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    • Lethal Kisses

    • By: Ellen Datlow - editor, Ruth Rendell, Joyce Carol Oates, and others
    • Narrated by: Raquel Harris
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Revenge is one of the great themes in literature, from Shakespeare to Poe. This collection contains 18 original stories commissioned for this volume plus a reprint of a classic Ruth Rendell mystery.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Hazards of Time Travel

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    When a recklessly idealistic girl in a dystopian future society dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled world, she is punished by being sent back in time to a region of North America - ‘Wainscotia, Wisconsin’ - that existed 80 years before. Cast adrift in time in this idyllic Midwestern town, she is set upon a course of ‘rehabilitation’ - but she falls in love with a fellow exile and starts to question the constraints of her new existence, with results that are both devastating and liberating. 

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Mudwoman

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Mudgirl is a child abandoned by her mother in the salty flats of the Black Snake River. Cast aside, Mudgirl survives by an accident of fate - or destiny. Only when she is adopted by a Quaker family does she begin to suppress those painful memories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • thoroughly captivating

    • By Jan on 11-10-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Sacrifice

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Karole Foreman, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Best-selling author Joyce Carol Oates returns with an incendiary novel that illuminates the tragic impact of sexual violence, racism, brutality, and power on innocent lives and probes the persistence of stereotypes, the nature of revenge, the complexities of truth, and our insatiable hunger for sensationalism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling

    • By Susan on 22-06-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • A Book of American Martyrs

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers, Tavia Gilbert, Kristen Potter
    • Length: 24 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Two families. Two faces of America. An act of violence with far-reaching consequences. Gus Voorhees is a pioneer in the advancement of women's reproductive rights and a controversial abortion provider in the American Midwest. One morning as he arrives at his clinic, he is ambushed by a hardline Christian, Luther Dunphy, and shot dead. The killing leaves in its wake two fatherless families: the Voorheeses, who are affluent, highly educated, secular and pro-choice, and the Dunphys, their opposite on all counts.

    Regular price: £26.99

    • The Accursed

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    An eerie, unforgettable story of power, loss, and family curses in early 20th century Princeton. Princeton, New Jersey at the turn of the 20th century: soon-to-be commander-in-chief Woodrow Wilson is president of Princeton University.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gothier than a vampire bat on a gravestone

    • By Allison on 18-07-13

    Regular price: £18.99

    • American Appetites

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ian and Glynnis McCullough, intelligent, professional, and successful, are the envy of their affluent friends. But suddenly, an unexpected plea for help and a cancelled check send their tranquility spinning out of control.

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Blonde

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Jayne Atkinson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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    She was an all-American girl who became a legend of unparalleled stature. She inspired the adoration of millions, and her life has beguiled generations of fans and fellow artists. The story of Norma Jeane Baker, better known by her studio name, Marilyn Monroe, has been dissected for more than three decades, but never has it been captured in a narrative as breathtaking and transforming as Blonde.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant performance of an astonishing narrative.

    • By Mark on 08-09-14

    Regular price: £20.39

    • The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares

    • Novellas and Stories of Unspeakable Dread
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner, Christine Williams
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    An incomparable master storyteller in all forms, in The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares Joyce Carol Oates spins six imaginative tales of suspense. The Corn Maiden is the gut-wrenching story of Marissa, a beautiful and sweet, but somewhat slow, eleven-year-old girl with hair the color of corn silk. Her single mother comes home one night to find her missing and panics, frantically knocking on the doors of her neighbors.

    Regular price: £20.69

    • It Occurs to Me That I Am America

    • New Stories and Art
    • By: Richard Russo, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, and others
    • Narrated by: Christian Barillas, Francois Chau, Kyla Garcia, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump inauguration and the Women's March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from 30 best-selling and award-winning authors - including Alice Walker, Richard Russo, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Mary Higgins Clark, and Lee Child - with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen.

    Regular price: £21.29

    • Black Water

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Amanda Plummer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    On Grayling Island, off the coast of Maine, Kelly Kelleher meets the Senator at a Fourth of July beach party. He is old enough to be her father; she is young enough to find his attention flattering. And with an optimism born of inexperience, she believes she can take care of herself. As evening approaches, the two move unaware toward a shattering appointment with destiny. When the Senator offers Kelly a ride to the ferry, it is not love but death that awaits her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Aching

    • By Robert on 01-05-10

    Regular price: £6.09

    • Miao Dao

    • Dark Corners Collection, Book 4
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Amy Landon
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bad things have been happening since Mia began to mature. Her dad left. Boys at school can’t keep their hands to themselves. A lecherous stepfather has moved in. Her only refuge is an abandoned lot on her suburban cul-de-sac, crawling with feral felines - one of which follows Mia home. Ghostly white and affectionate, she is Mia’s new companion and - as Mia’s tormenters will soon discover - her fierce protector.

    Regular price: £1.89

    • Prison Noir

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates (editor)
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett, David Marantz, Joe Barrett, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This anthology, with stories set in different prisons across the US, presents an absolutely new perspective on prison literature. Featuring brand-new stories by: Christopher M. Stephen, Sin Soracco, Scott Gutches, Eric Boyd, Ali F. Sareini, Stephen Geez, B.M. Dolarman, Zeke Caligiuri, Marco Verdoni, Kenneth R. Brydon, Linda Michelle Marquardt, Andre White, Timothy Pauley, Bryan K. Palmer, and William Van Poyck.

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Big Mouth & Ugly Girl

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Hilary Swank, Chad Lowe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    Matt Donaghy has always been a Big Mouth. But it's never gotten him in trouble, until the day Matt is accused of threatening to blow up Rocky River High School.

    Ursula Riggs has always been an Ugly Girl. A loner with fierce, staring eyes, Ursula has no time for petty high school stuff like friends and dating, or at least that's what she tells herself. Ursula is content with minding her own business. And she doesn't even really know Matt Donaghy.

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Carthage

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen, David Colacci
    • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    A young girl's disappearance rocks a community and a family, in this stirring examination of grief, faith, justice and the atrocities of war, the latest from literary legend Joyce Carol Oates. Zeno Mayfield's daughter has disappeared into the night, gone missing in the wilds of the Adirondacks. But when the community of Carthage joins a father's frantic search for the girl, they discover instead the unlikeliest of suspects - a decorated Iraq War veteran with close ties to the Mayfield family.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Beautiful Days

    • Stories
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert, Stephen Graybill, Caitlin Kelly
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A collection of 13 mesmerizing stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, including the 2017 Pushcart Prize-winning "Undocumented Alien". The diverse stories of Beautiful Days explore the most secret, intimate, and unacknowledged interior lives of characters not unlike ourselves, who assert their independence in acts of bold and often irrevocable defiance.

    Regular price: £32.09

    • First Words

    • Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors
    • By: Margaret Atwood, Roy Blount Jr., Pat Conroy, and others
    • Narrated by: Elliott Gould, Kevin McCarthy, Judith Ivey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
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    Most kids write stories. Only a few of them grow up to be successful authors. But before there was Carrie, there was Jhonathan and the Witchs. And before there was Rabbit Angstrom, Toyota Dealer, there was Manuel Cirarro, famous detective. Could we have seen the seeds of success in Stephen King's and John Updike's juvenilia? A funny and surprisingly informative gathering of childhood creations by today's most celebrated writers.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • The Man Without a Shadow

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Susan Hanfield
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From best-selling author Joyce Carol Oates, a taut and fascinating novel that examines the mysteries of human memory and personality. In 1965, a young research scientist named Margot Sharpe meets Elihu Hoopes, the subject of her study, a handsome amnesiac who cannot remember anything beyond the last 70 seconds. Over the course of 30 years, the two embark on mirroring journeys of self-discovery.

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Selected Shorts: American Classics

    • By: Amy Tan, Donald Barthelme, Eudora Welty, and others
    • Narrated by: Freda Foh Shen, David Strathairn, Stockard Channing, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    A compilation of classic tales by great American writers performed by terrific actors, with a lineup including Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and PEN Award winners.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • A Widow's Story

    • A Memoir
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Ellen Parker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    In a work unlike anything she's written before, National Book Award-winner Joyce Carol Oates unveils a poignant, intimate memoir about the unexpected death of her husband of 46 years and its wrenching, surprising aftermath.

    Regular price: £30.99

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