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    • Swamplandia!

    • By: Karen Russell
    • Narrated by: Arielle Sitrick, David Ackroyd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 638
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 488

    The Bigtree alligator-wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator-wrestling theme park, formerly number-one in the region, is swiftly being encroached upon by a fearsome and sophisticated competitor called the World of Darkness. Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, has just died; her sister, Ossie, has fallen in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, who may or may not be an actual ghost.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sometimes Brilliant, Sometimes Disappointing

    • By Suzn F on 02-05-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Vampires in the Lemon Grove

    • Stories
    • By: Karen Russell
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Joy Osmanski, Kaleo Griffith, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 170

    In the collection's marvelous title story, two aging vampires in a sun-drenched Italian lemon grove find their hundred-year marriage tested when one of them develops a fear of flying. In "The Seagull Army Descends on Strong Beach, 1979", a dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left in a seagull's nest. "Proving Up" and "The Graveless Doll of Eric Mutis" find Russell veering into more sinister territory.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Stylish modern magic realism

    • By Ryan on 04-10-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Vampires

    • The Recent Undead
    • By: Charlaine Harris, Rachel Caine, Jeanne C. Stein, and others
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Jonathan Davis, Khristine Hvam, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 147

    The undead are more alive today than ever. Immortal? Indeed! Nothing has sunk its teeth into 21st century popular culture as pervasively as the vampire. The fangsters have the freedom to fly across all genres and all mediums - there''s even apps for vamps. Whether roaming into romance, haunting horror, sneaking into science fiction, capering into humor, meandering through mystery - no icon is more versatile than the vampire.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don't waste your time or credit on this mess!

    • By maureen on 05-23-12

    Regular price: $20.72

    • St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

    • Stories
    • By: Karen Russell
    • Narrated by: Ariel Sitrick, Zach McLarty, Patrick Mackie, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83

    In the collection's title story, a pack of girls raised by wolves are painstakingly reeducated by nuns. In "Haunting Olivia", two young boys make midnight trips to a boat graveyard in search of their dead sister, who set sail in the exoskeleton of a giant crab. In "Sleepaway Camp for Disordered Dreamers", a boy whose dreams foretell implacable tragedies is sent to a summer camp for troubled sleepers (Cabin 1, Narcoleptics; Cabin 2, Sleep Apneics; Cabin 3, Somnambulists . . . ).

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Killed by casting

    • By Zane on 03-03-11

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The New Yorker, June 9th & 16th 2014: Part 1 (Haruki Murakami, Karen Russell, Ramona Ausubel)

    • By: Haruki Murakami, Karen Russell, Ramona Ausubel
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
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    "Literature and Life", by Rebecca Mead; "Fathers and Sons", by Tad Friend; "Yesterday", by Haruki Murakami; "The Bad Graft", by Karen Russell; "You Can Find Love Now", by Ramona Ausubel; "Good Legs", by Joshua Ferris; and "Tales Retold", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, June 8th & 15th 2015: Part 1 (Zadie Smith, Karen Russell, Anthony Lane)

    • By: Zadie Smith, Karen Russell, Anthony Lane
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Highlights
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In this issue: "Telling the Story", by Amy Davidson; "Yours Truly", by Rebecca Mead; "Go Ask Alice", by Anthony Lane; "Escape from New York", by Zadie Smith; "The Prospectors", by Karen Russell; "Where the Boys Are", by Emily Nussbaum; and "Crackups", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • All the Little Foxes

    • By: Karen Elizabeth Russell
    • Narrated by: Sheri Sheridan
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Can anything ever come between true friendship? Look out world, a new group of memorable and fun-loving characters have just entered the scene. Edgar and Jules are two fox cubs who are self-proclaimed best friends for life. Each fox has always been there for the other, through thick and thin. The foxes are growing up fast, and are entering into the fifth grade this year - with each one believing nothing can change this friendship, and everything will always stay the same.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific, sentimental story.

    • By sara on 08-16-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Swamplandia

    • By: Karen Russell
    • Narrated by: Ariel Sitrick, David Ackroyd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In the Florida Everglades, gator-park Swamplandia! is in trouble. Its star performer, the great beauty and champion alligator-wrestler Hilola Bigtree, has succumbed to cancer, and Ava, her resourceful but terrified 13-year-old daughter, is left in charge with her two siblings. But Ava's sister has embarked on a romantic relationship with a ghost, her brother has defected to a rival theme park, and her father is AWOL. And then a mysterious figure called Bird Man guides Ava into a perilous part of the swamp called the Underworl....

    Regular price: $33.66

    • The New Yorker

    • Debut Fiction
    • By: Uwem Akpan, Karen Russell, Justin Tussing
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Highlights
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    The New Yorker's special Debut Fiction collection features three very different stories by writers who have yet to publish a book: "An Ex-Mas Feast" by Uwem Akpan, the day-to-day struggles and conflicts of a street family in Nairobi, dependent on the money their 12-year-old daughter brings in as a prostitute; "Haunting Olivia" by Karen Russell, a tale of two brothers searching the water for their dead sister; and "The Laser Age" by Justin Tussing.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very real.....but

    • By Katurah on 12-13-05

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Vampires in the Lemon Grove

    • By: Karen Russell
    • Narrated by: Robbie Daymond, Romy Rosemont, Michael Bybee, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On Strong Beach, an awkward teen with a terrible haircut has a reversal of fortune when he finds artefacts from the future lining a seagulls’ nest. By the Hox River in Nebraska, a window fuels both family pride and deadly revenge. In a godforsaken barn in what they suspect is Kentucky, Presidents Eisenhower, John Adams, and Rutherford B. Hayes are bemused to find themselves reincarnated as horses.

    Regular price: $21.31

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    • By: W. Ronald Lane, Karen W. King, J. Thomas Russell
    • Narrated by: Ax Norman, Alyson Silverman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Regular price: $19.95