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    • Best of Enemies

    • The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War
    • By: Gus Russo, Eric Dezenhall
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    In 1978, CIA maverick Jack Platt and KGB agent Gennady Vasilenko were new arrivals on the Washington, D.C., intelligence scene, with Jack working out of the CIA's counterintelligence office and Gennady out of the Soviet Embassy. Both men were assigned to seduce the other into betraying his country in the final days of the Cold War, but instead the men ended up becoming the best of friends. Theirs is a friendship that never should have happened, and their story is chock full of treachery, darkly comic misunderstandings, bureaucratic inanity, and landmark intelligence breakthroughs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truth is stranger than fiction

    • By JB in BH on 10-11-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Happy Medium

    • Life Lessons from the Other Side
    • By: Kim Russo
    • Narrated by: Kim Russo
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 663
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 601
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 593

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Packed full of information & things to try.

    • By Eleanor Lauck on 05-29-16

    Regular price: $27.37

    • Empire Falls

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 611
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 612

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hugely Enjoyable

    • By margaret on 01-23-12

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Nobody's Fool

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 24 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Book Fabulous Narrator

    • By Marsha on 04-27-05

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Straight Man

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Sam Freed
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 943
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 622
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 626

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shockingly good

    • By Jeffrey A. Sherman on 01-09-04

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Trajectory

    • Stories
    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Amanda Carlin, Arthur Morey, Fred Sanders, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Melancholy but Rewarding

    • By David on 07-08-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Everybody's Fool

    • A Novel
    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 998
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 919
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 916

    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).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, hilarious, long-awaited sequel!

    • By Karen Weisneck on 05-14-16

    Regular price: $38.50

    • If I Was Your Girl

    • By: Meredith Russo
    • Narrated by: Samia Mounts
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Amazing

    • By Ashlee Edwards on 08-06-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Striking Distance

    • Bruce Lee & the Dawn of Martial Arts in America
    • By: Charles Russo
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic guide to great tim in martial art histo

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-13-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Destiny Thief

    • Essays on Writing, Writers and Life
    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Richard Russo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    In these nine essays, Richard Russo provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend, and reader. From a commencement speech he gave at Colby College, to the story of how an oddly placed toilet made him reevaluate the purpose of humor in art and life, to a comprehensive analysis of Mark Twain's value, to his harrowing journey accompanying a dear friend as she pursued gender-reassignment surgery, The Destiny Thief reflects the broad interests and experiences of one of America's most beloved authors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Destiny Thief

    • By anne on 08-22-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Bridge of Sighs

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 27 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 624
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Victoria Wright on 10-08-07

    Regular price: $46.60

    • Where Transgender Is No Longer a Diagnosis

    • By: Francine Russo
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Denmark becomes the first country to declassify it as a mental disorder.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Hollywood Godfather

    • My Life in the Movies and the Mob
    • By: Gianni Russo, Patrick Picciarelli
    • Narrated by: Gianni Russo
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Gianni Russo was a handsome 25-year-old mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather and entered Hollywood history. He played Carlo Rizzi, and he didn't have to act - he knew the mob inside and out: from his childhood in Little Italy, where Mafia legend Frank Costello took him under his wing, to having to go on the lam after shooting and killing a member of the Colombian drug cartel in his Vegas club. Along the way, Russo befriended Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. Russo had passionate affairs with Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minelli, and scores of other celebrities....

    Regular price: $31.49

    • It Occurs to Me That I Am America

    • New Stories and Art
    • By: Richard Russo, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, and others
    • Narrated by: Christian Barillas, Francois Chau, Kyla Garcia, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Walking Dead Psychology

    • Psych of the Living Dead
    • By: John Russo - foreword, Travis Langley - editor
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner, Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    By understanding the psychological forces that drive The Walking Dead's action, fans can better grasp Robert Kirkman's compelling fictional universe. Which characters suffer PTSD, which show the most hope for recovery, and which instead show post-traumatic growth? Has Rick Grimes lost his mind? In 19 chapters from a range of esteemed contributors, The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead answers these and many other questions.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Benjamin als Taxifahrer

    • Benjamin Blümchen 68
    • By: Heiko Rüsse
    • Narrated by: Edgar Ott, Katja Primel, Joachim Nottke
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Paule Plattfuß, der Taxifahrer, ist völlig überarbeitet. Benjamin springt gerne für ihn ein...

    Regular price: $4.58

    • Epidemic of the Living Dead

    • By: John Russo
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    It starts with infected needles. It spreads like a plague. Soon the town of Chapel Grove, Pennsylvania, is overrun with cannibalistic corpses. Some are taken down with a bullet to the brain. Others, torched like kindling. But a few have survived - inside a maternity ward. Detective Bill Curtis manages to rescue his pregnant wife, Lauren, from the ward in the nick of time. But the other pregnant women are not so lucky. Some of them have been bitten - and infected. Now it's anyone's guess what's growing inside them.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 7 Day Detox for Weight Loss

    • Discovering the Health Benefits of Detoxification
    • By: Jacob Russo
    • Narrated by: Troy McElfresh
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Detoxification has its benefits but you have all the power within your hands to get those benefits. Your body already has a detoxification system in place. You just have to support your body by giving it the right nutrition in order to get the detoxification you need. Get all the info you need here.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • One Last Strike

    • By: Tony La Russa
    • Narrated by: Tony La Russa, Scott Sowers
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insight to the 2011 Cards Magical Season and More

    • By Mark Gandy on 10-06-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Elsewhere

    • A Memoir
    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Richard Russo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Anyone familiar with Richard Russo's acclaimed novels will recognize Gloversville, once famous for producing that eponymous product and anything else made of leather. This is where the author grew up, the only son of an aspirant mother and a charming, feckless father who were born into this close-knit community. But by the time of his childhood in the 1950s, prosperity was inexorably being replaced by poverty and illness (often tannery-related), with everyone barely scraping by under a very low horizon.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Elsewhere---but not far enough

    • By William on 12-08-12

    Regular price: $24.50

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