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    • The Man with the Golden Arm

    • By: Nelson Algren
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4 out of 5 stars 48

    A novel of rare genius, The Man with the Golden Arm recounts the life of Francis Majcinek, "Frankie Machine," who returned from World War II with a Purple Heart and a morphine habit. He relies on morphine to numb the pain of a war injury and the guilt he feels for a drunken spree that put his wife Sophie in a wheelchair. Frankie, a card-dealer in an illicit poker game, has now come back to Chicago's West Side after detoxing in the federal prison for narcotics addicts, being exposed again to all the pressures, anxieties, and temptations that put him there in the first place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ...but it's "paul-I-nah"!

    • By Andrew on 11-20-10

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 2

    • By: Calliope Author Readings, Nelson Algren, James Jones, and others
    • Narrated by: Nelson Algren, James Jones, John Updike, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Nelson Algren reading from The Man With the Golden Arm, James Jones reading from The Thin Red Line, John Updike reading “Lifeguard” from Pigeon Feathers and Other, Bernard Malamud reading from “The Mourners” from The Magic Barrre.

    Regular price: $11.17

    • A Walk on the Wild Side

    • By: Nelson Algren
    • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    With its depictions of the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers, and hustlers of Perdido Street in the old French Quarter of 1930s New Orleans, A Walk in the Wild Side has found a place in the imaginations of all generations since it first appeared.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Evcellent Story

    • By Beryl on 02-07-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Never Come Morning (Dramatized)

    • By: Paul Peditto (adaptation), Nelson Algren
    • Narrated by: Kurt Brocker, Richard Cotovsky, Sharon Gopfert, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
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    This thrilling production of one of Algren’s best-known stories traces the gritty lives of Polish youths in the Chicago slums of the 1940s. A full-cast performance featuring Kurt Brocker, Richard Cotovsky, Sharon Gopfert, Andrew Hawkes, Jonathan Lavan, Loren Lazerine, Robert Maffia, Guy Massey, G. Riley Mills, Turk Muller, Lara Phillips, and Andy Roski.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Never Come Morning

    • By: Nelson Algren
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Bruno Bicek, "Lefty," is a prizefighter and small-time hood in Chicago. Boxing is his ticket to escape hard times and gang life, but when Bruno doesn't prevent the brutal gang rape of his girlfriend, Steffi, it tears them apart, their worlds changed forever.

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Texas Stories of Nelson Algren

    • By: Nelson Algren
    • Narrated by: Henry Strozier
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    O. Henry and National Book Award-winning author Nelson Algren has inspired thousands with his tough, gritty accounts of urban life. Written over the course of four decades, this collection of 12 stories centers around Depression-era Texas. Characterized by small-town strife, political corruption and frontier-style justice, each tale is a testament to the struggles of the working poor. Also among the stories is a retelling of the myth of Bonnie and Clyde.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 2

    • Nelson Algren Reading from The Man With the Golden Arm
    • By: Calliope Author Readings, Nelson Algren
    • Narrated by: Nelson Algren
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nelson Algren brings a deeply personal tone to his reading about Sophie, the doomed wife of card dealer and drug addict Frankie Machine, wanted for murder, as she waits futilely for him to return home.

    Regular price: $1.75