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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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 61

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • T.E.D.I.O.U.S.

    • By BBBonilla on 12-07-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • 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 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • 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 253
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 199

    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

    • 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 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Inconsistent Quality

    • By David Groveman on 02-03-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Jack of Spades

    • A Tale of Suspense
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Andrew J. Rush has achieved the kind of critical and commercial success most authors only dream about: his 28 mystery novels have sold millions of copies in nearly 30 countries, and he has a top agent and publisher in New York. He also has a loving wife, three grown children, and is a well-regarded philanthropist in his small New Jersey town. But Rush is hiding a dark secret. Under the pseudonym "Jack of Spades", he writes another string of novels - dark potboilers that are violent, lurid, even masochistic...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Close to perfect

    • By Celtic Snake on 09-11-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    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

    • Foxfire

    • Confessions of a Girl Gang
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Jane Gabbert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • 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 204
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 155

    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

    • The Falls

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    A man climbs over the railings and plunges into Niagara Falls. A newlywed, he has left behind his wife, Ariah Erskine, in the honeymoon suite the morning after their wedding. "The Widow Bride of The Falls", as Ariah comes to be known, begins a relentless, seven-day vigil in the mist, waiting for his body to be found.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clean Out Your Ears

    • By Harry I. Shuman on 07-26-05

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Accursed

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Princeton, New Jersey, at the turn of the 20th century: a tranquil place to raise a family, a genteel town for genteel souls. But something dark and dangerous lurks at the edges of the town, corrupting and infecting its residents. Vampires and ghosts haunt the dreams of the innocent. A powerful curse besets the elite families of Princeton; their daughters begin disappearing. A young bride on the verge of the altar is seduced and abducted by a dangerously compelling man - a shape-shifting, vaguely European prince who might just be the devil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not for the typical Horror fan

    • By Amanda on 04-27-13

    Regular price: $46.77

    • WordTheatre: Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, Volume 1

    • By: Andre Dubus III, Pamela Painter, Lorna Goodison, and others
    • Narrated by: Vincent Piazza, Amber Tambly, CCH Pounder, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    WordTheatre, the short story experts, casts the perfect actors to bring great contemporary writing to life. The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America. Recorded live at benefit performances for their Fellowships endowment, Volume 1 of this stunning collection contains nine outstanding examples of the short story. Though varying in theme and tone, they share a brilliant pedigree.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loving my first poetry audiobook

    • By J Hynes on 05-10-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lovely, Dark, Deep

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp, Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    From the legendary literary master, winner of the National Book Award and New York Times best-selling author Joyce Carol Oates, a collection of ten spellbinding stories that maps the eerie darkness within us all. Insightful, disturbing, and mesmerizing in their lyrical precision, the stories in Lovely, Dark, Deep display Joyce Carol Oates's astonishing ability to make visceral the fear, hurt, and uncertainty that lurks at the edges of ordinary lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Having Oates' Stories Together

    • By lil' old me on 03-05-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Blonde

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Jayne Atkinson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    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

    • Solstice

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Originally published in 1985, Solstice is the gripping story of Monica Jensen and Sheila Trask, two young women who are complete opposites yet find themselves irresistibly drawn to each other. Monica is a shy, modest, and recently divorced school teacher while Sheila is a worldly, sophisticated, and nocturnal painter driven by the needs of her art. Over the months, their friendship deepens, first to love and then to a near-fatal obsession. Engaging, dark, and mysterious, Solstice is Joyce Carol Oates’s psychological masterpiece of friendship and fixation.

    Regular price: $23.95

    • First Words

    • Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors
    • By: Margaret Atwood, Roy Blount Jr., Pat Conroy, and others
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould, Kevin McCarthy, Judith Ivey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Most kids write stories. Only a few of them grow up to be successful authors. But before there was Carrie, there was Jhonathan and the Witchs. And before there was Rabbit Angstrom, Toyota Dealer, there was Manuel Cirarro, famous detective. Could we have seen the seeds of success in Stephen King's and John Updike's juvenilia? A funny and surprisingly informative gathering of childhood creations by today's most celebrated writers.

    Regular price: $23.07

    • 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 127
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    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

    • 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 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 81

    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

    • Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell, Xe Sands
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The book opens with a woman, naked except for her high-heeled shoes, seated in front of the window in an apartment she cannot, on her own, afford. In this exquisitely tense narrative reimagining of Edward Hopper's Eleven A.M., 1926, the reader enters the minds of both the woman and her married lover, each consumed by alternating thoughts of disgust and arousal, as he rushes, amorously, murderously, to her door.  

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 288
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 256

    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

    • 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 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    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

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