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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (282 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joyce Carol Oates Narrator: Angela Brazil, Stephen R. Thorne, Susan Boyce, Rachael Warren, Parker Leventer, Fred Sullivan, Emily Woo Zeller, Matt Clevy Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The need for love - obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable - takes us to forbidden places, as in the chilling world of Give Me Your Heart, a new collection of stories by the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates. In the suspenseful Strip Poker, a reckless adolescent girl must find a way of turning the tables on a gathering of increasingly threatening young men - can she outplay them? In Smother! a young woman's nightmare memory of childhood brings trouble on her professor mother - which of them will win? In Split/Brain a woman who has blundered into a lethal situation confronts the possibility of saving herself--will she take it? In The First Husband, a jealous man discovers that his wife seems to have lied about her first marriage, and exacts a cruel revenge, years after the fact.

In 10 razor-sharp stories, National Book Award winner Oates shows that the most deadly mysteries often begin at home. Narrated by Angela Brazil, Susan Boyce, Stephen R. Thorne, Rachael Warren, Parker Leventer, Fred Sullivan, Emily Woo Zeller, Matt Clevy, and Mauro Hantman.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bikki | 2/18/2014

    " If I could give this 3.5 starts I would., but it doesn't quite make it to four stars. I really enjoyed the short stories in this collection - a little dark, all surprising, and with a touch of suspense/mystery. A nice variation from what I have previously read by JCO. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meghan | 1/20/2014

    " For anyone fed up with love stories ending in a happily ever after. Some stories i liked better than others but i can't be bothered to review each separately so 4 stars for being overall fantstic but with too much swearing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Verena | 1/14/2014

    " A strange and dark set of stories. Some better than others, all somewhat ambiguous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Doug | 1/10/2014

    " Joyce Carol Oates has always been a sort of secular Flannery O'Connor. In this collection of stories, she continues in the same way, with tensions easily prompted within threats of death and danger. Still, both Oates and O'Connor are two who can pull that off convincingly, most of the time because both are master psychologists. The stories here vary in strength. The opening story "Give Me Your Heart" seemed too forced and artificial. But "Strip Poker," "Bleed," and "Vena Cava" showed some amazing literary psychology, the style Oates is known for. As an aside, "Strip Poker" seemed to be offer an ultimately fun, alternative answer to Oates' most anthologized and haunting story "Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?" "

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