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Doctorow: Collected Stories

E.L. Doctorow

A superb collection of fifteen stories by an American master, E. L. Doctorow-the author of Ragtime, The March, The Book of Daniel, and Billy Bathgate He has been called "a national treasure" by George Saunders. Doctorow's great topic, said Don DeLillo, is "the reach of American possibility, in which plain lives take on the cadences of history." This power is apparent everywhere in these stories: the bravery and self-delusion of people seeking the American dream; the geniuses, mystics, and charlatans who offer people false hope, or an actual glimpse of greatness. In "A House on the Plains," a mother has a plan for financial independence, which may include murder. In "Walter John Harmon," a man starts a cult using subterfuge and seduction. "Jolene: A Life" follows a teenager who escapes her home for Hollywood on a perilous quest for success. "Heist," the account of an Episcopal priest coping with a crisis of faith, was expanded into the bestseller City of God. "The Water Works," about the underbelly of 1870s New York, grew into a brilliant novel. "Liner Notes: The Songs of Billy Bathgate" is a corollary to the renowned novel and includes Doctorow's revisions. These fifteen stories, written from the 1960s to the early twenty-first century, and selected, revised, and placed in order by the author himself shortly before he died in 2015, are a testament to the genius of E. L. Doctorow. Read by John Rubinstein with Joshua Swanson and Jesse Bernstein "Willi" read by John Rubinstein "The Hunter" read by John Rubinstein "The Writer in the Family" read by Jesse Bernstein "Heist" read by John Rubinstein "The Water Works" read by John Rubinstein "Liner Notes: The Songs of Billy Bathgate" read by John Rubinstein "Jolene: A Life" read by John Rubinstein "Baby Wilson" read by John Rubinstein "A House on the Plains" read by Joshua Swanson "Walter John Harmon" read by John Rubinstein "Child, Dead, in the Rose Garden" read by John Rubinstein "Wakefield" read by John Rubinstein "Edgemont Drive" read by John Ru

A superb collection of fifteen stories by an American master, E. L. Doctorow-the author of Ragtime, The March, The Book of Daniel, and Billy Bathgate He has been called "a national treasure" by George Saunders. Doctorow's great topic, said Don DeLillo, is "the reach of American possibility, in which plain lives take on the cadences of history." This power is apparent everywhere in these stories: the bravery and self-delusion of people seeking the American dream; the geniuses, mystics, and charlatans who offer people false hope, or an actual glimpse of greatness. In "A House on the Plains," a mother has a plan for financial independence, which may include murder. In "Walter John Harmon," a man starts a cult using subterfuge and seduction. "Jolene: A Life" follows a teenager who escapes her home for Hollywood on a perilous quest for success. "Heist," the account of an Episcopal priest coping with a crisis of faith, was expanded into the bestseller City of God. "The Water Works," about the underbelly of 1870s New York, grew into a brilliant novel. "Liner Notes: The Songs of Billy Bathgate" is a corollary to the renowned novel and includes Doctorow's revisions. These fifteen stories, written from the 1960s to the early twenty-first century, and selected, revised, and placed in order by the author himself shortly before he died in 2015, are a testament to the genius of E. L. Doctorow. Read by John Rubinstein with Joshua Swanson and Jesse Bernstein "Willi" read by John Rubinstein "The Hunter" read by John Rubinstein "The Writer in the Family" read by Jesse Bernstein "Heist" read by John Rubinstein "The Water Works" read by John Rubinstein "Liner Notes: The Songs of Billy Bathgate" read by John Rubinstein "Jolene: A Life" read by John Rubinstein "Baby Wilson" read by John Rubinstein "A House on the Plains" read by Joshua Swanson "Walter John Harmon" read by John Rubinstein "Child, Dead, in the Rose Garden" read by John Rubinstein "Wakefield" read by John Rubinstein "Edgemont Drive" read by John Ru
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A superb collection of fifteen stories by an American master, E. L. Doctorow-the author of Ragtime, The March, The Book of Daniel, and Billy Bathgate He has been called "a national treasure" by George Saunders. Doctorow's great topic, said Don DeLillo, is "the reach of American possibility, in which plain lives take on the cadences of history." This power is apparent everywhere in these stories: the bravery and self-delusion of people seeking the American dream; the geniuses, mystics, and charlatans who offer people false hope, or an actual glimpse of greatness. In "A House on the Plains," a mother has a plan for financial independence, which may include murder. In "Walter John Harmon," a man starts a cult using subterfuge and seduction. "Jolene: A Life" follows a teenager who escapes her home for Hollywood on a perilous quest for success. "Heist," the account of an Episcopal priest coping with a crisis of faith, was expanded into the bestseller City of God. "The Water Works," about the underbelly of 1870s New York, grew into a brilliant novel. "Liner Notes: The Songs of Billy Bathgate" is a corollary to the renowned novel and includes Doctorow's revisions. These fifteen stories, written from the 1960s to the early twenty-first century, and selected, revised, and placed in order by the author himself shortly before he died in 2015, are a testament to the genius of E. L. Doctorow. Read by John Rubinstein with Joshua Swanson and Jesse Bernstein "Willi" read by John Rubinstein "The Hunter" read by John Rubinstein "The Writer in the Family" read by Jesse Bernstein "Heist" read by John Rubinstein "The Water Works" read by John Rubinstein "Liner Notes: The Songs of Billy Bathgate" read by John Rubinstein "Jolene: A Life" read by John Rubinstein "Baby Wilson" read by John Rubinstein "A House on the Plains" read by Joshua Swanson "Walter John Harmon" read by John Rubinstein "Child, Dead, in the Rose Garden" read by John Rubinstein "Wakefield" read by John Rubinstein "Edgemont Drive" read by John Ru

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Rubinstein, Jesse Bernstein, Joshua Swanson

Length:

11h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:08


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:07


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:48


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:57


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:49


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:01


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:18


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:30


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:13


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:32


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:08


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:25


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:03


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:47


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:23


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:12


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:29


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:06


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:59


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:09


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:26


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

09:00


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:16


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:53


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:02


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:58


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:12


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:49


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:51


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:24


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:47


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:19


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:48


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:10


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:01


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:00


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:32


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:39


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:33


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:36


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:38


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:30


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:01


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:24


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:34


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:17


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

00:37