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    • The Idiot

    • By: Elif Batuman
    • Narrated by: Elif Batuman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 274
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 254

    The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating point of view

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-21-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Possessed

    • Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
    • By: Elif Batuman
    • Narrated by: Elif Batuman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 19

    In The Possessed we watch Elif Batuman investigate a possible murder at Tolstoy's ancestral estate. We go with her to Stanford, Switzerland, and St. Petersburg; retrace Pushkin's wanderings in the Caucasus; learn why Old Uzbek has 100 different words for crying; and see an 18th-century ice palace reconstructed on the Neva. Love and the novel, the individual in history, the existential plight of the graduate student: all find their places in The Possessed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dear Russian Literary Diary...

    • By Darwin8u on 08-29-17
    • Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
    • By: Elif Batuman
    • Narrated by: Elif Batuman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 03-14-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Idiot

    • By: Elif Batuman
    • Narrated by: Elif Batuman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    It is September 1995. Selin, a Turkish-American college freshman from New Jersey, is about to embark on her first year at Harvard University, where she is determined to decipher the mysteries of language and to become a writer. In between studying psycho­linguistics and the philosophy of language, teaching ESL to a Costa Rican plumber, and befriending her classmate Svetlana (a Serbian refugee from Connecticut), Selin falls in love with a Hungarian maths student in her Russian class.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The New Yorker, April 30th 2018 (Elif Batuman, Ashley Powers, Amy Davidson Sorkin)

    • By: Elif Batuman, Ashley Powers, Amy Davidson Sorkin
    • Narrated by: Jamie Rennel
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Highlights
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    In this issue: "Unrule of Law" by Amy Davidson Sorkin; "A Theory of Relativity" by Elif Batuman; "Lone Stars" by Ashley Powers; "Mansplaining" by Hilton Als; and "Guilt by Association" by Anthony Lane.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New Yorker is my favorite subscription

    • By amont28 on 05-03-18

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, April 19th, 2010 (Peter Hessler, Elif Batuman, Lauren Collins)

    • By: Peter Hessler, Elif Batuman, Lauren Collins
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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    "Indulgence", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Home Again", by Peter Stevenson; "Show-and-Tell", by Ben McGrath; "Timing the Recovery", by James Surowiecki; "Go West", by Peter Hessler; "The Memory Kitchen", by Elif Batuman; "Celebrity Smackdown", by Lauren Collins; and "Perilous Love", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Possessed

    • Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
    • By: Elif Batuman
    • Narrated by: Elif Batuman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Roaming from Tashkent to San Francisco, this is the true story of one budding writer's strange encounters with the fanatics who are devoted - absurdly! melancholically! ecstatically! - to the Russian classics. Combining fresh readings of the great Russians from Gogol to Goncharov with the sad and funny stories of the lives they continue to influence, The Possessed introduces a brilliant and distinctive new voice: comic, humane, charming, poignant and completely full of an infectious love for literature.

    Regular price: $16.35

    • The New Yorker, February 8th and 15th 2016: Part 1 (Sam Knight, Elif Batuman, Dan Chiasson)

    • By: Sam Knight, Elif Batuman, Dan Chiasson
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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    In this issue: "Living on the Edge" by George Packer; "Sleight of No Hands" by Mark Singer; "The Bouvier Affair" by Sam Knight; "Cover Story" by Elif Batuman; "Luxe et Veritas" by Dan Chiasson; "Hidden Wonders" by Carrie Battan; and "Not-Guilty Pleasure" by Emily Nussbaum.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, August 12th & 19th 2013: Part 1 (Sarah Stillman, Elif Batuman, Hendrik Hertzberg)

    • By: Sarah Stillman, Elif Batuman, Hendrik Hertzberg
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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    "Too Much Infotech", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Amateur Spelunker", by Ben McGrath; "Taken", by Sarah Stillman; "Poisoned Land", by Elif Batuman; and "Beyond Control", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Art of the Critic (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 2022
    • By: Ms. Elif Batuman, Ms. Laura Miller, Mr. Albert Mobilio, and others
    • Narrated by: Mr. David L. Ulin
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    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