tree down from the attic. But it looks as though his world may fall apart again....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good character but not-so-good story

    • By Lee Horton on 02-19-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • If Morning Ever Comes

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Tyler’s first novel, written when she was 22 years old. Ben Joe Hawkes comes from a large, cheerful family of women. But when one of his sisters takes her baby and leaves her husband, everything--including his perceptions of the past--changes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tugged at my heartstrings..each character so perfectly presented

    • By B. Romero on 10-08-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Noah's Compass

    • A Novel
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Liam Pennywell, who set out to be a philosopher and ended up teaching fifth grade, never much liked the job at that run-down private school, so early retirement doesnt bother him. But he is troubled by his inability to remember anything about the first night that he moved into his new, spare, and efficient condominium on the outskirts of Baltimore. All he knows when he wakes up the next day in the hospital is that his head is sore and bandaged.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Low key and thought provoking

    • By Eileen on 04-10-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Amateur Marriage

    • A Novel
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    They seemed like the perfect couple: young, good-looking, made for each other. The moment Pauline, a stranger to the Polish Eastern Avenue neighborhood of Baltimore (though she lived only twenty minutes away), walked into his mother's grocery store, Michael was smitten. And in the heat of World War II fervor, they are propelled into a hasty wedding. But they never should have married.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Lisa on 01-25-04

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Celestial Navigation

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kelly Lintz, Marianne Fraulo, Ric Reitz, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    The Pultizer Prize-winning author of Saint Maybe and Breathing Lessons offers the beloved story of a man whose contented life in his rundown house in Baltimore is shaken to its core, after his sister moves in with him and his boarder starts bringing home babies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Love Anne Tyler But

    • By Polly on 12-28-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Beginner's Goodbye

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 211

    Anne Tyler gives us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving new novel in which she explores how a middle-aged man, torn apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances: in their house, on the roadway, in the market. Gradually he discovers, as he works in the family's vanity-publishing business, turning out titles that presume to guide beginners through the trials of life, that maybe for this beginner there is a way of saying goodbye.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Anne Tyler at her Best

    • By Elizabeth Ward on 05-06-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Clock Winder

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Pamela Gold
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Mrs. Pamela Evans lives a lonely new widowhood outside of Baltimore, with only a house full of ticking clocks for company. Then she hires eccentric Elizabeth Abbott as a handyman - and both discover that parts don't have to be a perfect match to work.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worked for what I'd intended

    • By John S. on 07-24-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Digging to America

    • A Novel
    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 382
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    Two families, who would otherwise never have come together, meet by chance at the Baltimore airport: the Donaldsons, a very American couple, and the Yazdans, Maryam's fully assimilated son and his attractive Iranian wife. Each couple is awaiting the arrival of an adopted infant daughter from Korea. After the instant babies from distant Asia are delivered, Bitsy Donaldson impulsively invites the Yazdans to celebrate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Life in transition

    • By Everett Leiter on 08-20-06

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Clock Dance

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was 11 and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at 21, the accident that would make her a widow at 41. At each of these moments, Willa ended up on a path laid out for her by others. So when she receives a phone call telling her that her son’s ex-girlfriend has been shot and needs her help, she drops everything and flies across the country. The spur-of-the moment decision to look after this woman - and her nine-year-old daughter, and her dog - will lead Willa into uncharted territory....

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Back When We Were Grownups

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Blair Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Back When We Were Grownups is about one woman's search for who she really is. Listen as a 53-year-old grandmother tries to recover her girlhood self and that dignified grownup she had once been.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful characters

    • By Barbara on 08-19-03

    Regular price: $21.27

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