American Appetites

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.18 hours)
Product Number: Z01336
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456125639
Narrator/s: Barbara Caruso
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Description

Joyce Carol Oates has been hailed as America's foremost woman of letters. She is at her best in American Appetites, weaving a masterful tale of personal entanglements, fatal decisions, and courtroom drama. Ian and Glynnis McCullough, intelligent, professional and successful, are the envy of their affluent friends. But suddenly, an unexpected plea for help and a cancelled check send their tranquility spinning out of control.

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eAudio
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Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Narrator(s): Keith Carradine
Genre: Drama
Product Number Z10006802
Released: Jul 01, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
ISBN: #9781580816052
eBook
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Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Product Number EB00235220
Released: Jul 15, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: #9780062269249

Professional reviews

"Barbara Caruso is an inspired choice to narrate the first unabridged Oates novel. The story of hungry American egos driven to feed off one another's vulnerability in upper-middle-class America is, for its sad truthfulness, hard on the listener. Oates's exploration is performed masterfully by Caruso, who delivers a riveting tonal subtext similar in sound and effect to that of Frank Muller. But here she's even better because her ironic female voice brings out the rawness of the assertive interior monologue. Selectively emphatic, emotionally alert, intentionally arhythmic, Caruso's interpretation forces us to feel the hard truths beneath the soft lies people tell one another. P.W. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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