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Bonus: Our Favorite Music Books + The Beastie Boys

Length: 35 mins
Categories: History, Middle East
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  The Audicted editors are equal-opportunity listeners - hear them talk about their favorite music-inspired audiobooks across many genres. Plus: a special guest interview with The Beastie Boys, who talk about their Best of 2018 Coolest Dream Cast winner, The Beastie Boys Book.

The books the editors discuss in this episode are:

The Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz

The Vanderbeekers of 141st St by Karina Glaser

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

The Queen by Mikal Gilmore

Gold Dust Woman by Stephen Davis

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

Perfect by Rachel Joyce

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Love Is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield

The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross

You All Grow Up and Leave Me by Piper Weiss

The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown

Zero G by Dan Wells

Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

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Hits Most of the Right Notes

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The centerpiece of this episode is an interview excerpt with the Beastie Boys covering the release of their book. Surrounding the interview are editor recommendations of their favorite music-based titles. I would have appreciated some clarity with these selections. Are these simply books about music? Or are they titles that include music as part of their audio production? This was not made clear, and my interest in the latter is much higher than the former.

The interview itself is quintessential Beastie Boys, who unconsciously resist the confines of anything that attempts to impose order. It is, by turns, irreverent, funny, and insightful. Depending on your tastes, this may be a drawback or a positive.

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The episode has a bit of a thrown-together feel. While they do their jobs well in terms of presentation, the editors lack their usual enthusiasm in their role as fierce advocates for their choices. For the first time in the Audicted series, I felt this was more a timely marketing exercise to sell a hot new title than a serious attempt to inform listeners. That being said, I really like the precedent of including interviews with authors and hope more of this can be interspersed in future episodes.

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Great episode!

I really enjoyed this episode - the interview was awesome! I definitely need to check out The Beastie Boys audiobook. Sounds like a winner! Thanks! :-)

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Awful interview

The Beastie Boys were extremely rude in this interview. I was very disappointed. I had actually planned on listening to their book because the interviewers seemed so excited over it and made it sound so good. But the rudeness of the group turned me against that and changed my mind. Talking over the interviewers was the one thing that just made my blood boil. Just listen to it. You'll see what i mean.

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Much about nothing Beastie !

This episode was supposed to be about the BB Band. Didn't hear much from the band due to the Audible Editors. I hope the Beastie Boys book is about the band !

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Bonus

I wasn't too into this episode. It was still good I wouldn't say it's bad but I'm not into books that are about music. This was still interesting but not one of my favorites or preferred ones.