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    • Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories

    • By: Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • Narrated by: Theodore Bikel
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    These 4 stories are infused with the wit and imagination, the humor and wisdom, that characterizes all of Isaac Bashevis Singer's work. Theodore Bikel reads these wise and funny tales in classic Yiddish storyteller cadence, injecting special warmth and resonance. The tales include "Gimpel the Fool," "Esther Kreindel the Second," "The Spinoza of Market Street," and "The Black Wedding."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful example of the best storytelling ever

    • By Anne Aldrich on 03-27-12

    Regular price: $11.17

    • The Slave

    • By: Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • Narrated by: David Chandler, Tracy Sallows
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Singer's famous and never-before-recorded novel about a passionate, forbidden love affair between Jew and Gentile in 17th century Poland.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Forbidden Love

    • By Craig B. Kurtz on 09-24-05

    Regular price: $48.97

    • Wonderful Town

    • New York Stories from The New Yorker
    • By: Woody Allen, John Cheever, E. B. White, and others
    • Narrated by: Tyne Daly, Timothy Jerome, Joe Morton, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's life blood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the 75-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of 20 of its best stories from (so to speak) home.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories and readers, but technically sloppy

    • By Alison on 09-08-04

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Magician of Lublin

    • By: Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • Narrated by: Larry Keith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The Magician can dazzle the crowds with his sleight of hand, climb to any height, open any lock. Fearlessly, he does death-defying tricks in theaters all over Poland. At home, his sweet Jewish wife waits for him to return from the city. In the city, his adoring mistresses wait for him to return from home. He holds the key to all hearts, but his own is beset with confusion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex Masterpiece

    • By Evan on 09-11-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Shadows on the Hudson, Volume 3

    • By: Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • Narrated by: Theodore Bikel, Julie Harris, John Rubinstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The late Nobelist's masterpiece takes a candid look into the lives of Holocaust survivors during the late 40s. Set in New York City, Shadows on the Hudson, Volume 3, the third a four-volume audiobook series, draws us into the intertwined lives of a circle of prosperous Jewish refuges.

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Shadows on the Hudson, Volume 1 (Unabridged)

    • By: Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • Narrated by: Theodore Bikel, Julie Harris, John Rubinstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The late Nobelist's masterpiece takes a candid look into the lives of Holocaust survivors during the late 40s. Set in New York City, Shadows on the Hudson, Volume 1, the first in a four volume audiobook series, draws us into the intertwined lives of a circles of prosperous Jewish refugees.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece but ripoff by publisher--4 credits????

    • By Erica Manfred on 06-11-12

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Gimpel the Fool

    • By: Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • Narrated by: Theodore Bikel
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Widely considered one of Isaac Bashevis Singer's most notable works of short fiction, "Gimpel the Fool" was originally written in Yiddish. It was later translated into English by Saul Bellow and appeared inthe 1953 edition of Partisan Review. The story, a parable, tells of a foolish, unlucky baker named Gimpel, who isconstantly tricked and heckled by other villagers. His follies ultimately reveal a moral lesson.

    Regular price: $12.70

    • Shadows on the Hudson, Volume 2

    • By: Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • Narrated by: Theodore Bikel, Julie Harris, John Rubinstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The late Nobelist's masterpiece takes a candid look into the lives of Holocaust survivors during the late 40s. Set in New York City, Shadows on the Hudson, Volume 2, the second in a four volume audiobook series, draws us into the intertwined lives of a circle of prosperous Jewish refugees.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Shadows on the Hudson, Volume 4

    • By: Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • Narrated by: Theodore Bikel, Julie Harris, John Rubinstein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The late Nobelist's masterpiece takes a candid look into the lives of Holocaust survivors during the late 40s. Set in New York City, Shadow on the Hudson, Volume 4, the fourth in a four volume audiobook series, draws us into the intertwined lives of circle prosperous Jewish refugees. At the center is Boris Makaver, a pious and wealthy businessman. His greatest trial is his daughter, Anna.

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Spinoza of Market Street

    • By: Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • Narrated by: Theodore Bikel
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    "The Spinoza of Market Street" is yet another masterful short story from literary great Isaac Bashevis Singer. The story is set in Warsaw in the days leading up to World War I. There Dr. Nahum Fischelson lives alone in an attic room overlooking Market Street. From on high he observes the crowd below, showing equal disdain for merchants and thieves alike. Rather than mingle with the people, he devotes his time and energy to explicating the philosophical works of Benedict de Spinoza.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Remarkable confluence of wonder and love

    • By K. Peffley on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $12.70

    • The Estate

    • By: Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • Narrated by: Noah Waterman
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    This sequel to and the conclusion of The Manor continues the portrayal of a period the author describes as the epoch between the Polish insurrection of 1863 and the end of the nineteenth century when the Jews began to play an important role in Polish industry, commerce, the arts and sciences. All the spiritual and intellectual ideas that triumphed in the modern era had their roots in the world of that time. The human condition, in a particular time and place - man's estate - is the theme of this major novel. As one character says, "It's not child's play to be born, to marry, to bring forth generations, to grow old, to die."

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, terrible recording

    • By Bocaboy on 01-09-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Black Wedding

    • By: Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • Narrated by: Theodore Bikel
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This short story from the collection Gimpel the Fool, and Other Stories is infused with the wit and imagination, the humor and wisdom, that characterizes all of Isaac Bashevis Singer's work. Theodore Bikel reads this tale in classic Yiddish storyteller cadence, injecting special warmth and resonance.

    Regular price: $12.70

    • Esther Kreindel the Second

    • By: Isaac Bashevis Singer
    • Narrated by: Theodore Bikel
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    This short story from the collection Gimpel the Fool, and Other Stories is infused with the wit and imagination, the humor and wisdom, that characterizes all of Isaac Bashevis Singer's work. Theodore Bikel reads this tale in classic Yiddish storyteller cadence, injecting special warmth and resonance.

    Regular price: $12.70