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    • The Orchid Thief

    • A True Story of Beauty and Obsession
    • By: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Meyers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There is something fascinating or funny or truly bizarre on every page of this true tale of floral obsession: the story of how the head of a famous Seminole chief came to be displayed in the front window of a local pharmacy; or how 700 iguanas were smuggled into Florida; or the case of the only known extraterrestrial plant crime.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good narration for a book I don't like

    • By Zak Beresford on 29-03-18

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Life Stories

    • Profiles from The New Yorker
    • By: Truman Capote, Ian Frazier, Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Philip Bosco, Amy Irving, Alton Fitzgerald White
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
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    One of art's purest challenges is to translate a human being into words. The New Yorker magazine has met this challenge more often and more successfully than any other modern American journal. Starting with its light fantastic evocations of the glamorous and the idiosyncratic in the '20s and continuing to the present, with complex pictures of such contemporaries as Marlon Brando and Richard Pryor, The New Yorker's Profiles have presented readers with a vast and brilliant portrait gallery.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The New Yorker, February 15th & 22nd, 2010

    • Part 2 (Roger Angell, Susan Orlean, James Wood)
    • By: Roger Angell, Susan Orlean, James Wood
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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    "A Thousand Days", by Mark Singer; "Riding High", by Susan Orlean; "The Guam Caper", by Roger Angell; "The Very Rich Hours", by James Wood; and "Fatal Consequences", by David Denby.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • A Gentle Reign

    • By: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kwabena Oppong, who is the king and supreme ruler of the African Ashanti tribespeople living in the United States of America, has a throne in his living room. The American Ashanti king is elected every two years from the ranks of an Ashanti social and cultural organization called the Asanteman Association of the United States of America, Inc. The first stateside king, Kwadwo Tuffuor, was a plumber. The second, Kusi Appouh, repaired air-conditioners and refrigerators. Kwabena Oppong is the third king; he drives a cab.

    Regular price: £2.89

    • My Kind of Place

    • Travel Stories from a Woman Who's Been Everywhere
    • By: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    My Kind of Place takes listeners on a series of remarkable journeys in a uniquely witty and sophisticated travel audiobook. In this irresistible collectino of adventures far and near, Susan Orlean coducts a tour of the world via its subcultures, from the heart of the African music scene in Paris to the World Taxidermy Championships in Springfield, Illinois, and even into her own apartment, where she imagines a very famous houseguest taking advantage of her hospitality.

    Regular price: £18.09

    • The American Man at Age 10

    • By: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    He is old enough to begin imagining that he will someday get married, but at 10 he is still convinced that the best thing about being married will be that he will be allowed to sleep in his clothes. His father once observed that living with Colin was like living with a Martian who had done some reading on American culture. As it happens, Colin is not especially sad or worried about the prospect of growing up, although he sometimes frets over whether he should be called a kid or a grown-up; he has settled on the word kid-up.

    Regular price: £2.89

    • The New Yorker (Feb. 13 & 20, 2006) - Part 2

    • By: James Surowiecki, Susan Orlean, James B. Stewart, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    "Overcompensating" by James Surowiecki; "Little Wing" by Susan Orlean; "The Opera Lover" by James B. Stewart; and "Positive Attitude" by Sasha Frere-Jones.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The New Yorker, February 10th 2014 (Tad Friend, Susan Orlean, Dan Chiasson)

    • By: Tad Friend, Susan Orlean, Dan Chiasson
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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    "On the Trail", by Steve Coll; "Thicker Than Water", by Tad Friend; "Man and Machine", by Susan Orlean; "Bet the Farm", by Dan Chiasson; and "The Cost of Survival", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • Animalish

    • By: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 37 mins
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    The life and times of a girl who has always loved animals, or how I went from dreaming about Rin Tin Tin to having dogs, cats, chickens, fish, cattle, turkeys, and guinea fowl, with guest appearances by horses, lions, and canaries.

    Regular price: £2.79

    • The New Yorker: May 15, 2013

    • By: John Seabrook, Rebecca Mead, Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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    "Preventive Measures", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "After Rana Plaza", by James Surowiecki; "Network Insecurity", by John Seabrook; "The Sense of an Ending", by Rebecca Mead; "The Walking Alive", by Susan Orlean; and "Only Human", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • The New Yorker, February 11 & 18, 2008 (Seymour M. Hersh, Susan Orlean, Lauren Collins)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Lauren Collins, Nick Paumgarten, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    "The Spat", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Five on Five", by Lauren Collins; "How 'Bout Them Economy", by Nick Paumgarten; "Black Hole", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "A Strike in the Dark", by Seymour M. Hersh; "Thinking in the Rain", by Susan Orlean; "Living Pains", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Strangers", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • The New Yorker (Feb. 19 & 26, 2007)

    • Part 2
    • By: James Surowiecki, Susan Orlean, Mark Singer, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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    "Troubled Waters Over Oil" by James Surowiecki; "The Origami Lab" by Susan Orlean; "The Castaways" by Mark Singer; and "Big Time" by Sasha Frere-Jones.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • The New Yorker, September 28, 2009 (Susan Orlean, Michael Specter, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Susan Orlean, Michael Specter, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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    "Read All About It", by Adam Gopnik; "Blago Speaks. Again.", by David Remnick; "Stomping Grounds", by Michael Schulman; "Nader's Blueprint", by Raffi Khatchadourian; "Ratings Downgrade", by James Surowiecki; "A Life of its Own", by Michael Specter; "The It Bird", by Susan Orlean; and "Brooklyn Dodger", by Nancy Franklin

    Regular price: £4.79