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    • The Judge Hunter

    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    London, 1664. Twenty years after the English revolution, the monarchy has been restored, and Charles II sits on the throne. The men who conspired to kill his father are either dead or disappeared. Baltasar “Balty” St. Michel is 24 and has no skills and no employment. He gets by on handouts from his brother-in-law Samuel Pepys, an officer in the king’s navy. Fed up with his needy relative, Pepys offers Balty a job in the New World. He is to track down two missing judges who were responsible for the execution of the last king, Charles I. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprise!

    • By mary j aboughadareh on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • The Relic Master

    • A Novel
    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 494
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 450

    The year is 1517. Dismas is a relic hunter: one who procures "authentic" religious relics for wealthy and influential clients. His two most important patrons are Frederick the Wise, elector of Saxony; and soon-to-be Cardinal Albrecht of Mainz. While Frederick is drawn to the recent writing of Martin Luther, Albrecht pursues the financial and political benefits of religion and seeks to buy a cardinalship through the selling of indulgences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic -- and hilarious

    • By Actor on 12-17-15

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Boomsday

    • A Novel
    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Janeane Garofalo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 393
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 154

    Cassandra Devine, a young Washington spin doctor and blogger, suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age 75. This proposal catches on with citizens outraged about Social Security debt and a senator seeking the youth vote for his presidential bid. With the help of Washington's greatest PR strategist, Cassandra and the senator try to ride the issue of euthanasia to the White House.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wish Buckley picked lottery numbers!

    • By Vickey on 10-12-08

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Boomsday

    • A Novel
    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Janeane Garofalo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Cassandra Devine, a young Washington spin doctor and blogger, suggests that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age 75. This proposal catches on with citizens outraged about Social Security debt and a senator seeking the youth vote for his presidential bid. With the help of Washington's greatest PR strategist, Cassandra and the senator try to ride the issue of euthanasia to the White House.

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Thalia Book Club: Catch 22 - 50th Anniversary with Christopher Buckley, Robert Gottlieb, and Mike Nichols

    • By: Christopher Buckley, Robert Gottlieb, Mike Nichols, and others
    • Narrated by: Lesley Stahl
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 15

    An evening of readings and discussion: Heller's friends and colleagues including Christopher Buckley, Robert Gottlieb and Mike Nichols, revisit his classic black comedy set at the end of WWII, one of the most important books about patriotism, honor, the absurdities of war and beauracracy of the twentieth century. The conversation is led by Lesley Stahl. An excerpt is performed by Scott Shepherd (Gatz). "The rock and roll of novels...There's no book like it." (Norman Mailer)

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is NOT a version of the audio book but its great!

    • By Anonymous User on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Supreme Courtship

    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Anne Heche
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    President of the United States Donald Vanderdamp is having a hell of a time getting his nominees appointed to the Supreme Court. After one nominee is rejected for insufficiently appreciating To Kill A Mockingbird, the president chooses someone so beloved by voters that the Senate won't have the guts to reject her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comic Relief

    • By Jim on 09-14-08

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Thank You for Smoking

    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: John Glover
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    Nick Naylor, chief spokesman for the Academy of Tobacco Studies is the hero of Christopher Buckley's wickedly funny Thank You for Smoking. Nick likes his job. In the neo-puritanical nineties, it's a challenge to defend the rights of smokers and a privilege to promote their liberty. Sure, it hurts a little when you're compared to Nazi war criminals, but Nick's just doing what it takes to pay the mortgage and put his son through Washington's elite private school St. Euthanasius. Nick can handle the pressure from the anti-smoking zealots, but he's less certain about his new boss, who questions whether Nick is worth $150,000 a year to fight a losing war. Nick seeks inspiration and solace from 2 sympathetic souls who work for the firearms and alcohol lobbies. They call themselves the Merchants of Death, and together, they bemoan their plight and argue over which of them has the most deadly job. Under pressure to produce results, Nick goes on a PR offensive, turning appearances on Oprah and Larry King Live into national events. But Nick's heightened notoriety makes him a nice target for someone who wants to prove just how hazardous smoking can be. If Nick isn't careful, he'll be stubbed out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Verbal Judo

    • By A. L. DeWitt on 01-13-03

    Regular price: $14.60

    • No Way to Treat a First Lady

    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 401
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    One of this country's leading political satirists dangles before us a tantalizing novel whose protagonist has a great deal in common with a recent First Lady. Beth MacIntyre, First Lady of the United States, has been charged with the murder of her husband, a Presidential Lothario of the first water. She is accused of throwing a historic Paul Revere spittoon during a bedroom spat, putting an unfortunately fatal dent in the President's lust-filled head.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Super

    • By Rajesh on 08-15-05

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Little Green Men

    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Mark Linn-Baker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    After the success of his highly-acclaimed Thank You for Smoking, Buckley returns to the strange land of Washington D.C. in a millennial comedy of manners about aliens and pundits...and how much they both have in common."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Laughing Gas

    • By A. L. DeWitt on 01-13-03

    Regular price: $21.27

    • But Enough About You

    • Essays
    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Bob Walter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Christopher Buckley at his best: an extraordinary, wide-ranging selection of essays both hilarious and poignant, irreverent and delightful. In his first book of essays since his 1997 best seller, Wry Martinis, Buckley delivers a rare combination of big ideas and truly fun writing. Listening to these essays is the equivalent of being in the company of a tremendously witty and enlightening companion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Generally interesting

    • By Chief of Staff, ChowChow on 03-23-15

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Florence of Arabia

    • A Novel
    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Carrington Macduffie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    Christopher Buckley's comic thriller takes readers to the Arab land of Matar, where a philandering emir allays his restless wife by allowing her to start a TV network for Arab women. She is joined in this endeavor by a maverick American State Department officer known as Florence, who wants to use the TV network to start a revolution among Islamic women.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Buckley is at the top of his game

    • By Lisa on 04-15-06

    Regular price: $27.93

    • They Eat Puppies, Don't They?

    • A Novel
    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    In an attempt to gain congressional approval for a top-secret weapons system, Washington lobbyist "Bird" McIntyre teams up with sexy, outspoken neocon Angel Templeton to pit the American public against the Chinese. When Bird fails to uncover an authentic reason to slander the nation, he and Angel put the Washington media machine to work, spreading a rumor that the Chinese secret service is working to assassinate the Dalai Lama.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I love Buckley. This was not his best.

    • By Adam Shields on 08-01-12

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Losing Mum and Pup

    • A Memoir
    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Christopher Buckley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Just as Calvin Trillin and Joan Didion gave readers solace and insight into the experience of losing a spouse, Christopher Buckley offers consolation, wit, and warmth to those coping with the death of a parent, while telling a unique personal story of life with legends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nicely Done!

    • By krisjs1767 on 06-27-09

    Regular price: $22.80

    • God Is My Broker

    • By: Brother Ty, Christopher Buckley, John Tierney
    • Narrated by: Mark Linn-Baker
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    One fateful day, Brother Ty - a failed, alcoholic Wall Street trader who had retreated to a monastery - decided to let God be his broker. He saved his monastery and discovered the Seven and a Half Laws™ of spiritual and financial growth. Now, for the first time, Brother Ty reveals his secrets and tells you how you can get God to be your broker.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An entertaining fiction

    • By The Beach Walker on 06-23-04

    Regular price: $19.93

    • No Way to Treat a First Lady

    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Tim Matheson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    On trial for assassinating her husband, the President of the United States, Beth MacMann hires an old flame from law school as her defense attorney. In this hilarious send-up of both politicos and lawyers, Buckley reestablishes himself as one of today's premiere satirists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Word Play

    • By A. L. DeWitt on 01-02-03

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Florence of Arabia

    • A Novel
    • By: Christopher Buckley
    • Narrated by: Patricia Kalember
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The best-selling author who made mincemeat of political correctness in Thank You for Smoking, conspiracy theories in Little Green Men, and presidential indiscretions No Way to Treat a First Lady now takes on the hottest topic in the entire world, Arab-American relations, in a blistering comic novel sure to offend the few it doesn't delight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I’ve read it before but...

    • By Caitlin Elam on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The New Yorker Festival - A Humor Revue

    • By: Andrew Barlow, Noah Baumbach, Andy Borowitz, and others
    • Narrated by: Andrew Barlow, Noah Baumbach, Andy Borowitz, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    Humor has been a mainstay of The New Yorker since the magazine's inception in 1925. Harold Ross, The New Yorker's founding editor, characterized his magazine as "a comic weekly", featuring the work of such writers as Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, S.J. Perelman, A.J. Liebling, and Ring Lardner, among the country's greatest literary humorists.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible

    • By Jen on 06-01-06

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The New Yorker (Nov. 28, 2005)

    • By: Samantha Power, Jeffrey Toobin, Katherine Boo, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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    "Missions" by Samantha Power; "Still Standing" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Shelter and the Storm" by Katherine Boo; "College Essay" by Christopher Buckley; "Land of the Diesel Bear" by John McPhee; "The Spinoff Zone" by Nancy Franklin; and "Boy Wonders" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Aug. 21, 2006)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Ben McGrath, Lauren Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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    "Snake Eyes" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The Last Drop" by Ben McGrath; "The Vineyard Fracture" by Lauren Collins; "Watching Lebanon" by Seymour Hersh; "Stations of the Mel" by Christopher Buckley; "Blank Monday" by William Finnegan; and "On Duty" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • God Is My Broker: A Monk-Tycoon Reveals the 7 1/2 Laws of Spiritual and Financial Growth [Russian Edition]

    • By: Christopher Taylor Buckley, John Tierney
    • Narrated by: Stanislav Ivanov
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is an incredible story. The author, a failed, alcoholic Wall Street trader, had retreated to a monastery. It, too, was failing. Then, one fateful day, Brother Ty decided to let God be his broker--and not only saved the monastery but discovered the 7 1/2 Laws of Spiritual and Financial Growth. Brother Ty's remarkable success has been studied at the nation's leading business schools and scrutinized by Wall Street's greatest minds, but until now the secret to his 7 1/2 Laws of Spiritual and Financial Growth have been available only to a select few.

    Regular price: $11.20