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    • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,848
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,451
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,455

    Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Painfully nostalgic

    • By Barry on 07-29-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The World According to Garp

    • A Novel
    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, John Irving
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The opening sentence of John Irving's breakout novel, The World According to Garp, signals the start of sexual violence, which becomes increasingly political. "Garp's mother, Jenny Fields, was arrested in Boston in 1942 for wounding a man in a movie theater." Jenny is an unmarried nurse; she becomes a single mom and a feminist leader, beloved but polarizing. Her son, Garp, is less beloved, but no less polarizing.

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Cider House Rules

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 24 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,786
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368

    From one of America's most beloved and respected writers comes the classic story of Homer Wells, an orphan, and Wilbur Larch, a doctor without children of his own, who develop an extraordinary bond with one another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Patti on 07-02-07

    Regular price: $55.90

    • Avenue of Mysteries

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran
    • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 690
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 637
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 634

    John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory. As we grow older - most of all, in what we remember and what we dream - we live in the past. Sometimes we live more vividly in the past than in the present. As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Irving Out of the Park!

    • By Peter on 11-21-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Last Night in Twisted River

    • A Novel
    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 510
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 304

    In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious 12-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the 12-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto, pursued by the implacable constable.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Better to read it

    • By MJL on 11-24-09

    Regular price: $46.60

    • Until I Find You

    • A Novel
    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 35 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 312
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 183

    When he is four years old, Jack travels with his mother Alice, a tattoo artist, to several North Sea ports in search of his father, William Burns. From Copenhagen to Amsterdam, William, a brilliant church organist and profligate womanizer, is always a step ahead, has always just departed in a wave of scandal, with a new tattoo somewhere on his body from a local master or "scratcher".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, annoyingly read

    • By Katharina on 04-30-06

    Regular price: $42.60

    • A Widow for One Year

    • A Novel
    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 24 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 552
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 365

    Ruth Cole is a complex, often self-contradictory character — a "difficult" woman. Her story is told in three parts, each focusing on a crucial time in her life. When we first meet her, Ruth is only four. The second window into Ruth's life opens when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career. The novel closes in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth is a 41-year-old widow and mother — and about to fall in love for the first time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than a door in the floor

    • By Grace on 05-24-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • In One Person

    • A Novel
    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: John Benjamin Hickey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 802
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 690
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 698

    A compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love—tormented, funny, and affecting—and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character of In One Person, tells the tragicomic story (lasting more than half a century) of his life as a “sexual suspect,” a phrase first used by John Irving in 1978 in his landmark novel of “terminal cases,” The World According to Garp.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • VINTAGE IRVINE AT ITS BEST!

    • By Betty on 05-10-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • A Son of the Circus

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 26 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 689
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 400
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 407

    Born a Parsi in Bombay, sent to university and medical school in Vienna, Dr. Farrokh Daruwalla is a 59-year-old orthopedic surgeon and a Canadian citizen who lives in Toronto. Once, 20 years ago, Dr. Daruwalla was the examining physician of two murder victims in Goa, India. Now, 20 years later, he will be reacquainted with the murderer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you liked "Q+A"...

    • By connie on 01-15-09

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Das Hotel New Hampshire

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Rufus Beck
    • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Eine gefühlvolle Familiengeschichte, in der motorradfahrende und feministische Bären, weiße Vergewaltiger und schwarze Rächer...

    Regular price: $15.17

    • The Fourth Hand

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 122

    Millions of television viewers witness a journalist lose his left-hand to a lion, triggering a nationwide race to find and deliver a hand transplant. John Irving's tenth novel promises more seamless storytelling and a penetrating look at the power of second chances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WELL..... I LOVED IT

    • By Suzn F on 08-31-08

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Imaginary Girlfriend

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Dedicated to the memory of two wrestling coaches and two writer friends, The Imaginary Girlfriend is John Irving's candid memoir of his twin careers in writing and wrestling. The award-winning author of best-selling novels from The World According to Garp to In One Person, Irving began writing when he was 14, the same age at which he began to wrestle at Exeter. He competed as a wrestler for 20 years, was certified as a referee at 24, and coached the sport until he was 47.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • John Irving did it again memoir nonfiction and to

    • By susan grillo on 05-23-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 143

    Trying to Save Piggy Sneed contains a dozen short works by John Irving, beginning with three memoirs, including an account of Mr. Irving’s dinner with President Ronald Reagan at the White House. The longest of the memoirs, The Imaginary Girlfriend,” is the core of this collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I just love all of John Irving's work and his comm

    • By susan grillo on 06-11-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • In One Person

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: John Benjamin Hickey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    A compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love - tormented, funny, and affecting - and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character of the novel, tells the tragicomic story (lasting more than half a century) of his life as a "sexual suspect," a phrase first used by John Irving in 1978 in his landmark novel of "terminal cases", The World According to Garp.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Irving at his best!

    • By Stephanie Smith on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Avenue of Mysteries

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran
    • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    As we grow older - most of all, in what we remember and what we dream - we live in the past. Sometimes we live more vividly in the past than in the present. As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but his dreams and memories will travel with him; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. 'An aura of fate had marked him,' John Irving writes.

    Regular price: $27.71

    • Le monde selon Garp

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Bertrand Suarez-Pazos
    • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Alors qu'en 1943, face à une contraception défaillante, le souci de bien des femmes reste d'avoir un homme sans avoir d'enfant, celui de l'excentrique Jenny est d'avoir un enfant... Et surtout pas d'homme. Elle jette alors son dévolu sur le sergent technicien Garp, "opérationnellement" intact en dépit de son cerveau endommagé. De cette éphémère union naîtra S. T. Garp.

    Regular price: $21.85

    • Gottes Werk und Teufels Beitrag

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Johannes Steck
    • Length: 28 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Literarischer Hörgenuss auf höchstem Niveau. Homer ist anders als die Kinder im Saint-Cloud's Waisenhaus: Er will nicht weg. Nach vier gescheiterten Adoptionsversuchen erlaubt Dr. Larch ihm zu bleiben - unter der Bedingung, dass er in der angeschlossenen Entbindungs- und Abtreibungsstation bei "Gottes Werk" - dem Entbinden - und bei "Teufels Beitrag" - dem Abtreiben - assistiert. Doch das ist nur der Beginn von Homers Odyssee.

    Regular price: $15.67

    • Garp und wie er die Welt sah

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Rufus Beck
    • Length: 22 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Dies ist die Geschichte von T. S. Garp, 1944 unehelich geborener Sohn von Jenny Fields - einer Feministin und ihrer Zeit weit voraus....

    Regular price: $16.07

    • Witwe für ein Jahr

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Rufus Beck
    • Length: 24 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ruth Cole, geboren 1954, ist weder nett noch hübsch, und man vergisst sie trotzdem nicht. Wir begegnen Ruth an drei Wendepunkten ihres Lebens...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Starke erste Hälfte

    • By Mike on 11-20-16

    Regular price: $16.07

    • Avenue des mystères

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Bertrand Suarez-Pazos
    • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Lors d'un voyage aux Philippines, Juan Diego Guerrero, écrivain américain célèbre et vieillissant, revit en rêves récurrents les épisodes de son adolescence au Mexique, à la lisière de la décharge publique de Oaxaca où lui et sa sœur Lupe ont grandi. Des émotions, il en aura tout au long de son périple, notamment avec Miriam et Dorothy, mère et fille aussi désirables qu'inquiétantes.

    Regular price: $19.76

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