Showing results by author "Charles Baxter"

Categories

All Categories

6 results
Sort by
    • The Feast of Love

    • A Novel
    • By: Charles Baxter
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    In vignettes both comic and sexy, the owner of a coffee shop recalls the day his first wife seemed to achieve a moment of simple perfection, while she remembers the women's softball game during which she was stricken by the beauty of the shortstop. A young couple spends hours at the coffee shop fueling the idea of their fierce love. A professor of philosophy, stopping by for a cup of coffee, makes a valiant attempt to explain what he knows to be the inexplicable workings of the human heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful book, beautifully read

    • By Omie on 03-14-11

    Regular price: $19.57

    • There's Something I Want You to Do

    • Stories
    • By: Charles Baxter
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith, Scott R. Sowers, Kevin Free, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    These interrelated stories are arranged in two sections, one devoted to virtues ("Bravery", "Loyalty", "Chastity", "Charity", and "Forbearance") and the other to vices ("Lust", "Sloth", "Avarice", "Gluttony", and "Vanity"). They are cast with characters who appear and reappear throughout the collection, their actions equally divided between the praiseworthy and the loathsome.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More Virtue than Vices

    • By David on 06-07-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Soul Thief

    • By: Charles Baxter
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 8

    National Book Award finalist Charles Baxter earns sweeping critical acclaim for his fiction, which is favorably compared to that of Anton Chekhov and William Trevor. In this compelling novel, graduate student Nathaniel Mason's life changes dramatically when he meets the unusual yet intriguing Jerome Coolberg at a party. Soon, Jerome seems to have appropriated Nathaniel's life, telling personal stories as though they are from his own experiences.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • mediocre at best

    • By PeggaSue on 10-07-17

    Regular price: $25.87

    • Saul and Patsy

    • A Novel
    • By: Charles Baxter
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the two years since they were married, nothing has mattered so much to either Saul or Patsy as the fact that they are just that: Saul-and-Patsy. And though they've ended up in a small city of Five Oaks, Michigan, their life together is an idyll of domestic romance. At least for a while.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Saul and Patsy

    • By Don on 01-05-04

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Loss of Face

    • By: Charles Baxter
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Dickens and Hardy knew it, and Chaucer knew it before them: the face can be a powerful expression of personality. So why, in the last hundred years, has literature increasingly put its characters behind masks?

    Regular price: $2.09

    • Starship Vectors

    • By: Sarah Monette, Allan Kaster (editor), Gwyneth Jones, and others
    • Narrated by: Tom Dheere
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Starships come in many shapes and sizes. Their crews and passengers are an eclectic lot. They venture into the deep voids of space on their assigned missions. Sometimes they succeed and sometimes they do not. This collection tells the stories of the crews and passengers aboard six of these starships.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great short stories.

    • By Fred on 03-09-11

    Regular price: $23.09