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    • Nobody's Son

    • A Memoir
    • By: Mark Slouka
    • Narrated by: Tom Zingarelli
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Born in Czechoslovakia, Mark Slouka's parents survived the Nazis only to be forced to then escape the Communist purges after the war. Smuggled out of their own country, the newlyweds joined a tide of refugees moving from Innsbruck to Sydney to New York, dragging with them a history of blood and betrayal that their son would be born into.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Brewster

    • By: Mark Slouka
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    When Jon and Ray form a tight friendship, they find in each other everything they lack at home, but it’s not until Ray falls in love with beautiful, headstrong Karen Dorsey that the three friends begin to dream of breaking away from Brewster for good. Freedom, however, has its price. As forces beyond their control begin to bear down on them, Jon sets off on the race of his life - a race to redeem his past and save them all.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OK 60's coming-of-age story

    • By Mark on 12-11-14

    Regular price: $26.60

    • All That Is Left Is All That Matters

    • Stories
    • By: Mark Slouka
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart, James Anderson Foster
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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     In 11 beautifully wrought stories - ranging from occupied Czechoslovakia to California's Central Valley to the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest - Mark Slouka explores moments in life when our backs are to the wall. Alternately harrowing and redemptive, these are stories of ordinary men and women, doing everything possible to tighten their grip on life. 

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Visible World

    • By: Mark Slouka
    • Narrated by: Glen McCready
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Mark Slouka’s novel begins with the child of Czech immigrants to the US, now living in New York, who has been brought up on the folklore of his parents’ homeland. As an adult he becomes aware that he has no knowledge of his parents during the Nazi occupation of Prague. He makes a journey back to Czechoslovakia and it is only then that he discovers their part in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the notorious ‘butcher of Prague’ and begins to understand his mother Ivana’s unhappiness.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fear in Prague

    • By David on 10-02-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Visible World

    • By: Mark Slouka
    • Narrated by: Glen McCready
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A powerfully romantic novel about a son's attempt to understand his mother's past leads him to a tragic love affair and the heroic story of the assassination of a high ranking Nazi by the Czech resistance.

    The narrator, the American born son of Czech immigrants living in New York, grows up in an atmosphere haunted by fragments of the past. As an adult he travels to Prague to uncover secrets.

    Regular price: $25.36