Showing results by author "Donald Barthelme"

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    • Selected Shorts: A Touch of Magic

    • By: Andrew Lam, Ray Bradbury, Haruki Murakami, and others
    • Narrated by: James Naughton, Stephen Colbert, John Lithgow, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    By turns funny, moving, romantic and surreal, and filled with unexpected twists and turns, each of the tales on this lineup has a magical element.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Selected Shorts: American Classics

    • By: Amy Tan, Donald Barthelme, Eudora Welty, and others
    • Narrated by: Freda Foh Shen, David Strathairn, Stockard Channing, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    A compilation of classic tales by great American writers performed by terrific actors, with a lineup including Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and PEN Award winners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic classics

    • By Michael on 08-30-12

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Snow White

    • By: Donald Barthelme
    • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    An inventive, satiric modern retelling of the classic fairy tale provides an incisive and biting commentary on the absurdities and complexities of modern life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent performance

    • By Katya on 03-13-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Dead Father

    • By: Donald Barthelme
    • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    The Dead Father is a gargantuan half-dead, half-alive, part mechanical, wise, vain, powerful being who still has hopes for himself - even while he is being dragged by means of a cable toward a mysterious goal. In this extraordinary novel, marked by the imaginative use of language that influenced a generation of fiction writers, Donald Barthelme offered a glimpse into his fictional universe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this little book

    • By pomogirl on 09-17-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Sixty Stories

    • By: Donald Barthelme
    • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    With these audacious and murderously witty stories, Donald Barthelme threw the preoccupations of our time into the literary equivalent of a Cuisinart and served up a gorgeous salad of American culture, high and low. Here are the urban upheavals reimagined as frontier myth; travelogues through countries that might have been created by Kafka; cryptic dialogues that bore down to the bedrock of our longings, dreams, and angsts.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Read this collection instead

    • By Jessica on 07-05-14

    Regular price: $34.95