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    • Mercury

    • An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury
    • By: Lesley-Ann Jones
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    As lead vocalist for the iconic rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury's unmatched skills as a songwriter and his flamboyant showmanship made him a superstar and Queen a household name. But despite his worldwide fame, few people ever really glimpsed the man behind the glittering facade. Now, more than 20 years after his death, those closest to Mercury are finally opening up about this pivotal figure in rock 'n' roll. Based on more than a hundred interviews with key figures in his life, Mercury offers the definitive account of one man's legendary life in the spotlight and behind the scenes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A tattler, not well-written, yet a guilty pleasure

    • By Paul Sas on 10-05-12

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Hero

    • David Bowie
    • By: Lesley-Ann Jones
    • Narrated by: Gina Murray, Lesley-Ann Jones
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    His music thrilled the generation it was written for and has entertained and inspired every generation since. Hero: David Bowie is an exploration of the man behind the myths and the makeup told from the very beginning. Respected music journalist and biographer Lesley-Ann Jones knew David Jones from the days before fame, when he was a young musician starting out, frustrated by an industry that wouldn't give him a break and determined to succeed at whatever cost.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Gossipy and disappointing.

    • By Jessica Berson on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Story of Us

    • Carnage, Book 1
    • By: Lesley Jones
    • Narrated by: Nikki Delgado
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    A story about a boy who dreamed of rock and roll. A story about a girl who dreamed about a boy. An epic, all-consuming love story about betrayal, loss and learning, that spans over 20 years. This is the story of us: "I was just 11 years old, but I knew without a shadow of a doubt I was staring into the eyes of the boy I was going to love forever." An edgy coming-of-age love story that breaks all the rules and transcends the decades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite book

    • By Tracy Parker on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography

    • By: Lesley-Ann Jones
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Lesley-Ann Jones, Hugh Lee, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    This is the definitive biography of Freddie Mercury. Written by an award-winning rock journalist, Lesley-Ann Jones toured widely with Queen forming lasting friendships with the band. Now, having secured access to the remaining band members and those who were closest to Freddie, from childhood to death, Lesley-Ann has written the most in depth account of one of music's best loved and most complex figures.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Ep. 14: Commit-moment (Hot Mic with Dan Savage)

    • By: Dan Savage, Emma Weisfeld, Lesley Jones
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    [Contains explicit content] Every romance begins differently, but for the ones that last, there's always a moment when you decide to commit — we call it your commit-moment. In this episode, two storytellers share the tale of their own commit-moments, and prove that real love can come from the strangest of places. This episode features "Wet Feet" by Emma Weisfeld for The Narrators, "How Nick's Mind Works" by Lesley Jones for Bawdy Storytelling, and an anonymous secret from BedPost Confessions.

    Regular price: $2.99