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    • The Unwinding

    • An Inner History of the New America
    • By: George Packer
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 773
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 662
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      4 out of 5 stars 670

    In The Unwinding, George Packer, author of The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, tells the story of the United States over the past three decades in an utterly original way, with his characteristically sharp eye for detail and gift for weaving together complex narratives. The Unwinding portrays a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams, its elites no longer elite, its institutions no longer working, its ordinary people left to improvise their own schemes for success and salvation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • AMERICAN ANGER, FEAR, AND FRUSTRATION

    • By CHET YARBROUGH on 06-27-14

    Regular price: $34.01

    • Episode 56: Leonard Cohen’s Last Days and Donald Trump’s First Term

    • By: David Remnick, Amy Davidson, George Packer
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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    David Remnick spoke with the songwriting master Leonard Cohen in the last months before his death. Plus, Amy Davidson and George Packer....

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Assassins' Gate

    • America in Iraq
    • By: George Packer
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 19 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    The Assassins' Gate, so dubbed by American soldiers, is the entrance to the American zone in the city of Baghdad. In 2003, the United States blazed into Iraq to depose dictator Saddam Hussein. But after three years and unknown thousands killed, that country faces an escalating civil war and an uncertain fate. How did it get to this point?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly Recommended

    • By D. Flagg on 02-01-07

    Regular price: $48.97

    • Blood of the Liberals

    • By: George Packer
    • Narrated by: George Packer
    • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An acclaimed journalist and novelist explores the legacy and future of American liberalism through the history of his family's politically active history. Searching, engrossing, and persuasive, this is an original, intimate examination of the meaning of politics in American lives.

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The New Yorker College Tour

    • University of Washington, Seattle: The Future of Iraq
    • By: Mark Danner, George Packer
    • Narrated by: Frederick Lorenz
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Two New Yorker writers, Mark Danner and George Packer, discuss the struggle for Iraq's future.

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The New Yorker (Oct. 16, 2006)

    • By: George Packer, Ben McGrath, Robert Stone, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "Keep Out" by George Packer; "It Should Happen to You" by Ben McGrath: Fame, the YouTube way; "Tabloid Days" by Robert Stone; "The Photograph" by Roddy Doyle; "Lost Generation" by Tad Friend; and "Small Worlds" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, November 12th 2018 (Atul Gawande, George Packer, Jill Lepore)

    • By: Atul Gawande, George Packer, Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Jamie Rennel
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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      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

    In this issue: "This America" by Jill Lepore: Reigns of terror in America. "The Upgrade" by Atul Gawande: Why doctors hate their computers. "A Hole in the Center" by George Packer: A Republican wonk ran for Congress to solve problems—but his colleagues fell in line with Trump's parade.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, March 31th 2014 (Ben McGrath, Malcolm Gladwell, George Packer)

    • By: Ben McGrath, Malcolm Gladwell, George Packer
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Highlights
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "Putin Sets the Terms", by George Packer; "The Fourth Quarter", by Ben McGrath; "Sacred and Profane", by Malcolm Gladwell; and "Change Agents", by Emily Nussbaum.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Oct. 9, 2006)

    • By: George Packer, James Surowiecki, Richard Preston, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    "International Inaction" by George Packer; "Zip It" by James Surowiecki; "Tall for Its Age" by Richard Preston; "Thin Enough" by Ian Frazier; "Landfill" by Joyce Carol Oates; "Westward Ho!" by Jill Lepore; and "Battle Royal" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Betrayed

    • By: George Packer
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Beck, Kevin Daniels, Andrea Gabriel, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Based on the journalist-playwright's original article in The New Yorker, Betrayed is the story of three young Iraqi translators who risk everything for America's promise of freedom while their country collapses around them.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The New Yorker, September 24th 2018 (Paige Williams, John Lahr, George Packer)

    • By: Paige Williams, John Lahr, George Packer
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In this issue: "Scary Stuff" by George Packer: The scariest parts of Fear; "The Mouthpiece" by Paige Williams: What does Sarah Huckabee Sanders believe in—other than defending President Trump's every word?; "Showman" by John Lahr: Sam Mendes and the art of directing.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, February 17th & 24th 2014: Part 1 (George Packer, Roger Angell, Adam Gopnik)

    • By: George Packer, Roger Angell, Adam Gopnik
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
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    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    "Reading the Numbers", by Margaret Talbot; "Cheap Words", by George Packer; "This Old Man", by Roger Angell; and "Bigger Than Phil", by Adam Gopnik.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, July 7 & 14, 2008

    • Part 1 (Seymour M. Hersh, Adam Gopnik, George Packer)
    • By: Seymour M. Hersh, Adam Gopnik, George Packer
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    "Obama's Iraq Problem" by George Packer; "Nothing Doing" by Roger Angell; "By a Nose" by Ben McGrath; "Preparing the Battlefield" by Seymour M. Hersh; "My Airline" by David Owen; "The Back of the World" by Adam Gopnik; and "Desperate Men" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (May 14, 2007)

    • By: George Packer, James Surowiecki, John Seabrook, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "No Blame, No Shame" by George Packer; "Exporting I.P." by James Surowiecki; "Fragmentary Knowledge" by John Seabrook; "Critical Mass" by Ken Auletta; "What Else is New?" by Steven Shapin; and "Games of Chance" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (January 28, 2008)

    • By: Adam Gopnik, Nick Paumgarten, Lauren Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    There are eight articles in this edition: "Love and Politics", by Adam Gopnik, "The King of Reading", by Nick Paumgarten, "Splitting Threads", by Lauren Collins, "The Tata Invasion", by James Surowiecki, "The Choice", by George Packer, "Last Session", by John Kenney, "Buying a Cure", by Jerome Groopman, and "Monstrous Times", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, October 31st 2016 (George Packer, Joan Acocella, Alex Ross)

    • By: George Packer, Joan Acocella, Alex Ross
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In this issue: "The Choice" by The Editors; "The Unconnected" by George Packer; "Return to Babel" by Joan Acocella; "Sound Waves" by Alex Ross.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Oct. 31, 2005)

    • By: George Packer, James Surowiecki, Jeffrey Toobin, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    "Saddam On Trial" by George Packer; "Capitol Gains" by James Surowiecki; "Breyer's Big Idea" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Recalled to Life" by Oliver Sacks; "The Children" by William Trevor; and "Troublemakers" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Sept. 18, 2006)

    • By: George Packer, John Cassidy, David Sedaris, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    "Prisoners" by George Packer; "Mind Games" by John Cassidy; "In the Waiting Room" by David Sedaris; "War and Remembrance" by Ian Buruma; "Hugger Mugger" by John Updike; "Her Debut" by Tad Friend; and "Inescapable Pasts" by David Denby.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable!

    • By wendy on 09-08-11

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, January 23rd 2017 (Sarah Stillman, John Seabrook, George Packer)

    • By: Sarah Stillman, John Seabrook, George Packer
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this issue: "Parting Words" by George Packer; "Good Behavior" by Sarah Stillman; "My Father's Cellar" by John Seabrook; "Independence Day" by Hua Hsu; and "Tragedy Plus Time" by Emily Nussbaum.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, February 27th 2017 (Nicholas Schmidle, Lauren Collins, George Packer)

    • By: Nicholas Schmidle, Lauren Collins, George Packer
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this issue: "Official Duties" by George Packer; "Embedded" by Andrew Marantz; "General Chaos" by Nicholas Schmidle; and "The Children's Odyssey" by Lauren Collins.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • HORRIBLE Narration

    • By Gargamel on 02-26-17

    Regular price: $5.95

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