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    • How Music Works

    • By: David Byrne
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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
    • Listen enthralled - music to your ears!

    • By Anthony on 05-07-14

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Junky

    • By: William S. Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman, Mark Nelson, T. Ryder Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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    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 postwar drug underground. A cult classic, it has influenced generations of writers with its raw, sparse, and unapologetic tone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best of the beat generation.

    • By helen on 18-09-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Death Is a Lonely Business

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Toiling away amid the looming palm trees and decaying bungalows, a struggling young writer (who bears a resemblance to the author) spins fantastic stories from his fertile imagination upon his clacking typewriter. Trying not to miss his girlfriend (away studying in Mexico), the nameless writer steadily crafts his literary effort - until strange things begin happening around him. Starting with a series of peculiar phone calls, the writer then finds clumps of seaweed on his doorstep. But as the incidents escalate, his friends fall victim to a series of mysterious "accidents" - some of them fatal.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Martin Eden

    • By: Jack London
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    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.

    Regular price: £23.79

    • 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 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Queer

    • By: William S. Burroughs
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith, Andrew Garman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Set in Mexico City during the early 50s, Queer follows William Lee's hopeless pursuit of desire from bar to bar in the American expatriate scene. As Lee breaks down, the trademark Burroughsian voice emerges; a maniacal mix of self-lacerating humor and the Ugly American at his ugliest. Burroughs' only realist love story, Queer is a haunting tale of possession and exorcism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not for the faint of heart...

    • By ReadingWild on 10-11-13

    Regular price: £8.69

    • The Yage Letters

    • By: William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman, Luis Moreno, Mark Nelson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    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.

    Burroughs’ letters reveal his desire to escape the norms of American society which hemmed him in, and the extraordinary steps he took to break free.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Outrageous,disturbing and bloody funny

    • By ReadingWild on 10-11-13

    Regular price: £10.49

    • The Quiet World

    • Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960
    • By: Douglas Brinkley
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    A riveting history of America's most beautiful natural resources, The Quiet World documents the heroic fight waged by the U.S. federal government from 1879 to 1960 to save wild Alaska - ;Mount McKinley, the Tongass and Chugach national forests, Gates of the Arctic, Glacier Bay, Lake Clark, and the Coastal Plain of the Beaufort Sea, among other treasured landscapes - from the extraction industries.

    Regular price: £43.99

    • 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 3
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    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
    • a great book and a great story-teller

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-10-14

    Regular price: £20.39

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    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.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Anthem

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    They existed only to serve the state. They were conceived in controlled Palaces of Mating. They died in the Home of the Useless. From cradle to grave, the crowd was one - the great WE. In all that was left of humanity, there was only one man who dared to think, seek, and love. He lived in the dark ages of the future. In a loveless world, he dared to love the woman of his choice. In an age that had lost all trace of science and civilization, he had the courage to seek and find knowledge.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Arcadia

    • By: Lauren Groff
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In the fields and forests of western New York State in the late 1960s, several dozen idealists set out to live off the land, founding what becomes a famous commune centred on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House. The Arcadians rise and fall across three generations and what evolves is an astonishingly beautiful and gripping novel.

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Let's All Kill Constance

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On a dismal evening in the previous century, an unnamed writer in Venice, California, answers a furious pounding at his beachfront bungalow door and again admits Constance Rattigan into his life. An aging, once-glamorous Hollywood star, Constance is running in fear from something she dares not acknowledge - and vanishes as suddenly as she appeared, leaving the narrator two macabre books: twin listings of the Tinseltown dead and soon to be dead, with Constance's name included among them. And so begins an odyssey as dark as it is wondrous.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • A Graveyard for Lunatics

    • Another Tale of Two Cities
    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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: £25.69

    • The Gold Bug Variations

    • By: Richard Powers
    • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan, Andrew Garman
    • Length: 32 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    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: £38.49

    • Queer

    • By: William S. Burroughs
    • Narrated by: T. Ryder Smith, Andrew Garman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: £16.49

    • Eight Stories

    • Tales of War and Loss
    • By: Erich Maria Remarque, Larry Wolff - introduction, Maria Tatar - introduction
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    German-American novelist Erich Maria Remarque captured the emotional anguish of a generation in his World War I masterpiece, All Quiet on the Western Front, as well as in an impressive selection of novels, plays, and short stories. This exquisite collection revives Remarque’s unforgettable voice, presenting a series of short stories that have long ago faded from public memory. Eight Stories offers a beautiful tribute to the pain that war inflicts on soldiers and civilians alike, and resurrects the work of a master author whose legacy will endure for generations to come.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • John Jay

    • Founding Father
    • By: Walter Stahr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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: £36.19

    • My Enemy, My Friend

    • A Story of Reconciliation from the Vietnam War
    • By: Dan Cherry
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A story of reconciliation from the Vietnam War. This is a war story for sure with graphic description of a life-and-death air battle. However, its real message is one of the power of friendship and our common human need for reconciliation.

    Regular price: £6.39

    • Mickey and Willie

    • Mantle and Mays, The Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age
    • By: Allen Barra
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Acclaimed sportswriter Allen Barra exposes the uncanny parallels - and lifelong friendship - between two of the greatest baseball players ever to take the field. Culturally, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were light-years apart. Yet they were nearly the same age and almost the same size, and they came to New York at the same time. They possessed virtually the same talents and played the same position. They were both products of generations of baseball-playing families, for whom the game was the only escape from a lifetime of brutal manual labor.

    Regular price: £33.89