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    • Portland Noir

    • By: Kevin Sampsell
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Allyson Johnson, John McLain, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    In a city full of police controversies, hippie artist punk houses, and overzealous liberals, Portland, Oregon, is a place where even its fiction blurs with its bizarre realities. Brand-new stories by: Gigi Little, Justin Hocking, Christopher Bolton, Jess Walter, Monica Drake, Jamie S. Rich (illustrated by Joelle Jones), Dan DeWeese, Zoe Trope, Luciana Lopez, Karen Karbo, Bill Cameron, Ariel Gore, Floyd Skloot, Megan Kruse, Kimberly Warner-Cohen, and Jonathan Selwood.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Common Pornography

    • A Memoir
    • By: Kevin Sampsell
    • Narrated by: Craig Jessen
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Kevin Sampsell’s A Common Pornography is a memoir, told in vignettes, that captures the history of one dysfunctional American family. An extension of a 2003 "memory experiment" of the same name, A Common Pornography weaves recollections of small-town youth with darker threads from his family’s story, including incest, madness, betrayal, and death. A regular contributor to Dave Egger’s The Believer and McSweeney’s, Sampsell has written "the kind of book where you want to thank the author for helping you feel less alone with being alive" (Jonathan Ames, author of Wake Up, Sir! and The Double Life Is Twice as Good).

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Meh.

    • By Shax on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • This Is Between Us

    • A Novel
    • By: Kevin Sampsell
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Chronicling five years of a troubled romance, This Is Between Us offers an intimate view of one couple’s struggle - from the illicit beginnings of sexual obsession to the fragile architecture of a pieced-together family. Full of sweet moments, emotional time bombs, unexpected humor, and blunt sexuality, the daily life of this man and woman, both recently divorced, with children and baggage in tow, emerges in all of its complexity. In this utterly engrossing debut novel, Kevin Sampsell delivers a confessional tale of love between two resilient people who have staked their hearts on each other.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Portrait of a...

    • By Susie on 12-03-13

    Regular price: $19.95