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  • I Killed Pink Floyd’s Pig

  • Inside Stories of Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll
  • By: Beau Phillips, Sammy Hagar - introduction
  • Narrated by: Beau Phillips
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Beau Phillips was an insider and occasional accomplice who witnessed the legends of classic rock in their heyday and takes listeners inside the dressing rooms, hotel suites, and private planes of Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, and dozens more to enjoy funny, decadent, and never-been-told stories of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. The book's foreword was written by Sammy Hagar, former lead singer for Van Halen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Questionable Credibility

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-15-17

Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-17

Beau Phillips celebrates the dubious heroism of self entitled rock stars with drug-fuzzy brains throwing TVs out of hotel rooms and insulting disabled fans, all admiringly described by the author in the words of a pubertal boy. If you are 15 years old and aspire to these kind of stunts, then this book may hold some inspirations for you. Everybody else will probably not get past the first chapter.

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  • The Practice of Practice: Get Better Faster

  • By: Jonathan Harnum
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Harnum
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315

The focus of this book is music practice, but these techniques and mindsets can be applied to any skill you want to improve. The Practice of Practice covers essential practice strategies and mindsets you won't find in any other book. You'll learn what research tells us about practice, but more importantly, you'll learn how great musicians in many genres of music think about practice, and you'll learn the strategies and techniques they use to improve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Read the Book Instead

  • By Jazz Doc on 11-24-16

Informative

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-16

Very informative book. It presents a nice overview and changed the way I practice and think about practice. Only weak point is that the author reads the book himself. A professional reader would have been much better.

  • Witwe für ein Jahr

  • By: John Irving
  • Narrated by: Rufus Beck
  • Length: 24 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Ruth Cole, geboren 1954, ist weder nett noch hübsch, und man vergisst sie trotzdem nicht. Wir begegnen Ruth an drei Wendepunkten ihres Lebens...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Starke erste Hälfte

  • By Mike on 11-20-16

Starke erste Hälfte

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-16

Rufus Beck ist ein hervorragender Leser! Die Story selbst lässt in der zweiten Hälfte nach und hat ein überraschend schwaches Ende. Enttäuschend wenn man bedenkt, dass die erste Hälfte so fesselnd ist, man vergisst stellenweise zu atmen.

  • Music as a Mirror of History

  • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656

In Music as a Mirror of History, Great Courses favorite Professor Greenberg of San Francisco Performances returns with a fascinating and provocative premise: Despite the abstractness and the universality of music - and our habit of listening to it divorced from any historical context - music is a mirror of the historical setting in which it was created. Music carries a rich spectrum of social, cultural, historical, and philosophical information, all grounded in the life and experience of the composer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unique interdisciplinary music-history treatment

  • By Charles J. Bumgardner on 08-06-16

Thoroughly informative and entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-16

Very interesting lectures with extensive historical backgrounds which gives the listener a unique opportunity to hear the music in a very different, much more authentic way. I absolutely enjoyed this!

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