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    • The Overstory

    • By: Richard Powers
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fable that range from antebellum New York to the late 20th-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. An air force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits 100 years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We Are a Part of Nature

    • By Vince Reardon on 05-04-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Orfeo

    • By: Richard Powers
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 141
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      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 125

    In Orfeo, Powers tells the story of a man journeying into his past as he desperately flees the present. Composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police on his doorstep. His home microbiology lab - the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to find music in surprising patterns - has aroused the suspicions of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid, Els turns fugitive. As an Internet-fueled hysteria erupts, Els - the "Bioterrorist Bach" - pays a final visit to the people he loves, those who shaped his musical journey.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Lost Chord

    • By Mel on 02-04-14

    Regular price: $28.34

    • Generosity

    • By: Richard Powers
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52

    When Chicagoan Russell Stone finds himself teaching a Creative Nonfiction class, he encounters a young Algerian woman with a disturbingly luminous presence. Thassadit Amzwar's blissful exuberance both entrances and puzzles the melancholic Russell. How can this refugee from perpetual terror be so happy?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All About Fiction

    • By James on 11-30-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Orfeo

    • By: Richard Powers
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Seventy-year old avant-garde composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police outside. His DIY microbiology lab has come to the attention of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid on his house, Els flees and turns fugitive, waiting for the evidence to clear him and for the alarm surrounding his activities to blow over. But alarm turns to national hysteria.

    Regular price: $21.58

    • Das größere Glück

    • By: Richard Powers
    • Narrated by: Ulrich Matthes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
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    Eine junge Frau in Chicago, die vor Glück nur so strahlt. Sie lebt völlig ohne Zorn, alle Freunde und Bekannte kreisen nur um sie...

    Regular price: $22.15