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    • To the End of the Land

    • By: David Grossman, Jessica Cohen (translator)
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 26 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    Ora, a middle-aged Israeli mother, is on the verge of celebrating her son Ofer’s release from army service when he returns to the front for a major offensive. In a fit of preemptive grief and magical thinking, she sets out for a hike in the Galilee, leaving no forwarding information for the “notifiers” who might darken her door with the worst possible news. Recently estranged from her husband, Ilan, she drags along an unlikely companion: their former best friend and her former lover Avram, once a brilliant artistic spirit.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Needs to be Rerecorded

    • By Andrew on 01-08-12

    Regular price: $51.93

    • A Horse Walks into a Bar

    • By: David Grossman, Jessica Cohen
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 190

    In a little dive in a small Israeli city, Dov Greenstein, a comedian a bit past his prime, is doing a night of stand-up. In the audience is a district court justice, Avishai Lazar, whom Dov knew as a boy, along with a few others who remember Dov as the awkward, scrawny kid who walked on his hands to confound the neighborhood bullies. Gradually, teetering between hilarity and hysteria, Dov's patter becomes a kind of memoir, taking us back into the terrors of his childhood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An extraordinary experience

    • By Judith Stein on 07-28-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • All the Rivers

    • A Novel
    • By: Dorit Rabinyan, Jessica Cohen - translator
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    When Liat meets Hilmi on a blustery autumn afternoon in Greenwich Village, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Charismatic and handsome, Hilmi is a talented young artist from Palestine. Liat, an aspiring translation student, plans to return to Israel the following summer. Despite knowing that their love can be only temporary, that it can exist only away from their conflicted homeland, Liat lets herself be enraptured by Hilmi.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Irreconcilable

    • By jayzed on 12-02-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Horse Walks into a Bar

    • By: David Grossman, Jessica Cohen - translation
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    The setting is a comedy club in a small Israeli town. An audience that has come expecting an evening of amusement instead sees a comedian falling apart onstage - an act of disintegration, a man crumbling, as a matter of choice, before their eyes. They could get up and leave or boo and whistle and drive him from the stage, if they were not so drawn to glimpse his personal hell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding.

    • By Ms Sophie Stewart on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $18.58

    • The Diamond Setter

    • By: Moshe Sakal, Jessica Cohen - translator
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The uneventful life of a jeweler from Tel Aviv changes abruptly in 2011 after Fareed, a handsome young man from Damascus, crosses illegally into Israel and makes his way to the ancient port city of Jaffa in search of his roots. In his pocket is a piece of a famous blue diamond known as "Sabakh".  Intending to return the diamond to its rightful owner, Fareed is soon swept up in Tel Aviv's vibrant gay scene, and a turbulent protest movement. He falls in love with both an Israeli soldier and his boyfriend - the narrator of this book - and reveals the story of his family's past.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • And the Bride Closed the Door

    • By: Ronit Matalon, Jessica Cohen - translator
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    A young bride shuts herself up in a bedroom on her wedding day, refusing to get married. In this moving and humorous look at contemporary Israel and the chaotic ups and downs of love everywhere, her family gathers outside the locked door, not knowing what to do. The harder they try to reach the defiant woman, the more the despairing groom is convinced her refusal should be respected. But what, exactly, ought to be respected? Is this merely a case of cold feet? A feminist statement? A mourning ritual for a lost sister?

    Regular price: $17.47