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    • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    • By: Junot Diaz
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Staci Snell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,673
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,688

    Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku: the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous listen

    • By Kathleen on 04-26-08

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    • By: Junot Díaz
    • Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 824
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 780
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 776

    Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku: the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful and devastating

    • By Jennifer Winters on 03-08-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • This Is How You Lose Her

    • By: Junot Díaz
    • Narrated by: Junot Díaz
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,015

    The stories in This Is How You Lose Her, by turns hilarious and devastating, raucous and tender, lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts. They capture the heat of new passion, the recklessness with which we betray what we most treasure, and the torture we go through - "the begging, the crawling over glass, the crying" - to try to mend what we've broken beyond repair. They recall the echoes that intimacy leaves behind, even where we thought we did not care.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • For narration leave the prose for the pros

    • By Roy Reiss on 01-01-13

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Drown

    • By: Junot Diaz
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 192

    With 10 stories that move from the barrios of the Dominican Republic to the struggling urban communities of New Jersey, Junot Diaz makes his remarkable debut. Diaz's work is unflinching and strong, and these stories crackle with an electric sense of discovery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Latino literature at its best!

    • By Absinthe on 03-15-11

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Islandborn

    • By: Junot Diaz
    • Narrated by: Junot Diaz
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination.   Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else. Hers was a school of faraway places.   So when Lola's teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, all the kids are excited. Except Lola. She can't remember The Island—she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories—joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening—Lola's imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island.  As she draws closer to the heart of her family's story, Lola comes to understand the truth of her abuela's words: “Just because you don't remember a place doesn't mean it's not in you.”   Gloriously illustrated and lyrically written, Islandborn is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and our imagination's boundless ability to connect us—to our families, to our past and to ourselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All about family and community, enjoyable!

    • By Lili on 03-20-18

    Regular price: $7.00

    • La breve y maravillosa vida de Óscar Wao [The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao]

    • By: Junot Díaz
    • Narrated by: Jane Santos, Yamil Ureña
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    La vida nunca ha sido fácil para Óscar Wao, un dominicano dulce, obeso y desastroso que vive con su madre y su hermana disfuncional en un gueto de Nueva Jersey.

    Regular price: $16.06

    • Wastelands 2

    • More Stories of the Apocalypse
    • By: John Joseph Adams (edited by), George R. R. Martin, Junot Díaz, and others
    • Narrated by: J. Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell, Orson Scott Card, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse is a new anthology of postapocalyptic literature from some of the most renowned authors in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres today, including George R. R. Martin, Hugh Howey, Junot Díaz, David Brin, and many more. This eclectic mix of tales explores famine, death, war, pestilence, and harbingers of the biblical apocalypse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent company.

    • By LisaD1974 on 03-25-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    • By: Junot Diaz
    • Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Things have never been easy for Oscar. A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, he's sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next J R R Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love. Poor Oscar may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku - the curse that has haunted his family for generations.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Helps if you speak Spanish!

    • By audiobooker on 01-20-13

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Los boys [The Boys]

    • By: Junot Díaz
    • Narrated by: Yamil Ureña
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Junot Díaz hizo su entrada en la escena literaria con esta colección de diez relatos que se desplazan de los barrios de la República Dominicana a los suburbios de Nueva Jersey.

    Regular price: $16.06

    • How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie

    • By: Junot Díaz
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 10

    A short story from the national best seller Drown, by Junot Diaz, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

    Regular price: $2.79

    • The New Yorker, June 4th & 11th 2012: Part 2 (Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Sam Lipsyte)

    • By: Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Sam Lipsyte
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Take Me Home", by Ray Bradbury; "Monstro", by Junot Diaz; "The Golden Age", by Ursula K. Le Guin; "The Republic of Empathy", by Sam Lipsyte; "The Spider Women", by Margaret Atwood; and "Black Box", by Jennifer Egan.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • La maravillosa vida breve de Óscar Wao [The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao]

    • By: Junot Díaz
    • Narrated by: Jane Santos, Yamil Ureña
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    La vida nunca ha sido fácil para Óscar Wao, un dominicano dulce, obeso y desastroso que vive con su madre y su hermana disfuncional en un gueto de Nueva Jersey. Óscar sueña con convertirse en un J. R. R. Tolkien dominicano y, por encima de todo, sueña con encontrar el amor de su vida. Pero puede que Óscar nunca alcance sus metas debido a una extraña maldición que ha estado en su familia por generaciones, enviando a los Wao a prisión, predisponiéndolos a accidentes trágicos y, ante todo, al desamor.

    Regular price: $16.06

    • Los boys [The Boys]

    • By: Junot Díaz
    • Narrated by: Yamil Ureña
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Junot Díaz hizo su entrada en la escena literaria con esta colección de diez relatos que se desplazan de los barrios de la República Dominicana a los suburbios de Nueva Jersey.

    Regular price: $16.06

    • The New Yorker (December 24 & 31, 2007) Part 2

    • By: Caleb Crain, John Updike, James Wood, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    There are six articles in the second part of this double issue: "Twilight of the Books", by Caleb Crain; "Visual Trophies", by John Updike; "Squall Lines", by James Wood; "Alma", by Junot Díaz; "The Arbus Factor", by Lore Segal; and "I Hit Hamlet", by Paul Rudnick.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Das kurze wundersame Leben des Oscar Wao

    • By: Junot Díaz
    • Narrated by: Andreas Pietschmann
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Eine Familie zwischen den Welten und zwischen den Zeiten: Junot Díaz erzählt von dem liebenswürdigen Nerd Oscar und seiner toughen Schwester Lola...

    Regular price: $21.44