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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 845
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 754
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 749

    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 1,015
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 925
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 924

    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

    • 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 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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
    • Excellent meld of History & Science

    • By Trebla on 02-07-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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 293
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 237

    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
    • Five Years Later Predictions Holding<br />

    • By Dawn A. Franks on 09-10-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    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

    • 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 275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    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

    • Paper

    • Paging Through History
    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 164

    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 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    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 36 mins
    • Release date: 12-27-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 181 ratings

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Gold Bug Variations

    • By: Richard Powers
    • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan, Andrew Garman
    • Length: 32 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Stuart Ressler, an up-and-coming molecular biologist, finds his career sidetracked by the turmoil of the '60s, and a young couple of the 1980s tries to discover why the biologist abandoned his scientific pursuits.  

    Regular price: $41.99

    • John Jay

    • Founding Father
    • By: Walter Stahr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    John Jay was a central figure in the early history of the American Republic. A New York lawyer, born in 1745, Jay served his country with the greatest distinction, and was one of the most influential of its Founding Fathers. In this first full-length biography of John Jay in almost 70 years, Walter Stahr brings Jay vividly to life, setting his astonishing career against the background of the American Revolution. Drawing on substantial new material, Walter Stahr has written a full and highly enjoyable portrait of both the public and private man.

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Yage Letters Redux

    • By: William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Oliver Harris
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman, Luis Moreno, Mark Nelson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    William Burroughs closed his classic novel, Junky, by saying he had determined to search out a drug he called 'Yage', a drug that could be 'the final fix'. In The Yage Letters, a mix of travel writing, satire, psychedelia and epistolary novel, he journeys through South America, writing to his friend Allen Ginsberg about his experiments with the strange drug, using it to travel through time and space and derange his senses.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lyrical passages by Allen Ginsberg

    • By Wildfire on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Martin Eden

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    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

    • 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 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Informative but...

    • By Jake Cutter on 05-07-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    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

    • Powers of Two

    • Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs
    • By: Joshua Wolf Shenk
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    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

    • A Graveyard for Lunatics

    • Another Tale of Two Cities
    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Halloween Night, 1954. A young, film-obsessed scriptwriter has just been hired at one of the great studios. An anonymous investigation leads from the giant Maximus Films backlot to an eerie graveyard separated from the studio by a single wall. There he makes a terrifying discovery that thrusts him into a maelstrom of intrigue and mystery - and into the dizzy exhilaration of the movie industry at the height of its glittering power.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 489
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 454

    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

    • Teaching Teens and Reaping Results

    • In a Wi-Fi, Hip-Hop, Where-Has-All-the-Sanity-Gone World
    • By: Alan Sitomer
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Here Sitomer shares modern methods for keeping students engaged in the “boring” classroom. It’s understandable how school comes second to adolescents dealing with weighty issues in everyday life. That is why it’s necessary to teach teens how to get involved in their education and take responsibility for it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book for teachers and administrators alike.

    • By L. Stephens on 05-26-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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

    • Arcadia

    • By: Lauren Groff
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 243

    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

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