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    • Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1

    • James Baldwin Reading from Giovanni's Room
    • By: Calliope Author Readings, James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: James Baldwin
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    James Baldwin gives an electrifying reading about a young gay American in Paris recalling a dramatic and transforming incident from his boyhood, as he struggles to accept his sexual identity.

    Regular price: $1.75

    • James Jones Reading from The Thin Red Line

    • Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 2
    • By: Calliope Author Readings, James Jones
    • Narrated by: James Jones
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    James Jones, who served in combat in the Pacific in World War II, creates a scene of confusion and brutal devastation, as American soldiers struggle against an invincible enemy, and valiant young lives are destroyed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Scott Bradley on 03-01-15

    Regular price: $1.75

    • Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1

    • Great 20th-Century Authors Read from Their Works
    • By: Calliope Author Readings, James Baldwin, William Styron, and others
    • Narrated by: James Baldwin, William Styron, James Jones, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    James Baldwin reading from Another Country and Giovanni's Room; WIlliam Styron reading from Lie Down in Darkness; James Jones reading from From Here to Eternity; and Philip Roth reading from Letting Go.

    Regular price: $11.17

    • Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1

    • James Baldwin Reading from Another Country
    • By: Calliope Author Readings, James Baldwin
    • Narrated by: James Baldwin
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    In the first passage James Baldwin reads with passion about the suicide of a young black man in despair. The second passage takes place at his funeral service, where Baldwin speaks with both anger and eloquence, in the voice of the minister attempting to comfort his friends and family.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The book is great but this is only an extract.

    • By Simon on 05-27-16

    Regular price: $1.75

    • Great American Authors Read From Their Works, Volume 1

    • William Styron reading from Lie Down in Darkness
    • By: Calliope Author Readings, William Styron
    • Narrated by: William Styron
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    From the poignant novel about a troubled Southern family, written when he was 26, William Styron reads with tenderness about the disabled younger child finding joy in the magic tricks of a workman, as her mother looks on, knowing her child’s sad fate.

    Regular price: $1.75

    • Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 2

    • Nelson Algren Reading from The Man With the Golden Arm
    • By: Calliope Author Readings, Nelson Algren
    • Narrated by: Nelson Algren
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nelson Algren brings a deeply personal tone to his reading about Sophie, the doomed wife of card dealer and drug addict Frankie Machine, wanted for murder, as she waits futilely for him to return home.

    Regular price: $1.75

    • Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 2

    • John Updike Reading "Lifeguard" from Pigeon Feathers and Others
    • By: Calliope Author Readings, John Updike
    • Narrated by: John Updike
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    The young John Updike’s portrayal of a haughty seminary student working as a lifeguard is witty and poetic, as the naïve hero surveys the beachgoers in his care, and contemplates a future of saving souls as well as bodies.

    Regular price: $1.75

    • Great American Authors Read From Their Works, Volume 1

    • Philip Roth reading from Letting Go
    • By: Calliope Author Readings, Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Philip Roth
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Playing three roles with verve, Philip Roth gives a hilariously comic performance of two old men living in a cheap rooming house who pay a visit to a diffident graduate student to ask a convoluted and unusual favor.

    Regular price: $1.75

    • Great American Authors Read From Their Works, Volume 2

    • Bernard Malamud reading from 'The Mourners' from The Magic Barrrel
    • By: Bernard Malamud, Calliope Author Readings
    • Narrated by: Bernard Malamud
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In Bernard Malamud’s short story "The Mourners", two old Jews, a landlord and tenant battling over a cheap apartment, are transformed from arch-enemies into companions in grief, as their common sorrows suddenly transcend their bitter antagonism.

    Regular price: $1.75

    • Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1

    • James Jones Reading from From Here to Eternity
    • By: Calliope Author Readings, James Jones
    • Narrated by: James Jones
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    James Jones brings powerful emotion and expression to his reading of the famous passage from his celebrated World War II novel in which Private Prewitt plays a version of Taps that expresses "the requiem of the common soldier".

    Regular price: $1.75

    • Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 2

    • By: Calliope Author Readings, Nelson Algren, James Jones, and others
    • Narrated by: Nelson Algren, James Jones, John Updike, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Nelson Algren reading from The Man With the Golden Arm, James Jones reading from The Thin Red Line, John Updike reading “Lifeguard” from Pigeon Feathers and Other, Bernard Malamud reading from “The Mourners” from The Magic Barrre.

    Regular price: $11.17