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    • Lincoln in the Bardo

    • By: George Saunders
    • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is a literary experience unlike any other, for no one but Saunders could conceive it. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved 11-year-old son, Willie, dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mistake

    • By L on 13-07-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Tenth of December

    • By: George Saunders
    • Narrated by: George Saunders
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the undisputed master of the short story comes a dazzling and disturbing new collection. A family member recollects a backyard pole dressed for all occasions; Divisional Director Todd Birnie sends round a memo to employees he thinks need some inspiration; and in an auction of local celebrities Al Roosten hides his own internal monologue behind a winning smile. Although, as a young boy discovers, sometimes the voices fade and all you are left with is a frozen hill on a cold day in December...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dark, disturbing and satirical

    • By Suswati on 21-11-17

    Regular price: £8.69

    • The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

    • By: George Saunders
    • Narrated by: George Saunders
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a profoundly strange country called Inner Horner, large enough for only one resident at a time, citizens waiting to enter the country fall under the rule of the power-hungry and tyrannical Phil, setting off a chain of injustice and mass hysteria. An Animal Farm for the 21st century, this is an incendiary political satire of unprecedented imagination, spiky humor, and cautionary appreciation for the hysteric in everyone.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • CivilWarLand in Bad Decline

    • Stories and a Novella
    • By: George Saunders, Joshua Ferris - introduction
    • Narrated by: George Saunders, Joshua Ferris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since its publication in 1996, George Saunders’ debut collection has grown in esteem from a cherished cult classic to a masterpiece of the form, inspiring an entire generation of writers along the way. In six stories and a novella, Saunders hatches an unforgettable cast of characters, each struggling to survive in an increasingly haywire world.  

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Fox 8

    • A Story
    • By: George Saunders
    • Narrated by: George Saunders
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regarded with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until Fox 8 develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak “Yuman” by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children’s bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people - even after “danjur” arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If we could see ourselves

    • By Wras on 05-01-18

    Regular price: £2.69

    • Congratulations, by the Way

    • Some Thoughts on Kindness
    • By: George Saunders
    • Narrated by: George Saunders
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Three months after George Saunders gave a convocation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of The New York Times, where its simple, uplifting message struck a deep chord. Within days, it had been shared more than one million times. Why? Because Saunders’s words tap into a desire in all of us to lead kinder, more fulfilling lives. Powerful, funny, and wise, Congratulations, by the Way is an inspiring message from one of today’s most influential and original writers.

    Regular price: £10.19

    • The New Yorker

    • April 5, 2006
    • By: John Cassidy, David Owen, George Saunders, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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    "Alien Nation" by John Cassidy; "The Soundtrack of Your Life" by David Owen; "Nostalgia" by George Saunders; "The Understudy" by David Sedaris; "Here's Why" by Malcolm Gladwell; "Drawn to Gypsies" by John Updike; and "Splitsville, U.S.A." by Nancy Franklin.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The New Yorker (May 28, 2007)

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, James Surowiecki, Alec Wilkinson, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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    "Human Nature" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Feature Presentation" by James Surowiecki; "Remember This?" by Alec Wilkinson; "My Undoing" by George Meyer; "A Boy's World" by Anthony Lane; "Puppy" by George Saunders; and "Not Kids' Stuff" by David Denby.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • The New Yorker, June 9 & 16, 2008

    • Part 2 (Tobias Wolff, Edwidge Danticat, George Saunders)
    • By: Tobias Wolff, Edwidge Danticat, George Saunders
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Essays by Uwem Akpan, Mohammed Naseehu Ali, Tobias Wolff, Edwidge Danticat, Allegra Goodman, and George Saunders; "Holiday in Hellmouth", by James Wood; "Dymaxion Man", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Funhouse", by Peter Schjeldahl; and "The Gerbil's Revenge", by Sasha Frere-Jones.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • The New Yorker, July 11th and 18th 2016: Part 1 (George Saunders, Adam Gopnik, Mark Singer)

    • By: George Saunders, Adam Gopnik, Mark Singer
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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    In this issue: "Trump vs. 'Trump'" by Mark Singer; "Trump Days" by George Saunders; "Cool Runnings" by Adam Gopnik; "Empathy for the Devil" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Family Ties" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: £5.49

    • The New Yorker, June 13th & 20th 2011: Part 1 (Aleksandar Hemon, George Saunders, Edward P. Jones)

    • By: Aleksandar Hemon, George Saunders, Edward P. Jones
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
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    "Storms Brewing", by Elizabeth Kolbert; “The Aquarium”, by Aleksandar Hemon; "Shacks", by Edward P. Jones; "Where I Learned to Read", by Salvatore Scibona; "Home", by George Saunders; and "Travelling Shows", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • The New Yorker, June 23, 2008 (Peter J. Boyer, John Seabrook, George Saunders)

    • By: Peter J. Boyer, John Seabrook, George Saunders
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
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    "Exhillaration" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "One Angry Man" by Peter J. Boyer; "Antiheroes" by George Saunders; "Hello, HAL" by John Seabrook; "She's Not Herself" by James Wood; "Bulges" by David Denby.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The New Yorker (Dec. 4, 2006)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Jeffrey Toobin, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    "It's His BiParty" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The Ghostwriter" by Jeffrey Toobin; "In Praise of Third Place" by James Surowiecki; "Killing Habeas Corpus" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Borat: The Memo" by George Saunders; "Little Hotties" by Margaret Talbot; and "High Hopes" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • The New Yorker, October 5, 2009 (John Cassidy, George Saunders, Zev Borrow)

    • By: John Cassidy, George Saunders, Zev Borrow
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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    "Leading Causes", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "The Big Pin", by Lauren Collins; "Rational Irrationality", by John Cassidy; "Veiled Threat", by Anonymous; "Victory Lap", by George Sauders; and "Spousal Support", by Zev Borrow.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The New Yorker, February 2nd, 2009 (Larissa MacFarquhar, Kelefa Sanneh, George Saunders)

    • By: Larissa MacFarquhar, Kelefa Sanneh, George Saunders
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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    "The President's Hero", by David Remnick; "Third-String Rummy", by Ben McGrath; "Ms. Kennedy Regrets", by Larissa MacFarquhar; "The Wizard", by Kelefa Sanneh; "Al Roosten", by George Saunders.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • The New Yorker (March 24, 2008)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, George Saunders, Jill Lepore, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Falling", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Y'all Torture Me Home", by George Saunders; "Just the Facts, Ma'am", by Jill Lepore; "Nails Never Fails", by Ben McGrath; "April & Paris", by David Sedaris; "Oprah's World", by Nancy Franklin; and "Faraway Places", by David Denby.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

    • By: George Saunders
    • Narrated by: George Saunders
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gappers will get your goat. Literally. If you don't brush them off and return them to the ocean, these bright orange, many-eyed creatures will cover your goats, and the goats will stop giving milk. In a village called Frip, goat's milk was the entire economy. Three families lived there - the Romos, the Ronsens, and a little girl named Capable and her widowed father, who wanted everything to remain the same. It didn't. One day, the Gappers decided for a good reason to concentrate on Capable's goats. Oh, how the Romos and Ronsens turned their backs on the gapper-ridden Capable!

    Regular price: £12.89