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    • The Abundance

    • Narrative Essays Old and New
    • By: Annie Dillard, Geoff Dyer - foreword
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    In recognition of her long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • stunning writing

    • By Cecilia B. on 06-25-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi

    • A Novel
    • By: Geoff Dyer
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Every two years the international art world descends on Venice for the opening of the Biennale. Among them is Jeff Atman, a jaded and dissolute journalist, whose dedication to the cause of Bellini-fuelled party-going is only intermittently disturbed by the obligation to file a story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hate Jeff in Venice, Love Death in Varanasi

    • By Frank on 01-28-11

    Regular price: $17.61

    • Another Great Day at Sea

    • Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush
    • By: Geoff Dyer
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of a residency aboard an aircraft carrier. Another Great Day at Sea chronicles Dyer’s experiences on the USS George H.W. Bush as he navigates the routines and protocols of “carrier-world,” from the elaborate choreography of the flight deck through miles of walkways and hatches to kitchens serving meals for a crew of 5,000 to the deafening complexity of catapult and arresting gear.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Personal indulgence

    • By Juli Dempewolf on 12-30-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Missing of the Somme

    • By: Geoff Dyer
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Geoff Dyer has won fans writing about everything from jazz to D. H. Lawrence, from photography to neurotic enlightenment, from Cambodia to Rome. The Missing of the Somme, his remarkable book on the significance of the First World War, is a gem for Dyer fans and history buffs alike. With his characteristic wit and insight, here Dyer weaves a network of myth and memory, photos and film, poetry and sculptures, graveyards, and ceremonies that illuminate our understanding of, and relationship to, the Great War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Piquing

    • By Justin on 06-28-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Writing from Different Angles (2009)

    • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Bernard Cooper, Katherine Dunn, Geoff Dyer, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Silverblatt
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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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: $4.19

    • Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It

    • By: Geoff Dyer
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From Amsterdam to Cambodia, from Rome to Indonesia, from New Orleans to Libya, and from Detroit to Ko Pha-Ngan, Geoff Dyer finds himself both floundering about in a sea of grievances and finding moments of transcendental calm. This aberrant quest for peak experiences leads, ultimately, to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, where, to quote Tarkovsky's Stalker, 'your most cherished desire will come true'.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • But Beautiful

    • By: Geoff Dyer
    • Length: 8 hrs
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    Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down the streets of New York on a too-small bicycle; Thelonius Monk creating his own private language on the piano.... In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skilfully evokes the embattled lives of the players who shaped modern jazz. He draws on photos and anecdotes, but music is the driving force of But Beautiful, and Dyer brings it to life in luminescent and wildly metaphoric prose that mirrors the quirks, eccentricity and brilliance of each musician's style.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Missing of the Somme

    • By: Geoff Dyer
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The Missing of the Somme has become a classic meditation upon war and remembrance. It weaves a network of myth and memory, photos and films, poetry and sculptures, graveyards and ceremonies that illuminate our understanding of, and relationship to, the Great War. 

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Out of Sheer Rage

    • In the Shadow of D. H. Lawrence
    • By: Geoff Dyer
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Sitting down to write a book about his hero D. H. Lawrence, Geoff Dyer finds himself compelled to write about anything else. He is in fact compelled to do more or less anything else instead of write. In Sicily he is too preoccupied by his hatred of seafood to follow the great writer's footsteps; in Mexico he cannot get beyond a drug-induced erotic fantasy on a nudist beach...and yet, incredibly, this attempt to write a 'sober academic study' reveals the hold Lawrence and his work still exert on us today.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • 'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy'

    • On Where Eagles Dare
    • By: Geoff Dyer
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of 'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy' by Geoff Dyer, read by Roy McMillan. From the acclaimed writer and critic Geoff Dyer, an extremely funny scene-by-scene analysis of Where Eagles Dare - published as the film reaches its 50th anniversary. A thrilling Alpine adventure starring a magnificent, bleary-eyed Richard Burton and a coolly anachronistic Clint Eastwood, Where Eagles Dare is the apex of 1960s war movies, by turns enjoyable and preposterous. 'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy' is Geoff Dyer's tribute to the film he has loved since childhood.

    Regular price: $19.62