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    • The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    • A Novel
    • By: Milan Kundera, Michael Henry Heim (translator)
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 928
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 934

    A young woman is in love with a successful surgeon, a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing. His mistress, a free-spirited artist, lives her life as a series of betrayals—while her other lover, earnest, faithful, and good, stands to lose everything because of his noble qualities. In a world where lives are shaped by irrevocable choices and fortuitous events, and everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance, its weight. Hence we feel “the unbearable lightness of being."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love, Politics, and Strange Bedfellows

    • By Mel on 07-01-12

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

    • A Novel
    • By: Milan Kundera, Aaron Asher (translator)
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    Rich in its stories, characters, and imaginative range, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the novel that brought Milan Kundera his first big international success in the late 1970s. Like all his work, it is valuable for far more than its historical implications. In seven wonderfully integrated parts, different aspects of human existence are magnified and reduced, reordered and emphasized, newly examined, analyzed, and experienced.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A well-lubricated orgy of ideas

    • By Darwin8u on 04-26-14

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Immortality

    • By: Milan Kundera
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Milan Kundera's sixth novel springs from a casual gesture of a woman to her swimming instructor, a gesture that creates a character in the mind of a writer named Kundera. Like Flaubert's Emma or Tolstoy's Anna, Kundera's Agnes becomes an object of fascination, of indefinable longing. From that character springs a novel, a gesture of the imagination that both embodies and articulates Milan Kundera's supreme mastery of the novel and its purpose: to explore thoroughly the great themes of existence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cerebral Crosswinds in Parisian fields

    • By W Perry Hall on 01-13-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Joke

    • By: Milan Kundera
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    All too often, this brilliant novel of thwarted love and revenge miscarried has been read for its political implications. Now, a quarter century after The Joke was first published and several years after the collapse of the Soviet-imposed Czechoslovak regime, it becomes easier to put such implications into perspective in favor of valuing the book (and all Kundera 's work) as what it truly is: great, stirring literature that sheds new light on the eternal themes of human existence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Adder Sowing Thorns in the Garden of the Soul

    • By W Perry Hall on 02-28-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Ignorance

    • A Novel
    • By: Milan Kundera, Linda Asher (translator)
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Irena and Josef meet by chance while returning to their homeland, which they had abandoned 20 years earlier. Will they manage to pick up the thread of their strange love story, interrupted almost as soon as it began and then lost in the tides of history? The truth is that after such a long absence "their memories no longer match."

    Regular price: $18.24

    • The Autobiography of Santa Claus: A Revised Edition of the Christmas Classic

    • Christmas Chronicles Series, Book 1
    • By: Jeff Guinn
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie, Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It all started when Jeff Guinn was assigned to write a piece full of little-known facts about Christmas for his paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A few months later, he received a call from a gentleman who told him that he showed the story to an important friend who didn’t think much of it. And who might that be? asked Jeff. The next thing he knew, he was whisked off to the North Pole to meet with this “very important friend,” and the rest is, well, as they say, history. 

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    • By: Milan Kundera
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    A young woman is in love with a successful surgeon, a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing. His mistress, a free-spirited artist, lives her life as a series of betrayals - while her other lover, earnest, faithful, and good, stands to lose everything because of his noble qualities.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love the guy who read this

    • By Casey on 03-28-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Farewell Waltz

    • By: Milan Kundera
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In this dark farce of a novel, set in an old-fashioned Central European spa town, eight characters are swept up in an accelerating dance. Perhaps the most brilliantly plotted and entertaining of Milan Kundera's novels, Farewell Waltz poses the most serious questions with a blasphemous lightness that makes us see that the modern world has deprived us even of the right to tragedy. Written in Bohemia in 1969-70, this book was first published in 1976. This beautiful new translation, made from the French text prepared by the novelist himself, fully reflects his own tone and intentions.

    Regular price: $15.64

    • Farewell Waltz

    • A Novel
    • By: Milan Kundera, Aaron Asher (translator)
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    In this dark farce of a novel, set in an old-fashioned Central European spa town, eight characters are swept up in an accelerating dance: a pretty nurse and her repairman boyfriend; an oddball gynecologist; a rich American (at once saint and Don Juan); a popular trumpeter and his beautiful, obsessively jealous wife; an disillusioned former political prisoner about to leave his country and his young woman ward. Farewell Waltz poses the most serious questions with a blasphemous lightness that makes us see that the modern world has deprived us even of the right to tragedy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Morality and Mortality

    • By bigawkwardgirl on 02-08-15

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Laughable Loves

    • By: Milan Kundera
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Milan Kundera is a master of graceful illusion and illuminating surprise. In one of these stories a young man and his girlfriend pretend that she is a stranger he picked up on the road - only to become strangers to each other in reality as their game proceeds. In another a teacher fakes piety in order to seduce a devout girl, then jilts her and yearns for God. In yet another girls wait in bars, on beaches, and on station platforms for the same lover, a middle-aged Don Juan who has gone home to his wife.

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Life Is Elsewhere

    • By: Milan Kundera, Aaron Asher (Translator)
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    The author initially intended to call this novel The Lyrical Age. The lyrical age, according to Kundera, is youth, and this novel, above all, is an epic of adolescence; an ironic epic that tenderly erodes sacrosanct values: childhood, motherhood, revolution, and even poetry. Jaromil is in fact a poet. His mother made him a poet and accompanies him (figuratively) to his love bed and (literally) to his deathbed. A ridiculous and touching character, horrifying and totally innocent ("innocence with its bloody smile!"), Jaromil is at the same time a true poet. He's no creep, he's Rimbaud.

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Festival of Insignificance

    • A Novel
    • By: Milan Kundera
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Listeners who know Milan Kundera's earlier books know that the wish to incorporate an element of the "unserious" in a novel is not at all unexpected of him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Review of Little Significance.

    • By Darwin8u on 07-14-15

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Identity

    • A Novel
    • By: Milan Kundera, Linda Asher (translator)
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    There are situations in which we fail for a moment to recognize the person we are with, in which the identity of the other is erased while we simultaneously doubt our own. This also happens with couples - indeed, above all with couples, because lovers fear more than anything else "losing sight" of the loved one. With stunning artfulness in expanding and playing variations on the meaningful moment, Milan Kundera has made this situation - and the vague sense of panic it inspires - the very fabric of this novel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Jamy Bee on 12-16-18

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Slowness

    • A Novel
    • By: Milan Kundera, Linda Asher (translator)
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Disconcerted and enchanted, the listener follows the narrator of Slowness through a midsummer's night in which two tales of seduction, separated by more than 200 years, interweave and oscillate between the sublime and the comic. Underlying this libertine fantasy is a profound meditation on contemporary life: about the secret bond between slowness and memory, about the connection between our era's desire to forget and the way we have given ourselves over to the demon of speed. And about "dancers" possessed by the passion to be seen, for whom life is merely a perpetual show .

    Regular price: $15.96

    • The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

    • By: Dan Santat
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    This magical story begins on an island far away, where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and - at long last - is given his special name: Beekle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exc.narration but more pause

    • By Hernandez on 07-17-16

    Regular price: $2.26

    • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

    • By: Milan Kundera
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Rich in its stories, characters, and imaginative range, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the novel that brought Milan Kundera his first big international success in the late 1970s. Like all his work, it is valuable for far more than its historical implications. In seven wonderfully integrated parts, different aspects of human existence are magnified and reduced, reordered and emphasized, newly examined, analysed and experienced.

    Regular price: $15.26

    • Slowness

    • By: Milan Kundera
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Milan Kundera's lightest novel, a divertimento, an opera buffa, Slowness is also the first of this author's fictional works to have been written in French. Disconcerted and enchanted, the listener follows the narrator of Slowness through a midsummer's night in which two tales of seduction, separated by more than 200 years, interweave and oscillate between the sublime and the comic.

    Regular price: $8.94

    • Emperors and Idiots

    • The Hundred-Year Rivalry Between the Yankees and the Red Sox
    • By: Mike Vaccaro
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The New York Yankees. The Boston Red Sox. For a hundred years, no two teams have locked horns as fiercely or as frequently, and no two seasons frame the colossal battle more perfectly than 2003 and 2004. Now, with incredible energy and access, leading sports columnist Mike Vaccaro chronicles the history of the greatest rivalry in sports, and the two stunning American League Championship Series that define a century of baseball.

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Laughable Loves

    • By: Milan Kundera
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Milan Kundera is a master of graceful illusion and illuminating surprise. In one of these stories a young man and his girlfriend pretend that she is a stranger he picked up on the road - only to become strangers to each other in reality as their game proceeds. In another a teacher fakes piety in order to seduce a devout girl, then jilts her and yearns for God. In yet another girls wait in bars, on beaches and on station platforms for the same lover, a middle-aged Don Juan who has gone home to his wife.

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Identity

    • By: Milan Kundera
    • Narrated by: Richmond Hoxie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    There are situations in which we fail for a moment to recognise the person we are with, in which the identity of the other is erased while we simultaneously doubt our own. This also happens with couples - indeed, above all with couples, because lovers fear more than anything else 'losing sight' of the loved one. With stunning artfulness in expanding and playing variations on the meaningful moment, Milan Kundera has made this situation - and the vague sense of panic it inspires - the very fabric of this novel.

    Regular price: $8.67

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