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    • Last Train to Memphis

    • The Rise of Elvis Presley
    • By: Peter Guralnick
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 22 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley is the first biography to go past that myth and present an Elvis beyond the legend. Based on hundreds of interviews and nearly a decade of research, it traces the evolution not just of the man but of the music and of the culture he left utterly transformed, creating a completely fresh portrait of Elvis and his world. This volume tracks the first 24 years of Elvis' life, covering his childhood, the stunning first recordings at Sun Records, and the early RCA hits.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Eye Opening

    • By Carson on 10-13-17

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll

    • How One Man Discovered Howlin' Wolf, Ike Turner, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley, and How His Tiny Label, Sun Records of Memphis, Revolutionized the World!
    • By: Peter Guralnick
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 29 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    The music that Phillips shaped in his tiny Memphis studio, with artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Ike Turner, Howlin' Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash, introduced a sound that had never been heard before. He brought forth a singular mix of black and white voices passionately proclaiming the vitality of the American vernacular tradition while at the same time declaring, once and for all, a new, integrated musical day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Rockin' Tonight!

    • By tru britty on 11-16-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Careless Love

    • The Unmaking of Elvis Presley
    • By: Peter Guralnick
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 31 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    This concluding volume recounts the second half of Elvis' life in rich and previously unimagined detail, and confirms Guralnick's status as one of the great biographers of our time. Beginning with Presley's army service in Germany in 1958 and ending with his death in Memphis in 1977, Careless Love chronicles the unraveling of the dream that once shone so brightly, homing in on the complex playing-out of Elvis' relationship with his Machiavellian manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow

    • By Michelle Huss on 04-21-15

    Regular price: $22.80