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An engaging history of 20th century music

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  • Carol Ann Duffy: Selected Poems 1985-1993 (






UNABRIDGED) by Carol Ann Duffy Narrated by Carol Ann Duffy

    Carol Ann Duffy: Selected Poems 1985-1993

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    Selected Poems is a collection of poetry chosen by Carol Ann Duffy from her first four acclaimed novels: Standing Female Nude, Selling Manhattan, The Other Country, and Mean Time (winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award).

  • Creativity Inc. (






UNABRIDGED) by Ed Catmull Narrated by Peter Altschuler

    Creativity Inc.

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    • By Ed Catmull
    • Narrated By Peter Altschuler
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    As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: To make the world's first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream first as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged an early partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later and against all odds, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever.

    Kim says: "A truly inspiring book"
  • In the Company of Rilke: Why a 20th-Century Visionary Poet Speaks So Eloquently to 21st-Century Readers (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephanie Dowrick Narrated by Stephanie Dowrick

    In the Company of Rilke: Why a 20th-Century Visionary Poet Speaks So Eloquently to 21st-Century Readers

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    Rainer Maria Rilke was a giant of twentieth-century writing who remains a rare visionary voice for our own time. This audio edition of Dr. Stephanie Dowrick's acclaimed book allows you literally to "hear" how and why Rilke's extraordinary words continue to captivate readers, not least through his profound understanding of the depth and beauty of human existence.

  • How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Robert Greenberg

    How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

    • ORIGINAL (36 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Greenberg
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    Great music is a language unto its own, a means of communication of unmatched beauty and genius. And it has an undeniable power to move us in ways that enrich our lives-provided it is understood.If you have ever longed to appreciate great concert music, to learn its glorious language and share in its sublime pleasures, the way is now open to you, through this series of 48 wonderful lectures designed to make music accessible to everyone who yearns to know it, regardless of prior training or knowledge.

    S. Mercer says: "A treat for ears and heart"
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  • Rock Stars Stole My Life!: A Big Bad Love Affair with Music (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Ellen Narrated by Mark Ellen

    Rock Stars Stole My Life!: A Big Bad Love Affair with Music

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    • By Mark Ellen
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    In a sodden tent at a '70s festival, the teenage Mark Ellen had a dream. He dreamt that music was a rich meadow of possibility, a liberating leap to a sparkling future, an industry of human happiness - and he wanted to be part of it. Thus began his 50-year love affair with rock and roll. From his time at the NME and Smash Hits to Radio One, Old Grey Whistle Test, Live Aid, Q, Select, Mojo, and The Word magazines, he's been at the molten core of its evolution, and watched its key figures from a unique perspective.

    Mark says: "Highly entertaining autobiography in music"
  • How to Listen to and Understand Opera  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Robert Greenberg

    How to Listen to and Understand Opera

    • ORIGINAL (24 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Greenberg
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    To watch any opera lover listen to a favorite work, eyes clenched tight in concentration and passion, often betraying a tear, is to be almost envious. What must it be like, you might think, to love a piece of music so much?And now one of music's most gifted teachers is offering you the opportunity to answer that very question, in a spellbinding series of 32 lectures that will introduce you to the transcendentally beautiful performing art that has enthralled audiences for more than 400 years.

    Andy says: "Never knew opera could be so much fun or so funny"
  • The Nation's Favourite Poems  by BBC Audiobooks Narrated by John Nettles, Siobhan Redmond, Greg Wise, Emma Fielding

    The Nation's Favourite Poems

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 1 min)
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    • Narrated By John Nettles, Siobhan Redmond, Greg Wise, and others
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    In a nationwide poll conducted by BBC Television's Bookworm to find the nation's favourite poem, Rudyard Kipling's "If" was voted number one. This compilation brings together over 40 poems from the poll, including the top 10, all stirringly read by John Nettles, Siobhàn Redmond, Greg Wise, and Emma Fielding.

    Peter says: "The Nation's Favourite Poems"
  • The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Kermode Narrated by Mark Kermode

    The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex

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    In It's Only a Movie, the incomparable Mark Kermode took us into the weird world of a film critic's life lived in widescreen. Now, The Good, The Bad and the Multiplex takes us into the belly of the beast to ask: 'What's wrong with the modern movie business - and how can we make it right?'

    Joseph says: "Most definitely 'The Good'"
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  • The Symphony  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Robert Greenberg

    The Symphony

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Greenberg
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    From its humble beginnings in the 17th-century Along the way, it has embraced nearly every trend to be found in Western concert music.In this series of twenty-four 45-minute lectures, Professor Greenberg guides you on a survey of the symphony.

  • A Doll House  by Henrik Ibsen Narrated by Calista Flockhart, Tony Abatemarco, Tim Dekay, Jeannie Elias, Gregory Itzin, Jobeth Williams

    A Doll House

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Henrik Ibsen
    • Narrated By Calista Flockhart, Tony Abatemarco, Tim Dekay, and others
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    A new recording of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, starring Calista Flockhart. Nora Helmer has everything a young housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, and a bright future. But when a carelessly buried secret rises from the past, Nora's well-calibrated domestic ideal starts to crumble. Ibsen's play is as fresh today as it was when it first stormed the stages of 19th-century Europe.

    BigBaby says: "Superfical wife, superficial controlling husband"
  • Krapp's Last Tape, Not I, That Time, & A Piece of Monologue (






UNABRIDGED) by Samuel Beckett Narrated by Jim Norton, Juliet Stevenson, John Moffatt, Peter Marinker

    Krapp's Last Tape, Not I, That Time, & A Piece of Monologue

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Samuel Beckett
    • Narrated By Jim Norton, Juliet Stevenson, John Moffatt, and others
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    These four works show Samuel Beckett at his most penetrating. Both Krapp's Last Tape (1958) and Not I (1972) are among the most striking pieces written for the theatre in the 20th century. An old man sits at a table, playing back old tapes made when he was younger, mixed glimpses of past feelings. In Not I, we have just a mouth expressing memories and torment in a torrent of words.

    Marlois says: "More Beckett"
  • Alan Bennett: Talking Heads 2  by Alan Bennett Narrated by various

    Alan Bennett: Talking Heads 2

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Alan Bennett
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    In these six new pieces Alan Bennett retains the gripping stories, intensity of delivery, and masterly style of his original monologues. The suburban normality of the world his characters inhabit once again belies their lives of secrets, revelations, fears, crimes, and passions. They tell their stories, and in doing so reveal more than they know of the humour, passion, and sadness of their lives.

    Martin says: "AMAZING STUFF"
  • American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose (Dramatized)  by Richard Montoya, Culture Clash Narrated by Richard Montoya, Keith Jefferson, Todd Nakagawa, Sean San Jose, Kimberly Scott, Herbert Siguenza, Tom Virtue

    American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Richard Montoya, Culture Clash
    • Narrated By Richard Montoya, Keith Jefferson, Todd Nakagawa, and others
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    In this wild satire, a Mexican immigrant has a feverish dream while studying for his American citizenship exam. He meets a parade of characters ranging from Sacagawea to Teddy Roosevelt to Jackie Robinson, who take him on a mind-bending, hilarious, and poignant trip through American history

  • A Vampire's Lament (






UNABRIDGED) by Edward Petty Narrated by Jim Morris

    A Vampire's Lament

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    • By Edward Petty
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    This poem, although it was written by gay author Edward Petty almost 12 years ago, still captures Halloween's chilling and scary feel, and depicts how some spirits can remain restless. A Vampire's Lament speaks about how monotonous and mundane it can be trying to sustain a sense of life, even in an not-so-dead state.

  • Music for a New Depression (






UNABRIDGED) by Elihu Blotnick Narrated by Elihu Blotnick

    Music for a New Depression

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    Written on a mountain top in New Mexico, the poems are arrows to the heart of Washington, meant to light the sky as they travel there, by taking to task the national political scene and the current politics of language. Elihu looks down from the clouds at the herd rushing toward a cliff, to lyricize the thunder. His warnings strike like lightning and reflect the popular contempt for politics.

  • Post-Mortem Poetry (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Twain Narrated by Glenn Hascall

    Post-Mortem Poetry

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    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Glenn Hascall
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    Who but Mark Twain could express humor about the obituaries? In the end, however, we come face to face with an editorial bent Twain discovered (or slightly embellished) in postmortem poetry. An odd bit of honor, humor, and an example of what not to share in an obituary from one of the greatest American writers. Narrated by Glenn Hascall.

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  • Limitless (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrew W. Lankford Narrated by David C. Fischer

    Limitless

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    • By Andrew W. Lankford
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    Even though the power of God is beyond comprehension, far too limitless for my limited mind, it is still fascinating to explore. That's what these words in this collection of poetry and prose are all about. Wherever you are, whatever you may be going through, I hope you will find this collection refreshing and inspiring. We're on this journey together, and even though you may feel you are alone, you are not alone, have never been, will never be.

  • Coleccion Cesar Vallejo: Veinte Poemas (Spanish Edition) (






UNABRIDGED) by Cesar Vallejo Narrated by RUMI Productions LLC

    Coleccion Cesar Vallejo: Veinte Poemas (Spanish Edition)

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    • By Cesar Vallejo
    • Narrated By RUMI Productions LLC
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    El escritor estadounidense Thomas Merton llamó a Cesar Vallejo, "el más grande poeta universal, desde Dante"; el poeta inglés Martin Seymour-Smith, una autoridad de la crítica literaria lo llamó "el más grande poeta del siglo XX, en cualquier lengua."

  • Poems of Assurance, Volume I (






UNABRIDGED) by John A. McKee Narrated by John A. McKee

    Poems of Assurance, Volume I

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    These Poems of Assurance were written over the past year and one half out of a deep love for God and a fervent hope that the listeners will find enjoyment and inspiration them. I dedicate this audiobook of poems with love and best wishes to my beloved friends and family in thanks for their prayers, encouragement, and support in my writing efforts over the past number of years.