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But since it is Audiobook Month, there's a little more space to mention a wide range of special titles that have been published this season.
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of The New Yorker magazine in grand audio style with two quintessential New Yorker collections. Wonderful Town: New York City Stories from The New Yorker edited by David Remnick (Random House Audiobooks, $29.95, ISBN 0375409548) includes 20 unabridged short stories by such greats as John Cheever, E.B. White, Susan Sontag, and Woody Allen, among others, and is read by Tyne Daly, Timothy Jerome, Joe Morton, and Maria Tucci. Life Stories: Profiles from The New Yorker (Random House Audiobooks, $29.95, ISBN 0375409521) gathers a dozen extraordinary biographies that capture the very essence of a human being into a complex word picture. Here, you'll find Truman Capote on Marlon Brando, A.J. Liebling on Floyd Patterson, Ian Frazier on Heloise, and Hilton Als on Richard Pryor, as well as eight more brilliant journalistic investigations from the 1920s to the present, performed by Philip Bosco, Amy Irving, and Alton Fitzgerald White.
Set in contemporary Ireland still plagued by "The Troubles," Water, Carry Me (Brilliance Audio, unabridged, $27.95, ISBN 1567400922; abridged, $17.95, ISBN 1567408141), Thomas Moran's skillfully told love story, mingles the personal and the political as Una, a young medical student, falls in love with a man whose reality is far from her romantic imaginings.
Season after season, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played superb basketball; then this "living legend," called by Time magazine, "history's greatest basketball player," did an unusual thing. He accepted an invitation from the White Mountain Apache to come to their reservation in northern Arizona and coach the high school team. A Season on the Reservation (Simon & Schuster Audio, $25, ISBN 0671788493) is the story of Abdul-Jabbar's time with the Alchesay Falcons, a team composed of kids from a very different culture. It wasn't easy for any of them, Abdul-Jabbar included, but they all came away with more than they expected. Read by Carl Lumbly, with an introduction by the author.
We all know Sidney Poitier as an actor, Academy Award winner, director, and screenwriter. But now, listening to this American icon read his candid spiritual memoir, The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Auto-biography (HarperAudio, $32.95, ISBN 0694521965), we have the chance to get a closer look at Poitier's real character as he reflects on his career, his life as a husband and father and, most importantly, how well he has lived up to the values he set for himself.
The recent interest in Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton doesn't seem to be waning. We're fortunate now to have Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing (Audio Partners, $24.95, ISBN 1572701331), one of the best accounts of his and his crew's astonishing survival against all odds in the ice-bound Antarctic, available on audio cassette, read by Tim Piggott-Smith. Great adventure listening.
Allan Watts, who was so instrumental in bringing Zen and meditation to an American audience, spent the last years of his life in an isolated cabin deep in the woods. Still the Mind (New World Library Audio, $11.95, ISBN 1577311183) is a collection of visionary talks Watts gave in those years. These archival recordings, made and edited by his son Mark, distill his wisdom and instill both the understanding and the experience of meditation.
Leon Wieseltier, well-known literary editor of the New Republic, had been a casual, non-observant Jew. But when his father died, he decided to observe the traditional year-long period of mourning. Kaddish (Audio Literature, $24.95, ISBN 1574532928) records his spiritual journey, his fascination and study of this ancient ritual, and his reflections on life and death, tradition and modernity, faith and reason, fathers and sons. Accomplished screen and stage actor Theodore Bikel is an ideal narrator.
Sukey Howard reports on spoken work audio each month.