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Editor's Picks of '99
What a year for audiobooks! Frank McCourt continued his American odyssey, Walter Cronkite chose the century's best radio shows, and John Cleese turns C.S. Lewis's classic read into a classic listen. Here are our picks for the best audiobooks of 1999.

 
1.
Tis : A Memoir [UNABRIDGED]
by Frank McCourt(Narrator)


Simon & Schuster (Audio)
Audio CD
unabridged edition (October 5, 1999)
$60.00
$48.00


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Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
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The sequel to Frank McCourt's memoir of his Irish Catholic boyhood, Angela's Ashes, picks up the story in October 1949, upon his arrival in America. Though he was born in New York, the family had returned to Ireland due to poor prospects in the United States. Now back on American soil, this awkward... Read more

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The Greatest Generation Speaks : Letters and Reflections [UNABRIDGED]
by Tom Brokaw, et al


Random House (Audio)
Audio Cassette
unabridged edition (November 1999)

$31.96


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Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
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The popularity and credibility of charismatic news anchor Tom Brokaw ensured bestseller status for The Greatest Generation, Brokaw's homage to the Americans who survived and overcame the depression and World War II. The Greatest Generation Speaks expands his thesis that we owe a huge debt of... Read more

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The Terrible Hours : The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History [ABRIDGED]
by Peter Maas


Harper Audio
Audio Cassette
Abridged edition (October 1999)




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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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Like a tough old salt holding forth in a dockside pub, Kevin Conway narrates this riveting maritime drama in a raspy voice well-weathered by sea spray and Lucky Strikes. Chronicling the true story of 33 American sailors trapped aboard a sunken submarine just prior to World War II, author Peter Maas... Read more

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Ufos, Jfk, and Elvis : Conspiracies You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Believe [UNABRIDGED]
by Richard Belzer(Reader)


Dove Entertainment Inc
Audio Cassette
unabridged edition (July 1999)




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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
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Are you the least bit curious about the JFK mystery, UFOs, and the conspiracy theories that swirl around them like dust devils? If so, don't miss out on Richard Belzer's immensely entertaining, impishly irreverent audio monologue on his twin enthusiasms. (Elvis doesn't really figure in Belzer's... Read more

5.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) [UNABRIDGED]
by J. K. Rowling, et al


Listening Library
Audio Cassette
unabridged edition (October 1999)
$33.00
$26.40
$6.60

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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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Say you've spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping under the stairs of a family who loathes you. Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you find yourself surrounded by wizards, a caged snowy owl, a phoenix-feather wand, and jellybeans that come in every flavor, including strawberry, curry,... Read more

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The Screwtape Letters : Anniversary Edition [UNABRIDGED]
by C. S. Lewis, John Cleese (Reader)


Audio Literature
Audio Cassette - 4 pages
unabridged edition (March 1999)

$17.56
$4.39

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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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Who among us has never wondered if there might not really be a tempter sitting on our shoulders or dogging our steps? C.S. Lewis dispels all doubts. In The Screwtape Letters, one of his bestselling works, we are made privy to the instructional correspondence between a senior demon, Screwtape, and... Read more

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East Of The Mountains [UNABRIDGED]
by David Guterson, Don Hastings (Performer)


Bantam Books-Audio
Audio Cassette
unabridged edition (April 6, 1999)

$27.96
$6.99

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Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
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David Guterson's first novel, Snow Falling on Cedars, was a true ensemble piece, in which even a high-stakes murder trial seemed like a judgment passed on the community at large. In his eloquent second novel, however, the author swings dramatically in the opposite direction. East of the Mountains is... Read more

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The 60 Greatest Old-Time Radio Shows of the 20th Century selected by Walter Cronkite
by Smithsonian Collecti Csrads 4411, et al


Radio Spirits, Inc.
Audio Cassette
Cst Audio edition (October 1, 1999)
$59.98

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Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
It is with great pride that Radio Spirits has teamed with Walter Cronkite in selecting The 60 Greatest Old Time Radio Shows of the 20th century. You'll hear Orson Welles' legendary "War of the World's", Abbott and Costello's famous "Who's on First?" routine, Jack Benny's hilarious "Money or Your... Read more

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Hearts in Atlantis [UNABRIDGED]
by Stephen King, et al


Simon & Schuster (Audio)
Audio Cassette
unabridged edition (September 14, 1999)

$47.96


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4 out of 5 stars
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Stephen King's collection of five stories about '60s kids reads like a novel. The best is "Low Men in Yellow Coats," about Bobby Garfield of Harwich, Connecticut, who craves a Schwinn for his 11th birthday. But his widowed mom is impoverished, and so bitter that she barely loves him. King is as good... Read more

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A Prairie Home Companion 25th Anniversary
by Garrison Keillor(Performer)


HighBridge Company
Audio CD
4 Compact Discs/Live Broadcasts edition (July 1999)

$39.96


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Synopsis
The colorful inhabitants of Lake Wobegon come to life in a collection of whimsical monologues and tales by the creator of the remarkably successful radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion." Read by Garrison Keillor. --This text refers to the audio cassette edition of this title Read more



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