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    • Golden Hill

    • A Novel of Old New York
    • By: Francis Spufford
    • Narrated by: Sarah Borges
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The spectacular first novel from acclaimed nonfiction author Francis Spufford follows the adventures of a mysterious young man in mid-18th century Manhattan, 30 years before the American Revolution.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • SIMON & SCHUSTER SHOULD BE EMBARRASSED

    • By Jay Day on 08-05-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Red Plenty

    • By: Francis Spufford
    • Narrated by: Roger Clark
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Strange as it may seem, the gray, oppressive USSR was founded on a fairy tale. It was built on the 20th-century magic called "the planned economy," which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that the lands of capitalism could never match. And just for a little while, in the heady years of the late 1950s, the magic seemed to be working. Red Plenty is about that moment in history, and how it came, and how it went away. Red Plenty is history, it's fiction, it's as ambitious as Sputnik, and as uncompromising as an Aeroflot flight attendant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simple review

    • By Jay J Peters on 06-24-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Golden Hill

    • By: Francis Spufford
    • Narrated by: Sarah Borges
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island, 1746. One evening, a handsome young stranger off the boat from England pitches up to a counting house on Golden Hill Street, with a compelling proposition - he has an order for 1,000 pounds in his pocket that he wishes to cash. But can he be trusted? New York is a place where a young man with a fast tongue can reinvent himself, fall in love, and find trouble....

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Unapologetic

    • By: Francis Spufford
    • Narrated by: Francis Spufford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Unapologetic is a brief, personal, sharp-tongued defence of Christian belief. It isn't an argument that Christianity is true, because how could anyone know that (or indeed its opposite)? It's a book for believers who are fed up with being patronised, for nonbelievers curious about faith in the 21st century, and for anyone who feels there is something indefinably anti-imaginative and intolerant about the way the atheist case is currently being made.

    Regular price: $13.85

    • True Stories & Other Essays

    • By: Francis Spufford
    • Narrated by: Francis Spufford
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An irresistible collection of favorite writings from an author celebrated for his bravura style and sheer unpredictability. Francis Spufford’s welcome first volume of collected essays gathers an array of his compelling writings from the 1990s to the present. He makes use of a variety of encounters with particular places, writers, or books to address deeper questions relating to the complicated relationship between storytelling and truth-telling. 

    Regular price: $24.95