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    • Straight Man

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Sam Freed
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 844
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 532

    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

    • 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 627
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 571
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 564

    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

    • Nobody's Fool

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 24 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006

    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

    • If I Was Your Girl

    • By: Meredith Russo
    • Narrated by: Samia Mounts
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356

    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

    • Empire Falls

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 616
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 561
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 563

    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

    • 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 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Everybody's Fool

    • A Novel
    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 959
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 881
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 878

    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

    • Striking Distance

    • Bruce Lee & the Dawn of Martial Arts in America
    • By: Charles Russo
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • Bridge of Sighs

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 27 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 615
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    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
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Denmark becomes the first country to declassify it as a mental disorder.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • 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 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • 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 100
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    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

    • The Whore's Child and Other Stories

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Robertson Dean, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    A cynical Hollywood moviemaker confronts his dead wife’s lover and abruptly realizes the depth of his own passion. As his parents’ marriage disintegrates, a precocious fifth-grader distracts himself with meditations on baseball, spaghetti, and his place in the universe. And in the title story, an elderly nun enters a college creative writing class and plays havoc with its tidy notions of fact and fiction. The Whore’s Child is further proof that Russo is one of the finest writers we have.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the Download

    • By Delah on 10-31-11

    Regular price: $21.00

    • 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 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • Necromancer Awakening

    • Book One of the Mukhtaar Chronicles
    • By: Nat Russo
    • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Texas archaeology student Nicolas Murray has an ironic fear of the dead. A latent power connecting him to an ancient order of necromancers floods his mind with impossible images of battle among hive-mind predators and philosopher fishmen. When a funeral service leaves him shaken and questioning his sanity, the insidious power strands him in a land where the sky kills and earthquakes level cities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By reece on 03-06-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Risk Pool

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
    • Length: 19 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Russo's skillful use of dialogue perfectly suits the audio medium. A wonderfully fun and perceptive novel in the traditions of Thornton Wilder and Anne Tyler, The Risk Pool is set in Mohawk, New York, where Ned Hall is doing his best to grow up, even though neither of his estranged parents can properly be called an adult.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful journey

    • By Annabelle on 09-06-11

    Regular price: $17.47

    • That Old Cape Magic

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 126

    That Old Cape Magic is a novel of deep introspection and every family feeling imaginable, with a middle-aged man confronting his parents and their failed marriage, his own troubled one, his daughter's new life and, finally, what it was he thought he wanted and what in fact he has.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What you buy Russo books for....

    • By Stephen on 10-06-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Forgiven

    • One Man's Journey from Self-Glorification to Sanctification
    • By: Vince Russo
    • Narrated by: Roy Samuelson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    • One Man's Journey from Self-Glorification to Sanctification
    • By: Vince Russo
    • Narrated by: Roy Samuelson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 02-07-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

    Regular price: $24.25

    • The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine

    • Joe Haldeman and Others
    • By: Joe Haldeman, John Morressy, Gene Wolfe, and others
    • Narrated by: Harlan Ellison, Cynthia Belliveau, Jeff Paul
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A bountiful selection of scifi and fantasy.

    • By Robert Fisher on 08-17-04

    Regular price: $16.95

    • Empire Falls [Danish Edition]

    • By: Richard Russo
    • Narrated by: Peter Bøttger
    • Length: 21 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • It's all Greek to me!

    • By Gashea on 11-06-16

    Regular price: $15.17

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