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    • The Amalgamation Polka

    • By: Stephen Wright
    • Narrated by: Michael Emerson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Rich in characters both heartbreaking and bloodcurdling, comic and horrific, The Amalgamation Polka is shot through with politics and dreams, and it captures great swaths of the American experience, from village to metropolis to plantation, from the Erie Canal to the Bahamas, from Bloody Kansas to the fulfillment of the killing fields. Yet for all the brutality and tragedy, this novel is exuberant in the telling and its wide compassion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprising, Shocking, and Thoughtful

    • By Patrice on 10-06-06

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Meditations in Green

    • By: Stephen Wright
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Sardonic, searing, seductive, and surreal, the award-winning Meditations in Green is regarded by many as the best novel of the Vietnam War. It is a kaleidoscopic collage that whirls about an indelible array of images and characters: perverted Winkly, who opted for the army to stay off of welfare; eccentric Payne, who’s obsessed with the film he’s making of the war; and bucolic Claypool, who’s irrevocably doomed to a fate worse than death, just to name a few.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This book requires a lot of Meditation!

    • By Cheryl on 06-27-13

    Regular price: $18.80

    • M31

    • A Family Romance
    • By: Stephen Wright
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Dash and Dot—husband and wife; self-professed descendants of aliens from the M31 galaxy—are the world’s most in-demand lecturers on the UFO circuit. They live in a decommissioned church in the middle of America, with a radar dish on its steeple and a spaceship in the sanctuary. Their children have the run of the house when Dash and Dot are away.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Gardens of Stone

    • My Boyhood in the French Resistance
    • By: Stephen Grady, Michael Wright
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin, Luke Thompson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    An extraordinary wartime memoir, combining the best kind of adventure story with a coming-of-age testimony of unforgettable resonance and poignancy.

    September 2011, Halkidiki, Northern Greece: A solitary 86-year-old man gazes across an Aegean headland, knowing that he must finally confront his past. He begins to write...September 1939, Nieppe, Northern France:14 year-old Stephen is living with his family, 25 kilometres from Ypres. His French mother battles with her encroaching blindness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great book, though with a technical problem

    • By alvaro de torres on 08-22-13

    Regular price: $20.65