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    • The Recognitions

    • By: William Gaddis
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 51 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    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
    • Brilliant book, excellent rendering.

    • By Mark on 06-01-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • JR

    • By: William Gaddis
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 37 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    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

    • Agape Agape

    • By: William Gaddis
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    For more than 50 years, William Gaddis collected notes for a book about the mechanization of the arts, told by way of a social history of the player piano in America. In the years before his death in 1998, he distilled the whole mass into a fiction, a dramatic monologue by an elderly man with a terminal illness. Continuing Gaddis's career - long reflection on those aspects of corporate technological culture that are uniquely destructive of the arts - Agape Agape is a stunning achievement from one of the indisputable masters of postwar American fiction. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good God!

    • By Conrad on 02-09-19

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Carpenter's Gothic

    • By: William Gaddis
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • The Rush for Second Place

    • Essays and Occasional Writings
    • By: William Gaddis, Joseph Tabbi - editor
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    William Gaddis published only four novels during his lifetime, but with those works, he earned himself a reputation as one of America's greatest novelists, the heir to Joyce and Nabokov. Less well-known is Gaddis' body of perceptive critical writings. Presented here is a wide range of Gaddis' original essays. 

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Recognitions

    • By: William Gaddis
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 47 hrs and 55 mins
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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