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    • The Recognitions

    • By: William Gaddis
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 48 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    Wyatt Gwyon's desire to forge is not driven by larceny but from love. Exactingly faithful to the spirit and letter of the Flemish masters, he produces uncannily accurate "originals" - pictures the painters themselves might have envied. In an age of counterfeit emotion and taste, the real and fake have become indistinguishable; yet Gwyon's forgeries reflect a truth that others cannot touch - cannot even recognize.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breathtaking, Dizzying, Stimulating, Funny

    • By andrew on 11-17-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Carpenter's Gothic

    • By: William Gaddis
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    This story of raging comedy and despair centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a Vietnam veteran. From their "carpenter Gothic" rented house, Paul sets himself up as a media consultant for Reverend Ude, an evangelist mounting a grand crusade that conveniently suits a mining combine bidding to take over an ore strike on the site of Ude's African mission. 

    Regular price: $17.49

    • JR

    • By: William Gaddis
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 37 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Absurdly logical, mercilessly real, gathering it's own tumultuous momentum for the ultimate brush with commodity training, JR captures the listener in the cacophony of voices that revolves around this young captive of his own myths. The disturbing clarity with which this finished writer captures the ways in which we deal, dissemble, and stumble through our words - through our lives - while the real plans are being made elsewhere makes JR the extraordinary novel that it is.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Possibly superior as an audio book

    • By Peregrine on 12-12-10

    Regular price: $22.46

    • The Recognitions

    • By: William Gaddis
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 48 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Wyatt Gwyon's desire to forge is not driven by larceny but from love. Exactingly faithful to the spirit and letter of the Flemish masters, he produces uncannily accurate "originals" - pictures the painters themselves might have envied. In an age of counterfeit emotion and taste, the real and fake have become indistinguishable; yet Gwyon's forgeries reflect a truth that others cannot touch - cannot even recognize.

    Regular price: $40.05

    • JR

    • By: William Gaddis
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 37 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Absurdly logical, mercilessly real, gathering its own tumultuous momentum for the ultimate brush with commodity training, captures the listener in the cacophony of voices that revolves around this young captive of his own myths. The disturbing clarity with which this finished writer captures the ways in which we deal, dissemble, and stumble through our words - through our lives - while the real plans are being made elsewhere makes the extraordinary novel that it is.

    Regular price: $40.05