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    • The Corrections

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Corrections is a grandly entertaining novel for the new century--a comic, tragic masterpiece about a family breaking down in an age of easy fixes. After almost 50 years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home.

    Price: CDN$ 43.71

    • Freedom

    • Written by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: David Ledoux
    • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 8
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    Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul - the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with the aggressively Republican family next door? Why has Walter taken a job working with Big Coal? Most of all, what has happened to Patty?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • soso

    • By ST on 2018-04-21

    Price: CDN$ 60.38

    • Purity

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Dylan Baker, Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 25 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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    Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother - her only family - is hazardous. But she doesn't have a clue who her father is, why her mother chose to live as a recluse with an invented name, or how she'll ever have a normal life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Ms. on 2019-06-16

    Price: CDN$ 40.36

    • The End of the End of the Earth

    • Written by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The End of the End of the Earth is a collection of Jonathan Franzen's essays and speeches from the past five years, in which he grapples with the most important and heated ethical subjects of the day: environmentalism, capitalism, wealth inequality, race, technology, and the role of art. He challenges us to ask difficult questions: What is our civic responsibility in the face of climate change, the greatest ever threat to our planet and species? Above all, in these essays, Franzen asks us to care - about causes great and small, with subjects as big as our planet and specific as a rare species of birds.

    Price: CDN$ 47.37

    • How to Be Alone

    • Essays
    • Written by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Franzen, Brian d'Arcy James
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections. Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth review of it discussed what became known as "The Harper's Essay," Franzen's controversial 1996 investigation of the fate of the American novel.

    Price: CDN$ 26.24

    • Strong Motion

    • Written by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
    • Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Louis Holland arrives in Boston in a spring of ecological upheaval (a rash of earthquakes on the North Shore) and odd luck: the first one kills his grandmother. Louis tries to maintain his independence, but falls in love with a Harvard seismologist whose discoveries about the earthquakes' cause complicate everything.

    Price: CDN$ 46.23

    • The Corrections

    • Written by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
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    The Corrections is a grandly entertaining novel for the new century - a comic, tragic masterpiece about a family breaking down in an age of easy fixes. Richly realistic, darkly hilarious, deeply humane, it confirms Jonathan Franzen as one of our most brilliant interpreters of American society and the American soul.

    Price: CDN$ 35.75

    • Eggs, Cookies, and Leeches

    • Memorable Writing from The New Yorker
    • Written by: Malcolm Gladwell, Hendrik Hertzberg, John Colapinto, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Highlights
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    Certainly, all the writing in The New Yorker is memorable, and this collection is no exception. The authors include such best sellers as Malcolm Gladwell, Seymour Hersh, and Jonathan Franzen - and the subjects range from the lives of short-order cooks to the secrets of college admissions.

    Price: CDN$ 17.14

    • Unschuld

    • Written by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Sascha Rotermund, Walter Kreye
    • Length: 25 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Die junge Pip Tyler weiß nicht, wer ihr Vater ist. Das ist nicht ihr einziges Problem: Sie hat Studienschulden, ihr Bürojob in Oakland ist eine Sackgasse, sie liebt einen verheirateten Mann und ihre Mutter erdrückt sie mit Liebe und Geheimniskrämerei. Als ihr eines Tages bei Whistleblower Andreas Wolf ein Praktikum angeboten wird, hofft sie, er könne ihr bei der Suche nach ihrem Vater helfen. Sie stellt ihre Mutter vor die Wahl: Entweder diese lüftet das Geheimnis ihrer Herkunft, oder Pip macht sich auf nach Bolivien, wo Andreas Wolf sein Enthüllungswerk vollbringt. Und wenig später bricht sie auf.

    Price: CDN$ 22.45

    • The New Yorker College Tour

    • University of Washington, Seattle: Fiction
    • Written by: Sherman Alexie, Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Deborah Treisman
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Sherman Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. His several books include the novel Reservation Blues and the story and poetry collections Ten Little Indians, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, which he adapted for the film Smoke Signals, and The Business of Fancydancing, which he adapted for film and also directed.

    Price: CDN$ 12.47

    • Farther Away

    • Essays
    • Written by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Franzen, Scott Shepherd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jonathan Franzen’s best seller Freedom was the most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the 21st century. The New York Times Book Review proclaimed it “a masterpiece of American fiction.” Now a new collection of Franzen’s non-fiction brings fresh evidence of that moral intelligence, confirming his status not only as a great American novelist but also as a keen observer, social critic and self-investigator.

    Price: CDN$ 45.28

    • Freedom [French Version]

    • Written by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Pierre-François Garel
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Anatomie d'un mariage et d'une famille - les Berglund -, ce livre analyse les illusions, les déceptions et les compromis d'une génération de baby-boomers qui avaient rêvé un jour de changer le monde. Mais c'est aussi un acte d'accusation implacable à l'égard d'une nation qui a cessé depuis longtemps d'incarner ses propres valeurs. Qu'avons-nous fait de notre liberté ?, se demandent les personnages de Jonathan Franzen.

    Price: CDN$ 27.99

    • Freiheit

    • Written by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Ulrich Matthes
    • Length: 19 hrs and 25 mins
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    Patty und Walter Berglund - Vorzeigeeltern und ideale Nachbarn in ihrer selbstrenovierten viktorianischen Villa in St. Paul - geben plötzlich Rätsel auf...

    Price: CDN$ 13.61

    • Le correzioni

    • Written by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Vinicio Marchioni
    • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Riunire la famiglia a casa per un ultimo Natale: è questo il grande sogno, la grande ossessione di Enid Lambert, dopo quasi cinquant'anni di matrimonio. Cresciuti nel rigido rispetto della tipica morale americana del Dopoguerra, i tre figli hanno da tempo preso il volo e se le aspettative erano molte, le delusioni non sono mancate. Da uno dei più importanti scrittori americani del nuovo millennio, un formidabile romanzo ricco di dolente umorismo e di umanità.

    Price: CDN$ 17.55

    • The Twenty-Seventh City

    • Written by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Meetu Chilana
    • Length: 20 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    St. Louis, Missouri, is a quietly dying river city until it hires a new police chief: a charismatic young woman from Bombay, India, named S. Jammu. No sooner has Jammu been installed, though, than the city's leading citizens become embroiled in an all-pervasive political conspiracy. A classic of contemporary fiction, The Twenty-Seventh City shows us an ordinary metropolis turned inside out, and the American dream unraveling into terror and dark comedy.

    Price: CDN$ 46.23

    • The Discomfort Zone

    • A Personal History
    • Written by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jonathan Franzen arrived late, and last, in a family of boys in Webster Groves, Missouri. The Discomfort Zone is his intimate memoir of his development from a "small and fundamentally ridiculous person", through an adolescence both excruciating and strangely happy, into an adult with embarrassing and unexpected passions.

    Price: CDN$ 27.75

    • Die Korrekturen

    • Written by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Sascha Rotermund
    • Length: 24 hrs and 43 mins
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    Nach fast fünfzig Ehejahren hat Enid Lambert nur ein Ziel: ihre Familie zu einem letzten Weihnachtsfest um sich zu scharen. Alles könnte so schön sein, gemütlich, harmonisch. Doch Parkinson hat ihren Mann Alfred immer fester im Griff, und die drei erwachsenen Kinder durchleben eigene tragikomischen Malaisen. Gary steckt in einer Ehekrise. Chip versucht sich als Autor. Und Denise ist zwar eine Meisterköchin, hat aber in der Liebe kein Glück. Franzen verbindet einzigartig Familien- und Gesellschaftsgeschichte.

    Price: CDN$ 43.43

    • Die 27ste Stadt

    • Written by: Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Sascha Rotermund
    • Length: 21 hrs and 52 mins
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    St. Louis, die einst blühende Stadt im Mittelwesten Amerikas, bekommt einen neuen Polizeichef. Es ist S. Jammu, eine Frau aus Indien: zart, jung, sympathisch. Doch kaum hat sie ihr Amt angetreten, greift Gewalt um sich. Eine Bombe explodiert. Auch Martin Probst, Erbauer des städtischen Wahrzeichens "The Arch", und seine Frau Barbara - das Vorzeige-Ehepaar, von vielen um sein Glück beneidet - erleben Gefahr, süße Verlockungen und Angst...

    Price: CDN$ 35.48