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    • Barracuda

    • A Novel
    • By: Christos Tsiolkas
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Everything Danny has ever done, every sacrifice his family has ever made, has been in pursuit of this dream. But what happens when the talent that makes you special fails you? When the goal that you've been pursuing for as long as you can remember ends in humiliation and loss? Twenty years later, Dan is in Scotland, terrified to tell his partner about his past, afraid that revealing what he has done will make him unlovable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Complex and Beautiful Story

    • By Eliav on 02-21-17

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Slap

    • A Novel
    • By: Christos Tsiolkas
    • Narrated by: Alex Dimitriades
    • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 308
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      4 out of 5 stars 254
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 257

    At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own. This event has a shocking ricochet effect on a group of people, mostly friends, who are directly or indirectly influenced by the incident. In this remarkable novel, Christos Tsiolkas turns his unflinching and all-seeing eye onto that which connects us all: the modern family and domestic life in the 21st century.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't do it for me

    • By Rowan Mangan on 09-18-11

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Merciless Gods

    • By: Christos Tsiolkas
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Love, sex, death, family, friendship, betrayal, tenderness, brutality, sacrifice and revelation. This incendiary collection of stories from acclaimed writer Christos Tsiolkas, best-selling author of The Slap and Barracuda, takes you deep into worlds both strange and familiar, and introduces you to characters who will never let you go and situations that will haunt you forever.

    Regular price: $38.29

    • Barracuda

    • By: Christos Tsiolkas
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      4 out of 5 stars 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 50

    He asked the water to lift him, to carry him, to avenge him. He made his muscles shape his fury, made every stroke declare his hate. And the water obeyed; the water would give him his revenge. No one could beat him, no one came close. His whole life Danny Kelly's only wanted one thing: to win Olympic gold. Everything he's ever done, every thought, every dream, every action takes him closer to that moment of glory, of vindication, when the world will see him for what he is: the fastest, the strongest and the best.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Can't listen enough on 11-27-13

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Dead Europe

    • By: Christos Tsiolkas
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Isaac, a young Australian photographer, is travelling through Europe. His whole life he has longed for the sophistication and wealth of the Europe of his father’s stories, the Europe at the centre of civilisation and culture. But behind the facade of a unified and globalised contemporary society, he finds a history blasted wasteland, a place forever condemned by the ghosts of its unspeakable past. Dead Europe is an unsettling ghost story about blood lust, blood libel, and blood revenge.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Culturally enlightening, but way too gross

    • By S. on 11-21-11

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Christos Tsiolkas on Patrick White

    • By: Christos Tsiolkas
    • Narrated by: Syd Brisbane
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Christos Tsiolkas spent a year of 'discovery and rediscovery' reading Patrick White. In this passionate and original book, he shows how the Nobel Prize winner's work still speaks to us. In the Writers on Writers series, leading writers reflect on another Australian writer who has inspired and fascinated them. Provocative and crisp, these books start a fresh conversation between past and present, shed new light on the craft of writing, and introduce some intriguing and talented authors and their work.

    Regular price: $6.39

    • Fiction: Lives Unraveling (2010) Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Panel 1022

    • By: Mr. Philipp Meyer, Ms. Joanna Smith Rakoff, Ms. Michelle Huneven, and others
    • Narrated by: Mr. Patrick Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93