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Here Is New York, E. B. White

Here Is New York

by E. B. White

Rent: $3.71

Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, E. B. Whites stroll around Manhattan remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 1 min
Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartne...
Published: 05/03/2016
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Tell Me How It Ends An Essay in 40 Questions, Valeria Luiselli

Tell Me How It Ends

by Valeria Luiselli

Rent: $6.99

A damning confrontation between the American dream and the reality of undocumented children seeking a new life in the US.Structured around th...

Unabridged: 2 hr 33 min
Narrator: Laurence Bouvard
Published: 03/06/2018
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South and West From a Notebook, Joan Didion

South and West

by Joan Didion

Rent: $6.99

From the best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking: two extended excerpts from her never-before-see...

Unabridged: 2 hr 51 min
Narrator: Kimberly Farr
Published: 03/07/2017
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On Tennis Five Essays, David Foster Wallace

On Tennis

by David Foster Wallace

Rent: $6.18

David Foster Wallace's extraordinary writing on tennis, collected for the first time in an exclusive digital-original edition. A "long-time ...

Unabridged: 5 hr 59 min
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Published: 06/24/2014
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This I Believe The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, Jay Allison

This I Believe

by Jay Allison

Rent: $3.49

Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans—from the famous to the unknown—completing the thou...

Abridged: 53 min
This I Believe #1
Narrator: Jay Allison
Published: 10/03/2006
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High Tide in Tucson, Barbara Kingsolver

High Tide in Tucson

by Barbara Kingsolver

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Barbara Kingsolver has entertained and touched the lives of legions of readers with her critically acclaimed and bestselling novels The Bean...

Abridged: 2 hr 48 min
Narrator: Barbara Kingsolver...
Published: 11/08/2005
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The Colossus of New York, Colson Whitehead

The Colossus of New York

by Colson Whitehead

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In a dazzlingly original work of nonfiction, the award-winning novelist Colson Whitehead re-creates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, a...

Unabridged: 3 hr 11 min
Narrator: Colson Whitehead
Published: 11/24/2003
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Pops, Michael Chabon

Pops

by Michael Chabon

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“Magical prose stylist” Michael Chabon (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times) delivers a collection of essays—heartfelt, ...

Unabridged: 2 hr 16 min
Narrator: Michael Chabon
Published: 05/15/2018
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Courage Is Contagious And Other Reasons to Be Grateful for Michelle Obama, Nick Haramis

Courage Is Contagious

by Nick Haramis

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A collection of essays celebrating the influential former first lady, by an array of acclaimed contributors and with a foreword by Lena ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 49 min
Narrator: Lena Dunham
Published: 10/24/2017
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Democracy and Social Ethics, Jane Addams

Democracy and Social Ethics

by Jane Addams

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Unabridged Lectures: Charitable Effort - Filial Relations - Household Adjustment - Industrial Amelioration - Educational Methods - Political ...

Unabridged: 4 hr 43 min
Narrator: Rose Itzcovitz
Published: 06/11/2013
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This I Believe II More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women, Jay Allison

This I Believe II

by Jay Allison

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A new collection of inspiring personal philosophies from another noteworthy group of peopleThis second collection of This I Believe essays ga...

Unabridged: 4 hr 47 min
This I Believe
Narrator: Full Cast
Published: 09/30/2008
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A Mother's Gift An Inspiring Collection of This I Believe Essays Celebrating Motherhood, This I Believe

A Mother's Gift

by This I Believe

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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans with a focus on motherhood. The perf...

Unabridged: 1 hr 14 min
This I Believe
Narrator: various
Published: 03/29/2011
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John Chancellor Makes Me Cry, Anne Rivers Siddons

John Chancellor Makes Me Cry

by Anne Rivers Siddons

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Anne Rivers Siddons invites you into her home and her heartIn this collection of heartfelt and involving vignettes, Anne Rivers Siddons--the...

Abridged: 2 hr 58 min
Narrator: Dana Ivey
Published: 09/27/2005
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The Disappointment Artist Selected Unabridged Essays, Jonathan Lethem

The Disappointment Artist

by Jonathan Lethem

Rent: $6.08

In a volume he describes as “a series of covert and no-so-covert autobiographical pieces,” Jonathan Lethem explores the nature of...

Abridged: 3 hr 45 min
Narrator: Jonathan Lethem
Published: 03/15/2005
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Vanity Fair: January 2014 Issue, Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair: January 2014 Issue

by Vanity Fair

Rent: $4.81

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journali...

Abridged: 5 hr 16 min
Narrator: Graydon Carter; va...
Published: 12/05/2013
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The Givenness of Things Essays, Marilynne Robinson

The Givenness of Things

by Marilynne Robinson

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A Finalist for the 2016 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the EssayOne of TIME magazine's Best Nonfiction Books of the YearThe ...

Unabridged: 10 hr 7 min
Narrator: Coleen Marlo
Published: 10/27/2015
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When I Was a Child: A When I Was a Child I Read Books Essay, Marilynne Robinson

When I Was a Child: A "When I Was...

by Marilynne Robinson

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When I Was a Child: A "When I Was a Child I read Books" Essat by Marilynne RobinsonMarilynne Robinson has built a sterling reputation as a wr...

Unabridged: 20 min
Narrator: Marilynne Robinson...
Published: 12/22/2015
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See You on the Radio, Charles Osgood

See You on the Radio

by Charles Osgood

Rent: $7.62

See You on the Radio gathers together over one hundred essays on everything from potholes, perfumes, felons and "freeloaders" ("Credit card c...

Unabridged: 3 hr 45 min
Narrator: Charles Osgood
Published: 04/08/2008
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Piece By Piece, Calvin Trillin

Piece By Piece

by Calvin Trillin

Rent: $6.92

This original recording-his first-features Trillin at his most uproarious, reading from his own articles and books.

Unabridged: 3 hr 4 min
Narrator: Calvin Trillin
Published: 12/29/2006
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Vet Lit: How We Remember War, Spokane Veterans for Peace

Vet Lit: How We Remember War

by Spokane Veterans for Pe...

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A live recording of the Spokane Chapter of Veterans for Peace doing a reading of their collection of stories, essays and poems: Veterans For...

Unabridged: 1 hr 13 min
Narrator: Spokane Veterans f...
Published: 05/16/2016
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Autumn, Karl Ove Knausgaard

Autumn

by Karl Ove Knausgaard

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From the author of the monumental My Struggle series, Karl Ove Knausgaard, one of the masters of contemporary literature and a genius of obse...

Unabridged: 4 hr 22 min
Seasons Series
Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini
Published: 08/22/2017
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Spring, Karl Ove Knausgaard

Spring

by Karl Ove Knausgaard

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Spring is a deeply moving novel about family, our everyday lives, our joys and our struggles. "Today is Wednesday the thirteenth of April 201...

Unabridged: 4 hr 58 min
Seasons Series #3
Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini
Published: 05/08/2018
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India's Legal System, Fali S. Nariman

India's Legal System

by Fali S. Nariman

Rent: $6.39

An incisive and comprehensive view of India’s legal process and its key issuesIndia has the second-largest legal profession in the worl...

Unabridged: 5 hr 5 min
Narrator: Sumit Kaul
Published: 10/30/2018
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Ignited Minds, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Ignited Minds

by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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Authored by the most influential Indian President yet, this book delves into the obstacles that are preventing India from rising up to the ch...

Unabridged: 3 hr 45 min
Narrator: Pradeep Kumar
Published: 05/01/2018
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The Rush for Second Place Essays and Occasional Writings, William Gaddis

The Rush for Second Place

by William Gaddis

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William Gaddis published only four novels during his lifetime, but with those works he earned himself a reputation as one of America's greate...

Unabridged: 5 hr 49 min
Narrator: Nick Sullivan
Published: 12/12/2018
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50 Cups Of Coffee The Woes And Throes Of Finding Mr Right, Khushnuma Daruwala

50 Cups Of Coffee

by Khushnuma Daruwala

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Dating is an undeniably daunting task, especially when you're done with casual flings and are looking for the real deal to settle down with. ...

Unabridged: 4 hr 4 min
Narrator: Aditi Thirani
Published: 10/01/2018
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A Town Called Dehra, Ruskin Bond

A Town Called Dehra

by Ruskin Bond

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In this delightful collection; Ruskin Bond introduces us to the Dehradun he knows intimately and loves unreservedly—the town that he ha...

Unabridged: 4 hr 43 min
Narrator: Sumit Kaul
Published: 05/01/2018
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My Years With Apu, Satyajit Ray

My Years With Apu

by Satyajit Ray

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The absorbing story of how one of the greatest directors of our time began his film-making career.

Unabridged: 4 hr 17 min
Narrator: Suyash Mohan
Published: 05/01/2018
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Foreword A Selection from the John Updike Audio Collection, John Updike

Foreword

by John Updike

Rent: $1.98

The extraordinarily evocative stories depict the generation born in a small-town America during the Depression and growing up in a world whe...

Unabridged: 16 min
Narrator: John Updike
Published: 08/11/2009
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