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    • Darkness Visible

    • A Memoir of Madness
    • By: William Styron
    • Narrated by: William Styron
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this bestseller is William Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and almost suicidal depression. Styron is perhaps the first writer to convey the full terror of depression's psychic landscape as well as the illuminating path to recovery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intimate and revealing

    • By S. Yates on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $12.60

    • Sophie's Choice

    • By: William Styron
    • Narrated by: Norman Snow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    In this brilliant, multi-layered novel, a young Southerner, Stingo, wants to become a writer. In Brooklyn, he meets Nathan, a brilliant Jewish intellectual involved in a turbulent love-hate affair with Sophie, a beautiful Polish woman. She has a terrible wound in her past, one that impels both Sophie and Nathan toward destruction.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • THIS IS ABRIDGED

    • By J. Flynn on 07-25-16

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Great American Authors Read From Their Works, Volume 1

    • William Styron reading from Lie Down in Darkness
    • By: Calliope Author Readings, William Styron
    • Narrated by: William Styron
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    From the poignant novel about a troubled Southern family, written when he was 26, William Styron reads with tenderness about the disabled younger child finding joy in the magic tricks of a workman, as her mother looks on, knowing her child’s sad fate.

    Regular price: $1.75

    • First Words

    • Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors
    • By: Margaret Atwood, Roy Blount Jr., Pat Conroy, and others
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould, Kevin McCarthy, Judith Ivey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Most kids write stories. Only a few of them grow up to be successful authors. But before there was Carrie, there was Jhonathan and the Witchs. And before there was Rabbit Angstrom, Toyota Dealer, there was Manuel Cirarro, famous detective. Could we have seen the seeds of success in Stephen King's and John Updike's juvenilia? A funny and surprisingly informative gathering of childhood creations by today's most celebrated writers.

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1

    • Great 20th-Century Authors Read from Their Works
    • By: Calliope Author Readings, James Baldwin, William Styron, and others
    • Narrated by: Mr. James Baldwin, Mr. William Styron, Mr. James Jones, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    James Baldwin reading from Another Country and Giovanni's Room; WIlliam Styron reading from Lie Down in Darkness; James Jones reading from From Here to Eternity; and Philip Roth reading from Letting Go.

    Regular price: $11.17

    • The Suicide Run

    • Five Tales of the Marine Corps
    • By: William Styron
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    Before writing his memoir of madness, Darkness Visible, William Styron was best known for his ambitious works of fiction - including The Confessions of Nat Turner and Sophie's Choice. Styron also created personal but no less powerful tales based on his real-life experiences as a U.S. Marine. The Suicide Run collects five of these meticulously rendered narratives. One of them - "Elobey, Annobón, and Corisco" - is published here for the first time.

    Regular price: $22.40