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    • How Music Works

    • By: David Byrne
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 727
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 645
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641

    Best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the iconic band Talking Heads, David Byrne has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the insightful How Music Works, Byrne offers his unique perspective on music - including how music is shaped by time, how recording technologies transform the listening experience, the evolution of the industry, and much more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Art Eats Itself

    • By Audio Gra Gra on 05-04-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Turn Right at Machu Picchu

    • Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
    • By: Mark Adams
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 814
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 736
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 735

    Writer for the New York Times and GQ, Mark Adams is also the acclaimed author of Mr. America. In this fascinating travelogue, Adams follows in the controversial footsteps of Hiram Bingham III, who’s been both lionized and vilified for his discovery of the famed Lost City in 1911—but which reputation is justified?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book for history enthusiasts

    • By Elizabeth on 08-26-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Billion Wicked Thoughts

    • What the World's Largest Experiment Reveals About Human Desire
    • By: Sai Goddam, Ogi Ogas
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    Informed by 18,000 interviews and bold insight from neuroscientists Sai Gaddam and Ogi Ogas, this groundbreaking study will likely rock many people’s perceptions of what stimulates males and females. The surprising results not only demonstrate people’s needs, but the needs of people’s mates as well.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating look at human desires

    • By CoryH on 09-20-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Average is Over

    • Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation
    • By: Tyler Cowen
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 271
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      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 218

    The widening gap between rich and poor means dealing with one big, uncomfortable truth: If you're not at the top, you're at the bottom. The global labor market is changing radically thanks to growth at the high end and the low. About three quarters of the jobs created in the United States since the great recession pay only a bit more than minimum wage. Still, the United States has more millionaires and billionaires than any country ever, and we continue to mint them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Computers Will Take Jobs, Including Book Narrators

    • By Sara on 04-20-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Fate of Rome

    • Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire
    • By: Kyle Harper
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Interweaving a grand historical narrative with cutting-edge climate science and genetic discoveries, Kyle Harper traces how the fate of Rome was decided not just by emperors, soldiers, and barbarians but also by volcanic eruptions, solar cycles, climate instability, and devastating viruses and bacteria. He takes listeners from Rome's pinnacle in the second century, when the empire seemed an invincible superpower, to its unraveling by the seventh century, when Rome was politically fragmented and materially depleted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling History

    • By David Maher on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Junky

    • By: William S. Burroughs
    • Narrated by: T. Rider Smith, Andrew Garman, Mark Nelson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    Burroughs' first novel, a largely autobiographical account of the constant cycle of drug dependency, cures, and relapses, remains the most unflinching, unsentimental account of addiction ever written. Through time spent kicking and time spent dealing, through junk sickness and a sanatorium, Junky is a field report from the American post-war drug underground. It has influenced generations of writers with its raw, sparse and unapologetic tone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I've read it twice and listened to it once

    • By Red Emma on 04-15-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Paper

    • Paging Through History
    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, the ability to produce it in ever more efficient ways has supported the proliferation of literacy, media, religion, education, commerce, and art; it has formed the foundation of civilizations, promoting revolutions and restoring stability.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Flawed Recording Ruins a Fascinating History

    • By C. D. Zuff on 07-18-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Civil War of 1812

    • American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies
    • By: Alan Taylor
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America. In a world of double identities, slippery allegiances, and porous borders, the leaders of the American Republic and the British Empire struggled to control their own diverse peoples. Taylor’s vivid narrative of an often brutal—sometimes farcical—war reveals much about the tangled origins of the United States and Canada.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A proper history of an obscure epoch

    • By margot on 04-22-12
    • American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies
    • By: Alan Taylor
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 12-27-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 167 ratings

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Arcadia

    • By: Lauren Groff
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 236

    Lauren Groff’s acclaimed debut novel The Monsters of Templeton was short-listed for the Orange Prize. Her second novel, Arcadia opens in the late 1960s with a group of young idealists forming a commune in western New York State. Into this group is born Bit, who grows into a quiet, distant man. Over the course of 50 years, Bit witnesses the utopia crumble and the world change in unimaginable ways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Luscious prose, intimate and realistic

    • By Kathleen on 03-22-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Martin Eden

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Martin Eden, Jack London’s semiautobiographical novel, is about a struggling young writer. It is considered by many to be the author’s most mature work. Personifying London’s own dreams of education and literary fame as a young man in San Francisco, Martin Eden’s impassioned but ultimately ineffective battle to overcome his bleak circumstances makes him one of the most memorable and poignant characters Jack London ever created.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite Jack London book.

    • By j daly on 11-26-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • American Emperor

    • Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America
    • By: David O. Stewart
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    A spellbinding storyteller, historian David O. Stewart traces the canny and charismatic Aaron Burr from the threshold of the presidency in 1800 to his duel with Alexander Hamilton. Stewart recounts Burr’s efforts to carve out an empire, taking listeners across the American West as the renegade vice president schemes with foreign ambassadors, the U.S. general-in-chief, and future presidents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • America's Apocalypse Now

    • By Jeffrey L. Gingold on 01-07-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Storm Kings

    • The Untold History of America's First Tornado Chasers
    • By: Lee Sandlin
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Isaac's Storm meets The Age of Wonder in Lee Sandlin's Storm Kings, a riveting tale of the weather's most vicious monster - the super cell tornado - that recreates the origins of meteorology, and the quirky, pioneering, weather-obsessed scientists who helped change America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • American Meteorological History at its best

    • By Leslye Sinn on 10-23-16
    • The Untold History of America's First Tornado Chasers
    • By: Lee Sandlin
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 03-20-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Queer

    • By: William S. Burroughs
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith, Andrew Garman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    For more than three decades, while its writer's world fame increased, Queer remained unpublished because of its forthright depiction of homosexual longings. Set in the corrupt and spectral Mexico City of the '40s, Queer is the story of William Lee, a man afflicted with both acute heroin withdrawal and romantic and sexual yearnings for an indifferent user named Eugene Allerton. The narrative is punctuated by Lee's outrageous "routines" - brilliant comic monologues that foreshadow Naked Lunch - yet the atmosphere is heavy with foreboding.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Junky 2

    • By Matt on 09-14-16

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Leaving the Sea

    • By: Ben Marcus
    • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison, George Guidall, Andy Paris, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In these otherworldly landscapes, characters resort to extreme survival strategies to navigate the terrors of adulthood, one opting to live in a lightless cave and another methodically setting out to recover total childhood innocence; an automaton discovers love and has to reinvent language to accommodate it; filial loyalty is seen as a dangerous weakness that must be drilled away; and the distance from a cubicle to the office coffee cart is refigured as an existential wasteland, requiring heroic effort. In these piercing, brilliantly observed investigations into human vulnerability and failure, it is often the most absurd and alien predicaments that capture the deepest truths.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Death Is a Lonely Business

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Toiling away amid the looming palm trees and decaying bungalows, a struggling young writer (who bears a resemblance to the author) spins fantastic stories from his fertile imagination upon his clacking typewriter. Trying not to miss his girlfriend (away studying in Mexico), the nameless writer steadily crafts his literary effort - until strange things begin happening around him. Starting with a series of peculiar phone calls, the writer then finds clumps of seaweed on his doorstep. But as the incidents escalate, his friends fall victim to a series of mysterious "accidents" - some of them fatal.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Meet Me in Atlantis

    • My Quest to Find the 2,000-Year-Old Sunken City
    • By: Mark Adams
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 470
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 435

    A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: Everything we know about the lost city of Atlantis comes from the work of one man, the Greek philosopher Plato. Then he made a second, stranger discovery: Amateur explorers are still actively searching for this sunken city all around the world, based entirely on the clues Plato left behind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Lure of Atlantis

    • By Diane on 01-15-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Five Came Back

    • A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
    • By: Mark Harris
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    It was the best of times and the worst of times for Hollywood before the war. The box office was booming, and the studios’ control of talent and distribution was as airtight as could be hoped. But the industry’s relationship with Washington was decidedly uneasy - hearings and investigations into allegations of corruption and racketeering were multiplying, and hanging in the air was the insinuation that the business was too foreign, too Jewish, too "un-American" in its values and causes. Could an industry this powerful in shaping America’s mind-set really be left in the hands of this crew?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Had a lot of fun with this book!

    • By Detail-oriented on 08-11-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Fierce Patriot

    • The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman
    • By: Robert O'Connell
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    With a unique, witty, and conversational voice historian Robert O'Connell breaks down the often paradoxical, easily caricatured character of General William T. Sherman for the most well-rounded portrait of the man yet written. There were many Shermans, according to O'Connell. Most prominently was Sherman the military strategist (indeed, one of the greatest strategists of all time), who gained an appreciation of geography from early campaigns out west and applied it to his famed Civil War march.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best

    • By robert on 02-21-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Pinkerton's Great Detective

    • The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland
    • By: Beau Riffenburgh
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    The story of the legendary Pinkerton detective who took down the Molly Maguires and the Wild Bunch. The operatives of the Pinkerton' s National Detective Agency were renowned for their skills of subterfuge, infiltration, and investigation, none more so than James McParland. So thrilling were McParland' s cases that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle included the cunning detective in a story along with Sherlock Holmes. Riffenburgh digs deep into the recently released Pinkerton archives to present the first biography of McParland and the agency' s cloak-and-dagger methods.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid

    • By TJ on 01-03-14

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Powers of Two

    • Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs
    • By: Joshua Wolf Shenk
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    A revelatory synthesis of cultural history and social psychology that shows how one-to-one collaboration drives creative success. Weaving the lives of scores of creative duos - from John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Marie and Pierre Curie, to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak - Joshua Wolf Shenk identifies the core qualities of that dizzying experience we call "chemistry". Revealing the six essential stages through which creative intimacy unfolds, Shenk draws on new scientific research and builds an argument for the social foundations of creativity - and the pair as its primary embodiment.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love the book, hated the language.

    • By Nate on 07-15-15

    Regular price: $27.99

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