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The Kingdom of Speech

The Kingdom of Speech

by Tom Wolfe

The 40 best books of 2016 you must read immediately -- New York PostThe maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong.Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on...

Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Published: 08/30/2016
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A Man in Full

A Man in Full

by Tom Wolfe

The setting is Atlanta, Georgia — a racially mixed, late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth and wily politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta conglomerate king whose outsize ...

Narrator: David Ogden Stiers...
Published: 07/05/2000
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Back to Blood

Back to Blood

by Tom Wolfe

A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now.As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay-with officer Nestor Camacho on board-Tom Wolfe is off and running. Into the feverous landscape of ...

Narrator: Lou Diamond Philli...
Published: 10/23/2012
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Radical Chic and MauMauing the Flak Catchers

Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the F...

by Tom Wolfe

In these two devastatingly funny essays, Tom Wolfe examines political stances, social styles, black rage, and white guilt in our status-minded world. In These Radical Chic Evenings, Wolfe focuses primarily on one symbolic event: a gathering of the po...

Narrator: Harold N. Cropp
Published: 02/14/2014
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The Bonfire of the Vanities

The Bonfire of the Vanities

by Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfes bestselling modern classic tells the story of Sherman McCoy, an elite Wall Street bond trader who has it all: wealth, power, prestige, a Park Avenue apartment, a beautiful wife, and an even more beautiful mistressuntil one wrong turn sends ...

Narrator: Joe Barrett
Published: 05/29/2009
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I Am Charlotte Simmons

I Am Charlotte Simmons

by Tom Wolfe

2005 Audie Award Finalist America's "peerless observer" (People) uncovers college life-from jocks to mutants, dormcest to tailgating-plus race, class, sex, and basketball Dupont University-the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America'...

Narrator: Dylan Baker
Published: 11/01/2004
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Ambush at Fort Bragg

Ambush at Fort Bragg

by Tom Wolfe

As the producer of a prime-time TV newsmagazine, Irv Durtscher fancies himself the Federico Fellini of television journalism. For who else can draw 50 million viewers, satisfy the network's gluttony for profits, and advance the cause of social justice...

Narrator: Edward Norton
Published: 07/05/2000
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The Painted Word

The Painted Word

by Tom Wolfe

No one skewers the popular movements of American culture like Tom Wolfe. In 1975, he turned his satirical pen to the pretensions of the contemporary art world, a world of social climbing, elitist posturing, and ingeniously absurd self-justifying theor...

Narrator: Harold N. Cropp
Published: 02/14/2014
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Hooking Up

Hooking Up

by Tom Wolfe

Only yesterday boys and girls spoke of embracing and kissing (necking) as getting to first base. Second base was deep kissing, plus groping and fondling this and that. Third base was oral sex. Home plate was going all the way. That was yesterday. Here...

Narrator: Ron Rifkin
Published: 10/01/2000
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