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    • Dinner at the Center of the Earth

    • A Novel
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Many Roads to Peace, Blocked

    • By Joe Kraus on 09-15-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Ministry of Special Cases

    • A Novel
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    From its unforgettable opening scene in the darkness of a forgotten cemetery in Buenos Aires, The Ministry of Special Cases casts a powerful spell. In a world turned upside down, where the past and the future, and the nature of truth itself, all take shape according to a corrupt government's whims, one man, one spectacularly hopeless man, fights to overcome his history and his name - and, if for only once in his life, to put things right.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good story, well written

    • By Nanciana on 02-03-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

    • Stories
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Kirbey Heyborne, Lincoln Hoppe, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    The title story, inspired by Raymond Carver’s masterpiece, is a provocative portrait of two marriages in which the Holocaust is played out as a devastating parlor game. In the outlandishly dark “Camp Sundown” vigilante justice is undertaken by a group of geriatric campers in a bucolic summer enclave. “Free Fruit for Young Widows” is a small, sharp study in evil, lovingly told by a father to a son. “Sister Hills” chronicles the history of Israel’s settlements from the eve of the Yom Kippur War through the present, a political fable constructed around the tale of two mothers who strike a terrible bargain to save a child.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Englander at his best!

    • By Avi Stachenfeld on 03-19-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Selected Shorts: Behaving Badly

    • By: Neil Gaiman, Nathan Englander, Stephen King, and others
    • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Jefferson Mays, Michael Imperioli, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    The award winning series of classic and contemporary fiction returns with a collection of darkly funny short stories by the likes of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Aimee Bender, A.M. Homes, Nathan Englander, Kim, Addonizio, and George Saunders. Readers include Anjelica Huston, Neil Gaiman, Michael Imperioli, Harris Yulin, Christina Pickles, Jefferson Mays, and Christine Ebersole.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Come close to me, and I'll eat your life.

    • By Cynthia on 02-28-16

    Regular price: $13.72

    • For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

    • Stories
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael, Arthur Morey, Susan Denaker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    In this collection's hilarious title story, a Hasidic man gets a special dispensation from his rabbi to see a prostitute. "The Wig" takes an aging wigmaker and makes her, for a single moment, beautiful. In "The Tumblers", Englander envisions a group of Polish Jews herded toward a train bound for the death camps and, in a deft, imaginative twist, turns them into acrobats tumbling out of harm's way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful Literature

    • By TS on 09-25-12

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Twenty-seventh Man

    • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In this short story from Nathan Englander's collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, a clerical error lands earnest, unpublished Pinchas Pelovits in prison with 26 other writers.

    Regular price: $3.93

    • What Jewish Children Learned From Charlottesville

    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • 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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    This dirty Jew remembers every penny thrown at him.The ones thrown from above, as we waited to be picked up from the public pool in my hometown on Long Island, our yarmulkes pinned to wet hair. By then, I was big enough to feel shame for the younger kids, who knew no better than to scurry around, as our local anti-Semites laughed.

    "What Jewish Children Learned From Charlottesville" is from the August 16, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Nathan Englander and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Dinner at the Centre of the Earth

    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    From the best-selling author of Pulitzer finalist What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, Dinner at the Centre of the Earth is a spellbinding thriller, a spy novel and a love story, showcasing Englander's gifts as never before. Prisoner Z, held at a black site in the Negev desert for a dozen years, has only his guard for company. How does a nice American Jewish boy from Long Island wind up an Israeli spy working for Mossad and, later, a traitor to his adopted country?

    Regular price: $20.65

    • For the Relief of Unbearable Urges (Short Story)

    • Excerpted from the full collection, "For the Relief of Unbearable Urges"
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    In this hilarious title story from Nathan Englander's collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, a Hasidic man gets a special dispensation from his rabbi to see a prostitute.

    Regular price: $2.79

    • The Wig

    • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this short story from Nathan Englander's collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, an aging wigmaker becomes, for a single moment, beautiful.

    • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Release date: 03-15-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $3.93

    • Reb Kringle

    • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A Jewish man works as a department-store Santa in this comic tale, a short story from Nathan Englander's collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The ending threw me

    • By M. Tanner on 03-18-18

    Regular price: $2.79

    • The Tumblers

    • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    In this short story from Nathan Englander's collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, a group of World War II-era Hasids, mistakenly put on a circus train instead of a transport to a death camp, are assumed to be acrobats. They perform a clumsy act, which their Nazi audience applauds as a parody of "Jewish ballet".

    Regular price: $3.93

    • Reunion

    • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 2

    In this short story from Nathan Englander's collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, a mental patient tries to get help from a rabbi to smooth over family problems his manic episodes cause.

    • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Release date: 03-15-07
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Thalia Book Club: Nathan Englander, Dinner at the Center of the Earth

    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Mira Jacob, Josh Hamilton
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Pulitzer finalist and best-selling author Nathan Englander will be joined by author Mira Jacob (The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing) to discuss his new, "many-splendored" (The New York Times) novel, Dinner at the Center of the Earth, a powerful, riveting story exploring the Israel-Palestine conflict through the lives of a prisoner in a secret cell and the soldier who watched over him for a dozen years.

    Regular price: $3.41

    • What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders, Lorna Raver, Lincoln Hoppe, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    From the up-and-coming young American writer who has contributed to McSweeney's and written for the New Yorker comes a masterful collection of short stories that has already received rave reviews from many of the most prominent writers working today. Some of the stories are comic masterpieces, some embody as dark a vision of the universe as you are likely to encounter, and all of them showcase a writer grappling with the great questions of modern life.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Last One Way

    • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In this short story from Nathan Englander's collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, an Orthodox Jewish wife is abandoned and made miserable because her husband will not consent to a religious divorce.

    Regular price: $3.93

    • Nathan Englander: Philip Roth and the Whale

    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    His offhand comments about writing stick with me almost as much as his novels.

    "Nathan Englander: Philip Roth and the Whale" is from the May 24, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Nathan Englander and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Gilgul of Park Avenue

    • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    In this short story from Nathan Englander's collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, a Protestant, after a religious awakening in the back of a New York taxi, realizes he has a Jewish soul.

    Regular price: $3.93

    • In This Way We Are Wise

    • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    In this short story from Nathan Englander's collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, a young man living in Jerusalem witnesses the effects of terrorist bombings on the citizens' everyday lives.

    Regular price: $3.93