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Download Thalia Book Club: Colum McCann's 'Let the Great World Spin' and Colm Toibin's 'Brooklyn' Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Thalia Book Club: Colum McCanns Let the Great World Spin and Colm Toibins Brooklyn Audiobook, by Colum McCann
3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Colum McCann Narrator: Michael Cerveris Publisher: Symphony Space Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN:
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The Irish writers and good friends discuss their newest novels (each of which is set in New York City and was chosen by Amazon as one of the Top 4 Books of 2009) with each other and the audience. Michael Cerveris performs excerpts from both authors. A book signing follows.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrian | 6/30/2011

    " I think I would actually give this book three and a half stars, but it started out slow for me. By the end, I was thinking about it while doing the dishes or driving around town, so it seeped in more than I realized. I would recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nichole | 6/27/2011

    " Another 3 1/2 - good but not great
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christie | 6/23/2011

    " I loved everything about this book. The characters were well written, I loved them all and I loved the segments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kent | 6/19/2011

    " Wonderful how som many seemingly unlinked stories come together at the end. masterful and I was completely caught up in it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 6/19/2011

    " i hated the first 80 pages. put it down for 6 months. returned to it for some reason and fell for the change in characters deeply. happy i got through it. "

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About the Author
Author Colum McCann

Colum McCann is the author of two short-story collections and a number of acclaimed novels. He has received a Pushcart Prize, the Rooney Prize, the Hennessy Award, and been an IMPAC finalist. In 2002 he was named the first winner of the Princess Grace Memorial Literary Award. A contributor to the New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, and GQ, he lives in New York City with his wife and children.

About the Narrator

Michael Cerveris is an American singer, guitarist, and actor. He has performed in many stage musicals and plays including Romeo & Juliet, Sweeney Todd, and Hedwig and the Angry Itch. He won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his role in the Stephen Sondheim musical Assassins. His most notable television role has been as September in the series Fringe.