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  • Turn Around Bright Eyes: A Karaoke Love Story | Rob Sheffield

    Turn Around Bright Eyes: A Karaoke Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Rob Sheffield
    • Narrated By Rob Sheffield
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    Turn Around Bright Eyes picks up Sheffield’s story right after Love Is a Mix Tape. He is a young widower devastated by grief, trying to build a new life in a new town after his wife’s death. As a writer for Rolling Stone, he naturally takes solace in music. But that’s when he discovers the sublime ridiculousness of karaoke, and despite the fact that he can’t carry a tune, he begins to find his voice.

    Walter Tonra says: "Witty (sometimes sad) love story/Soundtrack"
  • Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Love, One Song at a Time | Rob Sheffield

    Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Love, One Song at a Time

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Rob Sheffield
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    In the 1990s, a shy music geek named Rob Sheffield met a hell-raising punk-rock girl named Renee, who was way too cool for him but fell in love with him anyway. They had nothing in common, except that they both loved music. Music brought them together and kept them together. And it was music that would help Rob through a sudden, unfathomable loss. In Love is a Mix Tape, Rob, now a writer for Rolling Stone, uses the songs on 15 mix tapes to tell the story of his brief time with Renee.

    Natalia P. Valdes says: "A sad story in a happy wrapper."
  • On Bowie | Rob Sheffield

    On Bowie

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Rob Sheffield
    • Narrated By Tristan Morris
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    Innovative. Pioneering. Brave. Until his death in January 2016, David Bowie created art that not only pushed boundaries but helped fans understand themselves and view the world from fantastic new perspectives. When the shocking news of his death on January 10, 2016, broke, the outpouring of grief and adulation was immediate and ongoing. Fans around the world and across generations paid homage to this brilliant, innovate, ever evolving artist who both shaped and embodied our times.

    Natalia P. Valdes says: "Amazing"
  • Dreaming the Beatles: A Love Story of One Band and the Whole World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Rob Sheffield
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    Dreaming the Beatles is not another biography of the Beatles or a song-by-song analysis of the best of John and Paul. It isn't another exposé about how they broke up. It isn't a history of their gigs or their gear. It is a collection of essays telling the story of what this ubiquitous band means to a generation who grew up with the Beatles' music on their parents' stereos and their faces on T-shirts. What do the Beatles mean today? Why are they more famous and beloved now than ever? Find out.

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