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  • The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club) | Colson Whitehead

    The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood - where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned - Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

    JQR says: "Stupendous book, hard to follow in audio"
  • Sag Harbor: A Novel | Colson Whitehead

    Sag Harbor: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
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    The year is 1985. Benji Cooper is one of the only black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. He spends his falls and winters going to roller-disco bar mitzvahs, playing too much Dungeons and Dragons, and trying to catch glimpses of nudity on late-night cable TV. After a tragic mishap on his first day of high school, when Benji reveals his deep enthusiasm for the horror movie magazine Fangoria, his social doom is sealed for the next four years.

    Nicole says: "nostalgic"
  • Zone One: A Novel | Colson Whitehead

    Zone One: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuild­ing civilization under orders from the provisional govern­ment based in Buffalo. Their top mission: the resettlement of Manhattan.

    Annie says: "Tomorrow needs a marketing rollout."
  • The Underground Railroad | Colson Whitehead

    The Underground Railroad

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans, and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North.

  • The Intuitionist | Colson Whitehead

    The Intuitionist

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Lila Mae Watson - the first black female inspector in the world's tallest city - has the highest performance rating of anyone in the Department of Elevator Inspectors. This upsets her superiors, because Lila is an Intuitionist: she inspects elevators simply by the feelings she gets riding in them. When a brand new elevator crashes, Lila becomes caught in the conflict between her Intuitionist methods and the beliefs of the power-holding Empiricists.

    J says: "A Macguffin worth chewing on"
  • Episode 49: The State of Debate and Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad | David Remnick,Colson Whitehead,Alex Ross,Jill Lepore,Sharon Horgan,Chris Gethard

    Episode 49: The State of Debate and Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad

    • ORIGINAL (56 mins)
    • By David Remnick, Colson Whitehead, Alex Ross, and others
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    How did the 2016 Presidential-primary debates become insult-laden, substance-free shouting contests?...

  • El ferrocarril subterráneo [The Underground Railroad] | Colson Whitehead

    El ferrocarril subterráneo [The Underground Railroad]

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Neus Sendra
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    Cora es una joven esclava de una plantación de algodón en Georgia. Abandonada por su madre, vive sometida a la crueldad de sus amos. Cuando César, un joven de Virginia, le habla del ferrocarril subterráneo, ambos deciden iniciar una arriesgada huida hacia el Norte para conseguir la libertad.

  • John Henry Days | Colson Whitehead

    John Henry Days

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Peter Jay Fernandez
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    J. Sutter is a bonafide junketeer - a freelance writer, travelling from city to city, hungry for free meals and the discarded sales receipts of others to claim on his expense account. Travelling into the backwoods of West Virginia to write a piece on the unveiling of the new John Henry postage stamp and the ensuing John Henry Days festival, J. continues his nearly record-setting, three-month junket binge.

  • The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death | Colson Whitehead

    The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Colson Whitehead
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    “I have a good poker face because I am half dead inside.” So begins the hilarious and unexpectedly moving adventures of an amateur player who lucked into a seat at the biggest card game in town - the World Series of Poker.

    Michelle says: "I don't like to pan books, but this is awful"
  • The Colossus of New York: A City in Thirteen Parts | Colson Whitehead

    The Colossus of New York: A City in Thirteen Parts

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Colson Whitehead
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    New York Times best-selling author and New York native Colson Whitehead composes a breathtaking tribute to his hometown. Whitehead captures the very essence of New York, infusing his reflections with the energy that permeates the city.

    andrew says: "very slow"
  • Apex Hides the Hurt | Colson Whitehead

    Apex Hides the Hurt

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Peter J. Fernandez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A small Midwestern town is having an identity crisis: should they have a new techno-savvy name or a name honoring the freedmen who founded the town? Or is the current name just fine? They call in a professional naming consultant, famous for naming Apex bandages, guaranteed to match any skin color. But even he is losing his faith in monikers.

    Barbara says: "Dull, dull, DULL!"
  • Underground Railroad | Colson Whitehead

    Underground Railroad

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Helene Grass
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    Cora ist nur eine der unzähligen Schwarzen, die auf den Baumwollplantagen Georgias schlimmer als Tiere behandelt werden. Alle träumen von der Flucht, doch wie und wohin? Caesar, ein Leidensgenosse, erzählt Cora von der Underground Railroad, einem geheimen Fluchtnetzwerk für Sklaven. Über eine Falltür gelangen sie in den Untergrund und es beginnt eine atemberaubende Reise, auf der sie Leichendieben, Kopfgeldjägern, obskuren Ärzten, aber auch heldenhaften Bahnhofswärtern begegnen.

  • Electric Literature Aloud!: 10 Short Stories from America's Best Writers | Colson Whitehead,Lydia Davis,Rick Moody,Aimee Bender,Patrick deWitt,T Cooper,Stephen O'Connor

    Electric Literature Aloud!: 10 Short Stories from America's Best Writers

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead, Lydia Davis, Rick Moody, and others
    • Narrated By Matthew Korahais, Katya Schapiro
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    Electric Literature Aloud! is a compendium of 10 short stories from the anthology series. The editors select stories with a strong voice that capture readers and listeners and lead them somewhere exciting, unexpected, and meaningful.

  • How to Write | Colson Whitehead

    How to Write

    • UNABRIDGED (8 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Keith Sellon-Wright
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    "How to Write " is from the July 23, 2016 Art section of The New York Times. It was written by Colson Whitehead and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

  • Zone One | Colson Whitehead

    Zone One

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By David Nathan
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    New York nach der Apokalypse: Es gibt nur noch zwei Sorten von Menschen, Nicht-Infizierte und Infizierte, die als Zombies ihr Unwesen treiben. In Zone One, dem südlichen Teil von Manhattan, soll Mark Spitz, ein Held von konkurrenzloser Mittelmäßigkeit, mit einem Trupp Zivilisten die Zombies bekämpfen und die Menschheit retten. Doch ist er vielleicht selbst schon einer von ihnen? Colson Whitehead hat eine grandiose Persiflage des Horror-Genres geschrieben, in der sich Trash-Talk mit feinstem Humor verbindet, ein Porträt der Megapole New York - wie sie werden könnte oder bereits schon ist.

  • Electric Literature No. 2 | Colson Whitehead,Lydia Davis,Stephen O'Connor,Pasha Malla,Marisa Silver

    Electric Literature No. 2

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead, Lydia Davis, Stephen O'Connor, and others
    • Narrated By Matthew Korahais
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    Electric Literature is a quarterly anthology of short fiction. The editors select stories with a strong voice that capture readers and listeners and lead them somewhere exciting, unexpected, and meaningful. In this anthology, Colson Whitehead charts the rise to fame of a truth-telling comedian. And Stephen O'Connor transports us to a cabin in the woods, where a young woman attempting to finish her dissertation in solitude becomes increasingly convinced she's not alone.

  • Zone One | Colson Whitehead

    Zone One

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
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    In this wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel, a pandemic has devastated the planet. The plague has sorted humanity into two types: the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are busy rebuild­ing civilisation under orders from the provisional govern­ment based in Buffalo. Their top mission: the resettlement of Manhattan.

    Sam says: "Will make your ears bleed"
  • The New Yorker, June 4th & 11th 2012: Part 1 (Colson Whitehead, Laura Miller, Philip Gourevitch) | Colson Whitehead,Laura Miller,Philip Gourevitch

    The New Yorker, June 4th & 11th 2012: Part 1 (Colson Whitehead, Laura Miller, Philip Gourevitch)

    • HIGHLIGHTS (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By Colson Whitehead, Laura Miller, Philip Gourevitch
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
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    "The Syria Dilemma", by Philip Gourevitch; "Written in Stone", by Nick Paumgarten; "Backstory", by Michael Schulman; "Maximalist", by Lauren Collins; "The Fairness Trap", by James Surowiecki; "A Psychotronic Childhood", by Colson Whitehead; "The Cosmic Menagerie", by Laura Miller; "The Master’s Wake", by Alex Ross; "Fantastic Voyage", by Emily Nussbaum; and "Stormy Weather", by David Denby.

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