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    • Manhattan Beach

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Heather Lind, Norbert Leo Butz, Vincent Piazza
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 143

    Anna Kerrigan, nearly 12 years old, accompanies her father to the house of a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Anna observes the uniformed servants, the lavishing of toys on the children and some secret pact between her father and Dexter Styles. Years later her father has disappeared, and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It could have been great but somehow it wasn't.

    • By bookylady on 22-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Visit from the Goon Squad

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Roxana Ortega
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Jennifer Egan's spellbinding audiobook circles the lives of Bennie Salazar, an ageing former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other's pasts, the listener does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs over many years, in locales as varied as New York, San Francisco, Naples and Africa.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but a bit too many (very well chosen) words

    • By Bee on 20-12-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Look at Me

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Rachel Warren
    • Length: 20 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Reconstructive facial surgery after a car crash so alters Manhattan model Charlotte that, within the fashion world, where one's look is oneself, she is unrecognisable. Seeking a new image, Charlotte engages in an Internet experiment that may both save and damn her. As her story eerily converges with that of a plain, unhappy teenager - another Charlotte - it raises tantalising questions about identity and reality in contemporary Western culture.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Manhattan Beach

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Nina Kunzendorf
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    New York in den 40er Jahren - von den schillernden Nachtclubs in Manhattan zu der dröhnenden Marinewerft in Brooklyn. Krieg liegt in der ölgetränkten, rauchigen Luft. Die Männer sind an der Front, nun stehen die Frauen in der Fabrik. Doch die junge Anna verfolgt beharrlich ihren Traum: Sie will Marinetaucherin werden. Mutig schwimmt sie gegen den Strom und taucht unter die gigantischen Kriegsschiffe an den Docks. Allein die Gedanken an ihren verschwundenen Vater vermögen es, sie in noch unbekanntere Tiefen zu ziehen.

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Emerald City and Other Stories

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Madeline Lambert, Richard Waterhouse, Charlie Thurston
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    These 11 masterful stories - the first collection from acclaimed author Jennifer Egan - deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. Egan's characters, models and housewives, bankers and schoolgirls, are united by their search for something outside their own realm of experience. They set out from locations as exotic as China and Bora Bora, as cosmopolitan as downtown Manhattan, or as familiar as suburban Illinois to seek their own transformations.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Invisible Circus

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Madeline Lambert
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Phoebe is obsessed with the memory and death of her sister, Faith, a beautiful, idealistic hippie who died in Italy in 1970. In order to find out the truth about Faith's life and death, Phoebe retraces her steps from San Francisco across Europe, a quest which yields both complex and disturbing revelations about family, love and Faith's lost generation.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The New Yorker, June 4th & 11th 2012: Part 2 (Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Sam Lipsyte)

    • By: Junot Diaz, Jennifer Egan, Sam Lipsyte
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
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    "Take Me Home", by Ray Bradbury; "Monstro", by Junot Diaz; "The Golden Age", by Ursula K. Le Guin; "The Republic of Empathy", by Sam Lipsyte; "The Spider Women", by Margaret Atwood; and "Black Box", by Jennifer Egan.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • 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
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    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: £3.19

    • Thalia Book Club: Rereading Middlemarch with Jennifer Egan, Siri Hustvedt and Margot Livesey

    • By: Jennifer Egan, George Eliot, Siri Hustvedt, and others
    • Narrated by: Hope Davis
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Novelists Egan ( The Keep), Hustvedt ( The Sorrows of an American), and Livesey ( The House on Fortune Street) along with actress Hope Davis --the group that entertainingly and illuminatingly explored Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice at this book club--return by popular demand to revisit George Eliot's classic.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The New Yorker, June 13th & 20th 2011: Part 2 (Jhumpa Lahiri, Lauren Groff, Jennifer Egan)

    • By: Jhumpa Lahiri, Lauren Groff, Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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    "The Warren Court", by James Surowiecki; “Girl Talk”, by Rebecca Mead; “Trading Stories", by Jhumpa Lahiri; "High-School Confidential", by Tea Obreht; "The Money", by Junot Diaz; “Archeology”, by Jennifer Egan; “Above and Below", by Lauren Groff; and "Man Alone", by Nancy Franklin.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • 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 22 mins
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    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: £6.39

    • Black Box

    • By: Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated by: Luise Helm
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In naher Zukunft, irgendwo am Mittelmeer. Eine namenlose Agentin ist auf einen mutmaßlichen Staatsfeind angesetzt. Um an wichtige Informationen zu kommen, muss sie gefährlich nah an den brutalen und skrupellosen Mann heran. In staccatohaftem Stil schildert die Pulitzer-Preisträgerin Jennifer Egan eine atemberaubende Verfolgungsjagd. Der Agentinnenroman wurde zuerst in Form von Twitter-Meldungen vom US-Magazin "New Yorker" veröffentlicht.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • The New Yorker, December 10, 2007 (Richard Preston, Atul Gawande, Jennifer Egan)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Richard Preston, Atul Gawande, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There are five articles in this edition: "Follow the Leaders", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "A Death in the Forest", by Richard Preston; "The Checklist", by Atul Gawande; "Found Objects", by Jennifer Egan; and "Conflicting Stories", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: £2.17