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    • The Right Stuff

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,913
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,773
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,763

    Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure: namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers that made The Right Stuff a classic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Splendid Narration of One of My Favorite Books

    • By M. Clarke on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    Tom Wolfe - one of the 20th century’s foremost voices in cultural criticism - went from local news reporter to international icon in 1968, with the publication of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Now voiced with vivacity and vigor by Audible Hall of Fame narrator Luke Daniels, the non-fiction swan-dive delves into the world of hippies, hedonism, and everything in between.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely well-narrated

    • By JE on 03-29-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Bonfire of the Vanities

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 27 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,968
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,357
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,353

    Tom Wolfe's best-selling modern classic tells the story of Sherman McCoy, an elite Wall Street bond trader who has it all: wealth, power, prestige, a Park Avenue apartment, a beautiful wife, and an even more beautiful mistress - until one wrong turn sends Sherman spiraling downward into a humiliating fall from grace. A car accident in the Bronx involving Sherman, his girlfriend, and two young lower-class black men sets a match to the incendiary racial and social tensions of 1980s New York City.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • TEN STARS

    • By JOHN on 08-23-09

    Regular price: $31.47

    • A Man in Full

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 35 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    The setting is Atlanta, Georgia - a racially mixed, late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth and wily politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta conglomerate king whose outsize ego has at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 29,000-acre quail-shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife, and a half-empty office complex with a staggering load of debt. Meanwhile, Conrad Hensley, idealistic young father of two, is laid off from his job at the Croker Global Foods warehouse near Oakland.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Michael Pritchard

    • By W. Griffiths on 07-26-18

    Regular price: $45.50

    • I Am Charlotte Simmons

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
    • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 883
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 336
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 348

    Dupont University: the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition....Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina, who has come here on full scholarship. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Decadence through the eyes of a ?good girl?

    • By Eric on 11-18-04

    Regular price: $41.97

    • The Pump House Gang

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A collection of non-fiction essays about the counter-culture of the 1960s that dives deep into the issues that marked the era: female empowerment, increasing freedom around sexuality, vibrant subcultures, and the rise of psychedelic drugs. In this sprawling work, Wolfe profiles Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and compares him to Jay Gatsby, interviews one of the first women to get breast implants, and hangs out with freewheeling surfers (aka The Pump House Gang).

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Painted Word

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Harold N. Cropp
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    No one skewers the popular movements of American culture like Tom Wolfe. In 1975, he turned his satirical pen to the pretensions of the contemporary art world - a world of social climbing, elitist posturing, and ingeniously absurd self-justifying theorizing. From the fuliginous flatness of the 50s to the pop op minimal 60s, right on through the now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t 70s, Tom Wolfe debunks the great American myth of modern art in an incandescent, hilarious, and devastating blast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By Hillary on 11-27-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • From Bauhaus to Our House

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Dennis McKee
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    In Tom Wolfe's hands, the strange saga of American architecture in the 20th century makes for both high comedy and intellectual excitement. This is his sequel to The Painted Word, the book that caused such a furor in the art world five years before. Once again Wolfe shows how social and intellectual fashions have determined aesthetic form in our time and how willingly the creators have abandoned personal vision and originality in order to work a la mode.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant and Incisive Satire. Wolfe at his Best!

    • By Pat on 07-10-12

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Harold N. Cropp
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    In "Radical Chic", Wolfe focuses primarily on one symbolic event: a gathering of the politically correct at Leonard Bernstein’s duplex apartment on Park Avenue to meet spokesmen of the Black Panther Party. He re-creates the incongruous scene - and its astonishing repercussions - with high fidelity. In the companion essay, Wolfe travels west to San Francisco to survey another meeting-ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment. "Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers" deals with the newly emerging art of confrontation, as practiced by San Francisco’s militant minorities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Prophetic

    • By WCB1138 on 05-01-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Kingdom of Speech

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 193

    Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. The Kingdom of Speech is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech - not evolution - is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Both witty and deep; and brilliantly narrated too.

    • By smarmer on 09-05-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Back to Blood

    • A Novel
    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Length: 20 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 758
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 639
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 643

    As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay - with officer Nestor Camacho on board - Tom Wolfe is off and running. Here is a big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous best-selling novels, Back to Blood is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Wolfe

    • By Lauren on 11-03-12

    Regular price: $30.79

    • A Man in Full

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: David Ogden Stiers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 447
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 282

    A decade ago, The Bonfire of the Vanities defined an era - and established Tom Wolfe as the prime fictional chronicler of America at its most outrageous and alive. Now Wolfe is back with a pitch-perfect, coast-to-coast portrait of our wild and woolly, no-holds-barred, multifarious country on the cusp of the millennium.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not A Book In Full

    • By Casey Keller on 03-06-08

    Regular price: $19.93

    • An Evening With Garrison Keillor, Maya Angelou, Laurie Colwin, Tom Wolfe and Calvin Trillin

    • By: Garrison Keillor, Maya Angelou, Laurie Colwin, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Many among America's wittiest, most perceptive, and popular writers join to read their works aloud at a fundraiser to benefit the homeless. Authors participating include Garrison Keillor, Maya Angelou, Laurie Colwin, Tom Wolfe, and Calvin Trillin.

    Regular price: $7.66

    • The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "An excellent book by a genius”, said Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., of this now-classic exploration of the 1960s from the founder of New Journalism and author of such influential works as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and The Bonfire of the Vanities. Tom Wolfe explores the style and culture of the 1960s in this dynamic collection of essays - originally stand-alone pieces, many of which were published in Esquire magazine - written in his unique, free-flowing style.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Hooking Up

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Tom Wolfe, Ron Rifkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    America's maestro reporter/novelist gives America an MRI at the dawn of a new age. Tom Wolfe scrutinizes everything from the sexual manners and mores of teenagers to the reasons why no one is celebrating the second American Century. Hooking Up is a chronicle of the here and now. Browse more Wolfe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific!

    • By L. Adams on 02-17-04

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Purple Decades

    • A Reader 
    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Before he became a best-selling novelist (The Bonfire of the Vanities), Tom Wolfe was an essayist and keen observer of 1960s and 1970s culture for Esquire and Rolling Stone. (This is the man who coined the phrase "Me Decade", after all.) This ear-candy collection of 20 essays and articles narrated by Edoardo Ballerini was handpicked by Wolfe and includes some of his best-known nonfiction work.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Back to Blood

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay - with officer Nestor Camacho on board - Tom Wolfe is off and running. Here is a big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous best-selling novels, Back to Blood is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good and Wolfe-like

    • By Jake on 11-28-12

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Back to Blood

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Frank Arnold
    • Length: 23 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Die Freiheit ist nur 20 Meter entfernt für den kubanischen Flüchtling, der sich auf den Mast einer Luxusjacht vor Miami geflüchtet hat. Aber dann wird er vor den Augen von Millionen Fernsehzuschauern in einer spektakulären Aktion live verhaftet. Und das ausgerechnet vom netten Nestor, einem Polizisten mit kubanischen Wurzeln, der unter den chauvinistischen Sprüchen seiner weißen Vorgesetzten leidet. Die ganze Stadt ist in zwei Lager gespalten: Für seine Familie und Landsleute ist Nestor ein Verräter, für die Weißen ein Held und Musteramerikaner. Soll der kubanische Bürgermeister ihn suspendieren oder mit Orden schmücken? Versaut ihm dieser Idiot die Wiederwahl?

    Regular price: $34.52

    • Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine

    • And Other Stories, Sketches, and Essays
    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    In this 1976 collection of essays, Americana icon Tom Wolfe explores the social status strife of the 1970s, eviscerating trends of faux-sympathy and self-absorption, going as far as to coin the term "The 'Me' Decade" to describe the period’s narcissism. And when paired with the clear, confident delivery of storied narrator and stage-and-screen veteran Peter Berkrot, Wolfe’s incisive wit and cynical bite is more blistering than ever.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ambush at Fort Bragg

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Edward Norton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    He's been called "the inventor of the New Journalism - and possessor of the age's most distinctive prose style." Now in this original novella - an audio exclusive not available in print - Tom Wolfe, author of The Bonfire of the Vanities, turns his penetrating eye and devastating wit on the world of TV news.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow Starter

    • By James on 04-03-03

    Regular price: $15.93

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