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    • Thirteen Ways of Looking

    • By: Colum McCann
    • Narrated by: Colum McCann
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Told from a multitude of perspectives in lyrical, hypnotic prose, Thirteen Ways of Looking is a groundbreaking work of true resonance. Accompanied by three equally powerful stories set in Afghanistan, Galway and London, this is a tribute to humanity's search for meaning and grace from a writer at the height of his form, capable of imagining immensities even in the smallest corners of our lives.

    Non-member price: $24.50

    • Let the Great World Spin

    • By: Colum McCann
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
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    It is August 1974, and a tightrope walker is suspended between the twin towers, watched by thousands in the streets below. Elegantly weaving together their seemingly disparate lives, McCann's powerful novel comes alive in the unforgettable voices of the city's people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the tightrope walker's "artistic crime of the century".

    Non-member price: $54.40

    • Dancer

    • By: Colum McCann
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Nick Pauling, Jessica Almasy, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
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    Dancer is the erotically charged story of the Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev as told through the cast of those who knew him: there is Anna Vasileva, Rudi's first ballet teacher, who rescues her protégé from the stunted life of his provincial town; Yulia, whose sexual and artistic ambitions are thwarted by her Soviet-sanctioned marriage; and Victor, the Venezuelan street hustler, who reveals the lurid underside of the gay celebrity set.

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Kingdom of Olives and Ash

    • Writers Confront the Occupation
    • By: Michael Chabon - editor, Ayelet Waldman - editor, Colum McCann, and others
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Fred Sanders
    • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
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    Published to coincide the with 50th anniversary of the Israel occupation of the West Bank, an anthology that explores the human cost of the conflict there as witnessed by such notable writers as Colum McCann, Colm Toibin, Dave Eggers, Madeleine Thien, Eimear McBride and Taiye Selasi and editors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.

    Non-member price: $26.53

    • Thalia Book Club: Colum McCann's 'Let the Great World Spin' and Colm Toibin's 'Brooklyn'

    • By: Colum McCann, Colm Toibin
    • Narrated by: Michael Cerveris
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    The Irish writers and good friends discuss their newest novels (each of which is set in New York City and was chosen by Amazon as one of the Top 4 Books of 2009) with each other and the audience. Michael Cerveris performs excerpts from both authors. A book signing follows.

    Non-member price: $7.07

    • Les saisons de la nuit

    • By: Colum McCann
    • Narrated by: Frantz Confiac
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
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    À travers l'extraordinaire portrait d'une famille d'ouvriers américains, du début du siècle à nos jours, Colum McCann impose un univers romanesque d'une rare puissance, et une prose d'une beauté rude et lumineuse. New York, 1916. Des terrassiers creusent les tunnels du métro sous l'East River. Des noirs, comme Nathan Walker, venu de sa Géorgie natale, des Italiens, des Polonais, des Irlandais... Pendant les dures heures de labeur dans les entrailles de la terre, une solidarité totale règne entre eux.

    Non-member price: $30.47

    • Danseur

    • By: Colum McCann
    • Narrated by: Stephane Ronchewski, Juliette Degenne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
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    Dans le plus ambitieux de ses romans à ce jour, Colum McCann réinvente la figure de Rudolf Noureïev, celui dont le nom fut synonyme de génie, de sexe et d'excès. Des horreurs de la bataille de Stalingrad à la permissivité sauvage du New York des années soixante-dix, entouré d'une impressionnante cohorte de personnages, réels ou imaginaires, se tient l'artiste : volontaire, lascif, ambitieux, mû par le besoin d'une perfection à jamais hors d'atteinte. Il en résulte une monumentale histoire d'amour, d'art et d'exil.

    Non-member price: $30.47

    • Transatlantic [French Version]

    • By: Colum McCann
    • Narrated by: Antoine Louvard
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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    S'appuyant sur une construction impressionnante de virtuosité, l'auteur bâtit un pont sur l'Atlantic, entre l'Amérique et l'Irlande, du XIXe siècle à nos jours. Mêlant Histoire et fiction, une œuvre sur le déracinement et le dépassement de soi.

    Non-member price: $30.69

    • Thalia Book Club: Colum McCann Thirteen Ways of Looking

    • By: Colum McCann
    • Narrated by: Lila Azam Zanganeh
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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    The Irish author of TransAtlantic presents his first collection of short fiction in over a decade. With unsurpassed empathy for his characters and their inner lives, Thirteen Ways of Looking explores the territory of chance and the profound and intimate consequences of even our smallest moments. In conversation with Lila Azam Zanganeh (The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness).

    Non-member price: $4.99

    • Transatlantik

    • By: Colum McCann
    • Narrated by: Wolfram Koch, Gabriele Blum
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
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    1845: Der ehemalige Sklave Frederick Douglass reist durch das von Hungersnot gepeinigte Irland, um für die Abschaffung der Sklaverei zu werben. 1919: Zwei Flieger unternehmen den ersten Nonstop-Flug über den Atlantik mit Kurs auf Irland. 1998: Ein US-Senator verlässt seine junge Familie, um die Friedensgespräche in Belfast zu einem unsicheren Abschluss zu führen. Hinter diesen drei großen Momente irischer Geschichte kommen die Schicksale dreier unbekannter Frauen zum Vorschein.

    Non-member price: $31.11

    • Songdogs

    • By: Colum McCann
    • Narrated by: Paul Nugent
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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    McCann's first novel, for the first time in audio. With unreliable memories and scraps of photographs as his only clues, Conor Lyons follows in the tracks of his father, a rootless photographer, as he moved from war-torn Spain, to the barren plains of Mexico, where he met and married Conor's mother, to the American West, and finally back to Ireland, where the marriage and the story reach their heartrending climax.

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Everything in This Country Must

    • A Novella and Two Stories
    • By: Colum McCann
    • Narrated by: Paul Nugent, Clodagh Bowyer, Sean Gormley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
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    In a daring tour de force, one of our writers takes on the most intractable of conflicts-the Troubles in Northern Ireland. In his fourth book, Colum McCann, a writer of fierce originality and haunting lyricism, turns to the Troubles and reveals, as only fiction writers can the reverberations of political tragedy in the most intimate lives of men and women, parents and children.

    Non-member price: $16.47

    • Fishing the Sloe-Black River

    • By: Colum McCann
    • Narrated by: Clodagh Bowyer, Tim Smallwood, Paul Nugent, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
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    The short fiction of Colum McCann documents a dizzying cast of characters in exile, loss, love, and displacement. There is the worn boxing champion who steals clothes from a New Orleans laundromat, the rumored survivor of Hiroshima who immigrates to the tranquil coast of Western Ireland, the Irishwoman who journeys through America in search of silence and solitude.

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • This Side of Brightness

    • By: Colum McCann
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
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    From the author of Songdogs, a magnificent work of imagination and history set in the tunnels of New York City. In the early years of the century, Nathan Walker leaves his native Georgia for New York City and the most dangerous job in America. A sandhog, he burrows beneath the East River, digging the tunnel that will carry trains from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

    Non-member price: $22.78