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    • Hold the Dark

    • A Novel
    • By: William Giraldi
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At the start of another pitiless winter, the wolves have come for the children of Keelut. Three children have been taken from this isolated Alaskan village, including the six-year-old son of Medora and Vernon Slone. Saken with grief and seeking consolation, Medora contacts nature writer and wolf expert Russell Core. Sixty years old, ailing in both body and spirit, and estranged from his daughter and wife, Core arrives in Keelut to investigate the killings.

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    • Alaska is the star of this book

    • By Debra B on 09-11-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • American Audacity

    • In Defense of Literary Daring
    • By: William Giraldi
    • Narrated by: Stephen Graybill
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
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    Over the last decade, William Giraldi has established himself as a charismatic and uncompromising literary essayist. American Audacity gathers Giraldi's fierce and witty considerations of American writers and themes, including a never-before-published appreciation of James Baldwin and an introductory call to arms for 21st-century American literature.  

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Busy Monsters

    • A Novel
    • By: William Giraldi
    • Narrated by: Jeff Allin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Echoing a narrative line that includes Kurt Vonnegut and Joseph Heller, William Giraldi’s Busy Monsters has been hailed as one of the most exciting fiction debuts in years. Penned with a linguistic bravado that explores the diaphanous line between fiction and fact, this "very funny, very inventive dbut novel" ( The New Yorker) has at last revived the great American picaresque tradition.

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Denis Johnson Is Gone, but He Left Us One Last Sublime Collection of Stories

    • By: William Giraldi
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    A posthumous book by a writer of singular ability is a thrilling gift from the grave, but it is also tinged with regret before we even crack it open. When Denis Johnson died of cancer last year at the age of 67, American letters was stripped of a shimmering original, a visionary who dipped his quill in the ink of the numinous, striving toward the otherworldly, imbuing our days of macadam and mud with the beams of something other, something above.

    "Denis Johnson Is Gone, but He Left Us One Last Sublime Collection of Stories" is from the January 22, 2018 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Giraldi and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Fifty Shades of Moby-Dick

    • By: William Giraldi
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 16 mins
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    Moby-Dick remains the Great American Novel not only because it couldn’t have been written by anyone other than an American, but because it alone wields the capaciousness to include the whole of American individualism, the Richter-scale collision of American mind and soul, the sacred grasp of the profane, that barbarous striving toward both a rumored heaven and a welcoming hell. We are interested in Melville’s life chiefly because we are interested in the violence of his art, because art is not enough.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Hold the Dark

    • By: William Giraldi
    • Narrated by: John Moraitis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wolves have come for the children, three have been taken from an isolated Alaskan village, including the six-year-old boy of Medora and Vernon Slone. Wolf expert Russell Core arrives in Keelut to investigate the killings and learns of the horrifying darkness at the heart of Medora. As Core attempts to rescue Medora from her husband’s vengeance, he comes face to face with the untamed animal in the soul of every human being.

    Regular price: $16.73

    • Object Lesson

    • By: William Giraldi
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 21 mins
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    Why we need physical books.

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    • Creative Destruction

    • By: William Giraldi
    • Narrated by: C. James Moore
    • Length: 22 mins
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    Let's forget for a moment and get right to a more accurate, and ominous, conjugation: The artist in America is being starved, systemically and without shame. In this land of untold bounty - what is usually called, in a kind of blustering spasm, the richest empire on earth - the American creative class has been forced to brook a historic economic burden while also being sunk into sunless irrelevancy.

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    • Saved by the Bell

    • By: William Giraldi
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 16 mins
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    Reading, like religion, can boast of this: If it gets you young it’s got you good. But both, as you know, have been singed by flashier pursuits: religion by celebrity, books by screens. “Book culture” indeed sounds more and more like a contradiction these days, a contradiction that kisses paradox, since there have never been so many books; in 2013, Forbes reported that between 600,000 and 1,000,000 books are published each year in the U.S. alone. The eyes, however, are elsewhere.

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    • Immortal Beloved

    • By: William Giraldi
    • Narrated by: C. James Moore
    • Length: 18 mins
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    Why writers want fans who last forever.

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    • Let There Be Darkness

    • By: William Giraldi
    • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
    • Length: 56 mins
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    In defense of depressing literature.

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