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    • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

    • By: Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,747
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,407
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,434

    It's 1939, in New York City. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdiniesque escape, has just pulled off his greatest feat: smuggling himself out of Hitler's Prague. He's looking to make big money, fast, so that he can bring his family to freedom. His cousin, Brooklyn's own Sammy Clay, is looking for a partner in creating the heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit the American dreamscape: the comic book. Inspired by their own fantasies, fears, and dreams, they create the Escapist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Escape From Reality is a Worthy Challenge

    • By Dave on 07-11-12

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Yiddish Policemen's Union

    • A Novel
    • By: Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: Peter Riegert
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 666
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 619
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 613

    For 60 years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the federal district of Sitka, a temporary safe haven created in the wake of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. The Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. But now the district is set to revert to Alaskan control, and their dream is coming to an end.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story and voice but what's with the music?

    • By Samantha Dunaway Bryant on 09-18-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Long Ships

    • By: Frans G. Bengtsson, Michael Meyer, Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    Bengtsson's hero, Red Orm-canny - courageous and above all lucky - is only a boy when he is abducted from his Danish home by the Vikings and made to take his place at the oars of their dragon-prowed ships. Orm is then captured by the Moors in Spain, where he fights for the Caliph of Cordova. Escaping from captivity, Orm washes up in Ireland, where he marvels at those epicene creatures, the Christian monks, and from which he then moves on to play an ever more important part in the intrigues of the various Scandinavian kings and clans and dependencies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elegant

    • By Baz on 08-27-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Moonglow

    • A Novel
    • By: Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,320
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,198

    Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession, made to his grandson, of a man the narrator refers to only as "my grandfather". It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and desire and ordinary love, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact - and the creative power - of the keeping of secrets and the telling of lies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful novel, terrible narrator

    • By Joyce M. Bernheim on 12-30-16

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Wonder Boys

    • By: Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 510
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 458
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 459

    A wildly successful first novel made Grady Tripp a young star, and seven years later he still hasn't grown up. He's now a writing professor in Pittsburgh, plummeting through middle age, stuck with an unfinishable manuscript, an estranged wife, a pregnant girlfriend, and a talented but deeply disturbed student named James Leer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Writer's Book, But Not Just

    • By Aaron on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

    • By: Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 641
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 295
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 294

    It's 1939, in New York City. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdiniesque escape, has just pulled off his greatest feat: smuggling himself out of Hitler's Prague. He's looking to make big money, fast, so that he can bring his family to freedom. His cousin, Brooklyn's own Sammy Clay, is looking for a partner in creating the heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit the American dreamscape: the comic book.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, lousy abridgment

    • By Charles Floading on 01-09-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Summerland

    • A Novel
    • By: Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: Michael Chabon
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    Ethan Feld is having a terrible summer: His father has moved them to Clam Island, Washington, where Ethan has quickly established himself as the least gifted baseball player the island has ever seen. Ethan's luck begins to change, however, when a mysterious baseball scout named Ringfinger Brown and a 765-year-old werefox enter his life, dragging Ethan into another world called the Summerlands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Summer Road Trip with my Kids

    • By spendthrift on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Manhood for Amateurs (Free Promotional Excerpt)

    • By: Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: Michael Chabon
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 171

    As a devoted son, as a passionate husband, and above all as a father, Chabon's memories of childhood, of his parents' marriage and divorce, of moments of painful adolescent comedy and giddy encounters with the popular art and literature of his own youth, are like a theme played by the mad quartet of which he now finds himself co-conductor. At once dazzling, hilarious, and moving, Manhood for Amateurs is destined to become a classic.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • okay book.

    • By Slim on 04-26-16

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Telegraph Avenue

    • A Novel
    • By: Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: Clarke Peters
    • Length: 18 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 493
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 419
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 420

    As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there - longtime friends, bandmates, and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland. Their wives, Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, a pair of semi-legendary midwives who have welcomed, between them, more than a thousand newly minted citizens into the dented utopia at whose heart - half tavern, half temple - stands Brokeland Records.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Music Lover's Delight

    • By T. C. Pile on 10-20-12

    Regular price: $39.92

    • Gentlemen of the Road

    • A Tale of Adventure
    • By: Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: Andre Braugher
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 119

    They're an odd pair, to be sure: pale, rail-thin, black-clad Zelikman, a moody, itinerant physician fond of jaunty headgear, and ex-soldier Amram, a gray-haired giant of a man as quick with a razor-tongued witticism as he is with a sharpened battle-ax. Brothers under the skin, comrades in arms, they make their rootless way through the Caucasus Mountains, circa A.D. 950.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible Story - Fitting Narrator!

    • By Reader on 12-01-09

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Episode 60: What Is Trumpism

    • By: David Remnick, Sheelah Kolhatkar, Colin Nissan, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Will the Wall Street insiders Trump has picked to run his economy deliver on the populist promises he made? Sheelah Kolhatkar discusses Trump’s...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

    • By: Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Michael Chabon masterfully renders the funny, tender, and captivating first-person narrative of Art Bechstein, whose confusion and heartache echo the tones of literary forebears like The Catcher in the Rye's Holden Caulfield and The Great Gatsby's Nick Carraway. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh incontrovertibly established Chabon as a powerful force in contemporary fiction, even before his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. An unforgettable story of coming of age in America, it is also an essential milestone in American fiction.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By George S. Pichon Jr. on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Manhood for Amateurs

    • The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son
    • By: Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: Michael Chabon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    As a devoted son, as a passionate husband, and above all as a father, Chabon's memories of childhood, of his parents' marriage and divorce, of moments of painful adolescent comedy and giddy encounters with the popular art and literature of his own youth, are like a theme played by the mad quartet of which he now finds himself co-conductor. At once dazzling, hilarious, and moving, Manhood for Amateurs is destined to become a classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Book!

    • By David on 01-11-10

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Final Solution

    • By: Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Retired to the English countryside, an 89-year-old man, rumored to be a once-famous detective, is more concerned with his beekeeping than with his fellow man. Into his life wanders Linus Steinman, nine years old and mute, who has escaped from Nazi Germany with his sole companion: an African gray parrot. What is the meaning of the mysterious strings of German numbers the bird spews out-a top-secret SS code? The keys to a series of Swiss bank accounts? Or do they hold a significance both more prosaic and far more sinister?

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Kingdom of Olives and Ash

    • Writers Confront the Occupation
    • By: Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    A groundbreaking collection of essays by celebrated international writers bears witness to the human cost of 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. In Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, two of today's most renowned novelists and essayists, have teamed up with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence and a host of illustrious writers to tell the stories of the people on the ground in the contested territories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An emotionally and ethically charged book

    • By Loni Shelef on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Bookends

    • Collected Intros and Outros
    • By: Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: Michael Chabon, George Newbern
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    In Bookends, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon offers a compilation of pieces about literature - age-old classics as well as his own - that presents a unique look into his literary origins and influences, the books that shaped his taste and formed his ideas about writing and reading.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Somewhat Humorous

    • By Edmo11 on 03-18-19

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Pops

    • By: Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: Michael Chabon
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    For the September 2016 issue of GQ, Michael Chabon wrote a piece about accompanying his son Abraham Chabon, then 13, to Paris Men's Fashion Week. Possessed with a precocious sense of style, Abe was in his element chatting with designers he idolized and turning a critical eye to the freshest runway looks of the season; Chabon Sr., whose interest in clothing stops at "thrift-shopping for vintage western shirts or Hermès neckties," sat idly by, staving off yawns and fighting the impulse that the whole thing was a massive waste of time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Manhood for Amateurs, Part Deux

    • By Darwin8u on 05-21-18

    Regular price: $12.54

    • McSweeny's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales (Unabridged Selections)

    • By: Michael Chabon, Stephen King
    • Narrated by: Kevin Gray
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, has joined forces with the editors of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern to create a collection of action-packed short stories by some of today's most talented names in literature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • M2T3=Great Entertainment

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-12-03

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Moonglow

    • A Novel
    • By: Michael Chabon
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon traveled to his mother's home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabon's grandfather shared recollections and told stories the younger man had never heard before, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried and forgotten. That dreamlike week of revelations forms the basis of the novel Moonglow.

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

    • By: Michael Chabon, Jake Parker
    • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Awesome Man can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs, fly as straight as an arrow, and hug mutant Jell-O! Even villains like Professor Von Evil and the Flaming Eyeball are no match for this caped crusader. But Awesome Man also has a secret... Can you guess what it is? The first picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the fantasy life of young superhero fans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My 8 yr old son's favorite book!

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $2.27

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