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    • The Last Empire

    • Essays 1992-2000
    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Dan Cashman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    The Last Empire is Gore Vidal's ninth collection of essays in the course of his distinguished literary career. Vidal displays unparalleled range and inimitable style as he offers incisive observations about terrorism, civil liberties, the CIA, Al Gore, Tony Blair, and the Clintons, interwoven with a rich tapestry of personal anecdote, critical insight, and historical detail. Written between the first presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and the electoral crisis of 2000, The Last Empire is a sweeping coda to the still-existing conflicted vision of the American dream.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Collection a reminder of what patriotism truly is

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-12-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Point to Point Navigation

    • A Memoir
    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Gore Vidal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    In this extraordinary memoir, Vidal recalls his accomplishments and defeats, discusses the friends and enemies he has made, and contemplates the nature of mortality. In the Navy, Vidal was forced to use point to point navigation whenever compasses failed. It is an apt analogy for his life, which has been filled with triumphs as well as controversies. Vidal has had relationships with innumerable luminaries, including President Kennedy, Tennessee Williams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Orson Welles, and Greta Garbo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Digressive, like an old man's reveries

    • By margot on 08-01-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Inventing a Nation

    • Washington, Adams, Jefferson
    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht, Gore Vidal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    Volumes have been written about George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, but no previous work captures the intimate and vital details the way Inventing a Nation does. Vidal's consummate skill takes you into the minds and private rooms of these great men, illuminating their opinions of one another and their concerns about crafting a workable democracy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cynical But Good

    • By Qbook on 12-05-05

    Regular price: $16.95

    • The Best Man

    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Terrence Currier, Johnny Holliday, Naomi Jacobson, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    This darkly satirical drama by Gore Vidal finds two presidential contenders seeking the endorsement of an aging ex-president, and explores how personal agendas can change the course of a nation's destiny. The political intrigues rampant in Vidal's 1960 setting are strangely similar what is going on today. Includes an interview with actors Fred Thompson and Marsha Mason.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Political Drama

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-16-16

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Golden Age

    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48

    The Golden Age is a vibrant tapestry of American political and cultural life from 1939 to 1954, when the epochal events of World War II and the Cold War transformed America, once and for all, for good or ill, from a republic into an empire.

    Also available abridged.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • remarkable novel, remarkable history

    • By connie on 05-16-09

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Golden Age

    • By: Gore Vidal
    • Narrated by: Kathryn Walker
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Golden Age is a vibrant tapestry of American political and cultural life from 1939 to 1954, when the epochal events of World War II and the Cold War transformed America, once and for all, for good or ill, from a republic into an empire.

    Also available unabridged.

    Regular price: $14.60