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    Perfect Sound Whatever

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    by James Acaster ...
    Narrated by James Acaster ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 55 min

    The brand new memoir from James Acaster: cult comedian, bestselling author of Classic Scrapes, undercover cop, receiver of cabbages.PERFECT SOUND WHATEVER is a love letter to the healing power of music, and how one man's obsessive quest saw him defeat the bullshit of one year with the beauty of another. Because that one man is James Acaster, it also includes tales of befouling himself in a Los ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Life

    The No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller from the Rolling Stones legend

    Narrated by Joe Hurley, Johnny Depp ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 5 min

    The once-in-a-generation memoir of a rock legend - the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller.'Electrifying'New York Times'A masterpiece'The Word'Funny, poignant, brutally honest'Sunday Telegraph'Densely packed with incident... immensely readable'Sunday Times... ... Read more

    $46.99 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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    Nina Simone's Gum

    A Memoir of Things Lost and Found

    Unabridged

    4 hours

    THE TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLERA GUARDIAN, TELEGRAPH, THE TIMES, IRISH TIMES, ROUGH TRADE, MOJO, CLASH, ROLLING STONE, UNCUT BOOK OF THE YEARFrom award-winning musician and composer Warren Ellis comes the unexpected and inspiring story of a piece of chewing gum.FEATURING AN INTRODUCTION BY NICK CAVE<... ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD

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    Guitar Zero

    The New Musician and the Science of Learning

    by Gary Marcus ...
    Narrated by Gary Marcus ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 33 min

    On the eve of his fortieth birthday, a professor of no discernible musical talent learns to play the guitar and investigates how anyone of any age might master a new skill.Just about every human being knows how to listen to music, but what does it take to make music? Is musicality something we are born with? Or a skill that anyone can develop at any time? If you don't start piano at the age of six ... Read more

    $25.99 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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    All Things Must Pass Away

    Harrison, Clapton, and Other Assorted Love Songs

    Narrated by Paul Woodson ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 13 min

    George Harrison and Eric Clapton shared a legendary and tumultuous friendship that shaped not only their respective lives and careers but the shifting face of rock itself in the early 1970s. All Things Must Pass Away traces that friendship from its earliest roots in 1964, when Beatles-averse blues-rocker Eric met George backstage at the Hammersmith Odeon, through the messy trials of Clapton's ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Trutz blanker Hohn

    Ein Friesical von Henning Venske und Hein Hoop mit Musik von Lonzo Westphal

    Unabridged

    47 min

    1979: Musik hörten wir von Langspielplatten, unsere Texte schrieben wir auf Schreibmaschinen, unsere Interessen kanalisierten wir in Umweltverbänden, der Friedens- und Anti-Atom-Bewegung, in Dritte-Welt-Gruppen, in Fraueninitiativen, in Bunten Listen und gelegentlich in tiefer Betroffenheit. Öko und Bio besetzten allmählich die Köpfe, die alternative Szene hatte sich in Latzhosen, mit ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Get Shown the Light

    Improvisation and Transcendence in the Music of the Grateful Dead

    by Michael Kaler ...
    Narrated by Steve Menasche ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours

    Of all the musical developments of rock in the 1960s, one in particular fundamentally changed the music's structure and listening experience: the incorporation of extended improvisation into live performances. While many bands-including Cream, Pink Floyd, and the Velvet Underground-stretched out their songs with improvisations, no band was more identified with the practice than the Grateful Dead. ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Rock Stars on the Record

    The Albums That Changed Their Lives

    Narrated by Michael Butler Murray ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 56 min

    Rock Stars on the Record is a collection of first-hand tales by artists of all ages, backgrounds, and musical influences, remembering the meaning behind the records that mattered most to them. From Laura Jane Grace to Ian MacKaye, Don McLean to Cherie Currie, Alice Bag to Mac DeMarco, and many more, bestselling author Eric Spitznagel talks to rock stars across the sonic spectrum about the albums ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Schnellkurs Barock (Ungekürzt)

    Narrated by Axel Thielmann ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 13 min

    Von etwa 1600 bis zum Tod Johann Sebastian Bachs im Jahre 1750 reichte die Epoche der Barockmusik. In dieser Zeit fand die Musik neue Ausdrucksformen: So wurden das Oratorium und die Oper erfunden, und die heute noch gebräuchlichen Tonsysteme Dur und Moll entstanden. Doch nicht nur der musikalische Stil veränderte sich, auch die Darbietung entsprach dem Zeitgeist des damaligen Absolutismus: ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Love Goes to Buildings on Fire

    Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever

    by Will Hermes ...
    Narrated by Adam Verner ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 2 min

    Punk rock and hip-hop, disco and salsa, the loft jazz scene and the downtown composers known as Minimalists—in the mid-1970s, New York City was a laboratory where all the major styles of modern music were reinvented, all at once, from one block to the next, by musicians who knew, admired, and borrowed from one another. Crime was everywhere, the government was broke, and the city’s infrastructure ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    En contra de la música. Herramientas para pensar, comprender y vivir las músicas.

    Unabridged

    7 hours 45 min

    La música es parte importante de nuestras vidas y aun los que no se dedican profesionalmente a ella y aseguran no saber nada del tema tienen fuertes opiniones, ideas y fundamentos acerca de las que les gustan y prefieren, pero también de las que detestan. Sin embargo, incluso muchos músicos y cultos melómanos suelen pensar y entender el arte sonoro con términos y conceptos más propios de un ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

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    The Chromatics Camp At The Musical Mountain

    Narrated by Daniel Smerdon ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 45 min

    There’s a rumour spreading quickly on the farm that triggers immediate emergency escape plans for this unknowing bunch of fruit and vegetables. And there’s a certain upcoming birthday to celebrate, but it’s too dangerous to stay on the farm. Where can they flee to? Make no mistake; this is a day full of twists and turns. Just how does an ordinary Saturday morning lead to an unexpected adventure of ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Audiobook

    Live from the Underground

    A History of College Radio

    Narrated by Natasha Soudek ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 34 min

    Bands like R.E.M., U2, Public Enemy, and Nirvana found success as darlings of college radio, but the extraordinary influence of these stations and their DJs on musical culture since the 1970s was anything but inevitable. As media deregulation and political conflict over obscenity and censorship transformed the business and politics of culture, students and community DJs turned to college radio to ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Wishing on the Moon

    The Life and Times of Billie Holiday

    by Donald Clarke ...
    Narrated by Anna Fields ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 46 min

    No singer has been more mythologized and more misunderstood than jazz legend Billie Holiday, who helped to create much of the mystique herself with her autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues. This authentic biography sets the record straight. Donald Clarke was given unrivaled access to a treasure trove of interviews from the 1970s with those who knew Lady Day in all stages of her short, tragic life ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    All You Need Is Myth

    The Beatles and the Gods of Rock

    by Steve Wagner ...
    Narrated by Steve Wagner ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 13 min

    All You Need Is Myth is a timely philosophical conversation about ancient concepts that continue to reverberate in the modern age of mass media and global communication. Author Steve Wagner proposes that the Beatles and the iconic stars of the classic rock era function as modern forms of classical archetypes familiar in mythologies and religious traditions throughout history. The book establishes ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Kraftwerk

    Future Music from Germany

    by Uwe Schütte ...
    Narrated by Sam Peter Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 14 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.The story of the phenomenon that is Kraftwerk, and how they revolutionised our cultural landscape'We are not artists nor musicians. We are workers.' Ignoring nearly all rock traditions, experimenting in near-total secrecy in their Düsseldorf studio, Kraftwerk fused sound and technology, graphic design and performance, modernist Bauhaus aesthetics and Rhineland ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    The Beloved Vision

    Music in the Romantic Age

    by Stephen Walsh ...
    Narrated by Michael Page ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 53 min

    When one thinks of "great" classical music, we harken back to the nineteenth century and the Romantic tradition. The emotional resonance of nineteenth century has moved generations musicians and resonated with countless listeners. It has inspired artists and writers. But no writer until how has adopted such an insightful narrative approach as Stephen Walsh and he shows how there is more to ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    This is Your Brain on Music

    Understanding a Human Obsession

    Narrated by Daniel Levitin ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 46 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Using musical examples from Bach to the Beatles, Levitin reveals the role of music in human evolution, shows how our musical preferences begin to form even before we are born and explains why music can offer such an emotional experience.Music is an obsession at the heart of human nature, even more fundamental to our species than language. In This Is Your Brain On Music ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    All the Leaves Are Brown

    How the Mamas & the Papas Came Together and Broke Apart

    by Scott G. Shea ...
    Narrated by Michael Butler Murray ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 9 min

    Few songs have captured the contradictions and ambiguities of the 1960s as memorably as "California Dreamin'," the iconic folk music single that catapulted the Mamas & the Papas into rock and roll history. In All the Leaves Are Brown, author Scott Shea details how John Phillips, Denny Doherty, Michelle Phillips, and "Mama Cass" Elliot became standard-bearers for California counterculture, ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    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

  • Audiobook

    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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    Pete Townshend: Who I Am

    Narrated by Pete Townshend ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 56 min

    He is one of the greatest musical talents Britain has ever produced. But even as the principle songwriter and lead guitarist for The Who, it would be unjust to define Pete Townshend’s life simply through his achievements with bandmates Daltrey, Moon and Entwistle.Noting that he has sold over 100 million records over a fifty-year period goes some way to quantifying his accomplishments, but numbers ... Read more

    $49.99 AUD