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    • The Renaissance

    • A History of Civilization in Italy from 1304 - 1576 AD, The Story of Civilization, Volume 5
    • By: Will Durant
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 37 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309

    In this masterful work, listeners will encounter: the poets Petrarch and Boccaccio, the fathers of the Renaissance; the paintings, sculptures, and architecture of Milan, Florence, and Venice; the life and accomplishments of Leonardo DaVinci; the Catholic church and the popes of Avignon and Rome; the politicians and philosophers of Italy, including the Borgia family, Julius II, and Machiavelli; the Italian Wars, the conflicts with France, and the country's decline.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Panoramic View of the Italian Renaissance

    • By Richard on 04-25-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Rest Is Noise

    • Listening to the 20th Century
    • By: Alex Ross
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 23 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 383
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 216

    The Rest Is Noise takes the listener inside the labyrinth of modern music, from turn-of-the-century Vienna to downtown New York in the '60s and '70s. We meet the maverick personalities and follow the rise of mass culture on this sweeping tour of 20th-century history through its music.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Learned so much!

    • By Paula on 02-18-08

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

    • Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman
    • By: Sam Wasson
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    Audrey Hepburn is an icon like no other, yet the image many of us have of Audrey - dainty, immaculate - is anything but true to life. Here, for the first time, Sam Wasson presents the woman behind the little black dress that rocked the nation in 1961. The first complete account of the making of Breakfast at Tiffany's, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. reveals little-known facts about the cinema classic: Truman Capote desperately wanted Marilyn Monroe for the leading role; director Blake Edwards filmed multiple endings....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By J. C. on 08-23-12

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Jazz 101

    • By: John F. Szwed
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Jazz 101 is a fascinating entry into the world of jazz, for the beginner, novice, or jazz enthusiast. Szwed takes listeners on a tour of the varied and nonlinear history of jazz, exploring how it developed from an ethnic music to become America's most popular music and then part of the avant-garde in less than 50 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book for understanding Jazz

    • By Tim on 11-02-04

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Cary Grant

    • A Class Apart
    • By: Graham McCann
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    For two moviegoing generations, Cary Grant was class—an effortless embodiment of gentlemanly grace and humor. But Cary Grant’s greatest achievement was in creating himself and the irresistible character he became. In this savvy, fascinating portrait, McCann tracks the transformation of a life and looks closely at the sources of Cary Grant’s charms, which did not come easily. Generously filled with anecdotes about fellow actors and directors, a realistic portrait of a complicated man emerges.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cary Grant, the elusive man

    • By Janie on 06-04-12

    Regular price: $20.97