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    • Appointment in Samarra

    • Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
    • By: John O'Hara, Charles McGrath (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Christian Camargo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    In December 1930, just before Christmas, the Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, social circuit is electrified with parties and dances. At the center of the social elite stand Julian and Caroline English. But in one rash moment born inside a highball glass, Julian breaks with polite society and begins a rapid descent toward self-destruction.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Quite good, but not a classic

    • By Michael on 04-25-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • You Don't Have to be Born Brilliant

    • By: John McGrath
    • Narrated by: John McGrath
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    John McGrath is one of Australia's youngest and most successful businessmen. With a forecast turnover of almost a billion dollars, his residential real estate company, McGrath Partners hasn't put a foot wrong. Why do some people make it to the top while others don't? Does being at the top matter? Does money equal success? John McGrath would argue no to both those points - success is more than that, and it needn't be either.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Few good tips mixed in

    • By Patrick on 12-31-07

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The New Yorker, March 22, 2010 (Jeffrey Toobin, Elizabeth Kolbert, John McPhee)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Ben McGrath, Jeffrey Toobin, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Some Nukes" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Cruise Control" by Ben McGrath; "After Stevens" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Everybody Have Fun" by Elizabeth Kolbert: "Pioneer" by John McPhee; "Don't Ask Me" by Paul Rudnick; "The Long War" by Sasha Frere-Jones.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Jan. 1, 2007)

    • By: Ben McGrath, Paul Theroux, John Lahr, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Joiner" by Ben McGrath; "Monkey Hill" by Paul Theroux; "Lost In Paradise" by John Lahr; and "Coke Is It" by Sasha Frere-Jones.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (July 10 & 17, 2006) - Part 2

    • By: James Surowiecki, Judith Thurman, Lauren Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Too Much Information" by James Surowiecki; "Ready, Set, Rample" by Judith Thurman; "Barefootin'" by Lauren Collins; "Where Hip-Hop Lives" by Ben McGrath; "Fighting Faiths" by George Packer; and "Going Long" by John Cassidy.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (December 3, 2007)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Ben McGrath, Frances FitzGerald, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    There are six articles in this edition: "Huckabee?", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The Pigeon Police", by Ben McGrath; "Come One, Come All", by Frances FitzGerald; "Darwin's Surprise", by Michael Specter; "Nan, American Man", by John Updike; and "High Fliers", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (May 15, 2006)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Ben McGrath, David Owen, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Sentenced" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The Oops Con" by Ben McGrath; "Title IX Babies" by David Owen; "How Fred Flintstone Got Home, Got Wild, and Got a Stone Age Life" by Larry Doyle; "Me Media" by John Cassidy; and "Save Us" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Feb. 12, 2007)

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, Ben McGrath, John Lahr, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Hot Topic" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Book 'Em Party" by Ben McGrath; "Disappearing Act" by John Lahr; "Sheepish" by Paul Rudnick; and "Two Heads" by Larissa MacFarquhar.

    Regular price: $5.95