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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 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
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      4 out of 5 stars 121

    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

    • Ten North Frederick

    • By: John O'Hara, Jonathan Dee (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Joe Chapin led a storybook life. A successful small-town lawyer with a beautiful wife, two over-achieving children, and aspirations to be president, he seemed to have it all. But as his daughter looks back on his life, a different man emerges: one in conflict with his ambitious and shrewish wife, terrified that the misdeeds of his children will dash his political dreams, and in love with a model half his age.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • BUtterfield 8

    • By: John O'Hara, Lorin Stein (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Gretchen Mol
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 43

    A masterpiece of American fiction and a best seller upon its publication in 1935, BUtterfield 8 lays bare with brash honesty the unspoken and often shocking truths that lurked beneath the surface of a society still reeling from the effects of the Great Depression. One Sunday morning, Gloria wakes up in a stranger's apartment with nothing but a torn evening dress, stockings, and panties. When she steals a fur coat from the wardrobe to wear home, she unleashes a series of events that can only end in tragedy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wildly Uneven

    • By Steve M on 08-27-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The New York Stories

    • By: John O'Hara, Steven Goldleaf (editor introduction), E. L. Doctorow (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Becky Ann Baker, Dylan Baker, Bobby Cannavale, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
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      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Collected for the first time, here are the New York stories of one of the 20th century's definitive chroniclers of the city - the speakeasies and highballs, social climbers and cinema stars, mistresses and powerbrokers, unsparingly observed by a popular American master of realism. Spanning his four-decade career, these more than 30 refreshingly frank, sparely written stories are among John O'Hara's finest work.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Pal Joey

    • By: John O'Hara
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    On the seedy side of Chicago nightlife in the 1930s, Joey Evans is a poor man's Bing Crosby - a big-talking small-time nightclub crooner down on his luck but always on the make. In slangy, error-littered letters signed "Pal Joey", he recounts his exploits with brash nightclub managers, shady business partners, and every pretty girl he meets. Charismatic yet conniving, Pal Joey is a smooth operator whose bravado and big ideas disguise a far less self-assured soul caught up in the rags-to-riches dream of the Jazz Age.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another fabulous o'hara. read everything of his!

    • By Autodidact on 01-23-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Begegnung in Samarra

    • By: John O'Hara
    • Narrated by: Christian Brückner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gibbsville - ein verschlafenes Städtchen in Pennsylvania, Weihnachten 1930. Champagnergläser klirren im exklusivsten Club der Stadt: Im Mittelpunkt der gehobenen Gesellschaft ein junges Paar, Julian English und seine schöne Frau Caroline. Als Autohändler von Cadillacs hat Julian ein kleines Vermögen gemacht und sich seinen Platz in der Gesellschaft gesichert.

    Regular price: $17.86