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  • It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art | Richard Russo,Joyce Carol Oates,Neil Gaiman,Lee Child,Mary Higgins Clark,Jonathan Santlofer - foreword,Viet Thanh Nguyen - introduction

    It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Richard Russo, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, and others
    • Narrated By Christian Barillas, Francois Chau, Kyla Garcia, and others
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    In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump inauguration and the Women's March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from 30 best-selling and award-winning authors - including Alice Walker, Richard Russo, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Mary Higgins Clark, and Lee Child - with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen.

  • Nobody's Fool | Richard Russo

    Nobody's Fool

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Richard Russo
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, Sully now has one new problem to cope with: a long-estranged son who is in imminent danger of following in his father's footsteps. With its sly and uproarious humor and a heart that embraces humanity's follies as well as its triumphs, Nobody's Fool is storytelling at its most generous.

    Marsha says: "Wonderful Book Fabulous Narrator"
  • Empire Falls | Richard Russo

    Empire Falls

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Richard Russo
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Dexter County, Maine, and specifically the town of Empire Falls, has seen better days, and for decades, in fact, only a succession from bad to worse. One by one, its logging and textile enterprises have gone belly-up, and the once vast holdings of the Whiting clan (presided over by the last scion’s widow) now mostly amount to decrepit real estate. The working classes, meanwhile, continue to eke out whatever meager promise isn’t already boarded up. Miles Roby gazes over this ruined kingdom from the Empire Grill, an opportunity of his youth that has become the albatross of his life.

    margaret says: "Hugely Enjoyable"
  • The Happy Medium: Life Lessons from the Other Side | Kim Russo

    The Happy Medium: Life Lessons from the Other Side

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kim Russo
    • Narrated By Kim Russo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When she was nine years old, Kim Russo discovered she had an amazing gift - she could communicate with the dead. Deeply skeptical, she denied her talent for years. But as she gradually reconciled her ability with her religious beliefs, Kim embraced who she is - and ultimately accepted her soul's mission as a voice for the spirit world. Known as the Happy Medium for her authenticity, her warmth, and her honest, positive readings, Kim has helped people from all walks of life to connect with those who have passed on.

    Eleanor Lauck says: "Packed full of information & things to try."
  • Everybody's Fool: A Novel | Richard Russo

    Everybody's Fool: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Russo
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Sully is staring down a VA cardiologist's estimate that he has only a year or two left, and it's hard work trying to keep this news from the most important people in his life: Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years...the ultra-hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully aren't still best friends...Sully's son and grandson, for whom he was mostly an absentee figure (and now a regretful one).

    Karen Weisneck says: "Brilliant, hilarious, long-awaited sequel!"
  • Trajectory: Stories | Richard Russo

    Trajectory: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Richard Russo
    • Narrated By Amanda Carlin, Arthur Morey, Fred Sanders, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Russo's characters in these four expansive stories bear little similarity to the blue-collar citizens we're familiar with from many of his novels. In "Horseman", a professor confronts a young plagiarist as well as her own weaknesses as the Thanksgiving holiday looms closer and closer: "And after that, who knew?" In "Intervention", a realtor facing an ominous medical prognosis finds himself in his father's shadow while he presses forward - or not.

    John 'n Austin says: "A Great Collection from Richard Russo"
  • If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo

    If I Was Your Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Meredith Russo
    • Narrated By Samia Mounts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she's determined not to get too close to anyone. But when she meets sweet, easygoing Grant, Amanda can't help but start to let him into her life. As they spend more time together, she realizes just how much she is losing by guarding her heart. She finds herself yearning to share with Grant everything about herself, including her past.

    Wells says: "Great Book!"
  • Straight Man | Richard Russo

    Straight Man

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Richard Russo
    • Narrated By Sam Freed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Russo's protagonist is William Henry Devereaux, Jr., the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. In the course of a single week, Devereaux will have his nose mangled by an angry colleague, imagine his wife is having an affair with his dean, wonder if a curvaceous adjunct is trying to seduce him with peach pits, and threaten to execute a goose on local television.

    Thomas says: "one of my favorite books"
  • Bridge of Sighs | Richard Russo

    Bridge of Sighs

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Richard Russo
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Louis Charles ("Lucy") Lynch has spent all his 60 years in upstate Thomaston, New York, married to the same woman, Sarah, for 40 of them, their son now a grown man. Like his late, beloved father, Lucy is an optimist, though he's had plenty of reasons not to be: chief among them his mother, still indomitably alive.

    Victoria Wright says: "Wonderful"
  • Striking Distance: Bruce Lee & the Dawn of Martial Arts in America | Charles Russo

    Striking Distance: Bruce Lee & the Dawn of Martial Arts in America

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Charles Russo
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the Chinese calendar, 1964 was the Year of the Green Dragon. It would be a challenging and eventful year for Bruce Lee. He would broadcast his dissenting view before the first great international martial arts gathering and then defend it by facing down Chinatown's young ace kung fu practitioner in a legendary behind-closed-doors, high-noon-style showdown. The Year of the Green Dragon saw the dawn of martial arts in America and the rise of an icon.

    Amazon Customer says: "Fantastic guide to great tim in martial art histo"
  • Forgiven: One Man's Journey from Self-Glorification to Sanctification | Vince Russo

    Forgiven: One Man's Journey from Self-Glorification to Sanctification

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Vince Russo
    • Narrated By Roy Samuelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    One of the key professional wrestling or "sports entertainment" writers, Vince Russo helped pen modern wrestling's most electric storylines. Revealing the true, behind-the-scenes stories from some of wrestling's most famous moments, including Bret Hart's lost championship and the rise to superstardom of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mick Foley, and The Rock, this autobiography is the one that every wrestling fan has been waiting for.

  • If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo

    If I Was Your Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Meredith Russo
    • Narrated By Samia Mounts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Amanda Hardy is the new girl at school. Like everyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is holding back. Even from Grant, the guy she's falling in love with. Amanda has a secret. At her old school, she used to be called Andrew. And secrets always have a way of getting out....

  • What It Feels Like to Use the Wrong Bathroom | Meredith Russo

    What It Feels Like to Use the Wrong Bathroom

    • UNABRIDGED (4 mins)
    • By Meredith Russo
    • Narrated By Caroline Miller
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    "What It Feels Like to Use the Wrong Bathroom" is from the May 23, 2016 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Meredith Russo and narrated by Caroline Miller.

  • Empire falls | Richard Russo

    Empire falls

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Richard Russo
    • Narrated By Peter Bøttger
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    Miles Roby har langet burgere over disken i Empire Grill i tyve år, og derfra kan han se ned ad hovedgaden i den engang så driftige industriby Empire Falls og fornemme byens puls, som nu slår meget langsomt. For Whiting-familien, der ejer fabrikkerne og det meste andet på egnen, har flyttet produktionen væk fra byen, og det har skruet livet i Empire Falls ned på vågeblus.Så det er bekymrede kunder, der letter deres hjerte over for Miles - som har sine helt egne problemer.

    Gashea says: "It's all Greek to me!"
  • The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine: Joe Haldeman and Others | Joe Haldeman,John Morressy,Gene Wolfe,Dale Bailey,Jerry Oltion,Terry Bisson,Richard Paul Russo,Robert Reed,Eugene Mirabelli,Esther M. Friesner

    The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine: Joe Haldeman and Others

    • HIGHLIGHTS (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Joe Haldeman, John Morressy, Gene Wolfe, and others
    • Narrated By Harlan Ellison, Cynthia Belliveau, Jeff Paul
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    This audio presentation of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction is a super-duper triple issue, comprising ten key selections (most of the contents, actually) of FSF's September issue and the forthcoming double October/November issue.

    Robert Fisher says: "A bountiful selection of scifi and fantasy."
  • Where Transgender Is No Longer a Diagnosis | Francine Russo

    Where Transgender Is No Longer a Diagnosis

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By Francine Russo
    • Narrated By Jef Holbrook
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    Denmark becomes the first country to declassify it as a mental disorder.

  • Mossad: The Stories You Haven't Heard Of Israel's Most Effective Secret Service | Peter Russo

    Mossad: The Stories You Haven't Heard Of Israel's Most Effective Secret Service

    • UNABRIDGED (57 mins)
    • By Peter Russo
    • Narrated By Johnny Robinson Of Earthwalker Studios
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Since their formation in 1949, the Mossad has continually lived up to the name given to them, the godfather of all spy agencies. They combine intellectual leadership with a ruthlessness that has impressed both allies and foes alike. Their willingness to use extreme tactics like kidnapping and assassination to track their enemies is something out of a fiction book. It is because of these methods that the nation of Israel has been able to hold its ground in such an unstable area of the world.

  • Mohawk | Richard Russo

    Mohawk

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Richard Russo
    • Narrated By William Hope
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    An unforgettable tale of life, love and passion in a decaying mill town in upstate New York. Mohawk, New York, is one of those small towns that lie almost entirely on the wrong side of the tracks. Its citizens, too, have fallen on hard times. Dallas Younger, a star athlete in high school, now drifts from tavern to poker game, losing money and, inevitably, another set of false teeth.

  • One Last Strike | Tony La Russa

    One Last Strike

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tony La Russa
    • Narrated By Tony La Russa, Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    After 33 seasons managing in Major League Baseball, Tony La Russa thought he had seen it all - that is, until the 2011 Cardinals. Down ten and a half games with little more than a month to play, the Cardinals had long been ruled out as serious postseason contenders. Yet in the face of those steep odds, this team mounted one of the most dramatic and impressive comebacks in baseball history, making the playoffs on the night of the final game of the season and going on to win the World Series despite being down to their last strike - twice.

    Mark Gandy says: "Insight to the 2011 Cards Magical Season and More"
  • Night of the Living Dead (Dramatized) | John Russo,George Romero

    Night of the Living Dead (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (56 mins)
    • By John Russo, George Romero
    • Narrated By full cast
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    An abandoned hilltop farmhouse. Seven desperate people, and a surrounding darkness ripped by bloodcurdling cries of anguish. A state of emergency has been declared: the unimaginable is happening in the night.

    Linda B says: "BOOOOO!!!"
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