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  • How Music Works

  • By: David Byrne
  • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 795
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705

Best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the iconic band Talking Heads, David Byrne has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the insightful How Music Works, Byrne offers his unique perspective on music - including how music is shaped by time, how recording technologies transform the listening experience, the evolution of the industry, and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Art Eats Itself

  • By Audio Gra Gra on 05-04-16

Excellent work! Vast and important.

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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: 05-19-17

Brilliant coverage of all things music from the mind of a relative artist. Very Impressive!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Light & Shade

  • Conversations with Jimmy Page
  • By: Brad Tolinski
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass, John Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

More than 30 years after disbanding in 1980, Led Zeppelin continues to be celebrated for its artistic achievements, broad musical influence, and commercial success. The band's notorious exploits have been chronicled in bestselling books; yet none of the individual members of the band has penned a memoir nor cooperated to any degree with the press or a biographer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen!

  • By Sandra on 05-21-15

Love him.

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

Good info though I'm biased. He is a huge influence on my music. Love hearing his input.

  • The Rules

  • The Way of the Cycling Disciple
  • By: The Velominati, Greg LeMond (foreward)
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

The Velominati embrace cycling as a way of life, as obsessed with style, heritage, authenticity, and wisdom as with performance. This is their bible. The Rules is an essential part of every cyclist’s kit - whether you’re riding to work or training to be the next Bradley Wiggins or Victoria Pendleton. Winning awards and gaining millions of viewers, Velominati.com has become an online cycling mecca. In 92 canonical rules, these masters of the peloton share tips on gear, tell stories from cycling’s legendary hardmen, and enforce the etiquette of the road - with a healthy, often sinister sense of humor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious

  • By TeamJames on 02-06-15

Brilliantly funny! Cyclists will understand.

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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: 08-14-15

What did you love best about The Rules?

Absolutely hilarious. Straight faced delivery is great. Fine details of the art form abound.

What did you like best about this story?

The details...the subtle and infinite details brought to life.

Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Hilarious.

Any additional comments?

Listen to this if you are a cyclist and you will not only learn, but laugh what ass you have off.

  • What Makes You Not a Buddhist

  • By: Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
  • Narrated by: Tom Pile
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 478

Tibetan Buddhist master Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, one of the most creative and innovative lamas teaching today, throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist world, challenging common misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. With wit and irony, Khysentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism - beyond the romance with beads, incense, or exotic robes - straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Buddhism with a bite.

  • By Relatable1 on 01-30-15

Well done and concise.

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

Reviewed: 07-13-15

Short and to the point the way Buddhist mind would appreciate and find ideal. Thanks.

  • Who I Am

  • By: Pete Townshend
  • Narrated by: Pete Townshend
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669

From the voice of a generation: the most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who wanted The Who to be called The Hair; wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a dancer and a graphic designer; became a musician, composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor, sailor; drank too much and nearly died; detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died; planned to write his memoir when he was 21; and published this book at 67.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal

  • By Cow Poke McGhee on 10-11-12

Candid and intriguing.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-15

Well done. A master mind of creativity and life. Poetically cast light on it all.