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    • The Commoner

    • A Novel
    • By: John Burnham Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Commoner is the mesmerizing, moving, and surprising story of a brutally rarified and controlled existence at once hidden and exposed, and of a complex relationship between two isolated women who, despite being visible to all, are truly understood only by each other. With the unerring skill of a master storyteller, John Burnham Schwartz has written his finest novel yet.

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Reservation Road

    • By: John Burnham Schwartz
    • Narrated by: various
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    At the close of a beautiful day, the Learner family stops at a gas station on their way home from a concert. Ten-year-old Josh is standing at the edge of the road when a car comes racing around the bend. He is hit and instantly killed, and the car speeds away. From this moment, Reservation Road becomes a countdown to the confrontation between two very different men. Behind their stories are those of 8-year-old Emma, who can't stop thinking her brother's death was her fault, and of her mother, Grace.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It Had Potential

    • By Ella on 06-17-07

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Commoner

    • A Novel
    • By: John Burnham Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Meticulously researched, and superbly imagined, The Commoner is the mesmerizing, moving, and surprising story of a brutally rarefied and controlled existence, at once hidden and exposed, and of a complex relationship between two isolated women who, despite being visible to all, are truly understood only by each other.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • works on several levels

    • By connie on 08-13-08

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Northwest Corner

    • A Novel
    • By: John Burnham Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean, Chuck Carrington, Rebecca Lowman, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Twelve years after a tragic accident and a cover-up that led to prison time, Dwight Arno, now 50, is a man who has started over without exactly moving on. Living alone in California, haunted yet keeping his head down, Dwight manages a sporting-goods store and dates a woman to whom he hasn’t revealed the truth about his past. Then an unexpected arrival throws his carefully neutralized life into turmoil and exposes all that he’s hidden.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Reservation Road

    • By: John Burnham Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci, John Shea, Anne Twomey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    At the close of a beautiful day, the Learner family stops at a gas station on their way home from a concert. Ten-year-old Josh is standing at the edge of the road when a car comes racing around the bend. He is hit and instantly killed, and the car speeds away. From this moment, Reservation Road becomes a countdown to the confrontation between two very different men. Behind their stories are those of 8-year-old Emma, who can't stop thinking her brother's death was her fault, and of her mother, Grace.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Left wondering

    • By mary j aboughadareh on 10-22-07

    Regular price: $19.93