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    • Down the Highway

    • The Life of Bob Dylan
    • By: Howard Sounes
    • Narrated by: Peter Markinker
    • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    Down the Highway is an essential biography for Bob Dylan fans and all music enthusiasts, delivering the full, fascinating story of the life and work of this great artist. Author Howard Sounes interviewed more than 250 key people in Dylan’s circle, and gained access to previously unseen documents, to create a fresh and compelling book that takes the reader on a journey from Dylan’s childhood in a Minnesota mining town, through his rise to fame in the 1960s, to his current status as the senior figure in popular music.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The fascinating story of a real life troubadour

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-11-16

    Regular price: $26.85

    • 27

    • A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse
    • By: Howard Sounes
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    When singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her London home in 2011, the press inducted her into what Kurt Cobain's mother named the 27 Club. "Now he's gone and joined that stupid club," she said in 1994, after being told that her son had committed suicide. Kurt's mom was referring to the extraordinary roll call of iconic stars who died at the same young age. The Big Six are Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison of the Doors, Kurt Cobain and, now, Amy Winehouse.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is the end... my Bea-u-ti-ful friend

    • By Ryan Hooey on 12-03-16
    • A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse
    • By: Howard Sounes
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 11-13-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 59 ratings

    Regular price: $23.62

    • Charles Bukowski

    • Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life
    • By: Howard Sounes
    • Narrated by: Howard Sounes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The American writer Charles Bukowski (1920-94) developed a cult following for his simple and vivid poems, stories and novels based on his experiences as a hard-drinking postal worker in Los Angeles. His classic books include Post Office, Women and Love Is a Dog from Hell. In this engrossing biography, studded with excerpts from Bukowski's writing, Howard Sounes tells the true story of Bukowski's life in the same punchy style as his subject.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Fab: The Intimate Life of Paul McCartney

    • By: Howard Sounes
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 25 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    He is the proud torchbearer of the Beatles, the greatest band in the history of popular music, and one of the most closely-studied artists in show business, yet secrets and surprises remain in the life of Sir Paul McCartney. The full story is told in Fab. Howard Sounes, author of the acclaimed Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan, spent more than two years investigating every aspect of Sir Paul’s life and work, including interviewing over 200 people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quite Long But Good..

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-05-14

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Notes from the Velvet Underground

    • By: Howard Sounes
    • Narrated by: Howard Sounes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Best known for his sinuous pop hit 'Walk on the Wild Side', Lou Reed was one of the most original and innovative songwriters of the rock era - a sardonic chronicler of underground culture and the dark side of human nature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A negative tone throughout

    • By Andreas Wiik on 08-07-17

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Heist

    • The True Story of the World's Biggest Cash Robbery
    • By: Howard Sounes
    • Narrated by: Howard Sounes
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    On 22 February 2006, GBP53 million was stolen from a cash warehouse belonging to the Securitas company in Tonbridge, Kent. In terms of value, the robbery puts previous British capers, such as the Great Train Robbery, in the shade. This was a crime notable for its audacity, carried out by an unlikely crew of players that included a used car salesman, two Albanian casual workers and a roofer. Five men were convicted at the Old Bailey in January 2008, which attracted nationwide media coverage.

    • The True Story of the World's Biggest Cash Robbery
    • By: Howard Sounes
    • Narrated by: Howard Sounes
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 07-23-15
    • 3 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $23.75

    • Fred and Rose

    • The Full Story of Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of Horrors
    • By: Howard Sounes
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    The true crime bestseller about Fred and Rose West a couple virtually unique in British criminal history - who loved and killed together as husband and wife. During their long relationship the Wests murdered a series of young women, burying the remains of nine victims under their home at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, including those of their teenage daughter, Heather.

    • The Full Story of Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of Horrors
    • By: Howard Sounes
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 11-14-13
    • 3 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Amy, 27

    • By: Howard Sounes
    • Narrated by: Howard Sounes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The most detailed and insightful portrait of the life and death of Amy Winehouse, in the context of the infamous 27 Club. The death of Amy Winehouse at the age of 27 was a tragedy. She was one of the brightest music stars in years - a brilliant, original song writer with a mighty voice and great personal charm. Amy was loveable, but troubled. She was as notorious for her messy personal life, drug addiction and alcoholism, as she was celebrated for her songs, and her death in 2011, while shocking, was not unexpected.

    Regular price: $20.72