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    • Some Trick

    • Thirteen Stories
    • By: Helen DeWitt
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell, Emily Sutton-Smith, James Langton, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For sheer unpredictable brilliance, Gogol may come to mind, but no author alive today takes a listener as far as Helen DeWitt into the funniest, most yonder dimensions of possibility. Her jumping-off points might be statistics, romance, the art world’s piranha tank, games of chance and games of skill, the travails of publishing, or success. “Look”, a character begins to explain, laying out some gambit reasonably enough, even if facing a world of boomeranging counterfactuals, situations spinning out to their utmost logical extremes, and Rube Goldberg-like moving parts....

    Regular price: $24.99

    • Lightning Rods

    • By: Helen DeWitt
    • Narrated by: Dushko Petrovich
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
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    "All I want is to be a success.That's all I ask." Joe fails to sell a single set of the Encyclopedia Britannica in six months. Then he fails to sell a single Electrolux and must eat hundreds of pieces of homemade pie, served up by his would-be customers who feel so sorry for him. Holed up in his trailer, Joe finds an outlet his for frustrations in a series of ingenious sexual fantasies, and at last strikes gold. His brain storm, Lightning Rods, Inc., will take Joe to the very top - and to the very heart of corporate insanity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wild tale, enveloping reader

    • By Josh on 11-11-11

    Regular price: $34.99