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    • Cloudbursts

    • Collected and New Stories
    • By: Thomas McGuane
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    For more than four decades, Thomas McGuane has been heralded as an unrivaled master of the short story. Now the arc of that achievement appears in one definitive volume. Set in the seedy corners of Key West, the remote shore towns of the Bahamas, and McGuane's hallmark Big Sky country, with its vast and unforgiving landscape, these are stories of people on the fringes of society, whose twisted pasts meddle with their chances for companionship.

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Ninety-Two in the Shade

    • By: Thomas McGuane
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Tiring of the company of junkies and burnouts, Thomas Skelton goes home to Key West to take up a more wholesome life. But things fester in America's utter South. And Skelton's plans to become a skiff guide in the shining blue subtropical waters place him on a collision course with Nichol Dance, who has risen to the crest of the profession by dint of infallible instincts and a reputation for homicide.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Bushwhacked Piano

    • By: Thomas McGuane
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    As a citizen, Nicholas Payne is not in the least solid. As a boyfriend, he is nothing short of disastrous, and his latest flame, the patrician Ann Fitzgerald, has done a wise thing by dropping him. But Ann isn't counting on Nicholas's wild persistence, or on the slapstick lyricism of Thomas McGuane, who in The Bushwhacked Piano sends his hero from Michigan to Montana on a demented mission of courtship, whose highlights include a ride on a homicidal bronco and apprenticeship to the inventor of the world's first highrise for bats. The result is a tour de force of American Dubious.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Nothing but Blue Skies

    • By: Thomas McGuane
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Thomas McGuane's high-spirited and fiercely lyrical new novel chronicles the fall and rise of Frank Copenhaver, a man so unhinged by his wife's departure that he finds himself ruining his business, falling in love with the wrong women, and wandering the lawns of his neighborhood, desperate for the merest glimpse of normalcy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Brian Graeb on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Cadence of Grass

    • By: Thomas McGuane
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Sunny Jim Whitelaw, a descendent of pioneers and owner of a large bottling plant, may have died, but he has no intention of relinquishing control: his will specifies that no one gets a cent unless his daughter, Evelyn, reconciles with her estranged husband, Paul. But Evelyn is a strong-willed woman, fiercely attached to the land, whose horses transport her to a West she feels is disappearing, while Paul is a suave manipulator, without scruples, intent on living well.

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Driving on the Rim

    • By: Thomas McGuane
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    The unforgettable voyager of this dark picaresque is I. B. "Berl" Pickett, M.D., whose die was probably cast the moment his mother thought to name him after Irving Berlin. Other insults piled on apace thereafter: the spasms of Pentecostal Sunday worship; the social debilitation of following his parents' itinerant rug-shampooing business; the erotic initiation at the hands of his aunt. It's hard to imagine what would have become of him had he not gone to medical school.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Roy on 01-05-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Crow Fair

    • Stories
    • By: Thomas McGuane
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Set in Thomas McGuane's accustomed Big Sky country, with its mesmeric powers, these stories attest to the generous compass of his fellow feeling as well as to his unique way with words and the comic genius that has inspired comparison with Twain and Gogol.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • He's grinnin' like a mule eating cactus....

    • By W Perry Hall on 01-30-16

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The New Yorker, October 3rd 2011 (John Colapinto, Lauren Collins, Thomas McGuane)

    • By: John Colapinto, Lauren Collins, Thomas McGuane
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    "The Book on Barack", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Famous Names", by John Colapinto; "House Perfect", by Lauren Collins; "The House on Sand Creek", by Thomas McGuane; and "Playing the Numbers", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Sept. 19, 2005)

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, Jane Mayer, Jon Lee Anderson, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Storm Warnings" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "High Stakes" by Jane Mayer; "Leaving Desire" by Jon Lee Anderson; "Rites" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Cowboy" by Thomas McGuane; "Come Rain or Come Shine" by John Lahr; "Unhappy Families" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, April 25th 2011 (Ben McGrath, Burkhard Bilger, Thomas McGuane)

    • By: Ben McGrath, Burkhard Bilger, Thomas McGuane
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    "Deepest Cuts", by George Packer; "Gwyneth’s World", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "The Possibilian", by Burkhard Bilger; "Queen of the D-League", by Ben McGrath; and "The Good Samaritan", by Thomas McGuane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Dec. 11, 2006)

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, Nick Paumgarten, Calvin Tomkins, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Hot and Cold" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Jimmy Carter Aloft" by Nick Paumgarten; "The Mind's Eye" by Calvin Tomkins; "Tango" by Thomas McGuane; and "What If" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95