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    • Five Short Stories by Women

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates, Amy Hempel, Rebecca Lee, and others
    • Narrated by: Emily Bergl, Lynn Collins, Sarah Drew, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    L.A. Theatre Works presents Five Short Stories by Women, a quintet of tales from some of America’s most distinguished female authors.

    Regular price: £0.00

    • 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

    • 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: £22.79

    • 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

    • The Sacrifice

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin, Sisi Aisha Johnson, Karole Foreman, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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      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

    • 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

    • Will You Always Love Me?

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso, George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Joyce Carol Oates paints a haunting tapestry of American life in 22 short stories that take the listener from tempestuous inner cities to isolated rural backwaters. Obsession with loss, fear of betrayal, and sudden violence plague Oates’ characters as she examines the lives of the working poor and follies of the irresponsible rich with searing clarity. George Guidall’s and Barbara Caruso’s masterful performances make this rich collection of stories a must-listen.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • An unfulfilling listen.

    • By Derek on 22-04-11

    Regular price: £24.89

    • Soul at the White Heat

    • Inspiration, Obsession, and the Writing Life
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
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    "Why do we write?" With this question Joyce Carol Oates, in this new collection of seminal essays and criticism, begins an imaginative exploration of the writing life and all its attendant anxieties, joys, and futilities. Leading her quest is a desire to understand the source of the writer's inspiration - do subjects haunt those who might bring them back to life until the writer submits? Or does something "happen" to us, a sudden ignition of a burning flame? Can the appearance of a muse-like Other bring about a writer's best work?

    Regular price: £30.99

    • 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 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • Mudwoman

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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    Mudgirl is a child abandoned by her mother in the silty flats of the Black Snake River. Cast aside, Mudgirl survives by an accident of fate - or destiny. After her rescue, the well-meaning couple who adopt Mudgirl quarantine her poisonous history behind the barrier of their middle-class values, seemingly sealing it off forever. But the bulwark of the present proves surprisingly vulnerable to the agents of the past.

    Regular price: £37.49

    • 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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    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

    • The Falls

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    A man climbs over the railings and plunges into Niagara Falls. A newlywed, he has left behind his wife, Ariah Erskine, in the honeymoon suite the morning after their wedding. "The Widow Bride of The Falls", as Ariah comes to be known, begins a relentless, seven-day vigil in the mist, waiting for his body to be found.

    Regular price: £27.69

    • 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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    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

    • The Joyce Carol Oates Collection

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Edward Asner, Hector Elizondo, Anna Gunn, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Eight highly diverse works from one of America’s most prolific and versatile authors. This collection includes an exclusive dramatization of Oates’ best-selling novel American Appetites; two comedic plays, The Perfectionist and The Truth Teller; four short plays (Gulf War, Black, The Key, and Tone Clusters); as well as her libretto for Black Water: An American Opera, composed by John Duffy.

    Regular price: £14.89

    • A Widow's Story

    • A Memoir
    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Ellen Parker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • 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

    • A Book of American Martyrs

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers, Tavia Gilbert, Kristen Potter
    • Length: 25 hrs and 16 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

    • 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

    • Mudwoman

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • 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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    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

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