Literary Criticism

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On The Road With Charles Kuralt, Charles Kuralt

On The Road With Charles Kuralt

by Charles Kuralt

Rent: $4.96

Charles Kuralt's classic bestseller is now on audio!On The Road With Charles KuraltFeatur...

Abridged: 1 hr 2 min
Narrator: Charles Kuralt
Published: 11/01/2000
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Building Bridges Stephen King Live at the National Book Awards, Stephen King

Building Bridges

by Stephen King

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BUILDING BRIDGES Stephen King Live at the National Book Awards Each Autumn, in conjuncti...

Unabridged: 29 min
Narrator: Stephen King
Published: 08/01/2004
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The Book of Virtues Volume II An Audio Library of Great Moral Stories, William J. Bennett

The Book of Virtues Volume II

by William J. Bennett

Rent: $6.46

Featuring The Bennett Family And An All-Star CastWilliam J. Bennett, John, Joseph and Ela...

Abridged: 5 hr 36 min
The Book of Virtues #1
Narrator: Joseph Bennett
Published: 11/01/1994
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How to Talk about Books You Haven't Read, Pierre Bayard

How to Talk about Books You Haven...

by Pierre Bayard

Rent: $7.56

In this mischievous book, a #3 bestseller in France thats racking up press coverage and r...

Unabridged: 4 hr 29 min
Narrator: Grover Gardner
Published: 10/30/2007
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Let's Be Heard, Robert Grant

Let's Be Heard

by Robert Grant

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THE KING OF CONSERVATIVE TALK RADIO SPEAKS OUT! "Bob Grant is the king of talk radio in...

Abridged: 2 hr 2 min
Narrator: Robert Grant
Published: 05/01/1996
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I'd Rather Be Reading The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life, Anne Bogel

I'd Rather Be Reading

by Anne Bogel

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For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time--it's a ...

Unabridged: 2 hr 23 min
Narrator: Anne Bogel
Published: 09/04/2018
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Summary and Discussion of Madeline Martin's The Last Bookshop in London, Mike Manz

Summary and Discussion of Madelin...

by Mike Manz

Rent: $2.49

The Ophania Book Club Companion series exists to help provide a foothold into literary cr...

Unabridged: 55 min
Ophania Book Club Companion #1
Narrator: Mike Manz
Published: 01/03/2022
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The Philosophical Dictionary, Voltaire

The Philosophical Dictionary

by Voltaire

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-A collection of Voltaire's ideas and thoughts that were too short for pamphlets but wort...

Unabridged: 4 hr 15 min
Narrator: Donal Donnelly
Published: 03/10/2008
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Roz Chast and Jules Feiffer, Roz Chast

Roz Chast and Jules Feiffer

by Roz Chast

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The iconic and irresistible cartoonists join up to talk about their new books: Can't We T...

Unabridged: 1 hr 19 min
Thalia Book Club
Narrator: Franciose Mouly
Published: 11/12/2014
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Rabih Alameddine's An Unnecessary Woman, Rabih Alameddine

Rabih Alameddine's An Unnecessary...

by Rabih Alameddine

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One of the Middle East's most celebrated writers, Rabih Alameddine, discusses his novel A...

Unabridged: 1 hr 16 min
Thalia Book Club
Narrator: Elizabeth Strout
Published: 01/07/2015
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Salman Rushdie's Joseph Anton: A Memoir, Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie's Joseph Anton: A ...

by Salman Rushdie

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The author of Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses talks with Colum McCann (Let the...

Unabridged: 1 hr 22 min
Thalia Book Club
Narrator: Salman Rushdie
Published: 10/22/2012
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Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady with Jennifer Egan, Siri Hustvedt and Margot Livesey, Henry James

Henry James's The Portrait of a L...

by Henry James

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Novelists Egan (Pulitzer Prize-winner for A Visit from the Goon Squad), Hustvedt (The Sum...

Unabridged: 1 hr 29 min
Thalia Book Club
Narrator: Jennifer Egan
Published: 03/06/2013
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Gary Shteyngart Little Failure: A Memoir, Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart Little Failure: A...

by Gary Shteyngart

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In conversation with Jay McInerney (Bright Lights, Big City). The author of Super Sad Tru...

Unabridged: 1 hr 23 min
Thalia Book Club
Narrator: Jay McInerney
Published: 07/01/2014
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W.G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn, W.G. Sebald

W.G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn...

by W.G. Sebald

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Rick Moody (The Ice Storm), Dinaw Mengestu (All Our Names), and Hari Kunzru (Gods Without...

Unabridged: 1 hr 7 min
Thalia Book Club
Narrator: Rick Moody
Published: 02/11/2015
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Thalia Book Club: Ann Patchett's State of Wonder, Ann Patchett

Thalia Book Club: Ann Patchett's ...

by Ann Patchett

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The author of Bel Canto and Truth & Beauty talks with Jane Hamilton (A Map of the World; ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 26 min
Thalia Book Club
Narrator: Emma Straub
Published: 11/01/2016
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Denis Johnson's Jesus' Son 25th Anniversary, Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson's Jesus' Son 25th A...

by Denis Johnson

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Authors Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club), Victor LaValle (The Devil in Silver), Michael Cunni...

Unabridged: 59 min
Thalia Book Club
Narrator: Chuck Palahniuk
Published: 04/01/2017
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Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles

Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Mosco...

by Amor Towles

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A Gentleman in Moscow recounts the story of Count Alexander Rostov. In 1922, on the heels...

Unabridged: 1 hr 33 min
Thalia Book Club
Narrator: Liesl Schillinger
Published: 04/01/2017
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John Luther Adams and Barry Lopez, Barry Lopez

John Luther Adams and Barry Lopez...

by Barry Lopez

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Longtime collaborators John Luther Adams and author Barry Lopez discuss their work, which...

Unabridged: 1 hr 14 min
Thalia Book Club
Narrator: John Luther Adams
Published: 08/01/2017
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Achebe Discusses Africa 50 Years After 'Things Fall Apart', Chinua Achebe

Achebe Discusses Africa 50 Years ...

by Chinua Achebe

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A half century after Chinua Achebe penned Things Fall Apart, Jeffrey Brown discusses Afri...

Unabridged: 7 min
Narrator: Chinua Achebe
Published: 05/27/2008
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In ‘Purity,' Jonathan Franzen Dismantles the Deception of Idealism, Jonathan Franzen

In ‘Purity,' Jonathan Franzen Di...

by Jonathan Franzen

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Jonathan Franzen's latest novel unfolds between multiple characters across time and geogr...

Unabridged: 4 min
Narrator: Jonathan Franzen
Published: 09/01/2015
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The Secret Life of Plants — and ‘Lab Girl' Author Hope Jahren, Hope Jahren

The Secret Life of Plants — and ...

by Hope Jahren

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When geobiologist Hope Jahren sat down to describe the results of her research, she found...

Unabridged: 5 min
Narrator: Hope Jahren
Published: 05/24/2016
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Understanding the Rise of the Islamic State, Lawrence Wright

Understanding the Rise of the Isl...

by Lawrence Wright

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As a young man, Lawrence Wright first visited the Middle East when he taught English in C...

Unabridged: 5 min
Narrator: Lawrence Wright
Published: 09/30/2016
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Stephen King Wants to Reach Out and Grab You — with His Writing, Stephen King

Stephen King Wants to Reach Out a...

by Stephen King

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Novelist Stephen King is best known for his works of horror, but he says what scares him ...

Unabridged: 6 min
Narrator: Stephen King
Published: 10/06/2016
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on becoming 'notorious', Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on becoming '...

by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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For the latest NewsHour Bookshelf, Gwen Ifill sits down with Supreme Court Justice Ruth B...

Unabridged: 6 min
Narrator: Ruth Bader Ginsbur...
Published: 10/10/2016
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Michael Chabon Blends Fact and Fiction to Create ‘a Truth', Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon Blends Fact and Fi...

by Michael Chabon

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In his new book, Moonglow: A Novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon blurs th...

Unabridged: 4 min
Narrator: Michael Chabon
Published: 11/25/2016
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A Prominent Israeli Author Reflects on the Country's Founding — and Future, Amos Oz

A Prominent Israeli Author Reflec...

by Amos Oz

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Amos Oz grew up in Israel in the early years of its statehood. Now, in his first book in ...

Unabridged: 5 min
Narrator: Amos Oz
Published: 12/26/2016
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George Saunders Writes a Ghost Story About Abe Lincoln's Grief, George Saunders

George Saunders Writes a Ghost St...

by George Saunders

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In George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo the ghostly inhabitants of a cemetery don'...

Unabridged: 5 min
Narrator: George Saunders
Published: 03/28/2017
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David Sedaris' Diaries Paint a Life Spent in Observation, David Sedaris

David Sedaris' Diaries Paint a Li...

by David Sedaris

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Who was humorist David Sedaris before he had sold millions of books and made countless li...

Unabridged: 6 min
Narrator: David Sedaris
Published: 06/20/2017
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For Alan Alda, the heart of good communication, Alan Alda

For Alan Alda, the heart of good ...

by Alan Alda

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As an actor, educational TV host and founder of a scholarly center for communication scie...

Unabridged: 6 min
Narrator: Alan Alda
Published: 06/21/2017
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A war-crime mystery drives Scott Turow's newest thriller, Scott Turow

A war-crime mystery drives Scott ...

by Scott Turow

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Testimony, a new legal thriller by bestselling author and attorney Scott Turow, centers a...

Unabridged: 6 min
Narrator: Scott Turow
Published: 06/28/2017
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Ta-Nehisi Coates: We accept violence, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates: We accept viole...

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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In his new book, Between the World and Me, Atlantic magazine columnist Ta-Nehisi Coates w...

Unabridged: 6 min
Narrator: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Published: 05/07/2013
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Colm Toibin Sees the ‘Origin of All Civil Wars' in this Greek Tragedy, Colm Toibin

Colm Toibin Sees the ‘Origin of ...

by Colm Toibin

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In the new novel House of Names, one of today's leading contemporary writers looks back t...

Unabridged: 5 min
Narrator: Colm Toibin
Published: 07/03/2017
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Ann Patchett, Commonwealth, Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett, Commonwealth

by Ann Patchett

Rent: $3.91

The acclaimed bestselling author returns to Symphony Space to discuss her latest novel. T...

Unabridged: 1 hr 26 min
Thalia Book Club
Narrator: Emma Straub
Published: 10/26/2017
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Fierce Reads NYC, Anna Banks

Fierce Reads NYC

by Anna Banks

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Four fierce authors of romance, suspense, fantasy, and bestselling series for teens: Anna...

Unabridged: 52 min
Thalia Book Club
Narrator: M. J. Franklin
Published: 10/26/2017
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Nathan Englander, Dinner at the Center of the Earth, Nathan Englander

Nathan Englander, Dinner at the C...

by Nathan Englander

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Pulitzer finalist and bestselling author Nathan Englander will be joined by author Mira J...

Unabridged: 1 hr 8 min
Thalia Book Club
Narrator: Mira Jacob
Published: 10/26/2017
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Orhan Pamuk, The Red-Haired Woman, Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk, The Red-Haired Woman...

by Orhan Pamuk

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Nobel Prize winner and bestselling novelist Orhan Pamuk comes to Symphony Space for a con...

Unabridged: 1 hr 23 min
Thalia Book Club
Narrator: Elif Batuman
Published: 10/26/2017
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Nicole Krauss, Forest Dark, Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss, Forest Dark

by Nicole Krauss

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Join bestselling author Nicole Krauss to discuss her upcoming new novel, Forest Dark, an ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 25 min
Thalia Book Club
Narrator: Rebecca Goldstein
Published: 11/07/2017
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From Augustine to Chesterton and Beyond Great Spiritual Autobiographies, Michael W. Higgins

From Augustine to Chesterton and ...

by Michael W. Higgins

Rent: $5.76

What would it be like to listen to great figures of our faith discuss their struggles, li...

Unabridged: 5 hr 26 min
Learn25: Biographies
Narrator: Michael W. Higgins...
Published: 03/23/2015
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Dystopian Novels A Recap of the Classics, Evergreen

Dystopian Novels

by Evergreen

Rent: $1.50

Rediscover your favorite classic dystopian novels like The Time Machine, 1984, and Slaugh...

Unabridged: 1 hr 53 min
Narrator: Frank Lavallo
Published: 09/28/2021
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Tom and Huck A Deep Dive Into Mark Twain's Iconic Novels, Evergreen

Tom and Huck

by Evergreen

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Rediscover Mark Twain’s classic novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Advent...

Unabridged: 1 hr 3 min
Narrator: Frank Lavallo
Published: 09/28/2021
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TinTin The Pocket Essential Guide, Jean-Marc Lofficier

TinTin

by Jean-Marc Lofficier

Rent: $5.78

The silhouette of Tintin - a young man wearing golf trousers, running with a white fox te...

Unabridged: 3 hr 29 min
Narrator: Joy Gelardi
Published: 03/15/2016
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Literary Theory The Pocket Essential Guide, David Carter

Literary Theory

by David Carter

Rent: $6.98

It sounds daunting: all those '-isms', long technical words, weird French thinkers and in...

Unabridged: 3 hr 33 min
Narrator: Annette Rizzo
Published: 03/15/2016
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Wuthering Heights, Richard Wasowski, M.A.

Wuthering Heights

by Richard Wasowski, M.A.

Rent: $6.48

The CliffsNotes study guide on Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights supplements the ori...

Unabridged: 2 hr 33 min
Cliffs Notes Series #1
Narrator: Ellen Grafton
Published: 03/16/2011