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    • The Lost Language of Cranes

    • By: David Leavitt
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Set in the 1980s against the backdrop of a swiftly gentrifying Manhattan, The Lost Language of Cranes tells the story of 25-year-old Philip, who realizes he must come out to his parents after falling in love for the first time with a man. Philip's parents are facing their own crisis: pressure from developers and the loss of their longtime home.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bildugsroman for a gay man

    • By Marco on 03-30-14

    Regular price: $25.17

    • The Man Who Knew Too Much

    • Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer
    • By: David Leavitt
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    To solve one of the great mathematical problems of his day, Alan Turing proposed an imaginary computer. Then, attempting to break a Nazi code during World War II, he successfully designed and built one, thus ensuring the Allied victory. Turing became a champion of artificial intelligence, but his work was cut short. As an openly gay man at a time when homosexuality was illegal in England, he was convicted and forced to undergo a humiliating "treatment" that may have led to his suicide.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • First Audible Book I Returned

    • By Rush D. Austin on 07-17-14

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Equal Affections

    • By: David Leavitt
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Torren
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    An elaboration of some of David Leavitt's early stories, Equal Affections - his second novel - is about the family of a woman, Louise Cooper, who is dying of cancer. The family has other problems: Nat, Louise's husband, is having an affair; her daughter, April, a lesbian with a thriving career as a singer, finds herself pregnant; and her son, Danny, also gay, is worried about his lover's commitment to him.

    Regular price: $25.17

    • The Two Hotel Francforts

    • A Novel
    • By: David Leavitt
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    It is the summer of 1940, and Lisbon, Portugal, is the only neutral port left in Europe - a city filled with spies, crowned heads, and refugees of every nationality, tipping back absinthe to while away the time until their escape. Awaiting safe passage to New York on the SS Manhattan, two couples meet: Pete and Julia Winters, expatriate Americans fleeing their sedate life in Paris; and Edward and Iris Freleng, sophisticated, independently wealthy, bohemian, and beset by the social and sexual anxieties of their class.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Disappointment

    • By David on 01-26-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Indian Clerk

    • By: David Leavitt
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcom
    • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Based on the remarkable true story of G. H. Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan, and populated with such luminaries such as D. H. Lawrence, Bertrand Russell, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, The Indian Clerk takes this extraordinary slice of history and transforms it into an emotional and spellbinding story about the fragility of human connection and our need to find order in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A unique and completely enjoyable experience

    • By Charles on 12-25-13

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Il matematico indiano

    • By: David Leavitt
    • Narrated by: Roberto Mare
    • Length: 19 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A trentacinque anni G.H. Hardy, accademico di Cambridge, è considerato uno dei più brillanti matematici del suo tempo. Una mattina del 1913 riceve una lettera da un oscuro contabile indiano che afferma di avere la soluzione a un complesso quesito matematico impostato dallo stesso Hardy. Il professore si reca quindi in India per conoscerlo, e trova un giovane dotato di un genio assoluto per il calcolo. Tra i due nascerà una proficua collaborazione destinata a sfociare in una difficile e contrastata storia d'amore.

    Regular price: $31.59