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    • The Italian Teacher

    • By: Tom Rachman
    • Narrated by: Sam Alexander
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Rome, 1955. The artists gather for a picture at a party in an ancient villa. Bear Bavinsky, creator of vast canvases, larger than life, is at the center of the picture. His wife, Natalie, edges out of the shot. From the side of the room watches little Pinch - their son. At five years old he loves Bear almost as much as he fears him. After Bear abandons their family, Pinch will still worship him, striving to live up to the Bavinsky name.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A douche of a man, but a hell of an artist

    • By Mel on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Imperfectionists

    • By: Tom Rachman
    • Narrated by: Christopher Welch
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 197

    Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Rome, Tom Rachman’s wry, vibrant debut follows the topsy-turvy private lives of the reporters, editors, and executives of an international English-language newspaper as they struggle to keep it - and themselves - afloat. This hilarious and poignant look at the struggles of print news will establish Rachman as one of the 21st century’s most perceptive talents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love it

    • By Debra on 02-27-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Basket of Deplorables

    • By: Tom Rachman
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Robin Miles, Jonathan Davis, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    In the shadows of a seismic shift in American politics comes Tom Rachman's timely and hilarious new work. Basket of Deplorables takes an incisive and satirical look at the United States in the era of Trump data breaches, liberal self-righteousness, red-hat rancor, Starbucks macchiatos, Ultimate Fighting factories, and Internet sinkholes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Forever a Rachman fan!

    • By Connie on 05-25-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Rise & Fall of Great Powers

    • A Novel
    • By: Tom Rachman
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Tooly Zylberberg, the American owner of an isolated bookshop in the Welsh countryside, conducts a life full of reading, but with few human beings. Books are safer than people, who might ask awkward questions about her life. She prefers never to mention the strange events of her youth, which mystify and worry her still. Taken from home as a girl, Tooly found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors? Why did they take her? What did they really want?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book. Superb narration.

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-10-14

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Italian Teacher

    • By: Tom Rachman
    • Narrated by: Sam Alexander
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rome, 1955. The artists are gathering together for a photograph. In one of Rome's historic villas, a party glitters with socialites and patrons. Bear Bavinsky, creator of vast, masculine, meaty canvases, is their god. He is at the centre of the picture. His wife, Natalie, edges out of the shot. From the side of the room watches little Pinch - their son. At five years old he loves Bear almost as much as he fears him. After Bear abandons their family, Pinch will still worship him, while Natalie faces her own wars with the art world.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Friday Firsts (Complete Series)

    • By: Tom Rachman, Evie Wyld, Louisa Young, and others
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Four acclaimed novelists write their first stories for radio. The Coup by Tom Rachman describes how a protest threatens to turn into a coup, in London' s genteel Kensington, which is next door to where the two Geralds have just moved in. Steak by Evie Wyld, describes how a group of male barflies in small town Australia are unsettled by the appearance of Mariella. In She Wiped The Surface, Louisa Young, describes how a mother happily arranges her daughter's birthday party, but this masks a family bereavement. How to cope?

    Regular price: $10.33