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    • The Breadwinner

    • By: Deborah Ellis
    • Narrated by: Rita Wolf
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital city during the Taliban rule. Parvana's father- a history teacher until his school was bombed and his health destroyed- works from a blanket on the ground in the marketplace, reading letters for people who cannot read or write. One day he is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional Listen!

    • By Sherry on 09-21-11

    Regular price: $14.60

    • The Witch of Portobello

    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Rita Wolf
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 349
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 222

    The Witch of Portobello is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well - or hardly at all. Like The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello is the kind of story that will transform the way listeners think about love, passion, joy, and sacrifice.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • the toughest kind of book to write....

    • By Rebecarol on 02-15-08

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Selected Shorts: New American Stories

    • By: Aleksandar Hemon, Jhumpa Lahiri, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and others
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines, Rita Wolf, Condola Rashad, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    New American Stories presents diverse stories of contemporary American life and dreams lost and found, by four of the best young contemporary writers - Jhumpa Lahiri, Sherman Alexie, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Aleksandar Hemon - as performed by terrific stage and screen actors. All four writers have a unique perspective on the American experience, which is reflected in their work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting stories so well told!

    • By Grace L. Miller on 09-09-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Reconciliation

    • Islam, Democracy, and the West
    • By: Benazir Bhutto
    • Narrated by: Rita Wolf
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    In Reconciliation, Bhutto recounts in gripping detail her final months in Pakistan and offers a bold new agenda for how to stem the tide of Islamic radicalism and to rediscover the values of tolerance and justice that lie at the heart of her religion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Female Muslim insight

    • By Craig Bell on 03-07-08

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Süßer Tod (Morgan und Bailey 2)

    • By: Markus Topf
    • Narrated by: Rita Engelmann, Bodo Wolf, Pat Murphy, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Mit Schirm, Charme und Gottes Segen lösen der katholische Pfarrer Charles Morgan und die evangelische Pastorin Rose Bailey im beschaulichen Städtchen Heaven's Bridge an der Küste Neuenglands spannende Fälle. Der Basar, den die christlichen Kirchengemeinden von Heaven's Bridge veranstalten, wird von einem schrecklichen Todesfall überschattet: Die alte Mrs. Cameron fällt einem vergifteten Lebkuchen zum Opfer.

    Regular price: $5.50

    • Thalia Book Club: Julie Otsuka's The Buddha in the Attic

    • By: Julie Otsuka
    • Narrated by: David Rakoff, Rita Wolf
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The 2011 National Book Award-nominated author of When the Emperor Was Divine discusses her spellbinding new novel, about a group of Japanese picture brides who come to America in the early 1900s, with the performer and essayist David Rakoff. The book traces the women's lives from their boat journey on which they imagine their husbands and concludes with their "disappearance" in World War II. Like Otsuka's first book, The Buddha in the Attic is about identity and what it means to be "other" in uncertain times.

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Thalia Kids' Book Club: Kate DiCamillo’s The Magician’s Elephant

    • By: Kate DiCamillo
    • Narrated by: Rita Wolf
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The Newbery Medalist (The Tale of Despereaux) talks about her eagerly anticipated new novel, a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected and making the extraordinary come true, with kids ages 8 and up. The event includes an excerpt performed by actress Rita Wolf, a discussion with the audience, a creative writing project, and a book signing

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Thalia Kids' Book Club: Pam Muñoz Ryan’s The Dreamer

    • By: Pam Muñoz Ryan
    • Narrated by: Rita Wolf
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The award-winning author of Esperanza Rising talks about her stunning new book, a fictional biography of Pablo Neruda's younger years that combines elements of magical realism with poetry, history and literary fiction. This inspirational book beautifully depicts how the awkward, shy, imaginative Chilean schoolboy Neftali Reyes, mesmerized by the natural world, became the world-renowned poet Pablo Neruda. Rita Wolf will perform an excerpt from the novel.

    Regular price: $4.87

    • The Witch of Portobello

    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Rita Wolf
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    This is the story of Athena, or Sherine, to give her the name she was baptised with. Her life is pieced together through a series of recorded interviews with those people who knew her well or hardly at all - parents, colleagues, teachers, friends, acquaintances, her ex-husband. The novel unravels Athena's mysterious beginnings, via an orphanage in Romania, to a childhood in Beirut. When war breaks out, her adoptive family move with her to London, where a dramatic turn of events occurs.

    Regular price: $15.48