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    • Country Driving

    • A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory
    • By: Peter Hessler
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 444
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 263

    In the summer of 2001, Peter Hessler, the longtime Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, acquired his Chinese driver's license. For the next seven years, he traveled the country, tracking how the automobile and improved roads were transforming China.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • In defense of the narrator

    • By Timothy on 06-22-10

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Oracle Bones

    • A Journey Through Time in China
    • By: Peter Hessler
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    A century ago, outsiders saw China as a place where nothing ever changes. Today, the country has become one of the most dynamic regions on earth. In Oracle Bones, Peter Hessler explores the human side of China's transformation, viewing modern-day China and its growing links to the Western world through the lives of a handful of ordinary people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Excellent Work

    • By Michael Moore on 12-01-11

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    • River Town

    • Two Years on the Yangtze
    • By: Peter Hessler
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 252

    In the heart of China's Sichuan province, amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of Fuling. Like many other small cities in this ever-evolving country, Fuling is heading down a new path of change and growth, which came into remarkably sharp focus when Peter Hessler arrived as a Peace Corps volunteer, marking the first time in more than half a century that the city had an American resident.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Peter Berkrot Again?

    • By Abstraction on 07-10-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Strange Stones

    • By: Peter Hessler
    • Narrated by: George Backman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    Full of unforgettable figures and an unrelenting spirit of adventure, Strange Stones is a far-ranging, thought-provoking collection of Peter Hessler’s best reportage - a dazzling display of the powerful storytelling, shrewd cultural insight, and warm sense of humor that are the trademarks of his work. Over the last decade, as a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of three books, Peter Hessler has lived in Asia and the United States, writing as both native and knowledgeable outsider in these two very different regions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • funny, entertaining

    • By Katherine on 08-02-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The New Yorker, May 7th 2018 (Zadie Smith, Nicholas Schmidle, Peter Hessler)

    • By: Zadie Smith, Nicholas Schmindle, Peter Hessler
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this issue: "Crash Course" by Nicholas Lemann: Will the Trump Administration dismantle our best protection against another financial crisis; "Through the Portal" by Zadie Smith: Deana Lawson's photographs of diaspora; "Digital Vigilantes" by Nicholas Schmidle: If your files are stolen by hackers, why is it illegal to steal them back; "Morsi the Cat" by Peter Hessler: Making a home in Cairo during a revolution; "To Have and to Do" by Alexandra Schwartz.

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    • The New Yorker (November 26, 2007)

    • By: Ryan Lizza, Nora Ephron, Peter Hessler, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    There are six articles in this edition: "Fighting Words", by George Packer; "The Relaunch", by Ryan Lizza; "No, But We Saw the Movie", by Nora Ephron; "Wheels of Fortune", by Peter Hessler; "High School Confidential", by Nancy Franklin; and "Tangled Up", by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, August 10th and 17th 2015: Part 2 (Kelefa Sanneh, Dana Goodyear, Peter Hessler)

    • By: Kelefa Sanneh, Dana Goodyear, Peter Hessler
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this issue: "The Hell You Say", by Kelefa Sanneh; "A Ghost in the Family", by Dana Goodyear; "Learning to Speak Lingerie", by Peter Hessler; and "Coming This Fall", by Mindy Kaling.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The narrator, Christine Marshall is unlistenable.

    • By Rue Climb on 08-15-15

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, January 9th 2012 (Peter Hessler, Ken Auletta, Simon Rich)

    • By: Peter Hessler, Ken Auletta, Simon Rich
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "Enemy of the State", by Nicholas Lemann; “All Due Respect”, by Peter Hessler; "War of Choice", by Ken Auletta; "Center of the Universe", by Simon Rich; and "Tehran Tales", by Anthony Lane.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't miss articles on Ron Paul, Rubio and God!

    • By Kristi R. on 01-07-12

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, January 14th 2013 (Peter Hessler, Rachel Aviv, Jeffrey Toobin)

    • By: Peter Hessler, Rachel Aviv, Jeffrey Toobin
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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    "Casting Votes", by Jeffrey Toobin; "At the Range", by Mark Singer; "Prison Tale", by Tad Friend; "The Science of Sex Abuse", by Rachel Aviv; and "Open Country", by David Denby.

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    • The New Yorker, January 2nd 2017 (Peter Hessler, Michael Specter, Amy Davidson)

    • By: Peter Hessler, Michael Specter, Amy Davidson
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this issue: "Mrs. Obama" by Amy Davidson; "The Shadow General" by Peter Hessler; "Rewriting the Code of Life" by Michael Specter; "Poets' Corner" by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, October 13th 2014 (Peter Hessler, Lauren Hilgers, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Peter Hessler, Lauren Hilgers, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    "The Party and the People", by Evan Osnos; "Second Act", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Climate Trades", by James Surowiecki; "Tales of the Trash", by Peter Hessler; "The Kitchen Network", by Lauren Hilgers; and "Dangerous Words", by David Denby.

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    • The New Yorker, March 10th 2014 (Jon Lee Anderson, Peter Hessler, Jill Lepore)

    • By: Jon Lee Anderson, Peter Hessler, Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    "The X Factor", by Jill Lepore; "A Pirate’s Life", by David Owen; "The Comandante’s Canal", by Jon Lee Anderson; "Revolution on Trial", by Peter Hessler; and "Lost Time", by David Denby.

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    • The New Yorker, November 18th 2013 (George Packer, Patrick Radden Keefe, Peter Hessler)

    • By: George Packer, Patrick Radden Keefe, Peter Hessler
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Highlights
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    "Mixed Results", by George Packer; "Ambiguously Divine", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Buzzkill", by Patrick Radden Keefe; "The Buried", by Peter Hessler; and "American Gothic", by David Denby.

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    • The New Yorker, December 19th & 26th 2011: Part 1 (Peter Hessler, David Remnick, Abby Aguirre)

    • By: Peter Hessler, David Remnick, Abby Aguirre
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Alt-Newt", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Accounts Payable", by Abby Aguirre; "Being Sir Larry", by Rebecca Mead; "The Mosque on the Square", by Peter Hessler; "The Civil Archipelago", by David Remnick; and "Theatre on Film", by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, September 26th 2011 (David Owen, Peter Hessler, Jenny Diski)

    • By: David Owen, Peter Hessler, Jenny Diski
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    "Membership Dues", by Steve Coll; "Live from New Jersey", by Alec Wilkinson; "Attica Is All of Us", by Ian Frazier; "Jobs and the G.O.P.", by James Surowiecki; "Survival of the Fitted", by David Owen; "Dr. Don", by Peter Hessler; "The Secret Shopper", by Jenny Diski; and "Road Kill", by Anthony Lane.

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    • The New Yorker, April 19th, 2010 (Peter Hessler, Elif Batuman, Lauren Collins)

    • By: Peter Hessler, Elif Batuman, Lauren Collins
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    "Indulgence", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Home Again", by Peter Stevenson; "Show-and-Tell", by Ben McGrath; "Timing the Recovery", by James Surowiecki; "Go West", by Peter Hessler; "The Memory Kitchen", by Elif Batuman; "Celebrity Smackdown", by Lauren Collins; and "Perilous Love", by David Denby.

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    • The New Yorker, December 24th & 31st 2012: Part 1 (Joshua Foer, Elizabeth Kolbert, Peter Hessler)

    • By: Joshua Foer, Elizabeth Kolbert, Peter Hessler
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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    "Brothers’ Keepers’", by Peter Hessler; "Zombie Art", by Rebecca Mead; "Recall of the Wild", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Utopian for Beginners", by Joshua Foer; and "Dead Reckoning", by David Denby.

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    • The New Yorker, December 20th & 27th 2010: Part 1 (John Colapinto, Peter Hessler, James Surowiecki)

    • By: John Colapinto, Peter Hessler, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    "Gulag Lite", by David Remnick; "Groupon Clipping", by James Surowiecki; "Art Stalker", by Jane Kramer; "Mother Courage", by John Colapinto; "Village Voice", by Peter Hessler; and "Roundup", by David Denby.

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    • The New Yorker, January 12th, 2009 (Peter Hessler, Jeffrey Toobin, Bruce McCall)

    • By: Peter Hessler, Jeffrey Toobin, Bruce McCall
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    "Homelands", by David Remnick; "Cheat, Pray, Love", by James Surowiecki; "Barney's Great Adventure", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Strange Stones", by Peter Hessler; "Looking Forward to Your Check", by Bruce McCall; "Survivors", by David Denby.

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