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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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    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 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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    The Psychedelic Years John Lennon - Words Without Music

    Narrated by Geoffrey Giuliano ...

    Unabridged

    53 min

    “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.”“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Why Sinéad O'Connor Matters

    Narrated by Allyson McCabe ...
    Series series Why Music Matters

    Unabridged

    4 hours 29 min

    In 1990, Sinéad O’Connor’s video for “Nothing Compares 2 U” turned her into a superstar. Two years later, an appearance on Saturday Night Live turned her into a scandal. For many people—including, for years, the author—what they knew of O’Connor stopped there. Allyson McCabe believes it’s time to reassess our old judgments about Sinéad O’Connor and to expose the machinery that built her up and ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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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 Cello Suites

    J. S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece

    by Eric Siblin ...
    Narrated by David de Vries ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 10 min

    One fateful evening, journalist Eric Siblin attended a recital of Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suites and began an epic quest that would unravel three centuries of intrigue, politics, and passion. Winner of the Mavis Gallant Prize for Nonfiction and the McAuslan First Book Prize, The Cello Suites weaves together three dramatic narratives: the disappearance of Bach's manuscript in the eighteenth ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Man in the Music

    The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson

    by Joseph Vogel ...
    Narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 45 min

    For half a century, Michael Jackson’s music has been an indelible part of our cultural consciousness. Landmark albums such as Off the Wall and Thriller shattered records, broke racial barriers, amassed awards, and set a new standard for popular music. While his songs continue to be played in nearly every corner of the world, however, they have rarely been given serious critical attention. The ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    The Bonzo Dog Tapes; Interviews with Vivian Stanshall, Neil Innes, Roger Ruskin Spear and "Legs Larry Smith"

    Narrated by Geoffrey Guiliano ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 33 min

    The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band was created by a group of British art-school students in the 1960s. Combining elements of music hall, trad jazz and psychedelic pop with surreal humour and avant-garde art, the Bonzos came to the public attention through a 1968 ITV comedy show, Do Not Adjust Your Set.Produced by Devin Lawrence (Lawrence Sound Studios)Musical consultant Alex Franchi in MilanProduction ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Calypso to Collapso; The Resurrection of Vivian Stanshall

    Unabridged

    7 hours 42 min

    Vivian Stanshall was the quintessential pop hero of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Viv shot to fame in 1968 in the BONZO DOG DOO-DAH BAND, but as many listeners of the John Peel Show are aware, his tales of the upper-class Rawlinsons and Maynards were the bees knees for anyone with a warped sense of humour.Born Victor Anthony Stanshall, 21 March 1943, Shillingford, Oxfordshire, his post-WWII family settled ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Gepflastert mit Gold

    Narrated by Thorsten Dietze ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 40 min

    "1978 - Punk is Dead und auch sonst sieht es in England der Spätsiebziger nicht gut aus. Rassenunruhen, Streiks und Arbeitslosigkeit bestimmen die Schlagzeilen und das Leben der Menschen. Sean Marshall träumt aber von einem besseren Leben, als ihm der graue Norden Englands bieten kann und nur London scheint ihm die Erfüllung seiner Träume ermöglichen zu können. Doch selbst dort sind nicht alle ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Daisy Jones and The Six

    Unabridged

    9 hours 39 min

    Daisy Jones, jung, schön, von ihren Eltern vernachlässigt, hat eine klare Stimme und einen starken Willen: Sie möchte mit ihren eigenen Songs auf der Bühne stehen. Als sie zum ersten Mal gemeinsam mit THE SIX auftritt, ist das Publikum elektrisiert von ihr und Billy, dem Leadsänger der Band. Die beiden zusammen sind nicht nur auf der Bühne explosiv und führen die Band zu ihrem größten Erfolg, auch ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Simply Chopin

    Narrated by Brandolin Barrett ...
    Series Audiobook 14 - Great Lives

    Unabridged

    2 hours 27 min

    Born in a small town near Warsaw, Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) was a musical prodigy who began giving public concerts and composed his first piano pieces at the age of seven. Following studies at the Warsaw Conservatory, he left his native Poland in 1830, eventually settling in Paris, where he lived for the rest of his life. There he cultivated friendships with prominent musicians and intellectuals ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Rave New World

    Confessions of a Raving Reporter

    by Kirk Field ...
    Narrated by Kirk Field ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 22 min

    'Love this book! It triggers so many memories of the rave era. Thoroughly recommended.' - FATBOY SLIM'Captures the hedonism and humour of the nineties with a laugh-out-loud honesty. The perfect Ibiza holiday read...if you can get it through customs!' - JUDGE JULES'Some great stories from those early rave days. Really made me giggle.' - CARL COXAs a humble barman at the M25 Orbital raves, Kirk ... Read more

    $83.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Dissing

    Unabridged

    13 hours 32 min

    I mere end 60 år var Povl Dissing en opsigtsvækkende og elsket stemme i dansk musikliv. Måske fordi han altid var sig selv og altid evnede at være nærværende.Med "Dissing" fortæller Povl Dissing for første gang sin spektakulære og farverige livshistorie; om de mange mennesker, han mødte, om rejserne ud i verden, og om de sange, han fandt på vejen og gjorde til sine egne – enten alene eller i ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

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    Abbey Road

    The Inside Story of the World’s Most Famous Recording Studio (with a foreword by Paul McCartney)

    Narrated by David Hepworth ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 8 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.With a foreword by Paul McCartney'We wanted to live the mystique of this legendary studio' Kanye West'There are certain things that are mythical. Abbey Road is mythical' Nile RodgersMany people will recognise the famous zebra crossing. Some visitors may have graffitied their name on its hallowed outer walls. Others might even have managed to penetrate the iron gates. ... ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    England's Dreaming

    The Sex Pistols and Punk Rock

    by Jon Savage ...
    Narrated by Chris MacDonnell ...

    Unabridged

    21 hours 51 min

    England's Dreaming is the ultimate book on punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and the moment they defined for music fans in England and the United States. Savage brings to life the sensational story of the meteoric rise and rapid implosion of the Pistols through layers of rich detail and exclusive interviews. This fully revised and updated edition of the book covers the legacy of punk twenty ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    God Gave Rock and Roll to You

    A History of Contemporary Christian Music

    by Leah Payne ...
    Narrated by Leah Payne ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 37 min

    Few things frightened conservative white Protestant parents of the 1950s and the 1960s more than thought of their children falling prey to the "menace to Christendom" known as rock and roll. The raucous sounds of Elvis Presley and Little Richard seemed tailor-made to destroy the faith of their young and, in the process, undermine the moral foundations of the United States. Parents and pastors ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Sing, Memory

    The Remarkable Story of the Man Who Saved the Music of the Nazi Camps

    by Makana Eyre ...
    Narrated by Paul Boehmer ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 12 min

    In October 1942, SS guards at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp violently disbanded a rehearsal of a secret Jewish choir led by conductor Rosebery d'Arguto. Many in the group did not live to see morning, and those who survived were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Only one of its members survived the Holocaust. Yet their story survives, thanks to Aleksander Kulisiewicz. An amateur musician, he ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Why Bowie Matters

    by Will Brooker ...
    Narrated by Ciaran Saward ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 55 min

    A unique, moving and dazzlingly researched exploration of the places, people, musicians, writers and filmmakers that inspired David Jones to become David Bowie, what we can learn from his life’s work and journey, and why he will always matter.When David Bowie died on 10th January 2016, it seemed the whole world was united in mourning. His greatest hits were sung tearfully in pubs up and down ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    There Goes Gravity

    A Life in Rock and Roll

    by Lisa Robinson ...
    Narrated by Lisa Robinson ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 17 min

    From a legendary journalist with four decades of unprecedented access and untold stories, an insider’s behind-the-scenes look at the major personalities of rock and roll.Lisa Robinson has interviewed everyone from John Lennon to Bono to Patti Smith, Eminem to Lady Gaga to Jay-Z and Kanye West. She’s talked nail polish with a twelve-year-old Michael Jackson, hosted The Clash at Studio 54, and ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    This Land That I Love

    Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems

    by John Shaw ...
    Narrated by Traber Burns ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 20 min

    A narrative history of the writing of "This Land Is Your Land" and "God Bless America" that uncovers the conflicts and common ground between two classic patriotic songsFebruary, 1940. After a decade of worldwide depression, World War II had begun in Europe and Asia. With Germany on the march and Japan at war with China, the global crisis was in a crescendo. America's top songwriter, Irving Berlin, ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Satchmo Blows Up the World

    Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War

    Narrated by Christina Delaine ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 6 min

    At the height of the ideological antagonism of the Cold War, the U.S. State Department unleashed an unexpected tool in its battle against Communism: jazz. From 1956 through the late 1970s, America dispatched its finest jazz musicians to the far corners of the earth, from Iraq to India, from the Congo to the Soviet Union, in order to win the hearts and minds of the Third World and to counter ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD