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    • Wartime Lies

    • By: Louis Begley
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    As the world slips into the throes of war in 1939, nine-year-old Maciek's once closeted existence outside Warsaw is no more. When Warsaw falls, the orphaned Maciek escapes with his sharp-tongued aunt Tania. Posing as Catholic Poles to hide their Jewish identity, they endure the war together - running, hiding, changing their names, forging documents to secure their temporary lives - as the insistent drum of the Nazi march moves ever closer to them and to their secret wartime lies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This book is fair

    • By NEILL on 09-16-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • About Schmidt

    • By: Louis Begley
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Old-school lawyer Albert Schmidt has spent years carefully climbing the ladder of success. But now, at what should be the pinnacle of his career, his life is in chaos. Within months, he is widowed and forcibly retired from his firm. He harbors painfully mixed feelings about his ambitious daughter’s impending marriage. Suddenly, in the midst of this turmoil, a seductive young woman asks Smitty what he wants. Far from being a time of satisfaction and complacency, the middle age encountered by Begley’s hero is the beginning of a new journey—tantalizing, yet unnerving.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tried to listen 3 times and just couldn't

    • By Baycyd on 01-02-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Schmidt Steps Back

    • By: Louis Begley
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    When we last saw Albert Schmidt Esq. (“Schmidtie” to all near and dear), he had been expelled from paradise: his love Carrie, the Puerto Rican waitress 40 years his junior, had taken up with a blond giant nearer her age and possibly the father of her baby - assuming it isn’t Schmidt. Meanwhile, his only confirmed child, Charlotte, had proposed a truce in their perennially strained relations, which Schmidt accepted, despite its obliging him to resume dealings with her repulsive husband and her mother-in-law-cum-psychiatrist, whose life’s work has been turning Charlotte decisively against Schmidt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Irina C. on 03-23-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Killer, Come Hither

    • By: Louis Begley
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Jack Dana is a former marine infantry officer and Force Recon platoon leader. He is also the author of three successful books. It may seem odd that someone like Jack - honor graduate of the corps' toughest combat schools - should become a novelist. But there's the other side of Jack: the Yale graduate, the only child of a Harvard philosophy professor father and a flutist mother who played with a Boston-based chamber orchestra. As Jack would say, "The truth is that to everything there is a season."

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Schmidt Delivered

    • By: Louis Begley
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Best-selling author Louis Begley created a beguiling icon of middle age in About Schmidt. Recently widowed, pushed into retirement by his law firm, at odds with his family, Albert Schmidt captivated readers with his cautious courage. Now he is facing ever mounting challenges of life, love, and age. Schmidt is happy living with his affectionate young girlfriend, Carrie. His grumpy daughter, on the other hand, seems to want only money from him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Keep Schmidt Alive

    • By David on 04-10-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Schmidt

    • By: Louis Begley
    • Narrated by: Klaus Jepsen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Albert Schmidt, ein erfolgreicher New Yorker Wirtschaftsanwalt, geht in den vorzeitigen Ruhestand. Kurz darauf stirbt seine Frau...

    Regular price: $18.84

    • Mistler’s Exit

    • By: Louis Begley
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Louis Begley creates multi-faceted characters that come to life under the spell of his crystalline prose. Returning his readers to the wealthy and privileged world of About Schmidt, he introduces them, this time, to an especially poignant protagonist. “A happy man, as the world goes,” Thomas Mistler feels an odd sense of liberation now that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. This hard-driving Madison Avenue mogul suddenly has an excuse to live for the moment. But spending time alone in Venice is not the free-wheeling, self-indulgent experience he had hoped for.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Venice for Lovers

    • By: Louis Begley, Anka Muhlstein
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Every year for all 30 they have been married, Louis Begley and Anka Muhlstein have escaped to Venice to write. In Venice for Lovers, Begley and Muhlstein fashion their own personal homages to Venice, one with a novella, the other with a personal essay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Venice for lovers for lovers of Venice

    • By Judith Seaboyer on 05-01-09

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Kill and Be Killed

    • Jack Dana, Book 2
    • By: Louis Begley
    • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The man who brutally murdered Uncle Harry is dead. In an effort to recover from the confrontation and collect himself, Jack takes refuge on Torcello, a small island in the Venetian lagoon, to return to his writing career. Even more urgently, he wants to win back Kerry, the beautiful lawyer who rejected him after the bloody episode with Harry's assassin.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Schmidts Einsicht

    • By: Louis Begley
    • Narrated by: Hanns Zischler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Schmidt hat alles: Nach seiner vorzeitigen Pensionierung ist der frühere Anwalt Direktor einer Stiftung; eine Aufgabe, die ihn auf Reisen um die Welt schickt. Seine Hoffnung auf ein Enkelkind scheint sich zu erfüllen, die Frauen liegen ihm nach wie vor zu Füßen. Einerseits. Andererseits hat ihn Carrie, seine jugendliche Freundin, wegen eines Anderen, Jüngeren verlassen. Jetzt erwartet sie ein Kind und weiß nicht, wer der Vater ist.

    Regular price: $16.07