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    • Seating Arrangements

    • By: Maggie Shipstead
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 191
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 162

    Winn Van Meter is heading for his family's retreat on the pristine New England island of Waskeke. Normally a haven of calm, for the next three days this sanctuary will be overrun by tipsy revelers as Winn prepares for the marriage of his daughter Daphne to the affable young scion Greyson Duff. Winn's wife, Biddy, has planned the wedding with military precision, but arrangements are sideswept by a storm of salacious misbehavior and intractable lust: Daphne's sister, Livia, who has recently had her heart broken by Teddy Fenn.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Deadly dull

    • By Laurie A. Johnson on 08-15-13

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Astonish Me

    • A Novel
    • By: Maggie Shipstead
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 197

    Astonish Me is the irresistible story of Joan, a young American dancer who helps a Soviet ballet star, the great Arslan Rusakov, defect in 1975. A flash of fame and a passionate love affair follow, but Joan knows that, onstage and off, she is destined to remain in the background. She will never possess Arslan, and she will never be a prima ballerina. She will rise no higher than the corps, one dancer among many.After her relationship with Arslan sours, Joan plots to make a new life for herself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Soaring story

    • By Anika on 07-16-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Angel Lust

    • By: Maggie Shipstead, Halimah Marcus (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In LA Times First Fiction Award winner Maggie Shipstead's "Angel Lust", Simon Orff, a thrice-married movie producer, departs for his deceased father’s house, daughters selfishly in tow. “If he had to referee their squabbles and navigate their quicksilver emotions while sifting through his father’s possessions, he hoped the house would not seem so empty, or he hoped at least the emptiness would be neutral.” "If only," writes Halimah Marcus, co-editor of Electric Literature, in her introduction.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Astonish Me

    • By: Maggie Shipstead
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    From the prize-winning author of Seating Arrangements comes an exquisitely written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the demanding world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations. Astonish Me is the irresistible story of Joan, a young American dancer who helps a Soviet ballet star, the great Arslan Rusakov, defect in 1975. A flash of fame and a passionate love affair follow, but Joan knows that, onstage and off, she is destined to remain in the shadows.

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Seating Arrangements

    • By: Maggie Shipstead
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Van Meters have gathered at their family retreat on the New England island of Waskeke to celebrate the marriage of daughter Daphne to an impeccably appropriate young man. The weekend is full of lobster and champagne, salt air and practiced bonhomie, but long-buried discontent and simmering lust seep through the cracks in the revelry.

    Regular price: $16.77