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    • Gary Schmidt's The Wednesday Wars

    • Thalia Kids' Book Club
    • By: Gary Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Khris Lewin
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      1.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Two-time Newbery Medal winner Gary Schmidt talks about the frequently comic mishaps and adventures of a 12-year-old Long Island boy in the Vietnam era. Actor Khris Lewin performs an excerpt from the book. Thalia Kids' Book Club events are lively talks between children's book authors and their fans (ages 9-12) plus one event for teens. Each event includes a creative writing project, a free-wheeling discussion with the audience, and a book signing. Sometimes an actor stops by to read from the book.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not the book

    • By jwolfe on 07-16-18

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Selected Shorts: A Touch of Magic

    • By: Andrew Lam, Ray Bradbury, Haruki Murakami, and others
    • Narrated by: James Naughton, Stephen Colbert, John Lithgow, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    By turns funny, moving, romantic and surreal, and filled with unexpected twists and turns, each of the tales on this lineup has a magical element.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Thalia Book Club: Catch 22 - 50th Anniversary with Christopher Buckley, Robert Gottlieb, and Mike Nichols

    • By: Christopher Buckley, Robert Gottlieb, Mike Nichols, and others
    • Narrated by: Lesley Stahl
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 14

    An evening of readings and discussion: Heller's friends and colleagues including Christopher Buckley, Robert Gottlieb and Mike Nichols, revisit his classic black comedy set at the end of WWII, one of the most important books about patriotism, honor, the absurdities of war and beauracracy of the twentieth century. The conversation is led by Lesley Stahl. An excerpt is performed by Scott Shepherd (Gatz). "The rock and roll of novels...There's no book like it." (Norman Mailer)

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is NOT a version of the audio book but its great!

    • By Anonymous User on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Selected Shorts: American Classics

    • By: Amy Tan, Donald Barthelme, Eudora Welty, and others
    • Narrated by: Freda Foh Shen, David Strathairn, Stockard Channing, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    A compilation of classic tales by great American writers performed by terrific actors, with a lineup including Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and PEN Award winners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic classics

    • By Michael on 08-30-12

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Thalia Kids' Book Club: Raina Telgemeier, Ghosts

    • By: Raina Telgemeier
    • Narrated by: Madeline Cohen
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      1.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The number-one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Smile, Drama, and Sisters comes to Symphony Space with her latest graphic novel, Ghosts. Two sisters move to a new town only to learn that it's haunted - and the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones is fast approaching!

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Thought this was an audio of book.

    • By Karina Barreto on 06-04-18

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Thalia Book Club: The Lover

    • By: Marguerite Duras
    • Narrated by: Catherine Lacey, Akhil Sharma, Francoise Mouly, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Catherine Lacey ( Nobody Is Ever Missing), Akhil Sharma ( Family Life), Francoise Mouly (art editor at The New Yorker), and Kate Zambreno ( Heroines, Green Girl) discuss the acclaimed novel in celebration of its 30th anniversary. Marguerite Duras' ( Hiroshima Mon Amour) haunting, luminous book tells of the tumultuous affair between an adolescent French girl and her Chinese lover in prewar Indochina. With a reading by Kathleen Chalfant ( The Affair, Angels in America on Broadway).

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Lack of book

    • By T. Metcalf on 01-11-17

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Thalia Book Club: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

    • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated by: Robin Desser, Francesca Choy-Kee
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    The author of the critically acclaimed Half of a Yellow Sun and Purple Hibiscus presents her newest novel Americanah, a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria facing challenges in the countries they come to call home.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not a reading of the book.

    • By Deborah M. Babik on 04-03-15

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Thalia Kids' Book Club: Raina Telgemeier Ghosts

    • By: Raina Telgemeier
    • Narrated by: Madeline Cohen
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 8

    The number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Smile, Drama, and Sisters comes to Symphony Space with her latest graphic novel, Ghosts. Two sisters move to a new town only to learn that it's haunted - and the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones is fast approaching! Fans of Raina Telgemeier will love this stunning and supernatural story!

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Where is the story

    • By Bri on 10-08-17

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Thalia Book Club: Jennifer Egan Manhattan Beach, and Celeste Ng Little Fires Everywhere

    • By: Jennifer Egan, Celeste Ng
    • Narrated by: Cindy Cheung, Susannah Rogers
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning Jennifer Egan and best-selling Celeste Ng come together for a compelling discussion of their new novels, Manhattan Beach and Little Fires Everywhere, two stories of family secrets and the children who discover them. Performances by Cindy Cheung (Mistress America) and Susannah Rogers (The Diary of a Teenage Girl).

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Thalia Kids' Book Club: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler 50th Anniversary

    • By: E. L. Konigsburg
    • Narrated by: Blue Balliett, Chris Grabenstein, Wendy Mass, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    An afternoon of readings and lively discussion with contemporary authors, including Blue Balliett ( Chasing Vermeer), Chris Grabenstein ( Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library), Wendy Mass ( The Candymakers), and Alexander London ( The Wild Ones) who have been inspired by E. L. Konigsburg's Newbery Award-winning classic about a sister and brother who run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and find themselves caught up in a mysterious adventure.

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Selected Shorts

    • Timeless Classics
    • By: James Thurber, Edith Wharton, Jack London, and others
    • Narrated by: Maria Tucci, Charles Keating, James Naughton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The readings are recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!

    • By Southern lady on 07-22-07

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Selected Shorts

    • Falling in Love
    • By: Rick Bass, Padgett Powell, Laurie Colwin, and others
    • Narrated by: Ted Marcoux, Christina Pickles, Hope Davis, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Selected Shorts: Falling in Love presents a collection of stirring tales of love and longing. Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • all of the selected shorts series are the best

    • By D. Littman on 05-31-09

    Regular price: $19.60

    • 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

    • Thalia Book Club: Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Erin Morgenstern
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The superstar author makes a stop on his last official book tour to read from and discuss his first adult novel in eight years. In conversation with Erin Morgenstern ( The Night Circus).

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Louise Erdrich's The Red Convertible

    • Selected and New Stories, 1978-2008: Thalia Book Club
    • By: Louise Erdrich
    • Narrated by: Amy Goodman
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 6

    Louise Erdrich ( The Plague of Doves) talks about her latest collection of stories with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! The book features skillfully woven, multigenerational stories of family entanglements, desperate passions, and dangerous choices. Sonia Manzano performs an excerpt.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Anonymous User on 09-27-17

    Regular price: $4.87

    • 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 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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

    • Thalia Kids' Book Club: Cressida Cowell, The Wizards of Once

    • By: Cressida Cowell
    • Narrated by: Claire Legrand, Emily Skeggs
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The author of How to Train Your Dragon presents her enchanting new novel, an exciting adventure filled with giants, witches, wizards, warriors, the mysterious wildwoods. Cressida Cowell will be joined by author Claire Legrand ( Foxheart) for an afternoon of conversation, art, fun activities, and a reading from The Wizards of Once by Tony Award nominee Emily Skeggs ( Fun Home).

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Selected Shorts

    • Are We There Yet?
    • By: Stuart Dybek, Martha Gellhorn, Edward P. Jones, and others
    • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka, Joanna Gleason, Sonia Manzano, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    A lot can happen on the way from one place to another, especially when an overnight flight makes for an unexpected romantic encounter between strangers seated together; a trucker finds life beyond the ranch where he grew up; and a bored Midwestern housewife tries to escape Kansas City.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Thalia Book Club: A Celebration of Jane Austen with author Karen Joy Fowler and other Janeites

    • By: Karen Joy Fowler, Siri Hustvedt, Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Hope Davis
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Karen Joy Fowler, author of the best-selling The Jane Austen Book Club, joins other Austen enthusiasts including novelists Siri Hustvedt and Jennifer Egan to celebrate the work of one of English literature's best-loved authors. In connection with Penguin Classics' 60th Anniversary release of Jane Austen: The Complete Novels: Classic Deluxe Edition, this lively discussion will span the vivid characters, biting satire, and delicious romance of Austen's six novels. Selections read by Hope Davis.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Selected Shorts: Even More Laughs

    • By: T. Coraghessan Boyle, Jonathan Lethem, Miranda July, and others
    • Narrated by: Jerry Zaks, Alec Baldwin, Christine Baranski, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    From silly chuckles to rueful ironic glee to deep cosmic laughter, this new volume of humorous tales samples the best of recent seasons of the popular public radio series Selected Shorts.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Smiling more than laughing

    • By Timo on 12-02-10

    Regular price: $19.60

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