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  • It's a Long Story: My Life | Willie Nelson,David Ritz - contributor

    It's a Long Story: My Life

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Willie Nelson, David Ritz - contributor
    • Narrated By Christopher Ryan Grant
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    This is the unvarnished, complete story of Willie Nelson's life, told in his distinct voice and leaving no moment or experience unturned, from Texas and Nashville to Hawaii and his legendary bus.

    Patrick says: "An Enjoyable Listen"
  • Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith | Joe Perry,David Ritz

    Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Joe Perry, David Ritz
    • Narrated By Joe Perry
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    In Rocks, Joe Perry exposes his unrepentant, unbridled life as the lead guitarist of Aerosmith. He delves deep into his volatile, profound, and enduring relationship with singer Steve Tyler and reveals the real people behind the larger-than-life rock gods onstage. The nearly five-decade saga of Aerosmith is epic, at once a study in brotherhood and solitude that plays out on the killing fields of rock and roll.

    Fernando says: "Interesting story"
  • Trouble & Triumph: A Novel of Power & Beauty | Tip

    Trouble & Triumph: A Novel of Power & Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Tip "T.I." Harris, David Ritz
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist, music producer, and actor T.I. and his bestselling celebrity collaborator, David Ritz, continue the explosive story of Power and Beauty that began in the street-lit epic Power & Beauty. When his mother, Charlotte, was killed, Paul “Power” Clay and his closest friend, Tanya “Beauty” Long, fell under the spell of a savvy and ruthless Atlanta businessman named Slim, who promised to protect them.

    Mrs. Abe says: "Five Stars!"
  • Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year | Tavis Smiley,David Ritz

    Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Tavis Smiley, David Ritz
    • Narrated By Tavis Smiley
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    New York Times best-selling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations - denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country's black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few - all of which he had to rise above in order to lead and address the racism, poverty, and militarism that threatened to destroy our democracy.

    Piotr says: "An important book"
  • Journey of a Thousand Miles: My Story | David Ritz,Lang Lang

    Journey of a Thousand Miles: My Story

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By David Ritz, Lang Lang
    • Narrated By uncredited
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    Journey of a Thousand Miles documents the remarkable, dramatic story of a family who sacrificed almost everything - his parents' marriage, financial security, Lang Lang's childhood, and their reputation in China's insular classical music world - for the belief in a young boy's talent. And it reveals the devastating and intense relationship between a boy and his father, who was willing to go to any length to make his son a star.

  • Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story | Ray Charles,David Ritz

    Brother Ray: Ray Charles' Own Story

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ray Charles, David Ritz
    • Narrated By Andrew L. Barnes
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    Ray Charles (1930-2004) led one of the most extraordinary lives of any popular musician. In Brother Ray, he reveals his life story unsparingly, from the chronicle of his musical development to his heroin addiction to his tangled romantic life.

    Rod says: "Brother Ray is a true inspiration"
  • Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days | Tavis Smiley,David Ritz

    Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tavis Smiley, David Ritz
    • Narrated By Leo Coltrane
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    With the insight and compassion that he brought to his best-selling telling of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final year, Tavis Smiley provides a glimpse into the superstar's life in this emotional, honest, yet celebratory audiobook. Listeners will witness Jackson's campaign to recharge his career - hiring and firing managers and advisors, turning to and away from family members, fighting depression and drug dependency - while his one goal remained: to mount the most spectacular series of shows the world had ever seen.

    Jai Dev Singh says: "Beautiful book"
  • Power & Beauty | Tip

    Power & Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Tip "T.I." Harris, David Ritz
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Hip-hop artist Tip "T.I." Harris has received every acclaim the music world has to offer. Now, working with bestselling celebrity collaborator David Ritz, T.I. applies all his talent and experience to the world of fiction by creating the epic love story of Power and Beauty. After the death of his mother, Charlotte, Paul “Power” Clay allows himself to be guided by Slim, a local businessman. Slim always has the best of everything, and Power is sure that if he learns Slim's ways, he'll make something of himself - and perhaps be worthy of Tanya “Beauty” Long.

    Sharon says: "Awful read!"
  • Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye | David Ritz

    Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Ritz
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
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    In this intimate biography of the Prince of Soul, David Ritz provides a candid look at a star and a friend. Ritz had been collaborating with Marvin Gaye on his story for several years before the singer's tragic death and had conducted a series of extraordinary interviews in which Gaye discussed his deepest secrets. What emerges is a full-scale portrait of a charming but tortured artist, a brilliant singer with a divided soul.

    Trenetra says: "Nice"
  • Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin | David Ritz

    Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By David Ritz
    • Narrated By Brad Raymond
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    Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother, she was a gospel prodigy who gave birth to two sons in her teens and left them and her native Detroit for New York, where she struggled to find her true voice. It was not until 1967, when a white Jewish producer insisted she return to her gospel-soul roots, that fame and fortune finally came via "Respect" and a rapidfire string of hits.

    Unpumped says: "New and Renewed Respect For A Living Legend"
  • When I Left Home: My Story | Buddy Guy,David Ritz

    When I Left Home: My Story

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Buddy Guy, David Ritz
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
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    According to Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and the late Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy is the greatest blues guitarist of all time. An enormous influence on these musicians as well as on Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, he is the living embodiment of Chicago blues.

    Rick R. says: "Excellent History and Respect for The Blues"
  • Howling at the Moon: The Odyssey of a Monstrous Music Mogul in an Age of Excess | Walter Yetnikoff,David Ritz

    Howling at the Moon: The Odyssey of a Monstrous Music Mogul in an Age of Excess

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Walter Yetnikoff, David Ritz
    • Narrated By Walter Yetnikoff
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    During the 1970s and '80s the music business was dominated by a few major labels and artists such as Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand and James Taylor. They were all under contract to CBS Records, making it the most successful label of the era. And, as the company's president, Walter Yetnikoff was the ruling monarch. He was also the most flamboyant, volatile, and controversial personality to emerge from an industry and era defined by sex, drugs, and debauchery.

    Francesco says: "Bring back the age of Excess"
  • My Journey with Maya | Tavis Smiley,David Ritz - contributor

    My Journey with Maya

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Tavis Smiley, David Ritz - contributor
    • Narrated By Tavis Smiley
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    Tavis Smiley and Maya Angelou met in 1986, when he was 21 and she was 58. For the next 28 years, Angelou was a teacher and a maternal figure to Smiley, and they talked often of art, politics, history, music, religion, and race. In My Journey with Maya, Smiley beautifully recounts a friendship filled with conversation that began when he, a recent college graduate and a poor kid from a big family in the Midwest, accompanied the revered writer on a sojourn to Ghana.

    Grace says: "Smiley's Friendship with the Amazing Maya"
  • Balance: A Story of Faith, Family, and Life on the Line | Nik Wallenda,David Ritz

    Balance: A Story of Faith, Family, and Life on the Line

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Nik Wallenda, David Ritz
    • Narrated By Steve Gibbons
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    Nik Wallenda, "King of the High Wire", doesn't know fear. As a seventh generation of the legendary Great Wallendas, he grew up performing, entertaining, and pushing the boundaries of gravity and balance. Balance is the theme of Nik's life: between his work and family, his faith in God and artistry, his body and soul. Nik Wallenda is an entertainer who wants to not only thrill hearts, but to change hearts for Christ. Christ is the balance pole that keeps him from falling.

  • A Moment in Time: An American Story of Baseball, Heartbreak, and Grace | Ralph Branca,David Ritz

    A Moment in Time: An American Story of Baseball, Heartbreak, and Grace

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ralph Branca, David Ritz
    • Narrated By Traber Burns
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    Ralph Branca is best known for throwing the pitch that resulted in Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard ‘Round the World", the historic homerun that capped an incredible comeback and won the pennant for the Giants in 1951. And so Branca was on the losing end of what many consider to be baseball's most thrilling moment, but that notoriety belies a profoundly successful life and career.

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