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    • The Sot-Weed Factor

    • By: John Barth
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 41 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    Considered by critics to be Barth's most distinguished novel, The Sot-Weed Factor has acquired the status of a modern classic. Set in the late 1600s, it recounts the chaotic odyssey of the hapless, ungainly Ebeneezer Cooke. Cooke is sent to the New World to oversee his father's tobacco business and to record the struggles of the Maryland colony in an epic poem. On his mission, he is captured by pirates and Indians; loses his father's estate to roguish impostors; falls in love with a former prostitute; and meets a gallery of treacherous characters who continually switch identities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An adventure full of bawdy humour, wit and wonder

    • By Janice on 01-10-12

    Regular price: $39.95

    • How Great Is Our God

    • Classic Writings from History's Greatest Christian Thinkers in Contemporary Language
    • By: Ignatius, C. S. Lewis, John Calvin, and others
    • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Daily readings drawn from every century and every tradition of the Christian faith. Christianity through the ages... Ignatius, C.S. Lewis, John Calvin, Augustine, Catherine of Siena, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Polycarp, John Wesley, Karl Barth, and Billy Sunday. These names, and so many others, fill the pages of church history. Yet they remain strangers to most of us. How Great Is Our God will introduce you to Christianity’s most influential thinkers from every century and every tradition—modernized for today’s reader.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious

    • By Alan Rither on 01-21-13

    Regular price: $12.08

    • Lost in the Funhouse

    • By: John Barth
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    John Barth's lively, highly original collection of short pieces is a major landmark of experimental fiction. Though many of the stories gathered here were published separately, there are several themes common to them all, giving them new meaning in the context of this collection.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Need a quiet space and no distractions.

    • By A. Attella on 02-05-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Chimera

    • By: John Barth
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 16

    In Chimera, John Barth injects his signature wit into the tales of Scheherezade of the Thousand and One Nights; Perseus, the slayer of Medusa; and Bellerophon, who tamed the winged horse Pegasus. In a book that the Washington Post called "stylishly maned, tragically songful, and serpentinely elegant", Barth retells these tales from varying perspectives, examining the myths' relationship to reality and their resonance with the contemporary world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, but left me unfulfilled

    • By Erez on 01-11-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Floating Opera and The End of the Road

    • By: John Barth
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    The Floating Opera and The End of the Road are John Barth's first two novels. Both concern strange, consuming love triangles and the destructive effect of an overactive intellect on human emotions. Separately they give two very different views of a universal human drama.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Like a Nabokov shot taken with a line of Camus

    • By Darwin8u on 10-15-13

    Regular price: $21.95