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    • The Best of Us

    • A Memoir
    • By: Joyce Maynard
    • Narrated by: Joyce Maynard
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    In 2011, when she was in her late 50s, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard met the first true partner she had ever known. Jim wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and out of the spotlight; and he didn't mind the mess she made in the kitchen. He was not the husband Joyce imagined, but he quickly became the partner she had always dreamed of. Then, just after their one-year wedding anniversary, her new husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love Joyce Maynard- I'm a longtime fan

    • By Susan on 11-06-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • At Home in the World

    • A Memoir
    • By: Joyce Maynard
    • Narrated by: Joyce Maynard
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    When it was first published in 1998, At Home in the World set off a furor in the literary world and beyond. Joyce Maynard's memoir broke a silence concerning her relationship - at age 18 - with J.D. Salinger, the famously reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye, then age 53, who had read a story she wrote for The New York Times in her freshman year of college and sent her a letter that changed her life. Reviewers called her book "shameless" and "powerful" and its author was simultaneously reviled and cheered.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging history and good writing

    • By Fred Kaffing on 08-10-14

    Regular price: $25.50

    • After Her

    • By: Joyce Maynard
    • Narrated by: Joyce Maynard
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 177

    Summer, 1979: A dry, hot Northern California school vacation stretches before Rachel and her younger sister, Patty - the daughters of a larger-than-life, irresistibly handsome (and chronically unfaithful) detective father and the mother whose heart he broke. When we first meet her, Patty is 11 - a gangly kid who loves basketball and dogs and would do anything for her older sister, Rachel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful to listen to, decent story

    • By Krista on 10-17-13

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Under the Influence

    • A Novel
    • By: Joyce Maynard
    • Narrated by: Joyce Maynard
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372

    Drinking cost Helen her marriage and custody of her seven-year-old son, Ollie. Once an aspiring art photographer, she now makes ends meet by taking portraits of schoolchildren and working for a caterer. Recovering from her addiction, she spends lonely evenings checking out profiles on an online dating site. Weekend visits with her son are awkward. He's drifting away from her fast.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Paper-Thin Caricatures Inhabit PG-13 Morality Tale

    • By Gretchen SLP on 03-12-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Good Daughters

    • A Novel
    • By: Joyce Maynard
    • Narrated by: Joyce Maynard, Rebecca Tuttle, Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    They were born on the same day, in the same small New Hampshire hospital, into families that could hardly have been less alike. Ruth Plank is an artist and a romantic with a rich, passionate, imaginative life. The last of five girls born to a gentle, caring farmer and his stolid wife, she yearns to soar beyond the confines of the land that has been her family's birthright for generations. Dana Dickerson is a scientist and realist whose faith is firmly planted in the natural world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this book!

    • By DIANE on 03-04-11

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Labor Day

    • By: Joyce Maynard
    • Narrated by: Wilson Bethel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 371
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 307

    In a manner evoking Ian McEwan's Atonement and Nick Hornby's About a Boy, acclaimed author Joyce Maynard weaves a beautiful, poignant tale of love, sex, adolescence, and devastating treachery as seen through the eyes of a young teenage boy - and the man he later becomes - looking back at an unexpected encounter that begins one single, long, hot, life-altering weekend.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little creepy

    • By Amie J. Woeber on 04-19-14

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Internal Combustion

    • The Story of a Marriage and a Murder in the Motor City
    • By: Joyce Maynard
    • Narrated by: Janey Ivey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    On Mother's Day night, 2004, award-winning fourth grade teacher Nancy Seaman left the Tudor home she shared with her husband of 32 years in the gated community of Farmington Hills, near Detroit, Michigan, and drove in a driving rain storm to Home Depot, to purchase a hatchet. Three days later, police discovered the mutilated body of Bob Seaman - a successful auto industry engineer, softball coach and passionate collector of vintage Mustangs - in the back of the family's Ford Explorer.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • There are no charmers here.

    • By Kelley on 07-21-12

    Regular price: $24.04

    • The Cloud Chamber

    • By: Joyce Maynard
    • Narrated by: Joel Johnstone
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The minute the school bus carrying Nate Chance and his little sister, Junie, pulls up in front of his family's farmhouse, Nate can tell something's terribly wrong: Somehow his father has been wounded by a gunshot. Nate sees him stagger across the yard, then watches as the police take him away.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good

    • By Steven on 11-10-05

    Regular price: $20.95