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    • The Ginger Man

    • By: J. P. Donleavy
    • Narrated by: Patrick Moy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Set in Ireland just after World War II, The Ginger Man is J. P. Donleavy's wildly funny, picaresque classic novel of the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American ne'er-do-well studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Dangerfield's appetite for women, liquor, and general roguishness is insatiable - and he satisfies it with endless charm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The lyrical quality of money is strange

    • By Darwin8u on 04-02-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Singular Man

    • By: J. P. Donleavy
    • Narrated by: Robert G Slade
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Mysteriously rich and desperately lonely, George Smith appears to be under attack from all quarters. His former wife and four horrible children are suing to get his money, and someone is sending him threatening letters. Despite some very elaborate precautions, he remains worried. So he builds a mausoleum in which to live.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • unique & talented & ribald with a touch of genius

    • By Darryl on 12-29-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

    • By: J. P. Donleavy
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The New York Times Book Review called The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B, J. P. Donleavy's hilarious, bittersweet tale of a lost young man's existential odyssey, "a triumphant piece of writing, achieved with that total authority, total mastery which shows that a fine writer is fully extended...." In the years before and after World War II, Balthazar B is the world's last shy, elegant young man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • audible Donleavy!

    • By K. Cole on 01-31-17

    Regular price: $26.60