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History & Criticism Audiobooks

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    The View from the Cheap Seats

    Selected Nonfiction

    by Neil Gaiman ...
    Narrated by Neil Gaiman ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 29 min

    The View from the Cheap Seats draws together myriad non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett and Lou Reed**, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.**</p... ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

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    Our Band Could Be Your Life

    Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991

    Unabridged

    21 hours 6 min

    The definitive chronicle of underground music in the 1980s tells the stories of Black Flag, Sonic Youth, The Replacements, and other seminal bands whose DIY revolution changed American music forever.Our Band Could Be Your Life is the never-before-told story of the musical revolution that happened right under the nose of the Reagan Eighties -- when a small but sprawling network of bands, labels, ... Read more

    $66.99 AUD

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    They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

    Narrated by Hanif Abdurraqib ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 38 min

    *2018 "12 best books to give this holiday season" TODAY Show*Best Books of 2018* Rolling Stone"A Best Book of 2017" NPR, Buzzfeed, Paste Magazine, Esquire, Chicago Tribune, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, CBC, Stereogum, National Post, Entropy, Heavy, Book Riot, Chicago Review of Books, The Los Angeles Review, Michigan Daily*American Booksellers Association (ABA) 'December 2017 Indie Next List Great Reads' ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Seven Deadly Sins

    by Corey Taylor ...
    Narrated by Corey Taylor ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 12 min

    'I was 22 years old, a hard-on with a pulse: wretched vice-ridden, too much to burn and not enough minutes in a hour to do so. 1995 was a full 365-day year of drinking, fucking, lying, raging and exploration for me - not a dull one in the bunch. It was a time of self-shit: self-importance, self-absorption, self-indulgence and selfishness. I was the only person in the known galaxy and I wanted what ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

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    The Inner Game of Music

    by Barry Green ...
    Narrated by Roxanne Abbott ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 33 min

    The Inner Game of music is that which takes place in the mind, played against such elusive opponents as nervousness, self doubt, and fear of failure. Using the same principles of "natural learning" W. Timothy Gallwey developed so successfully for tennis, golf, and skiing and applying them to his own field, noted musician Barry Green shows how to acknowledge and overcome these internal obstacles in ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    The Rest Is Noise

    Listening to the Twentieth Century

    by Alex Ross ...
    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 8 min

    The scandal over modern music has not died down. While modern paintings by Picasso and Pollock sell for a hundred million or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences; yet the influence of modern sound can be felt everywhere. Alex Ross, music critic for the New Yorker, shows how modern music has pervaded every corner of ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

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    Hip-Hop (and other things)

    by Shea Serrano ...
    Narrated by Bernardo Cubria ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 56 min

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Shea Serrano's latest audiobook combines the smooth hipness of Tribe Called Quest, the hellfire of DMX (RIP), the quirky brilliance of Missy Elliot, and the sheer, unstoppable flow of Jay-Z into one enlightened compendium of hip-hop greatnessHIP-HOP (AND OTHER THINGS) is about, as it were, rap, but also some other things.It's a smart, fun, funny, insightful ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD

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    Fortune and Folly

    The Weird and Wonderful Life of the South's Most Eccentric Millionaire

    Narrated by Tiffany Morgan ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 56 min

    Briarcliff Mansion and the land it occupies are owned by Emory University, which refers to it as its "Briarcliff Campus." Fortune and Folly, in part, illuminates the largely lost story of how the mansion, and the entire surrounding neighborhood, got its name. But in order to understand the mansion, we have to understand the man who built it. Briarcliff Mansion once belonged to a man named Asa ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    The Great Romantic

    Cricket and the golden age of Neville Cardus - Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year

    Narrated by David Mounfield ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 2 min

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERDuncan Hamilton is already a multiple award-winning sports writer, but it is hard to imagine he will write a better book than this superb, elegiac portrait of the sociable, feted, but ultimately unknowable, man who virtually invented modern sports writing...This is writing every bit the equal of Cardus himself. - Daily Mail'Hamilton is a worthy biographer... as much ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Rock & Roll in Kennedy's America

    A Cultural History of the Early 1960s

    Narrated by Chris Abernathy ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 20 min

    A rousing, poignant look at the cultural history of rock & roll during the early 1960s. In the early 1960s, the nation was on track to fulfill its destiny in what was being called "the American Century." Baby boomers and rock & roll shared the country's optimism and energy. For "one brief, shining moment" in the early 1960s, both President John F. Kennedy and young people across the country were ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Emmett Miller: An Obscure Minstrel Yodeler Who Changed Music Forever

    by Jack Norton ...
    Narrated by Jack Norton ...

    Unabridged

    41 min

    One of the strangest, most obscure, and intriguing stories from the last century of American music is that of Emmett Miller. He helped define the popular music of the last 75 years, and for the most part, today he is all but forgotten. Emmett Miller left many legacies which influenced the American musical landscape for generations. Certainly his singing style - the odd nasal pitch tone, along with ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    ग़ज़ल गायकी: एक यात्रा

    Unabridged

    8 hours 35 min

    इस ऑडियोबुक को डिजिटल वॉइस में रिकॉर्ड किया गया है.ग़ज़ल का अभिप्राय फ़ारसी अथवा उर्दू कविता के उस प्रकार से है जिसमें प्रेम क्रिया-व्यापारी का समावेष रहता है। वस्तुतः यह षब्द अरबी भाशा का है और अरबी साहित्य की अनुकृति पर ही यह विधा फ़ारसी भाशा में समाविश्ट हुई और उसके पष्चात् उर्दू भाशा के अस्तित्व में आने पर भारत में भी विकसित हुई। ग़ज़ल की उत्पति के विशय में विद्वानों का कहना है कि प्राचीन अरब ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    The Blues

    Narrated by Adam Lazarre-White ...

    Unabridged

    24 hours 1 min

    All prior histories on the blues have alleged it originated on plantations in the Mississippi Delta. Not true, says author Chris Thomas King. In The Blues, King presents facts to disprove such myths. For example, as early as 1900, the sound of the blues was ubiquitous in New Orleans. The Mississippi Delta, meanwhile, was an unpopulated sportsman’s paradise—the frontier was still in the process of ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Top Eight

    How Myspace Changed Music

    Narrated by Graham Rowat ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 48 min

    In extensive interviews with scene pioneers and mainstays, including Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), Gabe Saporta (Midtown/Cobra Starship), and Max Bemis (Say Anything), veteran music journalist Michael Tedder has crafted a once-in-a-generation exploration of emo and The Scene that is as forthright as it is tenderly nostalgic, ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Tales from the Stave

    The extraordinary stories behind classical musical manuscripts

    Unabridged

    27 hours 40 min

    Frances Fyfield and Clemency Burton-Hill explore the tales and tribulations behind the scores of well-known pieces of music'Endlessly fascinating' New StatesmanCrime writer Frances Fyfield and classical music broadcaster Clemency Burton-Hill pore over the hand-written scores of great composers to decipher the hidden tales of creativity locked within. Behind the hieroglyphics, scribbles and ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

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    Film Music

    A Very Short Introduction

    Narrated by Amy Rubinate ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 1 min

    Years before synchronized sound became the norm, projected moving images were shown to musical accompaniment, whether performed by a lone piano player or a hundred-piece orchestra. Today film music has become its own industry, indispensable to the marketability of movies around the world. Film Music: A Very Short Introduction is a compact, lucid, and thoroughly engaging overview written by one of ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Monolithic Undertow

    In Search of Sonic Oblivion

    by Harry Sword ...
    Narrated by Harry Sword ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 28 min

    'An inspired and intuitive navigation of the drone continuum . . . with a compass firmly set to new and enlightening psychedelic truths' BECKMonolithic Undertow alights a crooked path across musical, religious and subcultural frontiers. It traces the line from ancient traditions to the modern underground, navigating archaeoacoustics, ringing feedback, chest plate sub-bass, avant-garde eccentricity ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Livin' Just to Find Emotion

    Journey and the Story of American Rock

    Unabridged

    13 hours 52 min

    Since exploding on the scene in the late 1970s, Journey has inspired generations of fans with hit after hit. But hidden under this rock 'n' roll glory is a complex story of ambition, larger-than-life personalities, and clashes. David Hamilton Golland unearths the band's true and complete biography, based on over a decade of interviews and thousands of sources. When Steve Perry joined jazz-blues ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

    A Complete History

    Narrated by Jeff Woods ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 42 min

    A complete history of Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern, “the Birthplace of Canadian Rock,” to coincide with its seventieth anniversary.Like the Queen Street strip that has been its home for seven decades, the Horseshoe Tavern continues to evolve. It remains as relevant today as it did when Jack Starr founded the country music club on the site of a former blacksmith shop. From country and ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Play All Night!

    Duane Allman and the Journey to Fillmore East

    by Bob Beatty ...
    Narrated by Chris Abernathy ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 18 min

    The 1971 Allman Brothers Band album At Fillmore East was a musical manifesto years in the making. Bob Beatty dives deep into the motivations of band founder Duane Allman to tell the story of what made this album one of the most important live rock albums in history. Beatty chronicles how Allman rejected the traditional route of music business success and built a band that was at its best jamming ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    High Bias

    The Distorted History of the Cassette Tape

    by Marc Masters ...
    Narrated by Paul Brion ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 22 min

    The cassette tape was revolutionary. Cheap, portable, and reusable, this small plastic rectangle changed music history. Make your own tapes! Trade them with friends! Tape over the ones you don't like! The cassette tape upended pop culture, creating movements and uniting communities. This entertaining book charts the journey of the cassette from its invention in the early 1960s to its Walkman-led ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Livet er skønt

    Narrated by Poul Bundgaard ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 49 min

    "Livet er skønt" er skuespiller og sangeren Poul Bundgaards ærlige og nærværende erindringer. Bundgaard kigger tilbage på et langt og begivenhedsrigt liv, der bragte ham fra barndommen i Hellerup til landets største lærreder. Selvom han blev udlært salgsassistent i Brugsen, kaldte scenen og teatermiljøet tidligt på ham, og der gik ikke længe, før han fik populære roller på Nørrebro teater som ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Canciones De Navidad En La Vieja Norteamérica

    Unabridged

    4 hours 2 min

    Historia de las más bellas canciones de la tradición natalicia.Anécdotas, curiosidades e incomprensibles detrás de las quintas de las canciones de Navidad más bellas de todos los tiempos.PUBLISHER: TEKTIME ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Audiobook

    T-DOLA 8

    Narrated by KazeLoon ...
    Series Audiobook 8 - t-dola

    Unabridged

    5 hours 53 min

    T-DOLA 8 narrated by KazeLoon who is also the author has put together six chapters of his times putting in work in the streets to the pen. KazeLoon goes into detail and tells many stories of his prison gladitor school days in C.Y.A, C.D.C.R, County Jail, etc. KazeLoon puts the listener up on how to survive in some of the worst hoods and "Level 4 180" prisons in the United States. ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus