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  • On Photography

  • By: Susan Sontag
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

First published in 1973, this is a study of the force of photographic images, which are continually inserted between experience and reality. When anything can be photographed, and photography has destroyed the boundaries and definitions of art, a viewer can approach a photograph freely, with no expectations of discovering what it means. This collection of six lucid and invigorating essays, with the most famous being "In Plato's Cave", make up a deep exploration of how the image has affected society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Glad I Bought, Despite Some Negative Reviews

  • By Deb on 10-18-13

Sontag rocks!

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-19

I love this book and Sontag’s brilliant mind. I am not crazy about the speed and cadence at which Jennifer reads this material.

  • Hold Still

  • A Memoir with Photographs
  • By: Sally Mann
  • Narrated by: Sally Mann
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

In this groundbreaking audiobook, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant. But what's up with the PDF?

  • By ARK on 06-27-15

Great read/listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-17

I have loved Sally Mann's work for many years... now I have an affection for the person. She is smart, deep and a hell of a good writer.