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    • How Music Works

    • The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond
    • By: John Powell
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 433
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      4 out of 5 stars 358
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      4 out of 5 stars 350

    Have you ever wondered how off-key you are while singing in the shower? Or if your Bob Dylan albums really sound better on vinyl? Or why certain songs make you cry? Now, scientist and musician John Powell invites you on an entertaining journey through the world of music. Discover what distinguishes music from plain old noise, how scales help you memorize songs, what the humble recorder teaches you about timbre (assuming your suffering listeners don’t break it first), and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nearly everyone will get something out of this!

    • By Tim on 02-18-11
    • The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond
    • By: John Powell
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 12-20-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 433 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Why You Love Music

    • From Mozart to Metallica - the Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds
    • By: John Powell
    • Narrated by: Phil Fox
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Music plays a hugely important role in our emotional, intellectual, and even physical lives. It impacts the ways we work, relax, behave, and feel. It can make us smile or cry, it helps us bond with the people around us, and it even has the power to alleviate a range of medical conditions. The songs you love (and hate, and even the ones you feel pretty neutral about) don't just make up the soundtrack to your life - they actually help to shape it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Does not answer why we love music

    • By Martin Scharff on 01-27-18
    • From Mozart to Metallica - the Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds
    • By: John Powell
    • Narrated by: Phil Fox
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 06-14-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

    • By: John Wesley Powell
    • Narrated by: Andre Stojka
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      3 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    The great unknown of the Southwest is conquered by a one-armed man and his crew of adventurers, placing the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon on the map of the American continent. It is a journey no human being had ever made before. Dangerous rapids, narrow canyon walls offering no escape, terrifying river waterfalls, capsized boats, near drowning, lost equipment and disillusioned men are dramatically described by John Wesley Powell, leader of this adventurous party.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • No justice done to JW Powell by narrator

    • By Bruce Cline on 11-03-14

    Regular price: $16.76

    • The Chickamauga Campaign

    • Civil War Campaigns in the Heartland
    • By: Steven E. Woodworth, John R. Lundberg, Alexander Mendoza, and others
    • Narrated by: Gary Regal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    From mid-August to mid-September 1863, Union major general William S. Rosecrans's Army of the Cumberland maneuvered from Tennessee to north Georgia in a bid to rout Confederate general Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee and blaze the way for further Union advances. Meanwhile, Confederate reinforcements bolstered the numbers of the Army of Tennessee, and by the time the two armies met at the Battle of Chickamauga, in northern Georgia, the Confederates had gained numerical superiority.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Specific aspects of the campaign in detail

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-05-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hunter and Hunted

    • By: John Powell III
    • Narrated by: Juan Gabriel Pareja
    • Length: 23 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    When a man is brutally beaten to death outside a Houston strip club, young paramedic Nathan Kleinman is drawn into the maelstrom of events that lie in the wake of the Hunter's actions. The Hunter, a man who kills without weapons, relying only on his hands and feet, testing his personal strength and skill as a predator, is in the final stages of his psychosis. His delusions are starting to override his conscious control as his mind and personality fragment.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • One of the worst narrators ever.

    • By PJMartin on 01-14-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Why We Love Music

    • From Mozart to Metallica - the Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds
    • By: John Powell
    • Narrated by: Phil Fox
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Why does music affect you so profoundly? It impacts the way you think, talk, feel, behave and even spend money. With his conversational style, humour, and endless knowledge, scientist and musician John Powell showcases fascinating studies - for example, that shoppers spend more money in stores that play classical music, and, even more astounding, they are more likely to buy German wine in stores playing German music.

    • From Mozart to Metallica - the Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds
    • By: John Powell
    • Narrated by: Phil Fox
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 05-05-16
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    Regular price: $20.65