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    • The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

    • Stories
    • By: Denis Johnson
    • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, Michael Shannon, Dermot Mulroney, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson. Written in the luminous prose that made him one of the most beloved and important writers of his generation, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating the ghosts of the past and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • RIP Denis Johnson

    • By Thomas B. Houghton on 01-19-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Tree of Smoke

    • A Novel
    • By: Denis Johnson
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 645
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 357
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 363

    This is the story of William "Skip" Sands, CIA, engaged in Psychological Operations against the Vietcong, and the disasters that befall him. This is also the story of the Houston brothers, Bill and James, young men who drift out of the Arizona desert and into a war in which the line between disinformation and delusion has blurred away. In its vision of human folly, this is a story like nothing in our literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • tree of smoke

    • By ed spilka on 12-13-07

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Train Dreams

    • A Novella
    • By: Denis Johnson
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    Robert Grainer is a day laborer in the American West at the start of the 20th century—an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainer struggles to make sense of this strange new world. As his story unfolds, we witness both his shocking personal defeats and the radical changes that transform America in his lifetime.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist

    • By Louis on 06-20-12

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Jesus' Son

    • By: Denis Johnson
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 159

    Recently adapted for the screen, this now-classic collection of 10 stories from the author of Resuscitation of a Hanged Man and Angels is narrated by a young man, a recovering alcoholic and heroin addict whose dependencies have led him to petty crime, cruelty, betrayal, and various kinds of loss.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Some books are better read.

    • By dngold77 on 09-02-18

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Train Dreams and Jesus' Son

    • By: Denis Johnson
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 158

    Here are two complete audiobooks by Denis Johnson, narrated by Will Patton. Listen to both Train Dreams and Jesus’ Son, as well as an excerpt from Denis Johnson’s National Book Award-winning Tree of Smoke.... In Train Dreams, Robert Grainer is a day laborer in the American West at the start of the 20th century—an ordinary man in extraordinary times. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainer struggles to make sense of this strange new world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Should Have Disliked These Stories

    • By Sharon on 06-25-12

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Thalia Book Club: Denis Johnson's Jesus' Son 25th Anniversary

    • By: Denis Johnson
    • Narrated by: Chuck Palahniuk, Victor LaValle, Michael Cunningham, and others
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Authors Chuck Palahniuk ( Fight Club), Victor LaValle ( The Devil in Silver), Michael Cunningham ( The Hours), and Jenny Offill ( Dept. of Speculation) celebrate the 25th anniversary of Denis Johnson's contemporary classic short story collection. Jesus' Son chronicles the grief and transcendence of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls, and inspired the film starring Billy Crudup, Holly Hunter, Denis Leary, and Jack Black.

    Regular price: $3.41

    • The Laughing Monsters

    • A Novel
    • By: Denis Johnson
    • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Roland Nair calls himself Scandinavian, but travels on a U.S. passport. After 10 years' absence, he returns to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, to reunite with his friend Michael Adriko. They once made a lot of money here during the country's civil war, and, curious to see whether good luck will strike twice in the same place, Nair allows himself to be drawn back to a region he considers hopeless.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-08-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Nobody Move

    • By: Denis Johnson
    • Narrated by: Will Patton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Touched by echoes of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, Nobody Move is at once an homage to and a variation on literary form. It salutes one of our most enduring and popular genres - the American crime novel - but does so with a grisly humor and outrageousness that are Denis Johnson's own. Sexy, suspenseful, and above all entertaining, Nobody Move shows one of our greatest novelists at his versatile best.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awful, strange, ugly story,,!

    • By ronald on 12-23-17

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

    • By: Denis Johnson
    • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, Michael Shannon, Dermot Mulroney, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson, read by Nick Offerman, Michael Shannon, Dermot Mulroney, Will Patton, and Liev Schreiber. The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson, author of the groundbreaking, highly acclaimed Jesus' Son.

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Thalia Book Club: Denis Johnson's Jesus' Son 25th Anniversary

    • By: Denis Johnson
    • Narrated by: Chuck Palahniuk, Victor LaValle, Michael Cunningham, and others
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
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    Authors Chuck Palahniuk ( Fight Club), Victor LaValle ( The Devil in Silver), Michael Cunningham ( The Hours), and Jenny Offill ( Dept. of Speculation) celebrate the 25th anniversary of Denis Johnson's contemporary classic short story collection. Jesus' Son chronicles the grief and transcendence of dreamers, addicts, and lost souls; and inspired the film starring Billy Crudup, Holly Hunter, Denis Leary, and Jack Black.

    Regular price: $3.41