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    • The Tortilla Curtain

    • By: T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: T. C. Boyle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 603
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 379

    Topanga Canyon is home to two couples on a collision course. Los Angeles liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacker lead an ordered, sushi-and-recycling existence in a newly gated hilltop community: He is a sensitive nature writer, she an obsessive realtor. Mexican illegals Candido and America Rincon desperately cling to their vision of the American Dream as they fight off starvation in a makeshift camp deep in the ravine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought-provoking, enthralling

    • By William on 06-14-06

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Selected Shorts: A Touch of Magic

    • By: Andrew Lam, Ray Bradbury, Haruki Murakami, and others
    • Narrated by: James Naughton, Stephen Colbert, John Lithgow, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    By turns funny, moving, romantic and surreal, and filled with unexpected twists and turns, each of the tales on this lineup has a magical element.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Women

    • A Novel
    • By: T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 187

    Told through the experiences of the four women who loved him, this imaginative account of Frank Lloyd Wright's raucous life blazes with Boyle's trademark wit and invention. Boyle's protean voice captures these very different women and, in doing so, creates a masterful ode to the creative life in all its complexity and grandeur.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Best of Boyle

    • By Rebecarol on 06-13-09

    Regular price: $21.68

    • When the Killing's Done

    • A Novel
    • By: T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 147

    Alma Boyd Takesue is a National Park Service biologist who is spearheading the efforts to save the Channel Islands’ endangered native creatures from invasive species like rats and feral pigs, which, in her view, must be eliminated. Her antagonist, Dave LaJoy, is a dreadlocked local businessman who, along with his lover, the folksinger Anise Reed, is fiercely opposed to the killing of any species whatsoever and will go to any lengths to subvert the plans of Alma and her colleagues.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the effort

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-13-11

    Regular price: $26.57

    • The Terranauts

    • A Novel
    • By: T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: Lynde Houck, Joy Osmanski, Charlie Thurston
    • Length: 20 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 113

    It is 1994, and in the desert near Tillman, Arizona, 40 miles from Tucson, a grand experiment involving the future of humanity is underway. As climate change threatens the Earth, eight scientists, four men and four women dubbed the Terranauts, have been selected to live under glass in E2, a prototype of a possible off-Earth colony. Their sealed three-acre compound comprises five biomes - rain forest, savanna, desert, ocean, and marsh - and enough wildlife, water, and vegetation to sustain them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Aggravating Narrator Ruins Great Book

    • By Laura VanderPloeg on 12-02-16

    Regular price: $39.92

    • Wild Child

    • By: T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: T. C. Boyle
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    It is at the end of the eighteenth century, in the new French Republic, when the savage is first seen outside the village of Lacaune. The boy quickly becomes a legend among the townsfolk. Is he truly a human child or a wild beast? "Wild Child" is based on the story of Victor of Aveyron, the feral child brought from the French wilderness to Paris in an attempt to civilize him. It is the story of a boy who, at the tender age of five, had his throat slit in the forest and was left for dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully Lyrical...

    • By Douglas on 12-08-13

    Regular price: $10.46

    • A Friend of the Earth

    • By: T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    A Friend of the Earth opens in the year 2025, as Tyrone O'Shaughnessy Tidewater ekes out a bleak living in southern California, managing a rock star's private menagerie. Global warming is a reality. The biosphere has collapsed and most of the major mammalian species are extinct.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Future

    • By Kindle Customer on 10-19-05

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Episode 52: Mikhail Baryshnikov, T.C. Boyle, and Germany's Kriegskinder

    • By: David Remnick, T.C. Boyle, Burkhard Bilger, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    This week, Mikhail Baryshnikov talks about playing the troubled genius and revolutionary choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Harder They Come

    • A Novel
    • By: T.C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: Graham Hamilton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 737
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 663
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 667

    Set in contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the volatile connections between three damaged people - an aging ex-marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son's paranoid, much older lover - as they careen toward an explosive confrontation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intense, gripping, absorbing

    • By Bonny on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Relive Box and Other Stories

    • By: T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: T. C. Boyle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    From the collection's title story, featuring a Halcom X1520 Relive Box that allows users to experience anew almost any moment from their past, to "The Five-Pound Burrito", the tale of a man aiming to build the biggest burrito in town, the 12 stories in this collection speak to the humor, the pathos, and the struggle that is part of being human while relishing the whimsy of wordplay and the power of a story well told. In stories that span a variety of styles and genres, Boyle addresses the enduring concerns of the human mind and heart while taking on timely social concerns.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By drfrie on 12-16-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • A Death in Kitchawank, and Other Stories

    • By: T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: T. C. Boyle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Few authors write with such sheer love of story and language as T. C. Boyle, and that is nowhere more evident than in his inventive, wickedly funny, and always entertaining short stories. Here are 14 new tales previously unpublished in book form. By turns mythic and realistic, farcical and tragic, ironic and moving, Boyle's stories have mapped a wide range of human emotions. The stories here reflect his maturing themes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nobody does it better.

    • By Christina Doren on 07-15-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Going for a Beer

    • Selected Short Fictions
    • By: T.C. Boyle, Robert Coover
    • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Robert Coover has been playing by his own rules for more than half a century, earning the 1987 Rea Award for the Short Story as "a writer who has managed, willfully and even perversely, to remain his own man while offering his generous vision and versions of America." Coover finds inspiration in everything from painting, cinema, theater, and dance to slapstick, magic acts, puzzles, and riddles. His 1969 story, "The Babysitter," has alone inspired generations of innovative young writers. Here, in this selection of 30 of his best stories, you will find an invisible man tragically obsessed by an invisible woman.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • San Miguel

    • By: T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78

    From the New York Times best-selling author of The Women, a historical novel about three women’s lives on a California island. On a tiny, desolate, windswept island off the coast of Southern California, two families, one in the 1880s and one in the 1930s, come to start new lives and pursue dreams of self-reliance and freedom. Their extraordinary stories, full of struggle and hope, are the subject of T. C. Boyle’s haunting new novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First time T.C. Boyle reader

    • By Sharon on 12-11-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Selected Shorts

    • Pets!
    • By: Gail Godwin, Ana Menendez, Robertson Davies, and others
    • Narrated by: Jane Curtin, Jacqueline Kim, Charles Keating
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The cast of characters in this compilation is a menagerie of animals: cats, dogs, birds, even a dragon - and their owners. These stories look at the myriad of experiences, and adventures, that pet ownership can bring. Join a medieval scholar who discovers that not all mythical creatures are extinct, stalk the night with the Cat of Frankenstein, kick that caffeine habit with a class of kindergartners, dance along with a divorcée and her dog, and more!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories but Not for Kids

    • By Edward M. Tashjian on 01-02-08

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Good Home. Stories

    • By: T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: Florian Lukas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    Die dunkle Seite der amerikanischen Seele. Eine betörende Frau lässt sich auf den Hundemann ein - kurz zuvor hatte sie ihm ihre Kätzchen anvertraut, doch was er mit denen vorhat, kann sie nicht ahnen. Eine Zwölfjährige soll vor Gericht gegen ihren alkoholkranken Vater aussagen; und plötzlich gibt es viele Wahrheiten: gute und schlechte, notwendige und schmerzliche. Ein Witwer legt sich eine Schlange zu, aber die Ratten, mit denen er sie füttern will, wachsen ihm so sehr ans Herz, dass er am Ende Dreizehnhundert von ihnen beherbergt.

    Regular price: $12.90

    • Talk Talk

    • By: T.C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: T.C. Boyle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    The first time Bridger saw Dana she was dancing barefoot, her hair aflame in the red glow of the club, her body throbbing with rhythms and cross-rhythms that only she could hear. He was mesmerized. That night they were both deaf, mouthing to each other over the booming bass. And it was not until their first date, after he had agonized over what CD to play in the car, that Bridger learned that her deafness was profound and permanent. By then, he was falling in love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too Much Talk

    • By Pamela Harvey on 07-20-06

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Wild Child

    • And Other Stories
    • By: T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: T. C. Boyle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52

    In the title story of this rich new collection, T.C. Boyle has created so vivid and original a retelling of the story of Victor, the feral boy who was captured running naked through the forests of Napoleonic France, that it becomes not just new, but definitive: yes, this is how it must have been. The tale is by turns magical and moving, a powerful investigation of what it means to be human. There is perhaps no one better than T. C. Boyle at engaging, shocking, and ultimately gratifying his readers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not sure which way to tip the scale...

    • By Rebecca on 12-14-12

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Selected Shorts

    • Baseball!
    • By: John Updike, T.C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: Jack Davidson, Fritz Weaver
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The readings are recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gem

    • By Hal on 10-24-11

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Lie

    • By: T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: T. C. Boyle
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Lonnie is tired. He's tired of his job, the monotony of it, and tired of the predictability ofhis home life now that he's a father. It's a day like every other day, and hecan't face the inevitability of it all. So he lies. It's a small lie, but heknows small lies become big ones. He knows it as soon as he says his daughteris in the hospital. But he can't stop himself, and he can't stop the lie fromtaking on a life of its own.

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Grün ist die Hoffnung

    • By: T. C. Boyle
    • Narrated by: Stefan Kaminski
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Felix Nasmyth hat alles hingeschmissen: Er ist raus aus Kinderchor und Schulorchester, hat der Kirche den Rücken gekehrt, das Studium abgebrochen, geheiratet und sich scheiden lassen. Jetzt mühen er und seine Freunde sich in den abgelegenen Bergen von Kalifornien einen ganzen Sommer lang mit dem Anbau von Hanf ab. Danach wollen sie ernten und eine halbe Million Dollar einsacken.

    Regular price: $23.23

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