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    • Lincoln in the Bardo

    • A Novel
    • By: George Saunders
    • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,984
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,555
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6,522

    The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Mixed Bag

    • By Thomas More on 02-24-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Tenth of December

    • Stories
    • By: George Saunders
    • Narrated by: George Saunders
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,212
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,090
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,096

    One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet. In the taut opener, "Victory Lap", a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of the girl next door and is faced with a harrowing choice: Does he ignore what he sees, or override years of smothering advice from his parents and act? In "Home", a combat-damaged soldier moves back in with his mother and struggles to reconcile the world he left with the one to which he has returned.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Be prepared for something different...but good!

    • By Mr. D on 02-21-14

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Fox 8

    • A Story
    • By: George Saunders
    • Narrated by: George Saunders
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303

    Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regarded with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until Fox 8 develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak “Yuman” by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children’s bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people - even after “danjur” arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sly Foxes, Wise Owls, Mean Dudes

    • By Mel on 05-28-13

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Lincoln in the Bardo

    • By: George Saunders
    • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is a literary experience unlike any other, for no one but Saunders could conceive it. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved 11-year-old son, Willie, dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Just Too Depressing!

    • By David on 06-26-18

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Congratulations, by the Way

    • Some Thoughts on Kindness
    • By: George Saunders
    • Narrated by: George Saunders
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Three months after George Saunders gave a convocation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of The New York Times, where its simple, uplifting message struck a deep chord. Within days, it had been shared more than one million times. Why? Because Saunders’s words tap into a desire in all of us to lead kinder, more fulfilling lives. Powerful, funny, and wise, Congratulations, by the Way is an inspiring message from one of today’s most influential and original writers.

    Regular price: $10.50

    • Episode 65: High-Rise Lettuce Farms, and the First Woman President

    • By: David Remnick, Amy Davidson, George Saunders, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Plenty of countries have elected female leaders. In this episode, Amy Davidson tries to determine why the glass ceiling in the United States has been so durable.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The New Yorker (May 28, 2007)

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, James Surowiecki, Alec Wilkinson, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Highlights
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    "Human Nature" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Feature Presentation" by James Surowiecki; "Remember This?" by Alec Wilkinson; "My Undoing" by George Meyer; "A Boy's World" by Anthony Lane; "Puppy" by George Saunders; and "Not Kids' Stuff" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Tenth of December

    • By: George Saunders
    • Narrated by: George Saunders
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    From the undisputed master of the short story comes a dazzling and disturbing new collection. A family member recollects a backyard pole dressed for all occasions; Divisional Director Todd Birnie sends round a memo to employees he thinks need some inspiration; and in an auction of local celebrities Al Roosten hides his own internal monologue behind a winning smile. Although, as a young boy discovers, sometimes the voices fade and all you are left with is a frozen hill on a cold day in December...

    Regular price: $9.26

    • The New Yorker, July 11th and 18th 2016: Part 1 (George Saunders, Adam Gopnik, Mark Singer)

    • By: George Saunders, Adam Gopnik, Mark Singer
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In this issue: "Trump vs. 'Trump'" by Mark Singer; "Trump Days" by George Saunders; "Cool Runnings" by Adam Gopnik; "Empathy for the Devil" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Family Ties" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, June 23, 2008 (Peter J. Boyer, John Seabrook, George Saunders)

    • By: Peter J. Boyer, John Seabrook, George Saunders
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
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    "Exhillaration" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "One Angry Man" by Peter J. Boyer; "Antiheroes" by George Saunders; "Hello, HAL" by John Seabrook; "She's Not Herself" by James Wood; "Bulges" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, October 5, 2009 (John Cassidy, George Saunders, Zev Borrow)

    • By: John Cassidy, George Saunders, Zev Borrow
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Leading Causes", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "The Big Pin", by Lauren Collins; "Rational Irrationality", by John Cassidy; "Veiled Threat", by Anonymous; "Victory Lap", by George Sauders; and "Spousal Support", by Zev Borrow.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, June 9 & 16, 2008

    • Part 2 (Tobias Wolff, Edwidge Danticat, George Saunders)
    • By: Tobias Wolff, Edwidge Danticat, George Saunders
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Essays by Uwem Akpan, Mohammed Naseehu Ali, Tobias Wolff, Edwidge Danticat, Allegra Goodman, and George Saunders; "Holiday in Hellmouth", by James Wood; "Dymaxion Man", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Funhouse", by Peter Schjeldahl; and "The Gerbil's Revenge", by Sasha Frere-Jones.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (April 10, 2006)

    • By: John Cassidy, David Owen, George Saunders, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Alien Nation" by John Cassidy; "The Soundtrack of Your Life" by David Owen; "Nostalgia" by George Saunders; "The Understudy" by David Sedaris; "Here's Why" by Malcolm Gladwell; "Drawn to Gypsies" by John Updike; and "Splitsville, U.S.A." by Nancy Franklin.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, June 13th & 20th 2011: Part 1 (Aleksandar Hemon, George Saunders, Edward P. Jones)

    • By: Aleksandar Hemon, George Saunders, Edward P. Jones
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Storms Brewing", by Elizabeth Kolbert; “The Aquarium”, by Aleksandar Hemon; "Shacks", by Edward P. Jones; "Where I Learned to Read", by Salvatore Scibona; "Home", by George Saunders; and "Travelling Shows", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (March 24, 2008)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, George Saunders, Jill Lepore, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Falling", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Y'all Torture Me Home", by George Saunders; "Just the Facts, Ma'am", by Jill Lepore; "Nails Never Fails", by Ben McGrath; "April & Paris", by David Sedaris; "Oprah's World", by Nancy Franklin; and "Faraway Places", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, February 2nd, 2009 (Larissa MacFarquhar, Kelefa Sanneh, George Saunders)

    • By: Larissa MacFarquhar, Kelefa Sanneh, George Saunders
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The President's Hero", by David Remnick; "Third-String Rummy", by Ben McGrath; "Ms. Kennedy Regrets", by Larissa MacFarquhar; "The Wizard", by Kelefa Sanneh; "Al Roosten", by George Saunders.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Dec. 4, 2006)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Jeffrey Toobin, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "It's His BiParty" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The Ghostwriter" by Jeffrey Toobin; "In Praise of Third Place" by James Surowiecki; "Killing Habeas Corpus" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Borat: The Memo" by George Saunders; "Little Hotties" by Margaret Talbot; and "High Hopes" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95