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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (296 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joyce Carol Oates Narrator: Keith Carradine, B.J. Ward, Dan Lauria, Lisa Akey, Alastair Duncan, Paul Eiding, Anna Gunn Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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L.A. Theatre Works presents the exclusive dramatization of 2009 Man Booker Nominee Joyce Carol Oates' best-selling novel.

In American Appetites, the façade of an affluent suburban couple crumbles under the weight of tragedy and scandal. When Ian McCullough accidentally pushes his wife, Glynnis, through a plate glass window during an argument, the American dream turns into a nightmare. A sophisticated, witty and chilling tale. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Northpapers | 11/12/2013

    " After reading this book, I finally understand what draws me back to Joyce Carol Oates repeatedly. Review coming soon... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 9/11/2013

    " This was the first book I've read by Joyce Carol Oates. It was very well written, although for the 2nd half of the book I couldn't help but think, "why didn't William just tell the truth??" I look forward to reading more Oates. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robinne | 7/29/2013

    " Like her writing style a lot. This was the first of her novels that I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kalliope | 10/30/2012

    " Read it a while ago.. I think I liked it four stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 6/15/2012

    " BTW, just an odd note, I dreamt about the word "inchoate" and shortly thereafter I read this book in which the author uses the word several times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie is | 2/4/2012

    " oates is one of my favorite contemporary american writers. i love her imagery, psychological portraits, and vernacular. just finished reading this one for the 2nd time at the end of nov. 2007, mostly on the bus between jaffa/shefa amr. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 11/10/2011

    " Best writer ever. You think you have it all figured out, and the next thing you know, you don't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 10/15/2011

    " Definitely art. Exactly what a novel should be based on my college coursework: tender, nuanced, and emotional, with a decent story too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 pjreads ♫ | 5/6/2011

    " 2 stars for the play adaptation -- the novel may be better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Northpapers | 1/18/2011

    " After reading this book, I finally understand what draws me back to Joyce Carol Oates repeatedly. Review coming soon... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 11/5/2009

    " This was the first book I've read by Joyce Carol Oates. It was very well written, although for the 2nd half of the book I couldn't help but think, "why didn't William just tell the truth??" I look forward to reading more Oates. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 6/23/2009

    " Best writer ever. You think you have it all figured out, and the next thing you know, you don't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 2/25/2008

    " Definitely art. Exactly what a novel should be based on my college coursework: tender, nuanced, and emotional, with a decent story too. "

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About the Author
Author Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and the New York Times bestsellers The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger, and The Gravedigger’s Daughter. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. In 2003 she received the Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature and the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, and in 2006 she received the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award.