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    • The Immigrants

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a love story of great beauty and great tenderness, the kind of love story that entangles the listener in the lives of the characters, so that after the story is over, one continues to live with those characters. And fortunately, the listener will not have to say farewell to these characters, since it is the first in a series that will tell the story of three Californian families over the course of the 20th century.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious story badly read

    • By Patrick on 27-07-14

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Spartacus

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Spartacus, a fictionalization of a slave revolt in ancient Rome in 71 BC, is well known today because of the 1960 movie starring Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier. It was originally published in 1951 by Fast himself, after being turned down by every mainstream publisher of the day because of Fast's blacklisting for his Communist Party sympathies. The story of Spartacus, born a slave, trained as a gladiator, who led a slave revolt that was eventually put down by Crassus, was immensely popular and went on to sell millions of copies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story. well told.

    • By Louise Gallacher on 15-03-17

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Naked God

    • The Writer and the Communist Party
    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Naked God is Howard Fast's public repudiation of the Communist Party, of which he was a devoted member for thirteen years until reading about the full scope of atrocities committed by the Soviet Union under Stalin. The best-selling author of Spartacus and Citizen Tom Paine, Howard Fast lent his writing talents and celebrity to the communist cause as a steadfast advocate and public figure. However, he felt increasingly ill at ease with the superior manner Party leaders took with rank-and-file members and with rumors of Soviet anti-Semitism.

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Second Generation

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Brilliance Audio
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Howard Fast, author of The Immigrants, has proven himself to be one of this country's most popular authors. This second volume about the fortunes of Dan Lavette, the young Italian who lost his parents but launched a stormy and brilliant career as a result of the great San Francisco earthquake, encompasses an even more dramatic sweep of history from the depression years to the close of World War II.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Art of Zen Meditation

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Howard Fast began to formally practice Zen meditation after turning away from communism in 1956. The Art of Zen Meditation, originally published by the antiwar political collective Peace Press, in 1977, is the fruit of Fast’s study: a brief and instructive history of Zen Buddhism and its tenets, written with a simplicity that is emblematic of the philosophy itself. Fast’s study of Zen also inspired his popular Masao Masuto mystery series about a Zen Buddhist detective in Beverly Hills.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Citizen Tom Paine

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Among Howard Fast's historical fiction, Citizen Tom Paine - one of America's all-time best-sellers - occupies a special place, for it restored to a generation of readers the vision of Paine's revolutionary passion as the authentic roots of our national beginnings. Fast gives us "a vivid picture of Paine's mode of writing, idiosyncrasies, and character-generous, nobly unselfish, moody, often dirty, frequently drunken, a revolutionist by avocation" ( Library Journal).

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Incredible Tito

    • Man of the Hour
    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1944, there was still no united Yugoslavia, the Axis controlled most of Europe, and D-Day was only in the planning stages. In the Balkans, Tito was a beacon of hope against the advancing Nazis. He led a force of resistance fighters that bedeviled the occupying German army throughout Slavic regions and empowered people's committees to act as local government in all liberated areas. For observers on the political left, Tito seemed uniquely poised to unite the East and West against fascism - once and for all.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • My Glorious Brothers

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: James Fouhey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    My Glorious Brothers is the epic story of perhaps the most breathtaking chapter in the history of Israel, a stirring tale of courage for those who like to find meaning for today's world in the great events of history. After witnessing a ransacked and desecrated Jerusalem, Simon and his four brothers - soon to be known and revered as the Maccabees - rise to lead an earthshaking rebellion. Their tale has almost no parallel in human history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The story of The Maccabees

    • By MR HAROLD on 02-06-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Pledge

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bruce Baron was a first rate foreign correspondent during World War II, but his association with the Communist Party plunges him into trouble with the McCarthy witch hunts. His only salvation is the passionate and feisty Molly Maguire but her own political leanings do nothing to help his cause.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Immigrant's Daughter

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After a life filled with danger, love and death, Barbara, now in her sixties, is living a simple life in San Francisco. And then, almost on a whim, she runs for Congress and sets in motion a series of adventures that brings her back to the excitement of the times, to a renewal of romantic love, to mortal danger as a reporter in Central America, to loss and tragedy, and in the end, to an exultant embracing of life.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Legacy

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This fourth-in-series story takes place during the turbulent 1960's as Barbara Lavette and her family are embroiled in the issues of that decade: Civil Rights, Israel's Six-Day War, the Nixon years, Vietnam, and riots in the street. Barbara Lavette develops into a powerful, strong willed, capable person.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Establishment

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    In The Establishment, Howard Fast pulls the listener into the turbulent and passionate lives of the Dan Lavette family story begun in The Immigrants and continued in Second Generation.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Spain and Peace

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here is Fast’s powerful denunciation of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, and a remarkable historical document of Spain’s fight for freedom from governmental oppression. Howard Fast was a longtime proponent of the antifascist movement in Spain. During the Spanish Civil War, Fast supported a hospital for Popular Front forces, and in 1950 he was sentenced to three months in jail for refusing to give the names of other supporters of that hospital to the House Un-American Activities Committee.

    Regular price: £4.59

    • Time and the Riddle

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Christopher Grove
    • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection of short stories encompasses 20 years of work by Howard Fast, including some of his best-known and most treasured tales. Not merely fantasy or science fiction, these "Zen stories" explore the world’s mysterious and unanswerable questions, big and small, and the results are at once bizarre, humorous, chilling, and poignant. The 31 stories in Time and the Riddle showcase Fast’s range and supreme talent as a storyteller.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Moses

    • The Epic Story of His Rebellion in the Court of Egypt
    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story of Moses, who grew from orphan to adopted prince to leader of the oppressed people, is worthy of many retellings. In Moses, Fast breathes new life into the legendary story of the infant found among the reeds of the Nile. From Moses’s adoption into the home of Pharaoh Ramses II, to his upbringing in Egypt's royal court, to his controversial support of monotheism and eventual leadership of a nation, Moses is a stunning look at the life of one of world history's most celebrated men.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating concept

    • By MR HAROLD on 27-07-18
    • The Epic Story of His Rebellion in the Court of Egypt
    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 04-12-13
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £27.49

    • An Independent Woman

    • Lavette Family Saga
    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this unforgettable final chapter of the Immigrants series, Howard Fast follows the trials and joys of the wealthy Lavette matriarch, Barbara, whose life has been a selfless journey powered by an unshakable faith in the human spirit. Barbara now discovers the unexpected delights of finding love in her later years, even as she encounters the most daunting obstacle of her life.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Redemption

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the love of his life is accused of murder, a university professor will stop at nothing to prove her innocence. On a late night drive home, Ike Goldman, a retired Columbia University law professor, saves a woman from killing herself by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. The woman's name is Elizabeth Hopper, and Ike, a widower, unexpectedly finds himself falling in love. Everything changes when Elizabeth's estranged husband, a rich Wall Street executive she claims abused her, is found murdered, and Elizabeth is the prime suspect.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Max

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kipiniak
    • Length: 16 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The inspiring story of Max Britsky, who grew up in the slums of New York and became one of the most powerful men in the American movie industry. Max tells the story of the rise of Max Britsky, entwined with the film industry’s beginnings near the turn of the twentieth century. When he was twelve, Max's father died, leaving him to scrape out a living in Manhattan's Lower East Side slums to provide for his mother and siblings. But Max was a natural entrepreneur, and he followed his business instincts and love of the theater to become one of the first film moguls in the history of American moviemaking.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Sally

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Dara Brown
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A small-town girl flees from the assassin she hired to kill her when the doctor in her small hometown tells Sally Dillman that she has six months to live, the quiet young schoolteacher sells her house and moves to New York City. She comes not to see the sights, not for one last thrill, but to die as quickly as possible. Savings in hand, she pays a mobster $3,000 to put a contract out on her life. She wants to be killed before leukemia saps her strength, and she wants it to be a surprise. Only later does she learn of her terrible mistake.

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Case of the Murdered Mackenzie

    • By: Howard Fast
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Detective Masuto reopens an investigation into a murderous film star - with deadly consequences… On the day that Eve Mackenzie murders her husband, Masao Masuto is on a plane to Japan. For years he and his wife, both American-born Japanese, have dreamed of visiting their homeland, and though the trip is a delight, the Zen Buddhist detective cannot help but check the international papers for news of murder on his home turf of Beverly Hills. Part of him regrets missing the sensational Mackenzie killing.

    Regular price: £18.29

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