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    • Hazards of Time Travel

    • A Novel
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 14

    A recklessly idealistic girl dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled (future) world and is punished by being sent back in time to a region of North America - “Wainscotia, Wisconsin” - that existed 80 years before. Cast adrift in time in this idyllic Midwestern town, she is set upon a course of “rehabilitation” - but cannot resist falling in love with a fellow exile and questioning the constrains of the Wainscotia world with results that are both devastating and liberating.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's entertaining...

    • By SA Bick on 11-29-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Five Short Stories by Women

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates, Amy Hempel, Rebecca Lee, and others
    • Narrated by: Emily Bergl, Lynn Collins, Sarah Drew, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    L.A. Theatre Works presents Five Short Stories by Women, a quintet of tales from some of America’s most distinguished female authors.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good dramas but lack variety

    • By The Lovely Rod on 02-24-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • We Were the Mulvaneys

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Scott Shina
    • Length: 22 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 196

    Judd is the youngest of the four Mulvaney children - three boys and a girl - on their parents’ lush farm in upstate New York. In his childhood, Judd is swept along by the sheer energy of the Mulvaneys and their wealth of beloved family stories. But now, 30 years old, Judd looks back through his memories to tell the secrets that eventually ripped apart the fabric of his storybook family.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Performance Reservations

    • By amazon customer on 11-30-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Miao Dao

    • Dark Corners Collection, Book 4
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 211

    Bad things have been happening since Mia began to mature. Her dad left. Boys at school can’t keep their hands to themselves. A lecherous stepfather has moved in. Her only refuge is an abandoned lot on her suburban cul-de-sac, crawling with feral felines - one of which follows Mia home. Ghostly white and affectionate, she is Mia’s new companion and - as Mia’s tormenters will soon discover - her fierce protector.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Just NO

    • By B. on 10-22-18

    Regular price: $1.99

    • Tails of Wonder and Imagination

    • By: Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, and others
    • Narrated by: Teresa DeBerry, Jeremy Arthur, Cynthia Barrett
    • Length: 25 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 92

    What is it about the cat that captivates the creative imagination? No other creature has inspired so many authors to take pen to page. Mystery, horror, science fiction, and fantasy stories have all been written about cats.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What a waste of money

    • By Lori Kim on 08-21-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Blonde

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Jayne Atkinson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    She was an all-American girl who became a legend of unparalleled stature. She inspired the adoration of millions, and her life has beguiled generations of fans and fellow artists. The story of Norma Jeane Baker, better known by her studio name, Marilyn Monroe, has been dissected for more than three decades, but never has it been captured in a narrative as breathtaking and transforming as Blonde.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Why not "unabridged"

    • By Tia on 06-10-15

    Regular price: $21.67

    • A Book of American Martyrs

    • A Novel
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers, Tavia Gilbert, Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 24 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    In this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God's will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tolerance

    • By Jamie on 06-28-17

    Regular price: $53.61

    • Black Water

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Amanda Plummer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    On Grayling Island, off the coast of Maine, Kelly Kelleher meets the Senator at a Fourth of July beach party. He is old enough to be her father; she is young enough to find his attention flattering. And with an optimism born of inexperience, she believes she can take care of herself. As evening approaches, the two move unaware toward a shattering appointment with destiny. When the Senator offers Kelly a ride to the ferry, it is not love but death that awaits her.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • While Drowning...

    • By Mel on 07-09-17

    Regular price: $6.29

    • It Occurs to Me That I Am America

    • New Stories and Art
    • By: Richard Russo, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, and others
    • Narrated by: Christian Barillas, Francois Chau, Kyla Garcia, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump inauguration and the Women's March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from 30 best-selling and award-winning authors - including Alice Walker, Richard Russo, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Mary Higgins Clark, and Lee Child - with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen.

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Selected Shorts: American Classics

    • By: Amy Tan, Donald Barthelme, Eudora Welty, and others
    • Narrated by: Freda Foh Shen, David Strathairn, Stockard Channing, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    A compilation of classic tales by great American writers performed by terrific actors, with a lineup including Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and PEN Award winners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic classics

    • By Michael on 08-30-12

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Sacrifice

    • A Novel
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Karole Foreman, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 79

    When a 14-year-old girl is the alleged victim of a terrible act of racial violence, the incident shocks and galvanizes her community, exacerbating the racial tension that has been simmering in this New Jersey town for decades. In this magisterial work of fiction, Joyce Carol Oates explores the uneasy fault lines in a racially troubled society. In such a tense, charged atmosphere, Oates reveals that there must always be a sacrifice - of innocence, truth, trust, and, ultimately, of lives.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unsettling stereotypes, excellent voices

    • By cristalyne on 10-28-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Son of the Morning

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Mike Ortego
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    The latest Ecco reissue of Joyce Carol Oates’ early classics: a fiery gothic tale of doomed fates and demons of biblical proportions in rural New York state. Nathan Vickery came into the world amid unfortunate circumstances. His mother, Elsa Vickery, daughter of an agnostic small town doctor and his pious wife, was brutally assaulted at the age of 17. The son she gave birth to in the wake of this event is brought up by his grandmother as a devoted Christian. At the age of seven, Nathan begins to see visions of Christ and embarks on a path as a prodigy boy-preacher.

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Carthage

    • A Novel
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen, David Colacci
    • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    Zeno Mayfield's daughter has disappeared into the night, gone missing in the wilds of the Adirondacks. But when the community of Carthage joins a father's frantic search for the girl, they discover the unlikeliest of suspects…a decorated Iraq War veteran with close ties to the Mayfield family. As grisly evidence mounts against the troubled war hero, the family must wrestle with the possibility of having lost a daughter forever. Carthage plunges us deep into the psyche of a wounded young corporal haunted by unspeakable acts of wartime aggression, while unraveling the story of a disaffected young girl whose exile from her family may have come long before her disappearance.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Major Disappointment!!

    • By Anne on 01-23-14

    Regular price: $39.92

    • Big Mouth & Ugly Girl

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Hilary Swank, Chad Lowe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Matt Donaghy has always been a Big Mouth. But it's never gotten him in trouble, until the day Matt is accused of threatening to blow up Rocky River High School.

    Ursula Riggs has always been an Ugly Girl. A loner with fierce, staring eyes, Ursula has no time for petty high school stuff like friends and dating, or at least that's what she tells herself. Ursula is content with minding her own business. And she doesn't even really know Matt Donaghy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Prose that grabs you

    • By Paris Granville on 11-03-05

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Beautiful Days

    • Stories
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert, Stephen Graybill, Caitlin Kelly
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    A collection of 13 mesmerizing stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, including the 2017 Pushcart Prize-winning "Undocumented Alien". The diverse stories of Beautiful Days explore the most secret, intimate, and unacknowledged interior lives of characters not unlike ourselves, who assert their independence in acts of bold and often irrevocable defiance.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor editing

    • By Needles on 11-18-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Evil Eye

    • Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel, Luci Christian, Chris Patton, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Listeners know that few authors are able to create an atmosphere of unease and terror as well as Oates, a fact confirmed by the four novellas presented here. All the novellas in this collection revolve around the theme of love gone wrong - horribly, shockingly wrong.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting stories, but morbidly fixated.

    • By ricketsj on 05-11-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares

    • Novellas and Stories of Unspeakable Dread
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner, Christine Williams
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    An incomparable master storyteller in all forms, in The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares Joyce Carol Oates spins six imaginative tales of suspense. The Corn Maiden is the gut-wrenching story of Marissa, a beautiful and sweet, but somewhat slow, eleven-year-old girl with hair the color of corn silk. Her single mother comes home one night to find her missing and panics, frantically knocking on the doors of her neighbors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Unsettling

    • By Michael on 07-03-12

    Regular price: $22.02

    • A Widow's Story

    • A Memoir
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Ellen Parker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    In a work unlike anything she's written before, National Book Award-winner Joyce Carol Oates unveils a poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of her husband of 46 years and its wrenching, surprising aftermath.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breathless!

    • By Pamela Harvey on 02-18-11

    Regular price: $31.93

    • We Were the Mulvaneys

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: J. Todd Adams
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55

    The Mulvaneys are blessed by all that makes life sweet: a hardworking father, a loving mother, three fine sons, and a bright, pretty daughter. But an incident occurs on Valentine's Day, 1976 - hushed up in the rural town of Mt. Ephraim, New York and never spoken of in the Mulvaney home - that rends the fabric of their family life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Doesn't ring true

    • By Moire on 09-12-03

    Regular price: $24.47

    • American Appetites

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Ian and Glynnis McCullough, intelligent, professional, and successful, are the envy of their affluent friends. But suddenly, an unexpected plea for help and a cancelled check send their tranquility spinning out of control.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Book By Joyce Carol Oates

    • By Jason on 12-06-12

    Regular price: $31.49

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