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    • The Family That Couldn't Sleep

    • A Medical Mystery
    • By: D.T. Max
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 358
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    For 200 years, a noble Venetian family has suffered from an inherited disease that strikes their members in middle age, stealing their sleep, eating holes in their brains, and ending their lives in a matter of months. In Papua New Guinea, a primitive tribe is nearly obliterated by a sickness whose chief symptom is uncontrollable laughter. Across Europe, millions of sheep rub their fleeces raw before collapsing. What these strange conditions share is their cause: prions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great scientific mystery

    • By David on 11-04-06

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story

    • A Life of David Foster Wallace
    • By: D. T. Max
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    David Foster Wallace was the leading literary light of his generation, a man who not only captivated readers with his prose but also mesmerized them with his brilliant mind. In this, the first biography of the writer, D. T. Max sets out to chart Wallace’s tormented, anguished, and often triumphant battle to succeed as a novelist as he fights off depression and addiction to emerge with his masterpiece, Infinite Jest.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • For those who really love DFW

    • By Watery M on 03-29-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The New Yorker, March 21st 2011 (D. T. Max, Ian Frazier, James Surowiecki)

    • By: D. T. Max, Ian Frazier, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Highlights
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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    "A Man, A Plan", by David Remnick; "Two Bejars", by Kelefa Sanneh; "Scrimmage", by James Surowiecki; "The Prince's Gambit", by D. T. Max; "Back to the Harbor", by Ian Frazier; "Cops and Cons", by Nancy Franklin; and "Out There", by Anthony Lane.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Spare us your editorials and horrible editing

    • By C on 03-21-11

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (June 11 & 18, 2007)

    • Part 2
    • By: Roger Angell, Charles D'Ambrosio, Dave Eggers, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    "Be Our Guest!" by James Surowiecki; "Transplant" by John Seabrook; "Commando" by Dave Eggers; "Old Enough" by Marisa Silver; "Immortality" by Gary Shteyngart; "Ice Cream and Ashes" by Roger Angell; "Walkabout" by Jeffrey Eugenides; "Summer of '42" by Charles D'Ambrosio; "Atlanta" by Miranda July; "Final Destination" by D. T. Max; "Well Suited" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Industrial Strength" by Peter Schjeldahl.

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    • The New Yorker, December 18th and 25th 2017: Part 2 (Ariel Levy and D. T. Max)

    • By: Ariel Levy, D. T. Max
    • Narrated by: Jaime Renell
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In this issue: "The Poetry of Systems" by Ariel Levy: For Ophelia Dahl and Partners in Health, the time to fix global health care is in between crises. "The Numbers King" by D. T. Max: Algorithms made Jim Simons a Wall Street billionaire. His new research center helps scientists mine data for the common good.

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    • The New Yorker, January 25th 2016 (Jane Mayer, D. T. Max, Kathryn Schulz)

    • By: Jane Mayer, D. T. Max, Kathryn Schulz
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this issue: "Radical Measures", by Amy Davidson; "New Koch", by Jane Mayer; "One Small Step", by D. T. Max; and "Dead Certainty", by Kathryn Schulz.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great magazine, but Audible's format is annoying

    • By Elliott on 01-21-16

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, March 16th, 2009 (D. T. Max, Joan Acocella, James Surowiecki)

    • By: D. T. Max, Joan Acocella, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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    "Harder Times", by John Cassidy; "House of Cards", by James Surowiecki; "How Do You Feel About That?", by Alec Wilkinson; "Twister", by D. T. Max; "In the Blood", by Joan Acocella; "Confessions of a Pilgrim Shopaholic", by Paul Rudnick; "Funny Boy", by Nancy Franklin.

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    • The New Yorker, November 7th 2011 (James Wood, John Lahr, D. T. Max)

    • By: James Wood, John Lahr, D. T. Max
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Occupational Hazards", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "History Lesson", by Ian Frazier; "Turnpike", by Alec Wilkinson; "Shelf Life", by James Wood; "The Natural", by John Lahr; "Her Way", by D. T. Max; and "Home Movies", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Science: Time, Reason and Memory (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 2113
    • By: Mr. Timothy Ferris, Mr. Sean Carroll, Mr. D. T. Max, and others
    • Narrated by: Ms. Margaret Wertheim
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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