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    • The Right Stuff

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid
    • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers that made The Right Stuff a classic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great History, Mediocre Reading

    • By Austin Fusilier on 2018-09-13

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tom Wolfe - one of the 20th century’s foremost voices in cultural criticism - went from local news reporter to international icon in 1968, with the publication of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Now voiced with vivacity and vigor by Audible Hall of Fame narrator Luke Daniels, the non-fiction swan-dive delves into the world of hippies, hedonism, and everything in between.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Harold N. Cropp
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In "Radical Chic", Wolfe focuses primarily on one symbolic event: a gathering of the politically correct at Leonard Bernstein’s duplex apartment on Park Avenue to meet spokesmen of the Black Panther Party. He re-creates the incongruous scene - and its astonishing repercussions - with high fidelity. In the companion essay, Wolfe travels west to San Francisco to survey another meeting-ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment. "Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers" deals with the newly emerging art of confrontation, as practiced by San Francisco’s militant minorities.

    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • The Bonfire of the Vanities

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 27 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tom Wolfe's best-selling modern classic tells the story of Sherman McCoy, an elite Wall Street bond trader who has it all: wealth, power, prestige, a Park Avenue apartment, a beautiful wife, and an even more beautiful mistress - until one wrong turn sends Sherman spiraling downward into a humiliating fall from grace. A car accident in the Bronx involving Sherman, his girlfriend, and two young lower-class black men sets a match to the incendiary racial and social tensions of 1980s New York City.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FANTASTIC!

    • By Mike Tancsa on 2018-08-02

    Price: CDN$ 41.64

    • A Man in Full

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 35 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The setting is Atlanta, Georgia - a racially mixed, late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth and wily politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta conglomerate king whose outsize ego has at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 29,000-acre quail-shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife, and a half-empty office complex with a staggering load of debt. Meanwhile, Conrad Hensley, idealistic young father of two, is laid off from his job at the Croker Global Foods warehouse near Oakland.

    Price: CDN$ 57.02

    • I Am Charlotte Simmons

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
    • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Dupont University: the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition....Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina, who has come here on full scholarship. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.

    Price: CDN$ 55.54

    • From Bauhaus to Our House

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Dennis McKee
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Tom Wolfe's hands, the strange saga of American architecture in the 20th century makes for both high comedy and intellectual excitement. This is his sequel to The Painted Word, the book that caused such a furor in the art world five years before. Once again Wolfe shows how social and intellectual fashions have determined aesthetic form in our time and how willingly the creators have abandoned personal vision and originality in order to work a la mode.

    Price: CDN$ 16.63

    • A Man in Full

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: David Ogden Stiers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
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    A decade ago, The Bonfire of the Vanities defined an era - and established Tom Wolfe as the prime fictional chronicler of America at its most outrageous and alive. Now Wolfe is back with a pitch-perfect, coast-to-coast portrait of our wild and woolly, no-holds-barred, multifarious country on the cusp of the millennium.

    Price: CDN$ 26.37

    • Back to Blood

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Length: 20 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay - with officer Nestor Camacho on board - Tom Wolfe is off and running. Here is a big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous best-selling novels, Back to Blood is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times.

    Price: CDN$ 41.38

    • The Pump House Gang

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A collection of non-fiction essays about the counter-culture of the 1960s that dives deep into the issues that marked the era: female empowerment, increasing freedom around sexuality, vibrant subcultures, and the rise of psychedelic drugs. In this sprawling work, Wolfe profiles Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and compares him to Jay Gatsby, interviews one of the first women to get breast implants, and hangs out with freewheeling surfers (aka The Pump House Gang).

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Hooking Up

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Tom Wolfe, Ron Rifkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
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    America's maestro reporter/novelist gives America an MRI at the dawn of a new age. Tom Wolfe scrutinizes everything from the sexual manners and mores of teenagers to the reasons why no one is celebrating the second American Century. Hooking Up is a chronicle of the here and now. Browse more Wolfe.

    Price: CDN$ 26.37

    • I Am Charlotte Simmons

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
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    Dupont University: the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition....Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina, who has come here on full scholarship. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.

    Price: CDN$ 27.75

    • The Kingdom of Speech

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. The Kingdom of Speech is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech - not evolution - is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • The Purple Decades

    • A Reader 
    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Before he became a best-selling novelist (The Bonfire of the Vanities), Tom Wolfe was an essayist and keen observer of 1960s and 1970s culture for Esquire and Rolling Stone. (This is the man who coined the phrase "Me Decade", after all.) This ear-candy collection of 20 essays and articles narrated by Edoardo Ballerini was handpicked by Wolfe and includes some of his best-known nonfiction work.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "An excellent book by a genius”, said Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., of this now-classic exploration of the 1960s from the founder of New Journalism and author of such influential works as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and The Bonfire of the Vanities. Tom Wolfe explores the style and culture of the 1960s in this dynamic collection of essays - originally stand-alone pieces, many of which were published in Esquire magazine - written in his unique, free-flowing style.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine

    • And Other Stories, Sketches, and Essays
    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this 1976 collection of essays, Americana icon Tom Wolfe explores the social status strife of the 1970s, eviscerating trends of faux-sympathy and self-absorption, going as far as to coin the term "The 'Me' Decade" to describe the period’s narcissism. And when paired with the clear, confident delivery of storied narrator and stage-and-screen veteran Peter Berkrot, Wolfe’s incisive wit and cynical bite is more blistering than ever.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • Ambush at Fort Bragg

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Edward Norton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    He's been called "the inventor of the New Journalism - and possessor of the age's most distinctive prose style." Now in this original novella - an audio exclusive not available in print - Tom Wolfe, author of The Bonfire of the Vanities, turns his penetrating eye and devastating wit on the world of TV news.

    Price: CDN$ 21.08

    • Back to Blood

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
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    As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay - with officer Nestor Camacho on board - Tom Wolfe is off and running. Here is a big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous best-selling novels, Back to Blood is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times.

    Price: CDN$ 30.17

    • The Painted Word

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Harold N. Cropp
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    No one skewers the popular movements of American culture like Tom Wolfe. In 1975, he turned his satirical pen to the pretensions of the contemporary art world - a world of social climbing, elitist posturing, and ingeniously absurd self-justifying theorizing. From the fuliginous flatness of the 50s to the pop op minimal 60s, right on through the now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t 70s, Tom Wolfe debunks the great American myth of modern art in an incandescent, hilarious, and devastating blast.

    Price: CDN$ 18.47

    • Back to Blood

    • Written by: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Frank Arnold
    • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Die Freiheit ist nur 20 Meter entfernt für den kubanischen Flüchtling, der sich auf den Mast einer Luxusjacht vor Miami geflüchtet hat. Aber dann wird er vor den Augen von Millionen Fernsehzuschauern in einer spektakulären Aktion live verhaftet. Und das ausgerechnet vom netten Nestor, einem Polizisten mit kubanischen Wurzeln, der unter den chauvinistischen Sprüchen seiner weißen Vorgesetzten leidet. Die ganze Stadt ist in zwei Lager gespalten: Für seine Familie und Landsleute ist Nestor ein Verräter, für die Weißen ein Held und Musteramerikaner. Soll der kubanische Bürgermeister ihn suspendieren oder mit Orden schmücken? Versaut ihm dieser Idiot die Wiederwahl?

    Price: CDN$ 41.40