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Walnut Creek, CA, USA
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  • Searching for the Sound

  • My Life with the Grateful Dead
  • By: Phil Lesh
  • Narrated by: Phil Lesh
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

Phil Lesh first met Jerry Garcia in 1959 in the clubs of Palo Alto, California. At Garcia's suggestion, Lesh learned to play the electric bass and joined him in a new group that blended R&B, country, and rock 'n' roll with an experimental fervor never before heard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Searching for the Sound

  • By Brad Zerkel on 04-29-05

Musicians and fans of guitar, 60s will love it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-09

Great story, written by and told by Phil Lesh. From the author's childhood - growing up playing trumpet and violin in bands, through his failed entry into the Army, flunking out of college and being down on his luck, this is chalked full of great stories. The time Phil first hears Jerry Garcia play, stories about Neal Cassidy, Woodstock, Altamont, jamming at the Egyptian Pyramids. It's all great, and it's all firsthand stuff (from the guy that was there). There are heart wrenching stories about the demise of the Dead - alcohol, drugs, women. The best stories, though, are about the music. The way the Dead invented the "jam band" sound. How they would play off each other through tension/resolution and call and response. It's a must read for musicians, deadheads, and fans of the 60s.

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Life of Pi
    
    
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    Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    15,242 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Life of Pi

  • By: Yann Martel
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,242
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,071

Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio of the year for me

  • By Theresa Ann McIntyre on 06-04-03

Great Story, Better Narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-03

An Indian Boy grows up as the son of a zookeeper. Heads off on a boat to Canada, where the story takes off... Very funny at times, drags (just a bit) early on. The narrator is Indian and tells the story from the viewpoint of the boy. Fantastically told! For a story so outrageous, the narrator makes it believable. Leaves you feeling good and believing that anything is possible. Highly Recommended.

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