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  • David Bowie's Low (33 1/3 Series)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Hugo Wilcken
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    Low is a kaleidoscope in which Bowie's obsessions and traits explode into fragments and reform in a new pattern. Sonically, it is hugely adventurous: combining a driving R&B rhythm section with the experimental soundscapes of Brian Eno, it evolves a whole new musical language. Thematically, it's the sound of a man struggling to get well. Bowie has often talked about his fear of insanity.

    Jason says: "even if ur just a little curious about Bowie"
    "even if ur just a little curious about Bowie"
    Overall

    Part of Bowie's wild Berlin Trilogy, Low is a great David Bowie album. It's the sonic experimentation equivalent to experiencing (second hand) schizophrenia, paranoia, moodiness, and lots of death and drugs. What's not to like?

    Info on Iggy Pop and Brian Eno are contained here, too, so if you are into them, check out this audiobook.

    This is one of the most dense and meticulously-written of the 33 1/3 series that Audible carries.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Demons in the Spring

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Joe Meno
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Demons in the Spring is a collection of 20 short stories by Joe Meno, author of the smash hits The Boy Detective Fails and Hairstyles of the Damned. In these stories, oddly modern moments occur in the most familiar of public places.

    Chris says: "Weird...very weird!"
    "quirky but blah"
    Overall

    These short stories are a little quirky, but only occasionally compelling enough to not make you want to "spin the iPod roulette wheel" and forward to the next story. They seem more like sketches from an MFA creative writing class than short story narratives.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 9 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    Benjamin Button inexplicably ages backwards. The problems that inevitably arise are often frustrating, sometimes humorous, and occasionally terrifying. It is a curious case you won't want to miss.

    Jason says: "a quirky little tale"
    "a quirky little tale"
    Overall

    There's a lot of great inexpensive content on Audible.com. Here's one that fits right into the length of the average American commute.

    This story really pushes your imagination. How can a person be born as an old man and then grow up and become younger? A cool idea that gets kind of trippy when BB is an infant by the book's end.

    Snap it up and listen before the Brad Pitt movie comes out and stamps images into your head.

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment of Tibetan Buddhism

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Robert Thurman
    • Narrated By Robert Thurman
    Overall
    (254)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (100)

    Tibetans call their cherished tradition of Buddhism a "wish-fulfilling jewel tree" for its power to generate bliss and enlightenment within all who absorb its teachings. This path to enlightenment, it is taught, requires more than a sitting meditation practice alone. With The Jewel Tree of Tibet, honored scholar and teacher Robert Thurman brings these insights to you as they were meant to be transmitted, through the spoken word.

    K. Cunningham says: "beautiful Buddhist teachings"
    "intelligent and soothing intro to Buddhism"
    Overall

    Robert Thurman is the master, at least in the USA. He presents a very open-minded approach to Buddhism that even the non-religous or people from other religisons can appreciate and take pieces from to expand their mind and live a calmer and more balanced life.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Invincible Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 23 mins)
    • By Mike Daisey
    • Narrated By Mike Daisey
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Mike Daisey tells his story of the last glorious summer before everything changed. Starting with the bizarre history of the Manhattan Transit Authority's epic subway system, Daisey maps New York City from the bottom up - a city so unbelievable it could only be true - and paints a picture of his Brooklyn neighborhood before and after 9/11, capturing the personal and social shockwaves of that terrible day.

    Jason says: "quite a great performer"
    "quite a great performer"
    Overall

    This one's probably my favorite of the Mike Daisy shows on Audible.

    You laugh and you cry as you get to know Mike and also hear his take on new York, writing and the publishing world, and hear another take on 9/11.

    All of his shows are solid, but start here, I'd say...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique (33 1/3 Series)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Dan LeRoy
    • Narrated By Joshua Swanson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Derided as one-hit wonders, estranged from their original producer and record label, and in self-imposed exile in Los Angeles, the Beastie Boys were written off by most observers before even beginning to record their second album - an embarrassing commercial flop that should have ruined the group's career. But not only did "Paul's Boutique" eventually transformed the Beasties from a fratboy novelty to hip-hop giants, its sample-happy, retro aesthetic changed popular culture forever.

    Jason says: "if you really dig music and want to know more..."
    "if you really dig music and want to know more..."
    Overall

    If you are a music lover / music geek like me then these books from the 33 1/3 series are great ear candy. More than just a "how this great record was made" book, it covers what was going on at the time with the artists, their posse, the music industry overall, etc. Check them all out from the 33 1/3 series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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