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    • The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)

    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,826
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,860
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,827

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stupendous book, hard to follow in audio

    • By JQR on 12-01-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Intuitionist

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 126

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fires on all cylinders; GREAT ! ! !

    • By Robert on 08-24-12

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Zone One

    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 331

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tomorrow needs a marketing rollout.

    • By Annie on 01-06-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Underground Railroad

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    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.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Sag Harbor

    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • nostalgic

    • By Nicole on 07-11-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • El ferrocarril subterráneo [The Underground Railroad]

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Neus Sendra
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    Regular price: $18.89

    • The Noble Hustle

    • Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Colson Whitehead
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 51

    “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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I don't like to pan books, but this is awful

    • By Michelle on 05-15-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Underground Railroad

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Helene Grass
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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.

    Regular price: $15.17

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

    • By: David Remnick, Colson Whitehead, Alex Ross, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    How did the 2016 Presidential-primary debates become insult-laden, substance-free shouting contests?...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Colossus of New York

    • A City in Thirteen Parts
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Colson Whitehead
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • very slow

    • By andrew on 08-07-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • John Henry Days

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
    • Length: 17 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    Regular price: $54.57

    • Apex Hides the Hurt

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Peter J. Fernandez
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dull, dull, DULL!

    • By Barbara on 09-18-07

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Nickel Boys

    • A Novel
    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning number-one New York Times best seller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • How to Write

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Zone One

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: David Nathan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $19.65

    • Electric Literature Aloud!

    • 10 Short Stories from America's Best Writers
    • By: Colson Whitehead, Lydia Davis, Rick Moody, and others
    • Narrated by: Matthew Korahais, Katya Schapiro
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Underground Railroad

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Aïssa Maïga
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Cora, seize ans, est esclave sur une plantation de coton dans la Géorgie d'avant la guerre de Sécession. Abandonnée par sa mère lorsqu'elle était enfant, elle survit tant bien que mal à la violence de sa condition. Lorsque Caesar, un esclave récemment arrivé de Virginie, lui propose de s'enfuir, elle accepte et tente, au péril de sa vie, de gagner avec lui les États libres du Nord. De la Caroline du Sud à l'Indiana en passant par le Tennessee, Cora va vivre une incroyable odyssée.

    Regular price: $22.42

    • Electric Literature No. 2

    • By: Colson Whitehead, Lydia Davis, Stephen O'Connor, and others
    • Narrated by: Matthew Korahais
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: $10.46

    • Zone One

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Will make your ears bleed

    • By Sam on 11-13-11

    Regular price: $20.75

    • La ferrovia sotterranea

    • By: Colson Whitehead
    • Narrated by: Anna Foglietta
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Georgia, prima metà dell'Ottocento. La giovane schiava Cora vive nell'inferno della piantagione dei Randall. Caesar, l'unico bracciante che possa chiamare amico, le parla della misteriosa ferrovia sotterranea, della via per il Nord, di quella che sembra la strada impossibile verso la salvezza. Cora decide di seguirlo attraverso gli stati del Sud, dove la persecuzione dei neri prende forme diverse ma sempre terrificanti. Aiutata da improbabili alleati e inseguita da uno spietato cacciatore di schiavi, riuscirà a guadagnarsi la libertà?

    Regular price: $11.25

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