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    • A Sport and a Pastime

    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74

    "As nearly perfect as any American fiction I know," is how Reynolds Price ( The New York Times) described this classic that has been a favorite of readers, both here and in Europe, for almost forty years. Set in provincial France in the 1960s, it is the intensely carnal story - part shocking reality, part feverish dream - of a love affair between a footloose Yale dropout and a young French girl. There is the seen and the unseen - and pages that burn with a rare intensity.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not well suited to listening

    • By Haven on 06-25-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Light Years

    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    This exquisite, resonant novel by PEN/Faulkner winner James Salter is a brilliant portrait of a marriage by a contemporary American master. It is the story of Nedra and Viri, whose favored life is centered around dinners, ingenious games with their children, enviable friends, and near-perfect days passed skating on a frozen river or sunning on the beach.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A story of ordinary unhappiness

    • By antonio on 06-04-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dusk

    • And Other Stories
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, LJ Ganser, David Ledoux, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    First published nearly a quarter-century ago and one of the very few short-story collections to win the PEN/Faulkner Award, this is American fiction at its most vital - each narrative a masterpiece of sustained power and seemingly effortless literary grace.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Solo Faces

    • A Novel
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Vernon Rand is a charismatic figure whose great love - whose life, in fact - is climbing. He lives alone in California, where he combats the drudgery of a roofing job with the thrill of climbing in the nearby mountain ranges. Sure of only his talent and nerve, Rand decides to test himself in the French Alps, with their true mountaineering and famed, fearsome peaks. He soon learns that the most perilous moments are, for him, the moments when he feels truly alive.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Hemingway goes to the mountains and gets laid

    • By Mark E. White on 06-16-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Last Night

    • Stories
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang, Kathe Mazur, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    From a writer whose every book is a literary event, a superbly accomplished work of fiction. Last Night is a spellbinding collection of stories about passion–by turns fiery and subdued, destructive and redemptive, alluring and devastating. In ten powerful stories, Salter portrays men and women in their most intimate moments. A book dealer faces the truth about his life–as it is and never will be again–when he is visited unexpectedly by his brash former girlfriend.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Gods of Tin

    • The Flying Years
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    A singular life often circles around a singular moment, an occasion when one's life in the world is defined forever and the emotional vocabulary set. For the extraordinary writer James Salter, recipient of the PEN/Faulkner Award, this moment was contained in the fighter planes over Korea where, during his young manhood, he flew more than one hundred missions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Closest thing to being there

    • By Thomas on 04-30-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Hunters

    • A Novel
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Captain Cleve Connell has already made a name for himself among pilots when he arrives in Korea during the war there to fly the newly operational F-86 fighters against the Soviet MIGs. His goal, like that of every fighter pilot, is to chalk up enough kills to become an ace. But things do not turn out as expected.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Hunters

    • By Nicholas on 10-25-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • There and Then

    • The Travel Writing of James Salter
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    This collection offers two dozen essays and sketches about one of the passions of Salter’s life, travel, a subject beloved by writers across the centuries. Over twenty years of skiing, hiking, climbing from Colorado to Japan to the Tyrol, from Austria and Switzerland to Germany and France, Salter is an engaging companion sharing his great enthusiasm and adventures.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • All That Is

    • A Novel
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66

    After his experiences as a young naval officer in battles off Okinawa, Philip Bowman returns to America and finds a position as a book editor. It is a time when publishing is still largely a private affair - a scattered family of small houses here and in Europe - a time of gatherings in fabled apartments and conversations that continue long into the night. In this world of dinners, deals, and literary careers, Bowman finds he fits in perfectly. But despite his success, love eludes him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Like a Woody Allen movie, with fewer laughs

    • By Jay Quintana on 05-29-16

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Don’t Save Anything

    • Uncollected Essays, Articles, and Profiles
    • By: James Salter, Kay Eldredge Salter - preface
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This collection gathers James Salter's thoughts on writing and profiles of famous writers, observations of the changing American military life, evocations of Aspen winters, musings on mountain climbing and skiing, and tales of travels to Europe and Asia which first appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, People magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, the Aspen Times, and many other publications.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Cassada

    • A Novel
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    James Salter revisits his second novel, The Arm of Flesh, making extensive changes and rewriting many portions entirely. The resulting work Cassada combines the untamed vision of a young military pilot with the clarity and power of a masterful writer. James Salter is one of America's greatest prose stylists. His first two novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, are legendary in military circles for their descriptions of aerial combat.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Burning the Days

    • Recollection
    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Burning the Days captures a singular life, beginning with a Manhattan boyhood and then, satisfying his father's wishes, graduation from West Point, followed by service in the Air Force as a pilot. In some of the most evocative pages ever written about flying, Salter describes the exhilaration and terror of combat as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, scenes that are balanced by haunting pages of love and a young man's passion for women.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • All That Is

    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    From his experiences as a naval officer in Japan during World War II, Philip Bowman returns to America and becomes a book editor. He soon inhabits a world where affairs ignite, alcohol reigns, writers struggle, and publishers hustle. As one marriage goes bad and another fails to happen; he meets a woman who enthralls, then betrays him, setting him on a course he could never have imagined for himself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Life goes by so fast

    • By antonio on 04-21-14

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Et rien d'autre

    • By: James Salter
    • Narrated by: Éric Herson-Macarel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    La Seconde Guerre mondiale touche à sa fin. À bord d'un porte-avions au large du Japon, Philip Bowman rentre aux États-Unis. Il a deux obsessions, qui l'accompagneront tout au long de sa vie : la littérature et la quête de l'amour. Embauché par un éditeur, il découvre ce milieu très fermé, fait de maisons indépendantes, et encore dirigées par ceux qui les ont fondées. Bowman s'y sent comme un poisson dans l'eau, et sa réussite s'avère aussi rapide qu'indiscutable.

    Regular price: $20.14