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    • My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World
    • By: David Denby
    • Narrated by: Edward Asner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    At the age of 48, film critic David Denby returned to his alma mater, Columbia University, to re-experience the core humanities courses he had taken as a freshman 30 years before. Facing the question of what he really knows, Denby re-examines the besieged Western classics, ranging from Homer, Sappho, and Sophocles to Dante, Nietzsche, and Woolf. What relevance do the writers and thinkers of the past have to our current life? The answer surprised Denby and will surprise and enlighten his listeners.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Read this book, don't listen to it

    • By Myles on 07-01-10
    • My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World
    • By: David Denby
    • Narrated by: Edward Asner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 12-15-99
    • 4 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Lit Up

    • One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-Four Books That Can Change Lives.
    • By: David Denby
    • Narrated by: Christopher Price, David Denby
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Can teenagers be turned on to serious reading? What kind of teachers can do it, and what books? To find out, Denby sat in on a 10th-grade English class in a demanding New York public school for an entire academic year and made frequent visits to a troubled inner-city public school in New Haven and to a respected public school in Westchester County.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A book on the importance of passionate teachers.

    • By Kenneth on 03-26-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The New Yorker (May 28, 2007)

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, James Surowiecki, Alec Wilkinson, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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    "Human Nature" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Feature Presentation" by James Surowiecki; "Remember This?" by Alec Wilkinson; "My Undoing" by George Meyer; "A Boy's World" by Anthony Lane; "Puppy" by George Saunders; and "Not Kids' Stuff" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • American Sucker

    • By: David Denby
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Join David Denby, New Yorker critic and otherwise sensible man, on a whirlwind ride through an exuberant stock market, investment feeding frenzy, and the cataclysmic result of greed and illusion.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • can't imagine what the unabridged version is like

    • By loix on 03-14-04

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The New Yorker (March 24, 2008)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, George Saunders, Jill Lepore, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Falling", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Y'all Torture Me Home", by George Saunders; "Just the Facts, Ma'am", by Jill Lepore; "Nails Never Fails", by Ben McGrath; "April & Paris", by David Sedaris; "Oprah's World", by Nancy Franklin; and "Faraway Places", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Sept. 18, 2006)

    • By: George Packer, John Cassidy, David Sedaris, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    "Prisoners" by George Packer; "Mind Games" by John Cassidy; "In the Waiting Room" by David Sedaris; "War and Remembrance" by Ian Buruma; "Hugger Mugger" by John Updike; "Her Debut" by Tad Friend; and "Inescapable Pasts" by David Denby.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable!

    • By wendy on 09-08-11

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (December 17, 2007)

    • By: Steve Coll, Ryan Lizza, Nancy Franklin, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    There are seven articles in this edition: "Bombs", by Steve Coll; "Return of the Nativist", by Ryan Lizza; "Tubular", by Nancy Franklin; "Journey Into Night", by David Sedaris; "The King of Sentences", by Jonathan Lethem; "None of the Above", by Malcolm Gladwell; and "Hard Life", by David Denby

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (June 13 & 20, 2005)

    • By: Seymour Hersh, David Sedaris, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Highlights
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    "Watergate Days" by Seymour Hersh, "Turbulence" by David Sedaris, "In Case of Emergency" by James Surowiecki, "My Women" by Edmund White, "The Great Game Gone" by John Updike, "The Gift and the Curse" by Sasha Frere-Jones, and "Aiming Low" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Sept. 12, 2005)

    • By: Nicholas Lemann, David Remnick, Dan Baum, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "In the Ruins" by Nicholas Lemann; "Under Water" by David Remnick; "On the Roof" by Dan Baum; "Porch Duty" by Dan Baum; "Home Alone" by Christine Wiltz; "Swing Shift" by Jeffrey Toobin; "A Cloud of Dust" by John Updike; and "Partners" by David Denby.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful writing

    • By Candice on 09-14-05

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Nov. 27, 2006)

    • By: George Packer, Seymour Hersh, David Sedaris, and others
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall, Dan Bernard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Unrealistic" by George Packer; "The Next Act" by Seymour Hersh; "Road Trips" by David Sedaris; "Cardinals Rule" by Roger Angell; "Do The Math" by Louis Menand; and "Liberal Education" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Jan. 29, 2007)

    • By: Nicholas Lemann, Jeffrey Goldberg, David Sedaris, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Hard Cases" by Nicholas Lemann; "Bookings" by Jeffrey Goldberg; "The Birds" by David Sedaris; "Kremlin, Inc." by Michael Specter; "Classics Galore" by John Updike; and "Crime Scenes" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

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

    • Part 1
    • By: George Packer, David Hoon Kim, Elizabeth Kolbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "History Boys" by George Packer; "Sweetheart Sorrow" by David Hoon Kim; "The Lady Vanishes" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Fire Down Below" by Dan Chiasson; and "Bad Behavior" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Nov. 7, 2005)

    • By: David Remnick, Nicholas Lemann, Ian Frazier, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Hell Week" by David Remnick; "Telling Secrets" by Nicholas Lemann; "Pensees d'Automne" by Ian Frazier; "Firebrand" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Rail-Splitting" by Caleb Crain; "Dying For Love" by John Updike; "Reversal of Fortune" by John Lahr; "Boys in the Hood" by Nancy Franklin; "Lost Boys" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (June 26, 2006)

    • By: Louis Menand, James Surowiecki, Cynthia Gorney, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Name That Tone" by Louis Menand; "FIFA's Fiefdom" by James Surowiecki; "Reversing Roe" by Cynthia Gorney; "What I Learned" by David Sedaris; "The Dessert Lab" by Bill Buford; "Fine Tuning" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Prisoners" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (September 3 & 10, 2007)

    • Part 1
    • By: David Remnick, Ben McGrath, Rebecca Mead, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "The Lobby", by David Remnick; "Escapism Express", by Ben McGrath; "High-Water Marks", by Rebecca Mead; "The Unfriendly Skies", by James Surowiecki; "The Jefferson Bottles", by Patrick Radden Keefe; "Screwed Up", by Nancy Franklin; "Travelling Man", by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Eastern, Western", by David Denby

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (August 29, 2005)

    • By: David Remnick, Ben McGrath, Henry Alford, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Highlights
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Sacred and Profane" by David Remnick; "Shakedown Street" by Ben McGrath; "Not a Word" by Henry Alford; "The Moral-Hazard Myth" by Malcolm Gladwell; "The Shroud of Marin" by Tad Friend; and "Dirty Business" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Feb. 19 & 26, 2007)

    • Part 1
    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Jane Mayer, David Sedaris, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Overall
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    "Too Many Chiefs" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Whatever It Takes" by Jane Mayer; "The Way We Are" by David Sedaris; "The Deliverer" by Peter Boyer; and "Double Lives" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (March 10, 2008)

    • By: David Remnick, Ben McGrath, Michael Schulman, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Smoke on the Water", by David Remnick; "Dream On", by Ben McGrath; "Everything, Everywhere", by Michael Schulman; "Home Economics", by James Surowiecki; "The Other Obama", by Lauren Collins; "By the Foot", by Ian Frazier; "Advanced Placement", by Janet Malcolm; and "Class Acts", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (July 31, 2006)

    • By: David Remnick, Jon Lee Anderson, Stacy Schiff, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    "Danger Levels" by David Remnick; "Change of Plans" by Jon Lee Anderson; "Know It All" by Stacy Schiff; "The Ambien Cookbook" by Paul Simms; "The Lobsterman" by Alec Wilkinson; and "Hot and Bothered" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Mar. 5, 2007)

    • By: David Remnick, Lizzie Widdicombe, Seymour Hersh, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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    "Party Talk" by David Remnick; "The New Bathroom Wall" by Lizzie Widdicombe; "The Redirection" by Seymour Hersh; "The View" by Orhan Pamuk; "Spider Woman" by Burkhard Bilger; and "Free Spirits" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

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