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    • Wonderful Town

    • New York Stories from The New Yorker
    • By: Woody Allen, John Cheever, E. B. White, and others
    • Narrated by: Tyne Daly, Timothy Jerome, Joe Morton, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's life blood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the 75-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of 20 of its best stories from (so to speak) home.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing selection

    • By RONAN O'CALLAGHAN on 01-11-15

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Falconer

    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A convict named Farragut struggles to remain a man while inside a nightmarish prison. Cheever crafted his most powerful work of fiction out of Farragut's suffering and astonishing salvation.

    Regular price: £28.99

    • The Wapshot Chronicle

    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Based in part on Cheever's adolescence in New England, the novel follows the destinies of the impecunious and wildly eccentric Wapshots of St. Botolphs, a quintessential Massachusetts fishing village. Here are the stories of Captain Leander Wapshot, venerable sea dog and would-be suicide; of his licentious older son, Moses; and of Moses' adoring and errant younger brother, Coverly.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Slapdash Chronicle

    • By Welsh Mafia on 25-05-11

    Regular price: £32.09

    • Bullet Park

    • By: John Cheever
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Eliot Nailles loves his wife and son to distraction; his Bullet Park neighbour, Paul Hammer, is a bastard named after a common household tool. The pair become fatefully linked by the mysterious binding power of their names.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Selected Shorts

    • Tales of Betrayal
    • By: John Biguenet, Adam Haslett, John Cheever
    • Narrated by: David Strathairn, John Shea, Anne Meara
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In this compilation, characters make choices that define their lives and suffer consequences often dire or disquieting. Abraham prepares to slay Isaac; siblings fall in love with the same man; a Thai man hides his secret guilt from his best friend on draft selection day. Delve into the secret lives of people and discover what drives them to betrayal.

    Regular price: £18.99