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    • The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky

    • By: Joan Acocella (editor), Vaslav Nijinsky
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    In December 1917, Vaslav Nijinsky, the most famous male dancer in the Western world, moved into a Swiss villa with his wife and three-year-old daughter and began to go mad. A prodigy from his youth in Russia, Nijinsky came to international fame as a principal dancer in Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. When psychosis struck, he began to imagine himself as married to God. Although he lived another 30 years, he never regained his sanity.

    Regular price: $25.87

    • The New Yorker, August 27th 2018 (Calvin Tompkins, Elizabeth Kolbert, Joan Acocella)

    • By: Calvin Tompkins, Elizabeth Kolbert, Joan Acocella
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this issue: "Ten Years After" by George Packer: The financial crisis of 2008 was years in the making and has had a lasting impact on American political life; "Painterly Virtues" by Calvin Tomkins: Alex Katz's life in art; "Shaking the Foundations" by Elizabeth Kolbert: Are the new donor classes solving our problems or posing new ones; "Ladies' Choice" by Joan Acocella: What gives Little Women its lasting power; "Lost Ends" by Dan Chiasson: Yearning and enduring in the poems of Forrest Gander; "A Different World" by Emily Nussbaum: Random Acts of Flyness and the black television renaissance.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, June 5th and 12th 2017: Part 2 (James Wood, Joan Acocella, Sheelah Kolhatkar)

    • By: James Wood, Joan Acocella, Sheelah Kolhatkar
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this issue: "No More Mr. Nice Guy" by Sheelah Kolhatkar; "No, We Cannot" by Jill Lepore; "Civil Wars" by Joan Acocella; "The Other Side of Silence" by James Wood; "The Night Shift" by Akhil Sharma; "The Dinner Party" by Jennifer Egan; and "Kevin's Gate" by Emily Nussbaum.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, October 31st 2016 (George Packer, Joan Acocella, Alex Ross)

    • By: George Packer, Joan Acocella, Alex Ross
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In this issue: "The Choice" by The Editors; "The Unconnected" by George Packer; "Return to Babel" by Joan Acocella; "Sound Waves" by Alex Ross.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, January 9th 2017 (Kelefa Sanneh, Nicholas Schmidle, Joan Acocella)

    • By: Kelefa Sanneh, Nicholas Schmidle, Joan Acocella
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this issue: "Taking It to the Streets" by Jelani Cobb; "Secret Admirers" by Kelefa Sanneh; "Can Football Be Saved?" by Nicholas Schmidle; and "Ashes to Ashes" by Joan Acocella.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (March 20, 2006)

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, Ben McGrath, Jack Handy, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Chilling" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "The Utopians" by Ben McGrath; "Ideas for Paintings" by Jack Handy; "Gleason" by Louise Erdrich; "The Girls Next Door" by Joan Acocella; and "Blowup" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Jan. 15, 2007)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Robert Sullivan, Jeffrey Goldberg, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Desolation Rows" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Shredding Party" by Robert Sullivan; "The Starting Gate" by Jeffrey Goldberg; "First Love" by Paul Rudnick; "Playoffs" by Shalom Auslander; "Prisoners" by Joan Acocella; and "Friends and Enemies" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, May 26, 2008

    • By: John Updike, Ian Frazier, Joan Acocella
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "In McCain's Court", by Jeffrey Toobin; "A Few Too Many", by Joan Acocella; "Hungry Minds", by Ian Frazier; "The Full Glass", by John Updike; and "Anchor Away", by Nancy Franklin.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, December 15th 2014 (Ken Auletta, Tad Friend, Joan Acocella)

    • By: Ken Auletta, Tad Friend, Joan Acocella
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Safer Streets", by Amy Davidson; "Follow the Leader", by Michael Schulman; "Blood, Simpler", by Ken Auletta; "Hollywood and Vine", by Tad Friend; "Let It Go", by Joan Acocella; "Small Differences", by Emily Nussbaum; and "Swinging Seventies", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, December 16th 2013 (Ryan Lizza, Joan Acocella, Philip Gourevitch)

    • By: Ryan Lizza, Joan Acocella, Philip Gourevitch
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Nelson Mandela", by Philip Gourevitch; "State of Deception", by Ryan Lizza; "Misery", by Joan Acocella; and "Grand Scam", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, July 23rd 2012 (Jack Hitt, Jane Kramer, Joan Acocella)

    • By: Jack Hitt, Jane Kramer, Joan Acocella
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    "The Big Heat", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Tag Team", by Alec Wilkinson; "Words on Trial", by Jack Hitt; "A Reporter at Odds", by Jane Kramer; "Once Upon a Time", by Joan Acocella; and "Going South", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, August 16th & 23th 2010: Part 2 (James Surowiecki, Tad Friend, Joan Acocella)

    • By: James Surowiecki, Tad Friend, Joan Acocella
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Soak the Very, Very Rich", by James Surowiecki; "Dry Run", by Mimi Sheraton; "Graphic Novel", by Samantha Henig; "Sleeping with Weapons", by Tad Friend; "Queen of Crime", by Joan Acocella; and "The Dotted Line", by Sasha Frere-Jones.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Oct. 24, 2005)

    • By: George Packer, Michael Specter, Dana Goodyear, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Game Plan" by George Packer; "What Money Can Buy" by Michael Specter; "Quiet Depravity" by Dana Goodyear; "Paper Tiger" by Joan Acocella; "Big Mac" by Nancy Franklin; "Family Matters" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Sept. 11, 2006)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Joshua Hersh, Steve Coll, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Lost Love" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Pipe Cleaner" by Joshua Hersh; "Osama's Bank Account" by Steve Coll; "Junior" by Jane Mayer; "The Master Plan" by Lawrence Wright; "Heaven's Gate" by Joan Acocella; and "Supermen" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, March 16th, 2009 (D. T. Max, Joan Acocella, James Surowiecki)

    • By: D. T. Max, Joan Acocella, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Harder Times", by John Cassidy; "House of Cards", by James Surowiecki; "How Do You Feel About That?", by Alec Wilkinson; "Twister", by D. T. Max; "In the Blood", by Joan Acocella; "Confessions of a Pilgrim Shopaholic", by Paul Rudnick; "Funny Boy", by Nancy Franklin.

    Regular price: $5.95