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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
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    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

    • 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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    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

    • 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

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

    • By: David Remnick, Amy Davidson, George Packer
    • Length: 56 mins
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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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      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

    • 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    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 (Sept. 18, 2006)

    • By: George Packer, John Cassidy, David Sedaris, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Highlights
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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 (May 8, 2006)

    • By: George Packer, Lauren Collins, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    "Not Wise" by George Packer; "Choke Artist" by Lauren Collins; "Through the Roof" by James Surowiecki; "Memento Mori" by David Sedaris; "Rummy in Love" by Bruce McCall; "Once in a Lifetime" by Jhumpa Lahiri; and "Chosing Sides" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Nov. 27, 2006)

    • By: George Packer, Seymour Hersh, David Sedaris, and others
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall, Dan Bernard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    "Unrealistic" by George Packer; "The Next Act" by Seymour Hersh; "Road Trips" by David Sedaris; "Cardinals Rule" by Roger Angell; "Do The Math" by Louis Menand; and "Liberal Education" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, April 23rd 2018 (Nick Paumgarten, Ian Frazier, George Packer)

    • By: Nick Paumgarten, Ian Frazier, George Packer
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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    In this issue: "Might and Right" by George Packer: Trump's erratic threats to Bashar al-Assad; "Water and the Wall" by Nick Paumgarten: A river trip through the borderlands that Trump wants to fence off; "The Maraschino Mogul" by Ian Frazier: After the bees turned red, Arthur Mondella's cherry empire revealed its secrets; "Anybody There?" by Dan Chiasson: Fifty years later, the tedium and the triumph of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    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, 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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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    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, 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
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    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 (Oct. 31, 2005)

    • By: George Packer, James Surowiecki, Jeffrey Toobin, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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      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 (November 26, 2007)

    • By: Ryan Lizza, Nora Ephron, Peter Hessler, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    There are six articles in this edition: "Fighting Words", by George Packer; "The Relaunch", by Ryan Lizza; "No, But We Saw the Movie", by Nora Ephron; "Wheels of Fortune", by Peter Hessler; "High School Confidential", by Nancy Franklin; and "Tangled Up", by Anthony Lane.

    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
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    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

    • Betrayed

    • By: George Packer
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Beck, Kevin Daniels, Andrea Gabriel, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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, August 31st 2015 (Evan Osnos, George Packer, Steve Coll)

    • By: Evan Osnos, George Packer, Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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    In this issue: "Keeping Secrets", by Steve Coll; "The Fearful and the Frustrated", by Evan Osnos; and "The Other France", by George Packer.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Choice

    • On the Campaign Trail With Hillary Clinton From The New Yorker
    • By: George Packer, The New Yorker
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Is there an inspiration gap in Hillary Clinton's campaign for president? How does her view of the presidency differ from Barack Obama's? Hear more in this special Campaign 2008 report from the pages of The New Yorker. This article originally appeared in the magazine's January 28th, 2008, issue.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The New Yorker (August 8 & 15, 2005) - Part 1

    • By: George Packer, Jeffrey Toobin, Elsa Walsh, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    "Name Calling" by George Packer; "Let's Go: Libel" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Minority Retort" by Elsa Walsh; "What I'd Say to the Martians" by Jack Handey; "The Dawn Patrol" by Ken Auletta; and "Loners" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

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