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    • Last Stories

    • By: William Trevor
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    With a career that spanned more than half a century, William Trevor is regarded as one of the best writers of short stories in the English language. Now, in Last Stories, the master storyteller delivers ten exquisitely rendered tales - nine of which have never been published in book form - that illuminate the human condition and will surely linger in the listener's mind. This final and special collection is a gift to lovers of literature and Trevor's many admirers, and affirms his place as one of the world's greatest storytellers. 

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Cheating at Canasta

    • Short Story Collection
    • By: William Trevor
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley, Gerard Doyle, Heather O'Neill, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The publication of a new book by William Trevor is a true literary event. One of our finest chroniclers of the human condition, Trevor's precise and unflinching insights into the lives of ordinary people are evidenced once again in this stunning collection of twelve stories. Subtle yet powerful, these exquisitely nuanced tales of regret, deception, adultery, aging, and forgiveness are a rare pleasure, and they confirm Trevor's reputation as a master of the form.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Trevor's Best

    • By Cariola on 05-28-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Bit on the Side

    • By: William Trevor
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey, Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    William Trevor is truly a Chekhov for our age, and a new collection of stories from him is always a cause for celebration.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Writing of the highest order

    • By Kathleen on 10-07-05

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Story of Lucy Gault

    • By: William Trevor
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    The Story of Lucy Gault traces the repercussions of a child’s attempt to remain in her beloved home.Threatened with a move from Ireland to England, 9-year-old Lucy runs away, setting off a series of misunderstandings that will eventually touch each inhabitant of her village.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Most Heart warming read

    • By Elizabeth K. Morse on 12-12-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Love and Summer

    • A Novel
    • By: William Trevor
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    An author who has received international critical acclaim for his exquisite prose, William Trevor saw his novel The Story of Lucy Gault short-listed for the prestigious Booker Prize. Love and Summer tells the tale of Ellie Dillahan, an orphan entered into a bleak future with the man she wed. As the story unfolds, Ellie’s life is thrown into tumult by a fateful encounter with another man.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Flat

    • By Cariola on 01-02-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Felicia’s Journey

    • By: William Trevor
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Felicia is young and pregnant, having stolen away from a small Irish town to search for her boyfriend in the industrial sprawl of the English Midlands. Fat, 50ish, and unfailingly reasonable, Mr. Hilditch is looking for a new friend to join the five other girls he has “befriended”. Under Trevor’s master hand, both characters become startlingly sympathetic in their tragic dance from which only one of them will emerge victorious—and alive.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Last Stories

    • By: William Trevor
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan, Niamh Cusack, Tara Fitzgerald
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Last Stories by William Trevor, read by Niamh Cusack, Stephen Hogan and Tara Fitzgerald. In this final collection of ten exquisite, perceptive and profound stories, William Trevor probes into the depths of the human spirit. Here we encounter a tutor and his pupil, whose lives are thrown into turmoil when they meet again years later; a young girl who discovers the mother she believed dead is alive and well; and a piano teacher who accepts her pupil's theft in exchange for his beautiful music.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Death in Summer

    • By: William Trevor
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Thaddeus Davenant’s wife has just died in an automobile accident, leaving him to raise their infant daughter alone. Haunted by his wife’s sudden death, Thaddeus agrees with his mother-in-law that the househould needs a nanny to help raise the child. Although she doesn’t get the job, one young woman forms an immediate, secret attachment to Thaddeus and the baby—an attachment that will eventually become dangerous.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Master of subtlety

    • By Cariola on 01-09-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The New Yorker (Oct. 31, 2005)

    • By: George Packer, James Surowiecki, Jeffrey Toobin, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    "Saddam On Trial" by George Packer; "Capitol Gains" by James Surowiecki; "Breyer's Big Idea" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Recalled to Life" by Oliver Sacks; "The Children" by William Trevor; and "Troublemakers" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95