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Literary Theory & Criticism Audiobooks

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    The Omni-Americans

    Some Alternatives to the Folklore of White Supremacy

    by Albert Murray ...
    Narrated by Mirron Willis ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 10 min

    Rediscover the "most important book on black-white relationships" in America in this special fiftieth anniversary edition. "The United States is in actuality not a nation of black people and white people. It is a nation of multicolored people. . . . Any fool can see that the white people are not really white, and that black people are not black. They are all interrelated one way or another." These ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1

    An Experiment in Literary Investigation

    Unabridged

    25 hours 56 min

    “BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY.” —TimeVolume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret police that haunted Soviet society. Features a new foreword by Anne Applebaum.“The greatest and most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever leveled in modern times.” ... Read more

    $51.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Art of Memoir

    by Mary Karr ...
    Narrated by Mary Karr ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 20 min

    Bestselling author and renowned professor Mary Karr offers a master class in the essential elements of great memoir—delivered with her signature wit, insight, and candor.Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers: Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Bilbo's Journey: Discovering the Hidden Meaning in The Hobbit

    by Joseph Pearce ...
    Narrated by Kevin O'Brien ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 58 min

    In Bilbo's Journey, go beyond the dragons, dwarves, and elves, and discover the surprisingly deep meaning of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel The Hobbit.Bilbo's quest to find and slay the dragon Smaug is a riveting tale of daring and heroism, but as renowned Tolkien scholar Joseph Pearce shows, it is not simply Bilbo's journey, it is our journey too.It is the Christian journey of self-sacrifice out ... Read more

    $14.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym

    by Paula Byrne ...
    Narrated by Antonia Beamish ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 6 min

    ‘Captures both Barbara and her writing so miraculously’ JILLY COOPERPicked as a Book to Look Forward to in 2021 by the Guardian, The Times and the ObserverA Radio 4 Book of the Week, April 2021Barbara Pym became beloved as one of the wittiest novelists of the late twentieth century, revealing the inner workings of domestic life so brilliantly that her friend Philip Larkin announced her the era’s ... Read more

    $38.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    MYTHOLOGY

    Your Future Is in The Past. NORSE MYTHOLOGY | GREEK MYTHOLOGY | CELTIC MYTHOLOGY. Succeed in Your Future by Discovering Legends of the Past. NEW VERSION

    by NEIL LEWIS ...
    Narrated by Perdens Studio ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 43 min

    Experience the Incredible Stories of Long-Gone Civilizations and Their World-Changing Mythologies Today and in the Future.From the halls of Viking warriors to the mighty Parthenon and the deep forests and valleys of early Europe, history is filled with a vast array of rich Mythologies, amazing tales, impossible heroes, and fearsome monsters.Now, this incredible collection sheds light on 3 ... Read more

    $24.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Gathering Blossoms Under Fire

    The Journals of Alice Walker

    Unabridged

    22 hours 28 min

    From National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Alice Walker and edited by critic and writer Valerie Boyd, comes an unprecedented compilation of Walker’s fifty years of journals drawing an intimate portrait of her development over five decades as an artist, human rights and women’s activist, and intellectual.For the first time, the edited journals of Alice Walker are gathered together ... Read more

    $34.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Memory Keeper of Kyiv

    The most powerful, important historical novel of 2022

    by Erin Litteken ...
    Narrated by Katherine Fenton ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 59 min

    Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Beekeeper of Aleppo."A powerfully moving debut . . . Ukraine’s tragic history painfully echoes its current crisis, and on every page the Ukrainian spirit shines out, unbowed, unbent and unbroken.” Kate Quinn, author of The Diamond EyeIn the 1930s, Stalin’s activists marched through the Soviet Union, espousing the greatness of collective ... Read more

    $22.35 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Nonbinary

    Memoirs of Gender and Identity

    Narrated by Sarah Beth Pfeifer ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 3 min

    What happens when your gender doesn't fit neatly into the categories of male or female? Even mundane interactions like filling out a form or using a public bathroom can be a struggle when these designations prove inadequate. In this groundbreaking book, thirty authors highlight how our experiences are shaped by a deeply entrenched gender binary. The powerful first-person narratives of this ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Red Comet

    The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath

    by Heather Clark ...
    Narrated by Laura Jennings ...

    Unabridged

    45 hours 27 min

    **PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • The highly anticipated biography of Sylvia Plath that focuses on her remarkable literary and intellectual achievements, while restoring the woman behind the long-held myths about her life and art.“One of the most beautiful biographies I've ever read." —Glennon Doyle, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller, Untamed**With a wealth of never-before-accessed materials, ... Read more

    $40.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Love Unknown

    The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop

    Narrated by Bronson Pinchot ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 37 min

    An illuminating new biography of one of the greatest American poets of the twentieth century, Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop's friend James Merrill once observed that "Elizabeth had more talent for life—and for poetry—than anyone else I've known." This new biography reveals just how she learned to marry her talent for life with her talent for writing in order to create a brilliant array of poems ... Read more

    $25.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Last Days of Roger Federer

    And Other Endings

    by Geoff Dyer ...
    Narrated by Richard Burnip ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 31 min

    One of Esquire's best books of spring 2022An extended meditation on late style and last works from "one of our greatest living critics" (Kathryn Schulz, New York).When artists and athletes age, what happens to their work? Does it ripen or rot? Achieve a new serenity or succumb to an escalating torment? As our bodies decay, how do we keep on? In this beguiling meditation, Geoff Dyer sets his own ... Read more

    $19.49 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

    In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life

    Unabridged

    14 hours 44 min

    From the New York Times bestselling, Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.For the last twenty years, George Saunders has been teaching a class on the Russian short story to his MFA students at Syracuse University. In A Swim in a Pond in ... Read more

    $22.50 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Greek Myths

    A New Retelling

    Narrated by Daphne Kouma ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 55 min

    A brilliantly original, landmark retelling of Greek myths, recounted as if they were actual scenes being woven into textiles by the women who feature prominently in them—including Athena, Helen, Circe and Penelope“Greek myths were full of powerful witches, unpredictable gods and sword-wielding slayers. They were also extreme: about families who turn murderously on each other; impossible tasks set ... Read more

    $20.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Fifty-Two Stories

    (1883-1898)

    by Anton Chekhov ...
    Narrated by Jim Frangione ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 13 min

    From the celebrated, award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov: a lavish volume of stories by one of the most influential short fiction writers of all timeAnton Chekhov left an indelible impact on every literary form in which he wrote, but none more so than short fiction. Now, renowned translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky give us their renderings of fifty ... Read more

    $27.50 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Heroine's Journey, The

    For Writers, Readers, and Fans of Pop Culture

    by Gail Carriger ...
    Narrated by Starla Huchton ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 32 min

    Tired of the hero's journey?Frustrated that funny, romantic, and comforting stories aren't taken seriously?Sad that the books and movies you love never seem to be critically acclaimed, even when they sell like crazy?The heroine's journey is here to help.Multiple New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger presents a clear concise analysis of the heroine's journey, how it differs from the hero ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Trick Mirror

    Reflections on Self-Delusion

    by Jia Tolentino ...
    Narrated by Jia Tolentino ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 46 min

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”—EsquireBook Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times • “A whip-smart, challenging book.”—Zadie Smith • “Jia Tolentino could be the Joan Didion of our time.” ... Read more

    $22.50 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Beast Within "The Becoming"

    Unabridged

    10 hours 46 min

    From insanely heated and intense to sensual and seductive, This unique FULLY CASTED THEATRICAL version of The Beast Within "The Becoming" captivates you with exhilarating thrills, plots and twists; this BEAST will have you on the edge of your seat! Impactful and blistering, it's a kinky tale that definitely keeps you sizzling for more! Rest assured, it's orgasmic to the ears. With splashes of ... Read more

    $35.00 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

    An Experiment in Literary Investigation

    Abridged

    21 hours 53 min

    “BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY.” —Time“It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century.” —David Remnick, The New YorkerThe Nobel Prize winner’s towering masterpiece of world literature, the searing record of four decades of terror and oppression, in one abridged volume (authorized by the author). Features a ... Read more

    $42.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Leo Tolstoy:War and Peace Vol. 1

    Narrated by Tereza Griffiths ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 57 min

    War and Peace broadly focuses on Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows three of the most well-known characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count who is fighting for his inheritance and yearning for spiritual fulfillment; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his family behind to fight in the war against Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the beautiful young ... Read more

    $16.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Sister Outsider

    Essays and Speeches

    by Audre Lorde ...
    Narrated by Robin Eller ...
    Audiobook 1 - Crossing Press Feminist

    Unabridged

    7 hours 32 min

    Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and ... Read more

    $15.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    20 Japanese Short Stories for Travelers and Learners Read Japanese Mystery Stories for Beginners

    Unabridged

    49 min

    This book is a collection of 20 entertaining and culturally interesting Japanese short stories for beginners and intermediate Japanese learners. The book also includes many unique mystery stories that will stimulate your imagination.This Japanese audio book is not designed only for Japanese language students, but also for those who appreciate good Japanese literature.The stories focus on mystery ... Read more

    $7.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Iliad

    by Homer ...
    Narrated by Alfred Molina ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 4 min

    From the renowned translator of Rilke, Tao Te Ching, and Gilgamesh, a vivid new translation of Western civilization’s foundational epic: The Iliad.Tolstoy called the Iliad a miracle; Goethe said that it always thrust him into a state of astonishment. Homer’s story is thrilling, and his Greek is perhaps the most beautiful poetry ever sung or written. But until now, even the best English ... Read more

    $29.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Discourses and Selected Writings

    by Epictetus ...
    Narrated by Richard Goulding ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 51 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.This Penguin Classic is performed by Richard Goulding, best known for Me Before You, The Iron Lady and The Windsors.Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. Together ... Read more

    $17.10 USD or free with audiobook trial