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    • The Corrections

    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
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    The Corrections is a grandly entertaining novel for the new century - a comic, tragic masterpiece about a family breaking down in an age of easy fixes. Richly realistic, darkly hilarious, deeply humane, it confirms Jonathan Franzen as one of our most brilliant interpreters of American society and the American soul.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It made me laugh, it made me cry.

    • By bookylady on 26-07-15

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Purity

    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker, Jenna Lamia, Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 24 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of Freedom and The Corrections. Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother - her only family - is hazardous. But she doesn't have a clue who her father is, why her mother has always concealed her own real name, or how she can ever have a normal life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Unbelievable, pornographic, beguiling...

    • By Ruth on 26-09-15

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Freedom

    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: David Ledoux
    • Length: 24 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 341
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    Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of too much liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting the mistakes and joys of Freedom's intensely realized characters, as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The new 'Great American Novel'

    • By Deborah on 07-03-11

    Regular price: £26.99

    • The New Yorker, May 23rd 2016 (Jonathan Franzen, Sarah Larson, Jessi Klein)

    • By: Jonathan Franzen, Sarah Larson, Jessi Klein
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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    In this issue: "Liberal-In-Chief" by Adam Gopnik; "The Bath: A Polemic" by Jessi Klein; "Man on the Street" by Sarah Larson; "The End of the End of the World" by Jonathan Franzen; and "Daring Duos" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: £5.49

    • Farther Away

    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Franzen, Scott Shepherd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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    Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom was the runaway most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the 21st century. Now, a new collection of Franzen’s non-fiction brings fresh demonstrations of his vivid, moral intelligence, confirming his status not only as a great American novelist but also as a master noticer, social critic, and self-investigator. In Farther Away, which gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, the writer returns with renewed vigour....

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The End of the End of the Earth

    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The End of the End of the Earth, which gathers essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Jonathan Franzen returns with renewed vigour to the themes - both human and literary - that have long preoccupied him. Whether exploring his complex relationship with his uncle, recounting his young adulthood in New York or offering an illuminating look at the global seabird crisis, these pieces contain all the wit and disabused realism that we’ve come to expect from Franzen....

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The New Yorker College Tour

    • University of Washington, Seattle: Fiction
    • By: Sherman Alexie, Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Deborah Treisman
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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    Sherman Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. His several books include the novel Reservation Blues and the story and poetry collections Ten Little Indians, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, which he adapted for the film Smoke Signals, and The Business of Fancydancing, which he adapted for film and also directed.

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    • Le correzioni

    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Vinicio Marchioni
    • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Riunire la famiglia a casa per un ultimo Natale: è questo il grande sogno, la grande ossessione di Enid Lambert, dopo quasi cinquant'anni di matrimonio. Cresciuti nel rigido rispetto della tipica morale americana del Dopoguerra, i tre figli hanno da tempo preso il volo e se le aspettative erano molte, le delusioni non sono mancate. Da uno dei più importanti scrittori americani del nuovo millennio, un formidabile romanzo ricco di dolente umorismo e di umanità.

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Freiheit

    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Ulrich Matthes
    • Length: 19 hrs and 25 mins
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    Patty und Walter Berglund - Vorzeigeeltern und ideale Nachbarn in ihrer selbstrenovierten viktorianischen Villa in St. Paul - geben plötzlich Rätsel auf...

    Regular price: £9.49

    • Eggs, Cookies, and Leeches

    • Memorable Writing from The New Yorker
    • By: Malcolm Gladwell, Hendrik Hertzberg, John Colapinto, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
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    Certainly, all the writing in The New Yorker is memorable, and this collection is no exception. The authors include such best sellers as Malcolm Gladwell, Seymour Hersh, and Jonathan Franzen - and the subjects range from the lives of short-order cooks to the secrets of college admissions.

    Regular price: £12.59

    • Freedom [French Version]

    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Pierre-François Garel
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Anatomie d'un mariage et d'une famille - les Berglund -, ce livre analyse les illusions, les déceptions et les compromis d'une génération de baby-boomers qui avaient rêvé un jour de changer le monde. Mais c'est aussi un acte d'accusation implacable à l'égard d'une nation qui a cessé depuis longtemps d'incarner ses propres valeurs. Qu'avons-nous fait de notre liberté ?, se demandent les personnages de Jonathan Franzen.

    Regular price: £20.49

    • Unschuld

    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Sascha Rotermund, Walter Kreye
    • Length: 25 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Die junge Pip Tyler weiß nicht, wer ihr Vater ist. Das ist nicht ihr einziges Problem: Sie hat Studienschulden, ihr Bürojob in Oakland ist eine Sackgasse, sie liebt einen verheirateten Mann und ihre Mutter erdrückt sie mit Liebe und Geheimniskrämerei. Als ihr eines Tages bei Whistleblower Andreas Wolf ein Praktikum angeboten wird, hofft sie, er könne ihr bei der Suche nach ihrem Vater helfen. Sie stellt ihre Mutter vor die Wahl: Entweder diese lüftet das Geheimnis ihrer Herkunft, oder Pip macht sich auf nach Bolivien, wo Andreas Wolf sein Enthüllungswerk vollbringt. Und wenig später bricht sie auf.

    Regular price: £16.49

    • The New Yorker (June 6, 2005)

    • By: Rebecca Mead, Margaret Talbot, Paul Simms, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
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    The June 6, 2005 issue of The New Yorker includes: "Ladies First" by Rebecca Mead, "Best in Class" by Margaret Talbot, "Talking Chimp Gives his First Press Conference" by Paul Simms, "The Retreat" by Jonathan Franzen,"The Record Effect" by Alex Ross, and "The Current Cinema" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The New Yorker (August 8 & 15, 2005) - Part 2

    • By: James Surowiecki, Larissa MacFarquhar, Alec Wilkinson, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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    "Disk Averse" by James Surowiecki; "Dear Diarist" by Larissa MacFarquhar; "Crosstown Bus" by Alec Wilkinson; "My Bird Problem" by Jonathan Franzen; and "Telling Stories" by Peter Schjeldahl.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • Die Korrekturen

    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Sascha Rotermund
    • Length: 24 hrs and 43 mins
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    Nach fast fünfzig Ehejahren hat Enid Lambert nur ein Ziel: ihre Familie zu einem letzten Weihnachtsfest um sich zu scharen. Alles könnte so schön sein, gemütlich, harmonisch. Doch Parkinson hat ihren Mann Alfred immer fester im Griff, und die drei erwachsenen Kinder durchleben eigene tragikomischen Malaisen. Gary steckt in einer Ehekrise. Chip versucht sich als Autor. Und Denise ist zwar eine Meisterköchin, hat aber in der Liebe kein Glück. Franzen verbindet einzigartig Familien- und Gesellschaftsgeschichte.

    Regular price: £30.39

    • Die 27ste Stadt

    • By: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Sascha Rotermund
    • Length: 21 hrs and 52 mins
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    St. Louis, die einst blühende Stadt im Mittelwesten Amerikas, bekommt einen neuen Polizeichef. Es ist S. Jammu, eine Frau aus Indien: zart, jung, sympathisch. Doch kaum hat sie ihr Amt angetreten, greift Gewalt um sich. Eine Bombe explodiert. Auch Martin Probst, Erbauer des städtischen Wahrzeichens "The Arch", und seine Frau Barbara - das Vorzeige-Ehepaar, von vielen um sein Glück beneidet - erleben Gefahr, süße Verlockungen und Angst...

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The New Yorker, February 13th & 20th 2012: Part 2 (Jonathan Franzen, Lizzie Widdicombe, Anthony Lane)

    • By: Jonathan Franzen, Lizzie Widdicombe, Anthony Lane
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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    "Ay-Yi-Yi-Yi", by Ben McGrath; "A Rooting Interest", by Jonathan Franzen; "The Plagiarist’s Tale", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Fright Nights", by Anthony Lane; "It’s Good Enough for Me", by Emily Nussbaum; and "Powers of Evil", by David Denby.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • The New Yorker, July 26th 2010 (Jonathan Franzen, Anthony Gottlieb, William Finnegan)

    • By: Jonathan Franzen, Anthony Gottlieb, William Finnegan
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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    "Borderlines", by William Finnegan; "Great-Man Theory", by Ben McGrath; "Blow-Up" by Peter Savodnik; "Emptying the Skies", by Jonathan Franzen; "Win or Lose", by Anthony Gottlieb; and "Dream Factory", by David Denby.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • The New Yorker, June 8th & 15th, 2009

    • Part 2 (James Surowiecki, Jonathan Franzen, Louis Menand))
    • By: James Surowiecki, Jonathan Franzen, Louis Menand
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs
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    "Change We Can't Believe In", by James Surowiecki; "Panther(s)!", by Nick Paumgarten; "Good Neighbors", by Jonathan Franzen; "Show or Tell", by Louis Menand; "Naughty Nurse", by Nancy Franklin.

    Regular price: £2.17