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April 9, 2014

Audible's Modern Vanguard Series & Free Interviews

A great series published by Audible.com is their Modern Vanguard series. With this series Audible has sought to publish unabridged recordings of some of the leading contemporary authors. The series features many works that have never before been on audio. Works included in the series are by Saul Bellow, Betty Friedan, John Cheever, Bret Easton Ellis, and many other great contemporary authors. Here are some of the authors featured in the Modern Vanguard series. You can browse all of their works in our catalog:

David Leavitt Audio Books

Philip Roth Audio Books

Donald Barthelme Audio Books

Saul Bellow Audio Books

John Cheever Audio Books

Bret Easton Ellis Audio Books

Betty Friedan Audio Books

John Irving Audio Books

William Kennedy Audio Books

Randy Shilts Audio Books

Kurt Vonnegut Audio Books

They also feature a series of free interviews with the authors or respected voices talking about the authors. You can check out these free interviews on Audible.com:

Over a Dozen Free Interview Downloads on Authors on the Modern Vanguard Series

James Atlas hosts this series of interviews. On the interviews you can hear authors Paul Auster and Bret Easton Ellis, along with authors talking about other authors such as Naomi Wolf on Betty Friedan, Gay Talese on Kurt Vonnegut, Russell Banks on William Kennedy, and many more.

These free interviews are available to download:

Exclusive Interview: James Atlas with Paul Auster

Exclusive Interview: James Atlas with Tracy Daugherty on Donald Barthelme

Exclusive Interview: James Atlas with Azar Nafisi on Saul Bellow

Exclusive Interview: James Atlas with Blake Bailey on John Cheever

Exclusive Interview: James Atlas with Daniel Mendelsohn on Lawrence Durrell

Exclusive Interview: James Atlas with Bret Easton Ellis

Exclusive Interview: James Atlas with James Lee Burke on William Faulkner

Exclusive Interview: James Atlas with Naomi Wolf on Betty Friedan

Exclusive Interview: James Atlas with Elizabeth Alexander on Audre Lorde

Exclusive Interview: James Atlas with Judith Thurman on Philip Roth

Exclusive Interview: James Atlas with Russell Banks on William Kennedy

Exclusive Interview: James Atlas with Larry Kramer on Randy Shilts

Exclusive Interview: James Atlas with Gay Talese on Kurt Vonnegut

Exclusive Interview: James Atlas with Blake Bailey on Richard Yates


April 9, 2014

Audible.com's A-List Collection Narrated by Hollywood Actors

Audible.com's A-List Collection features great Hollywood actors narrating great works of fiction. They now feature 12 unabridged recordings of great books with more to come in the future. Listen to the recognizable voices of Hollywood's biggest stars bring great literature to life with Audible.com's A-List Collection. We've recently added these to our catalog. Here are the works you can currently download:

Being There by Jerzy Kosinski, narrated by Dustin Hoffman

The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers, narrated by Susan Sarandon

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, narrated by Nicole Kidman

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, narrated by Colin Firth

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles, narrated by Jennifer Connelly

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, narrated by Anne Hathaway

Therese Raquin by Emile Zola, narrated by Kate Winslet

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, narrated by Annette Bening

Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs by Caroline Knapp, narrated by Hilary Swank

The Awakening by Kate Chopin, narrated by Kim Basinger

The Human Comedy by William Saroyan, narrated by Meg Ryan

A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson

In addition to Audible.com's A-List series they also now offer the Audible Signature Classics series. This features literature's greatest stories, performed by accomplished actors. So far they have 7 audio books in this Signature Classics series:

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne, narrated by Tim Curry

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, narrated by Tim Curry

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, narrated by Casey Affleck

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, narrated by Leelee Sobieski

Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, narrated by David Hyde Pierce

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, narrated by Kenneth Branagh

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, narrated by Elijah Wood