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    • The Library Book

    • Written by: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual false alarm. As one fireman recounted later, “Once that first stack got going, it was good-bye, Charlie.” The fire was disastrous: It reached 2,000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed 400,000 books and damaged 700,000 more. 

    Price: CDN$ 35.08

    • The Orchid Thief

    • A True Story of Beauty and Obsession
    • Written 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.

    Price: CDN$ 42.92

    • The American Man at Age 10

    • Written 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.

    Price: CDN$ 3.96

    • Rin Tin Tin

    • The Life and the Legend
    • Written by: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
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    "He believed the dog was immortal." So begins Susan Orlean’s sweeping, powerfully moving story of Rin Tin Tin’s journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon. From the moment in 1918 when Corporal Lee Duncan discovers Rin Tin Tin on a World War I battlefield, he recognizes something in the pup that he needs to share with the world. Rin Tin Tin’s improbable introduction to Hollywood leads to the dog’s first blockbuster film and, over time, the many radio programs, movies, and television shows that follow.

    Price: CDN$ 37.04

    • Life Stories

    • Profiles from The New Yorker
    • Written 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.

    Price: CDN$ 28.59

    • My Kind of Place

    • Travel Stories from a Woman Who's Been Everywhere
    • Written by: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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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 collection 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.

    Price: CDN$ 30.38

    • Animalish

    • Written 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.

    Price: CDN$ 3.96

    • A Gentle Reign

    • Written by: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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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.

    Price: CDN$ 3.96