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    • Between Them

    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Robert G Slade
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sportswriter comes a deeply personal account of his parents - an intimate portrait of American mid-20th-century life and a celebration of family love. Richard Ford's parents volunteered little about their early lives - and he rarely asked. Later, he pieced their stories together from anecdote, history and the occasional photograph, frozen moments linking him to another time.

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Independence Day

    • The Bascombe Trilogy
    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 22 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Frank Bascombe, in the aftermath of his divorce and the ruin of his career, has entered an 'Existence Period' - selling real estate in New Jersey and mastering the high-wire act of normalcy. But over one Fourth of July weekend, Frank is called into sudden, bewildering engagement with life. Independence Day is a moving, peerlessly funny odyssey through America and through the layered consciousness of one of its most compelling literary incarnations, conducted by a novelist of extraordinary perception.

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Sportswriter

    • The Bascombe Trilogy
    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Frank Bascombe has a younger girlfriend and a job as a sportswriter. To many men of his age, 38, this would be a cause for optimism, yet Frank feels the pull of his inner despair and especially of his recent losses - his preferred career has ended, his wife has divorced him, and a tragic accident took his elder son. In the course of this Easter weekend, Frank will lose all the remnants of his familiar life, though he will emerge heroic, with spirits soaring.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very Dull

    • By Hannah Swinglehurst on 15-03-19

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Canada

    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In 1956, Dell Parsons' family came to a stop in Great Falls, Montana, the way many military families did following the war. His father, Bev, was a talkative, plank-shouldered man, an airman from Alabama with an optimistic and easy-scheming nature. Dell and his twin sister, Berner, could easily see why their mother might have been attracted to him.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Let Me Be Frank with You

    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Richard Ford returns with four deftly linked Christmas stories narrated by the iconic Frank Bascombe. Now 68, Frank resides again in the New Jersey suburb of Haddam and has thrived - seemingly but not utterly - amidst the devastations of Hurricane Sandy. The desolations of Sandy, which left countless lives unmoored, are the perfect backdrop for Ford - and Bascombe.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Shattered Crown

    • Steelhaven, Book Two
    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Blood oaths are sworn and broken in a city facing total annihilation as Richard Ford's epic fantasy series, which opened with Herald Of The Storm, continues. Heroes must rise... or the city will fall. The King is dead. His daughter, untested and alone, now wears the Steel Crown. And a vast horde is steadily carving a bloody road south, hell-bent on razing Steelhaven to the ground. Before the city faces the terror that approaches, it must crush the danger already lurking within its walls.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Woven together beautifully

    • By Angela on 31-03-14

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Herald of the Storm

    • Steelhaven, Book One
    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 90

    An unbalanced veteran, a disillusioned assassin, a hapless apprentice, a drunken swindler, a desperate thief...during times of crisis, you don't get to choose your heroes. Under the reign of King Cael the Uniter, this vast cityport on the southern coast has for years been a symbol of strength, maintaining an uneasy peace throughout the Free States. But now a long shadow hangs over the city, in the form of the dread Elharim warlord, Amon Tugha.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grimdark goodness...

    • By D. Menashy on 22-05-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Lay of the Land

    • The Bascombe Trilogy
    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    It is fall, 2000, and Frank Bascombe has arrived at a state of optimistic pragmatism that he calls the Permanent Period of life. Epic mistakes have already been made, dreams downsized, and Frank reflects that now at least there are fewer opportunities left in life to get things wrong. But the tranquillity he anticipated is not to be. In fact, as Thanksgiving dinner with his children and first wife nears, the Permanent Period proves as full of possibility as life had ever been.

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Thalia Book Club: Richard Ford's 'The Sportswriter', 'Independence Day', and 'The Lay of the Land'

    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Isaiah Sheffer, David Strathairn
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author talks candidly about his celebrated trilogy of novels, and his approach to writing the character of Frank Bascombe over 20-plus years, overthrowing some of his readers' assumptions in the course of the conversation. Symphony Space Artistic Director Isaiah Sheffer interviews Mr. Ford, whose "pitch-perfect voice takes us as close as we can get to experiencing another person's inner life" ( Newsweek).

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Canada

    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When 15-year-old Dell Parsons' parents rob a bank, his sense of normal life is forever altered. In an instant, this private cataclysm drives his life into before and after, a threshold that can never be uncrossed. His parents' arrest and imprisonment mean a threatening and uncertain future for Dell and his twin sister, Berner. Willful and burning with resentment, Berner flees their home in Montana, abandoning her brother and her life. But Dell is not completely alone. A family friend intervenes, spiriting him across the Canadian border.

    Regular price: £29.29

    • Canada

    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Thibault de Montalembert
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Great Falls, Montana, 1960. Dell Parsons a 15 ans lorsque ses parents braquent une banque, avec le fol espoir de rembourser un créancier menaçant. Le hold-up échoue, les parents sont arrêtés, et Dell a désormais le choix entre la fuite et l'orphelinat.

    Regular price: £21.19

    • Selected Shorts

    • The William Hurt Collection
    • By: Tobias Wolff, Ron Carlson, Richard Ford, and others
    • Narrated by: William Hurt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A collection of poignant, romantic and funny tales performed by Academy Award -winning actor William Hurt. This collection includes a bonus track of an exclusive interview with William Hurt. Hurt's readings are thoughtful, tender, romantic, and resonant. A treasure.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Let Me Be Frank with You

    • A Frank Bascombe Book
    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In Let Me Be Frank with You, Ford returns with four deftly linked stories narrated by the iconic Bascombe. Now 68, and again ensconced in the well-defended New Jersey suburb of Haddam, Bascombe has thrived - seemingly if not utterly - in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy's devastation. With a flawless comedic sensibility and unblinking intelligence, these stories range over the full complement of American subjects: aging, race, loss, faith, marriage, redemption, the real-estate crash - the tumult of the world we live in.

    Regular price: £19.89

    • Zwischen ihnen

    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Christian Brückner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mit siebzehn Jahren verliebt sich Edna Akin aus Arkansas, in Parker Ford, einen Jungen vom Land mit den durchscheinend hellblauen Fordaugen. Sie heiraten und beginnen ein Nomadenleben in den Südstaaten Amerikas - Parker arbeitet als Handlungsreisender. Die 30er-Jahre ziehen vorbei wie ein langes Wochenende, gemeinsam legen sie ungezählte Meilen zurück, trinken Cocktails und bewohnen ein Hotelzimmer nach dem anderen: New Orleans, Texarkana, Memphis.

    Regular price: £13.89

    • Kanada

    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Christian Brückner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
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    Illegaler Handel,ein Banküberfall, drei Morde und ein Junge in de Welt der Erwachsenen, in der es keine Unschuldigen gibt....

    Regular price: £18.19

    • The Laugh Factor

    • How to Develop Your Own Unique Sense of Humor!
    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Troy Hudson
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Do you want to know why humor is so important? Quite simply, humor makes other people happy. Why do you think that most people who fill out questionnaires about what they find attractive in a mate list a sense of humor as one of the top two most attractive features about a person? Because humor joins people together in a bond of camaraderie, emotion and trust! Many people judge the physical appearance of funny people much higher than the physical appearance of dull people even if their actual looks are about the same.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Universal Rights Down to Earth

    • By: Richard Thompson Ford
    • Narrated by: Robert Sams
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The idea of universal rights - rights shared by all citizens, regardless of nationality, creed, wealth, or geography - has a powerful grip on the way many people feel about justice and global politics. No one should be subjected to torture or disappearance, to starvation or sex trafficking, to economic exploitation or biased treatment under the law. But when it comes to actually enforcing these rights, the results rarely resemble the ideal.

    Regular price: £14.09

    • The New Yorker, March 3, 2008 (Richard Ford, Jim Holt, Alma Guillermoprieto)

    • By: Alma Guillermoprieto, Lizzie Widdicombe, Jim Holt, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Abridged
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    "Fidel's Farewell", by Alma Guillermoprieto; "Have Gun", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Numbers Guy", by Jim Holt; "Leaving for Kenosha", by Richard Ford; "Amy's Circus", by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Breaking Bad", by Nancy Franklin; and "Taking Action", by David Denby.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • The New Yorker Festival - Annie Proulx and Richard Ford

    • By: Annie Proulx, Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: Annie Proulx, Richard Ford
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Annie Proulx's books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Shipping News and the story collections Bad Dirt and Wyoming Stories. A story from that collection, "Brokeback Mountain", which first appeared in The New Yorker, has been made into a feature film directed by Ang Lee; it premieres in December. She is at work on a memoir about building a house on what will become an avian preserve.

    Regular price: £9.19