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    • Oracle Bones

    • A Journey Through Time in China
    • By: Peter Hessler
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A century ago, outsiders saw China as a place where nothing ever changes. Today, the country has become one of the most dynamic regions on earth. In Oracle Bones, Peter Hessler explores the human side of China's transformation, viewing modern-day China and its growing links to the Western world through the lives of a handful of ordinary people.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • River Town

    • Two Years on the Yangtze
    • By: Peter Hessler
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the heart of China's Sichuan province, amid the terraced hills of the Yangtze River valley, lies the remote town of Fuling. Like many other small cities in this ever-evolving country, Fuling is heading down a new path of change and growth, which came into remarkably sharp focus when Peter Hessler arrived as a Peace Corps volunteer, marking the first time in more than half a century that the city had an American resident.

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    • Brilliant story of an unforgettable experience in China

    • By Boer on 04-01-2019

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Country Driving

    • A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory
    • By: Peter Hessler
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
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    In the summer of 2001, Peter Hessler, the longtime Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, acquired his Chinese driver's license. For the next seven years, he traveled the country, tracking how the automobile and improved roads were transforming China.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Strange Stones

    • By: Peter Hessler
    • Narrated by: George Backman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
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    Full of unforgettable figures and an unrelenting spirit of adventure, Strange Stones is a far-ranging, thought-provoking collection of Peter Hessler’s best reportage - a dazzling display of the powerful storytelling, shrewd cultural insight, and warm sense of humor that are the trademarks of his work. Over the last decade, as a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of three books, Peter Hessler has lived in Asia and the United States, writing as both native and knowledgeable outsider in these two very different regions.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • The New Yorker, April 1st 2019 (Elizabeth Kolbert, Peter Hessler, David Remnick)

    • By: David Remnick, Elizabeth Kolbert, Peter Hessler
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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    In this issue: "It's Mueller Time" by David Remnick: The special counsel's report is in, and other investigations are accelerating. And yet it is impossible to imagine the President changing his behavior, much less giving up his office; "Under Water" by Elizabeth Kolbert: Can engineers save Louisiana’s disappearing coast?; "The Refugee and the Theif" by Peter Hessler: A gay Egyptian leaves his homeland....

    Non-member price: $7.57

    • The New Yorker, May 7th 2018 (Zadie Smith, Nicholas Schmidle, Peter Hessler)

    • By: Zadie Smith, Nicholas Schmindle, Peter Hessler
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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    In this issue: "Crash Course" by Nicholas Lemann: Will the Trump Administration dismantle our best protection against another financial crisis; "Through the Portal" by Zadie Smith: Deana Lawson's photographs of diaspora; "Digital Vigilantes" by Nicholas Schmidle: If your files are stolen by hackers, why is it illegal to steal them back; "Morsi the Cat" by Peter Hessler: Making a home in Cairo during a revolution; "To Have and to Do" by Alexandra Schwartz.

    Non-member price: $7.57

    • The New Yorker, January 2nd 2017 (Peter Hessler, Michael Specter, Amy Davidson)

    • By: Peter Hessler, Michael Specter, Amy Davidson
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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    In this issue: "Mrs. Obama" by Amy Davidson; "The Shadow General" by Peter Hessler; "Rewriting the Code of Life" by Michael Specter; "Poets' Corner" by Anthony Lane.

    Non-member price: $8.63

    • The New Yorker, August 10th and 17th 2015: Part 2 (Kelefa Sanneh, Dana Goodyear, Peter Hessler)

    • By: Kelefa Sanneh, Dana Goodyear, Peter Hessler
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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    In this issue: "The Hell You Say", by Kelefa Sanneh; "A Ghost in the Family", by Dana Goodyear; "Learning to Speak Lingerie", by Peter Hessler; and "Coming This Fall", by Mindy Kaling.

    Non-member price: $8.63