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ariel

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  • How Music Works

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By David Byrne
    • Narrated By Andrew Garman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (90)

    Best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the iconic band Talking Heads, David Byrne has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the insightful How Music Works, Byrne offers his unique perspective on music - including how music is shaped by time, how recording technologies transform the listening experience, the evolution of the industry, and much more.

    Daniel says: ""David Byrne is a Human" by a Talking Heads fan"
    "SOUND ADVICE"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of How Music Works to be better than the print version?

    HMW is full of plain spoken advice on the how's and why's of making and selling music.
    It's perfect for anybody interested in the art on any level.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How Music Works?

    AlDavid Byrne touches upon enough of his experiences as lead singer of Talking Heads to keep the material personal and not so academic.


    Which character – as performed by Andrew Garman – was your favorite?

    Garmans narration flows easily. At times, I felt as if this was Byrne speaking to the reader.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    For the aspiring musicioan therre are many nuggets of inspiring information.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stalin's Ghost: An Arkady Renko Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Martin Cruz Smith
    • Narrated By Henry Strozier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (57)

    Investigator Arkady Renko, the pariah of the Moscow prosecutor's office, has been assigned the thankless job of investigating a new phenomenon: late-night subway riders report seeing the ghost of Joseph Stalin on the platform of the Chistye Prudy Metro station. The illusion seems part political hocus-pocus and also part wishful thinking, for among many Russians, Stalin is again popular; the bloody dictator can boast a two-to-one approval rating.

    jack says: "Russian Ghosts"
    "Ghosts Alive!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Such a good listen. Smith writes crisp prose, full of intelligence.


    What did you like best about this story?

    What happens to Renko is dynamic and life altering.


    What does Henry Strozier bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Strozier's narration captures the weariness of the characters and Renkos dogged determination


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Look forward to Three Stations.o

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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