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    • 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 108
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Silly story

    • By alfie fernandez on 10-11-18

    Regular price: $1.99

    • 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 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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

    • Hazards of Time Travel

    • A Novel
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    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.

    Regular price: $27.37

    • 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 248
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 194

    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

    • 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

    • A Book of American Martyrs

    • A Novel
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers, Tavia Gilbert, Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 24 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    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 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    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

    • 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 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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

    • 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 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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

    • Muhammad Ali: Never the White Man's Negro

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Muhammad Ali: Never the White Man's Negro" is from the June 07, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Joyce Carol Oates and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • 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 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 90

    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

    • Prison Noir

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates (editor)
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett, David Marantz, Joe Barrett, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    This anthology, with stories set in different prisons across the US, presents an absolutely new perspective on prison literature. Featuring brand-new stories by: Christopher M. Stephen, Sin Soracco, Scott Gutches, Eric Boyd, Ali F. Sareini, Stephen Geez, B.M. Dolarman, Zeke Caligiuri, Marco Verdoni, Kenneth R. Brydon, Linda Michelle Marquardt, Andre White, Timothy Pauley, Bryan K. Palmer, and William Van Poyck.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Master's Choice Volume 1

    • Mystery Stories by Today's Top Writers and the Masters Who Inspired Them
    • By: Stephen King, Tony Hillerman, W.F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated by: Juliet Mills, Michael Gross
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Listen to mystery stories by today's top writers and the masters who inspired them. The idea for this collection came to Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Lawrence Block when he was asked, "What is your favorite mystery story?" Block compiled this unique collection by posing the same question to some of today's favorite writers of the genre, including Stephen King, Tony Hillerman, and John Lutz.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery on Bayou Teche

    • By Cheryl L. Boswell on 10-25-07

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Blonde

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Jayne Atkinson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    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 Widow's Story

    • A Memoir
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Ellen Parker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 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

    • With Shuddering Fall

    • A Novel
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Written when Joyce Carol Oates was in her early 20s, and first published in 1964, With Shuddering Fall is her powerful debut novel. Following the turbulent story of two lovers who discover themselves mortal enemies, the author explores the struggle for dominance in erotic relationships that has become a predominant theme in her work, as well as the perils of patriarchal inheritance, and the ripple-effects of emotional loss in adolescence.

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Foxfire

    • Confessions of a Girl Gang
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Jane Gabbert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Foxfire chronicles the life of five unforgettably real teenage girls in upstate New York in the 1950s. This controversial, topical tale captures the exhilaration of conspiracy, the blaze of youth, and the inevitable end of violence.

    Regular price: $12.60

    • 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 124
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    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

    • American Appetites

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Keith Carradine, Frank Muller, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    L.A. Theatre Works' exclusive dramatization of Joyce Carol Oates' best selling novel shows a close-knit group of prestigious scholars in the affluent '80s blown apart by tragedy and scandal. A sophisticated, witty, and chilling tale.

    Regular price: $6.95

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