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    • 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 342
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      4 out of 5 stars 182
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      4 out of 5 stars 180

    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: $31.47

    • Episode 49: The State of Debate and Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad

    • By: David Remnick, Colson Whitehead, Alex Ross, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    How did the 2016 Presidential-primary debates become insult-laden, substance-free shouting contests?...

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    • Listen to This

    • By: Alex Ross
    • Narrated by: Alex Ross
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
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      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Listen to This, which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay in which Ross described his late-blooming discovery of pop music, showcases the best of Ross’s writing from more than a decade at The New Yorker. These pieces, dedicated to classical and popular artists alike, are at once erudite and lively.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good writing, terrible reading

    • By Eric Wright on 03-02-18

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The New Yorker College Tour

    • University of Iowa, Iowa City: Everyone's a Critic
    • By: Nancy Franklin, Sasha Frere-Jones, Alex Ross
    • Narrated by: Don McLeese
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Nancy Franklin joined the staff ofThe New Yorker in 1978 as a typist, and was subsequently a fact checker and a nonfiction editor. Since 1989, she has contributed Talk of the Town pieces, essays, Profiles, and humor pieces to the magazine. From 1994 to 2002, she was a theatre critic; currently, she writes the On Television column.

    Regular price: $9.95

    • The New Yorker, October 18th 2010 (Sean Wilentz, William Finnegan, Alex Ross)

    • By: Sean Wilentz, William Finnegan, Alex Ross
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    "Writing and Winning", by Adam Gopnik; "Soul Sisters", by John Seabrook; "The Next Level", by James Surowiecki; "Confounding Fathers", by Sean Wilentz; "In the Name of the Law", by William Finnegan; "The Depths", by Alex Ross; and "Hearing Things", by David Denby.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audio v Print - Missing articles

    • By Anonymous User on 10-14-10

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Dark Minds

    • A Collection of Compelling Short Stories for Charity
    • By: Louise Jensen, LJ Ross, Lisa Hall, and others
    • Narrated by: Heather Tracy, Walles Hamonde
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A collection of short stories from some of your favorite authors. You think you know darkness? Think again. Bloodhound Books presents Dark Minds - a collection of stories by authors who have come together to produce an anthology that will lure, tantalize, and shock listeners.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Update: Eye In the Sky

    • By: Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich, Ross McNutt, and others
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Original Recording
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    An update on Ross McNutt and his superpower — he can zoom in on everyday life, then rewind and fast-forward to solve crimes in a shutter-flash....

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    • The New Yorker (October 22, 2007)

    • By: Lawrence Wright, Lizzie Widdicombe, Alex Ross, and others
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    This issue contains seven articles: "Ask the Iraqis", by Lawrence Wright; "Having One for Che", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "The Well-Tempered Web", by Alex Ross; "Fallen Idols", by David Denby; "Sparky from St. Paul", by John Updike; "A Paler Shade of White", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Nocturnes", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (March 17, 2008)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, James Surowiecki, Alec Wilkinson, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    "Condiment", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "What Microloans Miss", by James Surowiecki; "The Iron Lady", by Ryan Lizza; "Picturing Auschwitz", by Alec Wilkinson; "Surreal Life", by John Lahr; "Gale Force", by Alex Ross; and "The Divider", by Jill Lepore.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Power Play

    • No pain, No Pleasure!
    • By: Alex Severn, Bimbo Ross, D. L. King, and others
    • Narrated by: Jim Bowie, Kate Daniels
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Twenty sizzling stories where control is everything. Whether you like to wear the trousers or be ordered out of them, these stories will have you a slave to your fantasies in no time. Every kind of sexual domination and submission is explored in Power Play, from tongue-in-cheek role play to intense BDSM.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Listen to This

    • By: Alex Ross
    • Narrated by: Alex Ross
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In Listen to This, Alex Ross, the music critic for The New Yorker, looks both backward and forward in time, capturing essential figures and ideas in classical-music history as well as giving an alternative view of recent pop music that emphasizes the power of the individual musical voice in whatever genre.

    Regular price: $15.45

    • The New Yorker, July 29th 2013 (Atul Gawande, Alex Ross, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Atul Gawande, Alex Ross, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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    "Perceived Threats", by Jelani Cobb; "Kayaktivist", by Nick Paumgarten; "E.Book vs. P.Book", by James Surowiecki; "Slow Ideas", by Atul Gawande; "Othello’s Daughter", by Alex Ross; "House Philosopher", by Peter Schjeldahl; "Summerstage", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Timely Projects", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, October 31st 2016 (George Packer, Joan Acocella, Alex Ross)

    • By: George Packer, Joan Acocella, Alex Ross
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In this issue: "The Choice" by The Editors; "The Unconnected" by George Packer; "Return to Babel" by Joan Acocella; "Sound Waves" by Alex Ross.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (November 5, 2007)

    • By: Roger Angell, Dana Goodyear, Jesse Lichtenstein, and others
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall, Dan Bernard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    This issue contains nine articles: "So Long Joe", by Roger Angell; "The Fires", by Dana Goodyear; "Condi's Party Starter", by Jesse Lichtenstein; "Future Reading", by Anthony Grafton; "The Dog", by Roddy Doyle; "Running on Fumes", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "All Souls", by Peter Schjeldahl; "The Endless Scroll", by Alex Ross; and "Drug Warriors", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, February 23rd & March 2nd 2015: Part 1 (Ian Parker, Alex Ross, Emily Nussbaum)

    • By: Ian Parker, Alex Ross, Emily Nussbaum
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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    "No More Late Nights", by Emily Nussbaum; "The Shape of Things to Come", by Ian Parker; "Wizards of Sound", by Alex Ross; "No Pain, No Gain", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, November 12th 2012 (Wendell Stevenson, Alex Ross, Hendrik Hertzberg)

    • By: Wendell Stevenson, Alex Ross, Hendrik Hertzberg
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs
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    "Into the Storm", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Crossing the Line", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Legally Related", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Zone A-Plus", by Ben McGrath; "Two Revolutions", by Wendell Stevenson; "Love on the March", by Alex Ross; and "High Times", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Oct. 3, 2005)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Eric Konigsberg, David Remnick, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    Hendrik Hertzberg, Eric Konigsberg, David Remnick, Larry Doyle, and Alex Ross.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Pass on this issue.

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-06-05

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (June 6, 2005)

    • By: Rebecca Mead, Margaret Talbot, Paul Simms, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
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    The June 6, 2005 issue of The New Yorker includes: "Ladies First" by Rebecca Mead, "Best in Class" by Margaret Talbot, "Talking Chimp Gives his First Press Conference" by Paul Simms, "The Retreat" by Jonathan Franzen,"The Record Effect" by Alex Ross, and "The Current Cinema" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (February 4, 2008)

    • By: John Cassidy, James McManus, Tom Mueller, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    There are eight articles in this edition: "The Minsky Moment", by John Cassidy; "Aces", by James McManus; "Beppe's Inferno", by Tom Mueller; "Death in Georgia", by Jeffrey Toobin; "I'll Be a Monkey's Agent", by Paul Rudnick; "Welling Up", by Alex Ross; "Patients, Patients", by Nancy Franklin; and "Young and Restless", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95