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The Snows of Kilimanjaro
- By: Ernest Hemingway
- Narrated by: Stacy Keach
- Length: 52 mins
The ideal introduction to the genius of Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories contains 10 of Hemingway's most acclaimed and popular works of short fiction. Beautiful in their simplicity, startling in their originality, and unsurpassed in their craftsmanship, the stories in this volume highlight one of America's master storytellers at the top of his form.
- By marci m green on 06-07-16
I had never read Hemingway before, and I am glad I found this short story. What a pleasure it was to listen to this story. I listened to it about three times. I was totally imerged in it, and I could visualize the scenery. I am hooked on Hemingway now. I just downloaded For Whom the Bell Tolls.
This Is Your Brain on Music
- The Science of a Human Obsession
- By: Daniel J. Levitin
- Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
- Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music - its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it - and the human brain. Levitin draws on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen.
Neuroscience for the right brain
- By Paul Mullen on 09-12-07
Interesting, but Abridged?
I have always been intrigued with this subject and always wondered why we enjoy music so much, and how our brains evolved to interpret it the way we do.
I listened to every word on this book, and I welcomed the detailed explanation of musical terms and definitions. But I finished wishing that I had listened to the unabridged version. There was a big gap between the study of our the connections between our reptilian and rational brains, and the cultural reasons (mostly sexual) for using music as an expression of ourselves.
I really enjoyed the fact that the author took the time to insert musical examples. Usually audio books are basically read aloud, but this one includes music. I wish it had more of it.
Because the book was abridged, I was left with that strange feeling we get when we listen to a beautiful musical piece, and the last note is left unplayed. A feeling of incompleteness, but the knowledge that the author meant well. If you can deal with those feelings, then buy the audio book. If not, I suggest you read it the old fashioned way.
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