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    • White Teeth

    • By: Zadie Smith
    • Narrated by: Lenny Henry, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Ray Panthaki, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name (Jamaican for “no problem”). Samad’s late-in-life arranged marriage produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal’s every effort to direct them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Modern Classic Reworked

    • By kurdis teed on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Swing Time

    • By: Zadie Smith
    • Narrated by: Pippa Bennett-Warner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,395
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,278

    Two brown girls dream of being dancers - but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early 20s, never to be revisited but never quite forgotten either....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful characters, no resolution -a very satisfying read

    • By BNBNYC on 02-19-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Feel Free

    • Essays
    • By: Zadie Smith
    • Narrated by: Nikki Amuka-Bird
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Since she burst spectacularly into view with her debut novel almost two decades ago, Zadie Smith has established herself not just as one of the world's preeminent fiction writers but also a brilliant and singular essayist. She contributes regularly to The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books on a range of subjects, and each piece of hers is a literary event in its own right.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great material, thoroughly brilliant narration

    • By Mary E. Magin on 03-09-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • NW

    • A Novel
    • By: Zadie Smith
    • Narrated by: Karen Bryson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 248

    Somewhere in Northwest London stands Caldwell housing estate, relic of 70s urban planning. Five identical blocks, deliberately named: Hobbes, Smith, Bentham, Locke, and Russell. If you grew up there, the plan was to get out and get on, to something bigger, better. Thirty years later ex-Caldwell kids Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan have all made it out, with varying degrees of succes - whatever that means....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I believe this book is best listened to than read

    • By BowedBookshelf on 09-28-12
    • A Novel
    • By: Zadie Smith
    • Narrated by: Karen Bryson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 09-04-12
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 294 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Changing My Mind

    • By: Zadie Smith
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Zadie Smith brings to her essays all of the curiosity, intellectual rigor, and sharp humor that has attracted so many readers to her fiction, and the result is a collection that is nothing short of extraordinary. Presented in four sections-Reading, Being, Seeing, and Feeling- Changing My Mind invites listeners to witness the world from Zadie Smith's unique vantage.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • bland and nutritious

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-12-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • White Teeth

    • By: Zadie Smith
    • Narrated by: Pippa Bennett-Warner, Ray Panthaki, Lenny Henry, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Zadie Smith's White Teeth is a classic international best seller and an unforgettable portrait of London. One of the most talked about fictional debuts ever, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing - among many other things - with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-listen.

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Episode 57: Zadie Smith and Conservatives Strike Back

    • By: David Remnick, David Frum, Cirocco Dunlap, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    David Frum is a card-carrying conservative who won’t jump on the G.O.P.’s Trump bandwagon—he believes that America’s fundamental rights will...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The New Yorker, June 8th & 15th 2015: Part 1 (Zadie Smith, Karen Russell, Anthony Lane)

    • By: Zadie Smith, Karen Russell, Anthony Lane
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In this issue: "Telling the Story", by Amy Davidson; "Yours Truly", by Rebecca Mead; "Go Ask Alice", by Anthony Lane; "Escape from New York", by Zadie Smith; "The Prospectors", by Karen Russell; "Where the Boys Are", by Emily Nussbaum; and "Crackups", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Autograph Man

    • By: Zadie Smith
    • Narrated by: Ben Barnes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Alex-Li Tandem sells autographs. A small blip in a huge worldwide network of desire, his business is to hunt for names on paper, collect them, sell them, and occasionally fake them - all to give the people what they want: a little piece of Fame. But what does Alex want? Only the return of his father, the reinstatement of some kind of all-powerful, benevolent God-type figure, the end of religion, something for his headache, three different girls, infinite grace, and the rare autograph of '40s movie actress Kitty Alexander. With fries. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Maybe it's ...me? (But I don't think it's me.)

    • By Ashley J. on 05-14-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The New Yorker, July 30th 2018 (Sam Knight, Zadie Smith, Adam Gopnik)

    • By: Zadie Smith, Sam Knight, Adam Gopnik
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In this issue: "Long, Hot Summers" by Evan Osnos: The G.O.P. is standing by as President Trump upends American security; "The Impossible Choice" by Sam Knight: With Brexit looming, Theresa May battles Trump, Europe, and her own party; "Promiscuous Painting" by Zadie Smith: Henry Taylor's portraits of American life; "Just Perfect" by Adam Gopnik: Can we learn from the great late-nineteenth-century utopians; "Accept the Mystery" by Laura Miller: A début novel about faith, loss, and violence; "All That Glitters" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of McQueen and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Swing Time

    • By: Zadie Smith
    • Narrated by: Pippa Bennett-Warner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and true identity, how they shape us and how we can survive them. Moving from Northwest London to West Africa, it is an exuberant dance to the music of time. Two brown girls dream of being dancers - but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe or makes a person truly free.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good story, shame about the narrator

    • By FRANCINE TAFFIN on 01-07-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Thalia Book Club: On Beauty with Author Zadie Smith

    • By: Zadie Smith
    • Narrated by: Laura Miller
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Author Zadie Smith discusses her much-anticipated third novel, On Beauty. Set on both sides of the Atlantic, the novel follows the chain of events when the son of a liberal British academic family falls in love with the daughter of an American right-wing icon. A brilliant analysis of family life, the institution of marriage, and the intersection of the personal and political, the book is also very funny indeed. Interviewed by Laura Miller of salon.com.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Feel Free: Essays

    • Essays
    • By: Zadie Smith
    • Narrated by: Nikki Amuka-Bird
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The one and only Zadie Smith, prize-winning, best-selling author of White Teeth, is back with a second unmissable collection of essays. No subject is too fringe or too mainstream for the unstoppable Zadie Smith. From social media to the environment, from Jay-Z to Karl Ove Knausgaard, she has boundless curiosity and the boundless wit to match. In Feel Free, pop culture, high culture, social change and political debate all get the Zadie Smith treatment, dissected with razor-sharp intellect.

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Zadie Smith: How to Fail Better

    • Zadie Smith: How to Fail Better
    • By: Zadie Smith
    • Narrated by: Zadie Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    This event was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • adore this

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-01-18

    Regular price: $9.95

    • NW

    • By: Zadie Smith
    • Narrated by: Karen Bryson, Don Gilet
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 25

    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of NW, Zadie Smith’s first novel since the bestselling On Beauty. Read by Don Gilet and Karen Bryson. This is the story of a city. The north-west corner of a city. Here you’ll find guests and hosts, those with power and those without it, people who live somewhere special and others who live nowhere at all. And many people in between.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Feels like three unfinished books.

    • By benjamin on 07-05-13

    Regular price: $23.45

    • The New Yorker, May 7th 2018 (Zadie Smith, Nicholas Schmidle, Peter Hessler)

    • By: Zadie Smith, Nicholas Schmindle, Peter Hessler
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this issue: "Crash Course" by Nicholas Lemann: Will the Trump Administration dismantle our best protection against another financial crisis; "Through the Portal" by Zadie Smith: Deana Lawson's photographs of diaspora; "Digital Vigilantes" by Nicholas Schmidle: If your files are stolen by hackers, why is it illegal to steal them back; "Morsi the Cat" by Peter Hessler: Making a home in Cairo during a revolution; "To Have and to Do" by Alexandra Schwartz.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Autograph Man

    • By: Zadie Smith
    • Narrated by: Ben Barnes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Zadie Smith's deeply funny, subversive and splendidly entertaining The Autograph Man is a whirlwind tour of celebrity and our fame-obsessed times. Following one Alex-Li Tandem - a 20-something, Chinese Jewish autograph dealer turned on by sex, drugs and organised religion - it takes in London and New York, love and death, fathers and sons, as Alex tries to discover how a piece of paper can bring him closer to his heart's desire. Exposing our misconceptions about our idols - about ourselves - Zadie Smith delivers a brilliant, unforgettable tale about who we are and what we really want to be. 

    Regular price: $26.17

    • The New Yorker, February 23rd & March 2nd 2015: Part 2 (Jon Lee Anderson, Zadie Smith, Emily Nussbaum)

    • By: Jon Lee Anderson, Zadie Smith, Emily Nussbaum
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    "Mother May I", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "The Unravelling", by Jon Lee Anderson; "Brother from Another Mother", by Zadie Smith; "Last Girl in Larchmont", by Emily Nussbaum.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Autograph Man

    • By: Zadie Smith
    • Narrated by: Henry Goodman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Alex-Li Tandem sells autographs. He hunts for them, collects them, sells them, and occasionally fakes them, all to give the people a little piece of Fame. But what does Alex want? Only the return of his father, the reinstatement of some kind of benevolent God figure, the end of religion, something for his headache, three different girls, infinite grace, and the rare autograph of a Forties movie actress. With fries.

    Regular price: $12.78

    • The New Yorker, August 12th & 19th 2013: Part 2 (Paige Williams, Ben McGrath, Zadie Smith)

    • By: Paige Williams, Ben McGrath, Zadie Smith
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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    "The Pay Is Too Damn Low", by James Surowiecki; "Origin Stories", by Andrew Marantz; "Compositions in Black and White", by Paige Williams; "Throw Like a Girl", by Ben McGrath; and "Meet the President!", by Zadie Smith.

    Regular price: $5.95