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    • Beautiful Ruins

    • By: Jess Walter
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10,727
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,459
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9,453

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • My mind wandered

    • By Ella on 11-25-12

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Financial Lives of the Poets

    • By: Jess Walter
    • Narrated by: Jess Walter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 446
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 362
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 364

    A few years ago, small-time finance journalist Matthew Prior quit his day job to gamble everything on a quixotic notion: a Web site devoted to financial journalism in the form of blank verse. When his big idea - and his wife's eBay resale business - ends with a whimper (and a garage full of unwanted figurines), they borrow and borrow, whistling past the graveyard of their uncertain dreams.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I Want What They're Having.

    • By Amanda on 06-21-12

    Regular price: $25.09

    • We Live in Water

    • Stories
    • By: Jess Walter
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Jess Walter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 123

    We Live in Water, the first collection of short fiction from New York Times best-selling author Jess Walter, is a suite of diverse, often comic stories about personal struggle and diminished dreams, all of them marked by the wry wit and generosity of spirit that has made him one of our most talked-about writers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Collection of Short Stories

    • By Suzn F on 02-18-13

    Regular price: $18.24

    • The Zero

    • By: Jess Walter
    • Narrated by: Christopher Graybill
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67

    From its opening scene, when hero cop Brian Remy wakes up to find he's shot himself in the head, novelist Jess Walter takes us on a harrowing tour of a city and a country shuddering through the aftershocks of a devastating terrorist attack. As the smoke slowly clears, Remy finds that his memory is skipping, lurching between moments of lucidity and days when he doesn't seem to be living his own life at all.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wow ...

    • By Dawn on 08-01-07

    Regular price: $28.51

    • In Contempt

    • By: Christopher A. Darden, Jess Walter - contributor
    • Narrated by: Christopher Darden
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    This number-one New York Times best seller is an unflinching look at what the television cameras could not show: behind-the-scenes meetings, the deteriorating relationships between the defense and prosecution teams, the taunting, baiting, and pushing matches between Darden and Simpson, the intimate relationship between Darden and Marcia Clark, and the candid factors behind Darden's controversial decision for Simpson to try on the infamous glove, and much more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged despite label

    • By SPC on 08-06-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Beautiful Ruins

    • By: Jess Walter
    • Narrated by: Amy Finegan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The story begins on the Italian coast in 1962. A young innkeeper watches in disbelief as a beautiful American girl gets out of a boat and climbs towards his hotel. She turns out to be an actress, on the run from the shenanigans going on down the coast in Rome at the filming of Cleopatra. A few days later international star Richard Burton, much the worse for wear, appears in the village, too. Half a century later, and half a world away in Hollywood, an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the woman he last saw in his hotel 50 years before. 

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Schöne Ruinen

    • By: Jess Walter
    • Narrated by: Sascha Rotermund
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Ein verschlafener Ort an der ligurischen Küste im Frühjahr 1962: Pasquale hat von seinem Vater eine Pension geerbt, und wenn er nicht gerade in der Brandung steht, um mühsam einen Strand anzulegen, vermisst er ein Felsplateau, auf dem ein Tennisplatz entstehen soll. Denn Pasquale hat eine Vision: Er will aus Porto Vergogna einen glamourösen Ferienort machen, der Touristen aus aller Welt anlockt, am liebsten aus Amerika.

    Regular price: $22.34

    • Fiction: Lives on the Brink (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 2063
    • By: Mr. Eric Puchner, Mr. Seth Greenland, Mr. Mark Haskell Smith, and others
    • Narrated by: Mr. Jerry Stahl
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93

    • Ricorda di non dimenticarmi

    • By: Jess Walter
    • Narrated by: Andrea Beltramo
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Quando Pasquale Tursi vede per la prima volta la bellissima Dee Moray è immerso nei suoi sogni, a immaginare che un giorno quel piccolo fazzoletto di costa avuto in eredità, possa diventare un'esclusiva cittadina di vacanza alla moda, e lui stesso un uomo d'affari di successo. Un'elegante imbarcazione con la donna a bordo si avvicina, e il giovane albergatore le porge la mano per scendere. La donna alza lo sguardo e gli sorride. In quell'istante Pasquale è estasiato.

    Regular price: $22.48