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    • Johann Sebastian Bach

    • The Learned Musician
    • By: Christoph Wolff
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Although we have heard the music of J. S. Bach in countless performances and recordings, the composer himself still comes across only as an enigmatic figure in a single familiar portrait. As we mark the 250th anniversary of Bach's death, author Christoph Wolff presents a new picture that brings to life this towering figure of the Baroque era. This engaging new biography portrays Bach as the living, breathing, and sometimes imperfect human being that he was, while bringing to bear all the advances of the last half-century of Bach scholarship. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Has all the boring details...

    • By L. Jensen on 05-14-19

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Slowhand

    • The Life and Music of Eric Clapton
    • By: Philip Norman
    • Narrated by: Peter Coates
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    From the best-selling author of Shout!, comes the definitive biography of Eric Clapton, a rock legend whose life story is as remarkable as his music, which transformed the sound of a generation. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Filled in many blanks...

    • By Rick R. on 01-09-19
    • The Life and Music of Eric Clapton
    • By: Philip Norman
    • Narrated by: Peter Coates
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 10-30-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 46 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Play On

    • Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac: The Autobiography
    • By: Mick Fleetwood, Anthony Bozza
    • Narrated by: Martin Dew, Mick Fleetwood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 262

    In this candid, intimate portrait of a life lived in music, Mick Fleetwood sheds new light on well-known points in his history, including many incredible moments of recording and touring with Fleetwood Mac, as well as personal insights from a man who has been a major player in blues and rock n' roll since his teens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than Just Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n Roll

    • By John on 11-28-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Tune In

    • The Beatles: All These Years
    • By: Mark Lewisohn
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 43 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 987
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 921
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 925

    Tune In is the first volume of All These Years - a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insanely great

    • By Tad Davis on 12-17-13
    • The Beatles: All These Years
    • By: Mark Lewisohn
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 43 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 10-29-13
    • 5 out of 5 stars 987 ratings

    Regular price: $63.00

    • Gold Dust Woman

    • The Biography of Stevie Nicks
    • By: Stephen Davis
    • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452

    Gold Dust Woman gives "the gold standard of rock biographers" (the Boston Globe) his ideal topic: Nicks' work and life are equally sexy and interesting, and Davis delves deeply into each, unearthing fresh details from new, intimate interviews and interpreting them to present a rich new portrait of the star. Just as Nicks (and Lindsay Buckingham) gave Fleetwood Mac the "shot of adrenaline" they needed to become real rock stars - according to Christine McVie - Gold Dust Woman is vibrant with stories and with a life lived large and hard.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining and partially accurate picture

    • By D. Lichtenstein on 01-14-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)

    • A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.
    • By: Jeff Tweedy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Tweedy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 907
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 828
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 821

    Few bands have inspired as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, and his artistic process. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By William on 02-02-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Amazing Classical Musicians

    • By: Dr. Charles Margerison
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky. They are all music icons and are among the most celebrated of all classical musicians. Their music is played all over the world, but the lives of these incredible individuals are often shrouded in mystery. Discover the great stories behind masterpieces including Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" and Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake".  

    Regular price: $3.49

    • The Man in Song

    • A Discographic Biography of Johnny Cash
    • By: John M. Alexander
    • Narrated by: Chaz Allen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    There have been many books written about Johnny Cash, but The Man in Song is the first to examine Cash’s incredible life through the lens of the songs he wrote and recorded. Music journalist and historian John Alexander has drawn on decades of studying Cash’s music and life, from his difficult depression-era Arkansas childhood through his death in 2003, to tell a life story through songs familiar and obscure.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ernest Hemingway

    • A Biography
    • By: Mary V. Dearborn
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 29 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    A revelatory look into the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, considered in his time to be the greatest living American novelist and short story writer, winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Mary Dearborn's new biography gives the richest and most nuanced portrait to date of this complex, enigmatically unique American artist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fine book undermined by performance

    • By Bill Stratford on 09-01-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Greatest Pure Musician the World Has Ever Known

    • Great Biographies, Book 1
    • By: The History Hour
    • Narrated by: Jerry Beebe
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 26

    Probably the most naturally gifted musician the world has ever known, Mozart began his career early as a child prodigy. By the age five, he was already proficient on the violin, the harpsichord, and piano keyboard, and had begun composing music that had integrity. He was a showman as well, according to contemporary documents, and charmed many of the crowned heads of Europe with his performance and his manner. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't bother

    • By Thomas Shoup on 06-17-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • With My Eyes Wide Open

    • Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to KoRn
    • By: Brian "Head" Welch
    • Narrated by: Brian "Head" Welch
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 524
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 483
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 481

    A life-changing spiritual awakening freed Brian "Head" Welch from a stranglehold of drugs and alcohol and prompted him to leave the highly successful nu-metal band KoRn in 2005. What followed was a decade-long trial by fire, from the perils of fathering a teen lost in depression and self-mutilation to the harsh realities of playing solo and surviving the shattering betrayal of a trusted friend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • He should read for a living

    • By kamarr richée on 11-29-16

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Queen

    • Aretha Franklin
    • By: Mikal Gilmore
    • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,419
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,992
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,982

    You know her voice. Now hear her story.

    Audible has teamed up with Rolling Stone to produce an uncompromisingly honest Audible Original that honors the life and legacy of the incomparable Aretha Franklin. Aretha’s universal appeal was evident from the release of her first album at age 14 through her nearly 50 Top 40 hits. Yet this intimate biography reminds us that Aretha knew pain as much as she knew glory. It was the blues, residing deep within her soul, that gave way to a voice able to lift millions with a profound sense of freedom, self-worth, and undeniable talent to rise above sorrow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I learned so much

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Leonard Bernstein

    • The Political Life of an American Musician
    • By: Barry Seldes
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    From his dazzling conducting debut in 1943 until his death in 1990, Leonard Bernstein's star blazed brilliantly. In this fresh and revealing biography of Bernstein's political life, Barry Seldes examines Bernstein's career against the backdrop of cold war America - blacklisting by the State Department in 1950, voluntary exile from the New York Philharmonic in 1951 for fear that he might be blacklisted, and the factors that by the mid-1950s allowed his triumphant return to the New York Philharmonic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Marriage of Politics and the Arts

    • By karltonwrites on 04-04-12

    Regular price: $25.00

    • Bach, Beethoven, and the Boys

    • Music History as It Ought to Be Taught
    • By: David W. Barber
    • Narrated by: Jean-Michel George
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

     

    David W. Barber has delighted fans around the world with Accidentals on Purpose, When the Fat Lady Sings, and other internationally best-selling books of musical humor. His best-selling Bach, Beethoven and the Boys chronicles the lives of the great (and not-so-great) composers, exploring their sex lives, exposing their foibles, and expanding on our understanding of these all-too-human creatures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wanted: More audiobooks from the author

    • By Roland on 08-20-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Biografías - Músicos modernistas (Biographies - Modernist Musicians)

    • By: Heberto Gamero
    • Narrated by: Pablo López
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    ¿Sabe usted que el Primer concierto para violín de Tchaikovsky fue calificado por un importante crítico musical de la época como carente de criterio y gusto? ¿Sabe usted que la más grande obra de Maurice Ravel no es su bolero? ¿Sabe usted que es lo que dieron en llamar las “schubertiadas” de Schubert? Relatos nunca escritos acerca de algunos de los músicos más notables de todos los tiempos.

    Regular price: $2.73

    • Billie Holiday

    • The Musician and the Myth
    • By: John Szwed
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Drawing on a vast amount of new material that has surfaced in the last decade, critically acclaimed jazz writer John Szwed considers how her life inflected her art, her influences, her uncanny voice and rhythmic genius, a number of her signature songs, and her legacy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Her life wasn't just about addiction.

    • By Jan on 05-25-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Portrait of an Artist

    • A Biography of Georgia O’Keeffe
    • By: Laurie Lisle
    • Narrated by: Grace Conlin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    Georgia O'Keeffe, one of the most original painters America has ever produced, left behind a remarkable legacy when she died at the age of 98. Her vivid visual vocabulary, sensuous flowers, bleached bones against red sky and earth, had a stunning, profound, and lasting influence on American art in this century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb biography and reader

    • By Tony on 04-15-07

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Remembering Roth

    • By: James Atlas
    • Narrated by: James Atlas
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 881
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 782
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 782

    In 1977, when he was 28, James Atlas published his first book, a biography of the poet Delmore Schwartz, and was stunned to receive a congratulatory letter from Philip Roth. He had been moved by the tragic story it told. Thus began a friendship that lasted, with a few intervals, until his death. He was living in rural Connecticut then, having exiled himself from the literary noise of Manhattan in order to focus on his work, and was on his own. He invited Atlas to come visit, which he did - the first of numerous pilgrimages to the Roth homestead. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • made me think as much as many long books.

    • By K D on 03-10-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Willie Nelson: The Inspirational Life Story

    • Song Writer, Musician, Social Activist, and Teacher of Never Giving Up on Ones Dreams
    • By: Patrick Bunker
    • Narrated by: Joel Baker
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Many people have no idea how hard life was at times for Willie Nelson as a poor farm boy growing up in rural Texas during the Depression of the 30s, being raised by his grandparents because his mother and father had insatiable wanderlust. Unlike many other successful celebrities, Willie Nelson gives a no-holds-barred account of his life. In his frankly spoken, country way, he relates his experiences in a refreshingly honest way. Through the listening of his story, you can almost feel as though he is there with you.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Toscanini

    • Musician of Conscience
    • By: Harvey Sachs
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 40 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    During a 68-year career, conductor Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) was famed for his fierce dedication, photographic memory, explosive temper, and impassioned performances. At various times he dominated La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, the NBC Symphony, and the Bayreuth, Salzburg, and Lucerne festivals. His reforms influenced generations of musicians, and his opposition to Nazism and fascism made him a model for artists of conscience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Toscanini by Harvey Sachs, a profound music lesson

    • By Alan L. Rubin MD on 03-02-18

    Regular price: $55.99

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