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ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD New and Selected Stories

by | Read by John Rubenstein, Joshua Swanson, Jesse Bernstein

Fiction • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

As Doctorow points out in his introduction, the conception of a story differs greatly from that of a novel. The writing skills differ as well, a reality that makes it possible to understand how the author of such greats as RAGTIME and WELCOME TO HARD TIMES could produce such a disappointing collection as this. The three narrators do what they can with the generally subdued, alienated characters, but when passion is inferential, there’s only so much a narrator can do. Some of these characters appear in the novels BILLY BATHGATE and CITY OF GOD; after much revision and expansion they are engaging. But here they’re not, and the narration of the stories cannot transcend the limitations of the text. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2011]

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Digital Download • Random House Audio • 2011

DD ISBN 9780307938770 $20.00

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