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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
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    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.

    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 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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 247
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      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 193

    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
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      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

    • 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 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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 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 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • Blonde

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Jayne Atkinson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 192
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      4 out of 5 stars 117
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      4 out of 5 stars 117

    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

    • The Lost Landscape

    • A Writer's Coming of Age
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    The Lost Landscape is Joyce Carol Oates' vivid chronicle of her hardscrabble childhood in rural Western New York State. From memories of her relatives to those of a charming bond with a special red hen on her family farm, from her first friendships to her earliest experiences with death, The Lost Landscape is a powerful evocation of the romance of childhood and its indelible influence on the woman and the writer she would become.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moving and delicate

    • By Annalisa on 03-11-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • We Were the Mulvaneys

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

    • 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 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    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

    • 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

    • Give Me Your Heart

    • Tales of Mystery and Suspense
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Angela Brazil, Stephen R. Thorne, Susan Boyce, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The need for love - obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable - takes us to forbidden places, as in the chilling world of Give Me Your Heart, a new collection of stories by the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates. In ten razor-sharp stories, National Book Award winner Oates shows that the most deadly mysteries often begin at home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ms. Oates.....

    • By Gary on 01-20-18

    Regular price: $15.36

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      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

    • With Shuddering Fall

    • A Novel
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      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 57 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      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

    • 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 200
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    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

    • Soul at the White Heat

    • Inspiration, Obsession, and the Writing Life
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    "Why do we write?" With this question Joyce Carol Oates, in this new collection of seminal essays and criticism, begins an imaginative exploration of the writing life and all its attendant anxieties, joys, and futilities. Leading her quest is a desire to understand the source of the writer's inspiration - do subjects haunt those who might bring them back to life until the writer submits? Or does something "happen" to us, a sudden ignition of a burning flame? Can the appearance of a muse-like Other bring about a writer's best work?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book content overshadowed by illogical performance

    • By Teresa Dieter on 02-19-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Black Water

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Amanda Plummer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
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      4 out of 5 stars 50
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      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 New Yorker, July 1st 2013 (Michael Specter, John McPhee, Joyce Carol Oates)

    • By: Michael Specter, John McPhee, Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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    "Options", by Steve Coll; "Ringers", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Unsung", by Tad Friend; "The Lyme Wars", by Michael Specter; "The Orange Trapper", by John McPhee; "Mastiff", by Joyce Carol Oates; and "Life and Undeath", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • 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

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