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    • Manhattan Beach

    • A Novel
    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Heather Lind, Vincent Piazza
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,720
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,415
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,410

    Anna Kerrigan, nearly 12 years old, accompanies her father to the house of a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Anna observes the uniformed servants, the lavishing of toys on the children, and some secret pact between her father and Dexter Styles. Years later her father has disappeared, and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Narrative of a Girl Diver

    • By WillowGirl313 on 10-30-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Visit from the Goon Squad

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Roxana Ortega
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,219
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,674
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,704

    Jennifer Egan brings her unique gifts as a novelist and short story writer to a compulsively listenable narrative that centers on Bennie Salazar, an aging punk rocker and record executive, and the beautiful Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, subtle, moving

    • By Laurene on 06-17-10

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Look at Me

    • A Novel
    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Rachael Warren
    • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 132

    At the start of this edgy and ambitiously multilayered novel - a National Book Award Finalist - a fashion model named Charlotte Swenson emerges from a car accident in her Illinois hometown with her face so badly shattered that it takes 80 titanium screws to reassemble it. She returns to New York still beautiful but oddly unrecognizable. With the surreal authority of a David Lynch, Jennifer Egan threads Charlotte’s narrative with those of other casualties of our infatuation with the image.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, horrible narrator.

    • By Denise on 09-19-12

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Manhattan Beach

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Nina Kunzendorf
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    New York in den 40er Jahren - von den schillernden Nachtclubs in Manhattan zu der dröhnenden Marinewerft in Brooklyn. Krieg liegt in der ölgetränkten, rauchigen Luft. Die Männer sind an der Front, nun stehen die Frauen in der Fabrik. Doch die junge Anna verfolgt beharrlich ihren Traum: Sie will Marinetaucherin werden. Mutig schwimmt sie gegen den Strom und taucht unter die gigantischen Kriegsschiffe an den Docks. Allein die Gedanken an ihren verschwundenen Vater vermögen es, sie in noch unbekanntere Tiefen zu ziehen.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • In German

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-19-18

    Regular price: $23.66

    • The Keep

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner, Geneva Carr
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    Two cousins, devastated by a childhood prank, reunite 20 years later to renovate a castle in Eastern Europe. The fortress has a bloody history that stretches back hundreds of years. Amid extreme paranoia and eerie silence, the men reenact the signal event of their youth, with even more catastrophic results.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish I could read it for the first time again

    • By Christie L Goodman on 08-17-08

    Regular price: $22.37

    • The New Yorker, June 4th & 11th 2012: Part 2 (Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Sam Lipsyte)

    • By: Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Sam Lipsyte
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Take Me Home", by Ray Bradbury; "Monstro", by Junot Diaz; "The Golden Age", by Ursula K. Le Guin; "The Republic of Empathy", by Sam Lipsyte; "The Spider Women", by Margaret Atwood; and "Black Box", by Jennifer Egan.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Thalia Book Club: Rereading Middlemarch with Jennifer Egan, Siri Hustvedt and Margot Livesey

    • By: Jennifer Egan, George Eliot, Siri Hustvedt, and others
    • Narrated by: Hope Davis
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Novelists Egan ( The Keep), Hustvedt ( The Sorrows of an American), and Livesey ( The House on Fortune Street) along with actress Hope Davis --the group that entertainingly and illuminatingly explored Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice at this book club--return by popular demand to revisit George Eliot's classic.

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Making 'Manhattan Beach'

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    One of the greatest pleasures of working on “Manhattan Beach,” the novel I published this year that’s set in New York in the 1930s and ‘40s, was the reading I did for my research.

    "Making 'Manhattan Beach'" is from the November 22, 2017 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Egan and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Emerald City

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston, Madeleine Lambert, Richard Waterhouse
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    These 11 masterful stories - the first collection from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan - deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. Egan’s characters - models and housewives, bankers and schoolgirls - are united by their search for something outside their own realm of experience. They set out from locations as exotic as China and Bora Bora, as cosmopolitan as downtown Manhattan, or as familiar as suburban Illinois to seek their own transformations.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Invisible Circus

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Lambert
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    In Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan's highly acclaimed first novel, set in 1978, the political drama and familial tensions of the 1960s form a backdrop for the world of Phoebe O'Connor, age eighteen. Phoebe is obsessed with the memory and death of her sister Faith, a beautiful idealistic hippie who died in Italy in 1970. In order to find out the truth about Faith's life and death, Phoebe retraces her steps from San Francisco across Europe, a quest which yields both complex and disturbing revelations about family, love, and Faith's lost generation.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Too bad zero was not a choice...

    • By IVAL on 04-28-13

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Thalia Book Club: A Celebration of Jane Austen with author Karen Joy Fowler and other Janeites

    • By: Karen Joy Fowler, Siri Hustvedt, Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Hope Davis
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Karen Joy Fowler, author of the best-selling The Jane Austen Book Club, joins other Austen enthusiasts including novelists Siri Hustvedt and Jennifer Egan to celebrate the work of one of English literature's best-loved authors. In connection with Penguin Classics' 60th Anniversary release of Jane Austen: The Complete Novels: Classic Deluxe Edition, this lively discussion will span the vivid characters, biting satire, and delicious romance of Austen's six novels. Selections read by Hope Davis.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Visit from the Goon Squad

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Roxana Ortega
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Jennifer Egan's spellbinding audiobook circles the lives of Bennie Salazar, an ageing former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other's pasts, the listener does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs over many years, in locales as varied as New York, San Francisco, Naples and Africa.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • annoying narration

    • By Yaelon on 12-14-18

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Black Box

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Luise Helm
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In naher Zukunft, irgendwo am Mittelmeer. Eine namenlose Agentin ist auf einen mutmaßlichen Staatsfeind angesetzt. Um an wichtige Informationen zu kommen, muss sie gefährlich nah an den brutalen und skrupellosen Mann heran. In staccatohaftem Stil schildert die Pulitzer-Preisträgerin Jennifer Egan eine atemberaubende Verfolgungsjagd. Der Agentinnenroman wurde zuerst in Form von Twitter-Meldungen vom US-Magazin "New Yorker" veröffentlicht.

    Regular price: $9.82

    • Thalia Book Club: Jennifer Egan Manhattan Beach, and Celeste Ng Little Fires Everywhere

    • By: Jennifer Egan, Celeste Ng
    • Narrated by: Cindy Cheung, Susannah Rogers
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning Jennifer Egan and best-selling Celeste Ng come together for a compelling discussion of their new novels, Manhattan Beach and Little Fires Everywhere, two stories of family secrets and the children who discover them. Performances by Cindy Cheung (Mistress America) and Susannah Rogers (The Diary of a Teenage Girl).

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Thalia Book Club: Anna Karenina with Jennifer Egan, Siri Hustvedt and Margot Livesey

    • By: Jennifer Egan, Siri Hustvedt, Margot Livesey
    • Narrated by: Symphony Space
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Novelists Egan ( A Visit from the Goon Squad), Hustvedt ( The Sorrows of an American) and Livesey ( The House on Fortune Street) - the trio that brought Middlemarch and Jane Eyre to life at this book club - are back by popular demand to revisit Tolstoy's classic.

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Emerald City and Other Stories

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Madeline Lambert, Richard Waterhouse, Charlie Thurston
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    These 11 masterful stories - the first collection from acclaimed author Jennifer Egan - deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. Egan's characters, models and housewives, bankers and schoolgirls, are united by their search for something outside their own realm of experience. They set out from locations as exotic as China and Bora Bora, as cosmopolitan as downtown Manhattan, or as familiar as suburban Illinois to seek their own transformations.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Manhattan Beach

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Heather Lind, Norbert Leo Butz, Vincent Piazza
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The long-awaited novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly 12 years old, accompanies her father to the house of a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Anna observes the uniformed servants, the lavishing of toys on the children and some secret pact between her father and Dexter Styles. Years later her father has disappeared, and the country is at war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read it before they ruin it with a film version

    • By Jane F. Clifton on 03-05-18

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The New Yorker, June 13th & 20th 2011: Part 2 (Jhumpa Lahiri, Lauren Groff, Jennifer Egan)

    • By: Jhumpa Lahiri, Lauren Groff, Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "The Warren Court", by James Surowiecki; “Girl Talk”, by Rebecca Mead; “Trading Stories", by Jhumpa Lahiri; "High-School Confidential", by Tea Obreht; "The Money", by Junot Diaz; “Archeology”, by Jennifer Egan; “Above and Below", by Lauren Groff; and "Man Alone", by Nancy Franklin.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Invisible Circus

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Madeline Lambert
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    In Jennifer Egan's acclaimed first novel, set in 1978, the political drama and familial tensions of the 1960s form a backdrop for the world of Phoebe O'Connor, age 18. Phoebe is obsessed with the memory and death of her sister, Faith, a beautiful, idealistic hippie who died in Italy in 1970. In order to find out the truth about Faith's life and death, Phoebe retraces her steps from San Francisco across Europe, a quest which yields both complex and disturbing revelations about family, love and Faith's lost generation.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Look at Me

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Rachel Warren
    • Length: 20 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Reconstructive facial surgery after a car crash so alters Manhattan model Charlotte that, within the fashion world, where one's look is oneself, she is unrecognisable. Seeking a new image, Charlotte engages in an Internet experiment that may both save and damn her. As her story eerily converges with that of a plain, unhappy teenager - another Charlotte - it raises tantalising questions about identity and reality in contemporary Western culture.

    Regular price: $20.65

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