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    • The Missionary Position

    • Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 370

    A Nobel Peace Prize recipient beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was celebrated by heads of state and adored by millions for her work on behalf of the poor. In his measured critique, Hitchens asks only that Mother Teresa's reputation be judged by her actions - not the other way around. With characteristic élan and rhetorical dexterity, Hitchens eviscerates the fawning cult of Teresa, recasting the Albanian missionary as a spurious, despotic, and megalomaniacal operative.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another View of our Saint

    • By Michael Friedman on 06-12-12

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Finale

    • A Novel of the Reagan Years
    • By: Thomas Mallon
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
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      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    From the author of the acclaimed novel Watergate comes a galvanizing new novel about the tumultuous administration of the most consequential and enigmatic president of modern times - Ronald Reagan. Finale takes listeners to the political gridiron of Washington in 1986, the wealthiest enclaves of Southern California, and the volcanic landscape of Iceland, where the president engages in two almost apocalyptic days of negotiation with Mikhail Gorbachev.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sophisticated gossip gives way to poignancy

    • By Abram on 10-13-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Watergate

    • A Novel
    • By: Thomas Mallon
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 152

    For all the monumental documentation that Watergate generated - uncountable volumes of committee records, court transcripts, and memoirs - it falls at last to a novelist to perform the work of inference (and invention) that allows us to solve some of the scandal’s greatest mysteries - who did erase those eighteen-and-a-half minutes of tape? - and to see this gaudy American catastrophe in its human entirety. In Watergate, Thomas Mallon conveys the drama and high comedy of the Nixon presidency through the urgent perspectives of seven characters we only thought we knew.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen

    • By Tad Davis on 03-29-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Missionary Position

    • Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    "A religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an accomplice of worldly secular powers. Her mission has always been of this kind. The irony is that she has never been able to induce anybody to believe her. It is past time that she was duly honored and taken at her word." Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than The Missionary Position, Christopher Hitchens's meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but could have gone deeper

    • By Stephen J. Maser on 09-24-17

    Regular price: $14.71

    • The New Yorker, January 11th 2016 (Katherine Zoepf, Tad Friend, Thomas Mallon)

    • By: Katherine Zoepf, Tad Friend, Thomas Mallon
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Highlights
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In this issue: "The Next Great Famine", by Amy Davidson; "Sisters in Law", by Katherine Zoepf; "The Mogul of the Middle", by Tad Friend; and "A View from the Fringe", by Thomas Mallon.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Thalia Book Club: Thomas Mallon's Yours Ever and John Freeman's The Tyranny of E-mail

    • By: Thomas Mallon, John Freeman
    • Narrated by: Symphony Space
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
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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

    Novelist and essayist Mallon talks with Freeman, critic and American editor of Granta, about the great, lost art of letter writing and the current frenzy of electronic messaging. A discussion with the audience ensues.

    Regular price: $4.87

    • The New Yorker, November 21st 2011 (Nicholas Schmidle, Thomas Mallon, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Nicholas Schmidle, Thomas Mallon, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Highlights
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    "The First Served", by Adam Gopnik; "Grecian Formula", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Debt by Degrees", by James Surowiecki; "Sacred Grounds", by Kelefa Sanneh; "Never Happened", by Thomas Mallon; "Time Indefinite", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Better Times", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95