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Martha Plimpton

Martha Plimpton was only a teenager when she gained fame in the 1980s film The Goonies.  Some of her other film credits include Dante’s Inferno, Marvelous, 200 Cigarettes, I Shot Andy Warhol, and Beautiful Girls.  An acclaimed stage actress and member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble, she appeared Off-Broadway in the 2006 Tony Award-winner Shining City.  She has also been nominated for an Emmy, and her television roles include starring in Raising Hope, and appearing in The Good Wife, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Grey's Anatomy, and 7th Heaven.  An Earphones Award-winner, Martha's audiobook credits include Alice McDermott's After This, Kim Edwards's The Memory Keeper's Daughter, and Vera B. Williams's A Chair for My Mother and Other Stories.

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  • After This by Alice McDermott--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Alice McDermott's novel After This, narrated by Martha Plimpton. This powerful novel wittily captures the social, political and spiritual upheavals of the mid-twentieth century through the story of a family, and the changing world in which they live. While Michael and Annie Keane taste the alternately intoxicating and bitter first fruits of the sexual revolution, their older, more tentative brother lags behind, until he finds himself on the way to Vietnam.

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