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Unashamed, Lecrae Moore

Unashamed

by Lecrae Moore

Rent: $8.48

If you live for people's acceptance, you'll die from their rejection. Two-time Grammy winning rap artist, Lecrae, learned this l...

Unabridged: 4 hr 17 min
Narrator: Lecrae Moore
Published: 05/03/2016
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Year of the Monkey, Patti Smith

Year of the Monkey

by Patti Smith

Rent: $6.99

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams ...

Unabridged: 3 hr 49 min
Narrator: Patti Smith
Published: 09/24/2019
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Between Heaven and the Real World My Story, Steven Curtis Chapman

Between Heaven and the Real World...

by Steven Curtis Chapman

Rent: $8.48

For decades, Steven Curtis Chapman's music and message have brought hope and inspiration to millions around the world. Now, for the first...

Unabridged: 11 hr 51 min
Narrator: Paul Michael
Published: 03/07/2017
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Imagine A Selection from Pete Seeger: The Storm King, Pete Seeger

Imagine

by Pete Seeger

Rent: $2.02

Will Ackerman and Heidi Breyer's composition sets the stage as Pete Seeger recites Jeff Haynes' poem about the Underground Railroad. This s...

Unabridged: 4 min
Narrator: Pete Seeger
Published: 05/06/2014
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The John Lennon Letters, John Lennon

The John Lennon Letters

by John Lennon

Rent: $6.18

A lifetime of letters, collected for the first time, from the legendary musician and songwriter. John Lennon was one of the greatest songwri...

Unabridged: 8 hr 26 min
Narrator: Hunter Davies
Published: 10/09/2012
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Where Have all the Flowers Gone? A Selection from Pete Seeger: The Storm King, Pete Seeger

Where Have all the Flowers Gone?

by Pete Seeger

Rent: $2.02

This fresh rendition of Pete's classic song is bookended with just percussion and vocals transitioning to Pete's spoken word, classical guit...

Unabridged: 11 min
Narrator: Pete Seeger
Published: 05/06/2014
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The Slow Life and Fast Death of DJ Screw, Michael Hall

The Slow Life and Fast Death of D...

by Michael Hall

Rent: $3.38

In partnership with Texas Monthly, Michael Hall's "The Slow Life and Fast Death of DJ Screw" is now available as an audio download, where the...

Unabridged: 37 min
Texas Monthly
Narrator: Matt Bull
Published: 02/13/2018
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Michael Jackson: The Real Story An Intimate Look Into Michael Jackson's Visionary Business and Human Side, Dieter Wiesner

Michael Jackson: The Real Story

by Dieter Wiesner

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"You were with him for a long time. You need to tell the story! You need to tell the real story about my son!" Inspired by these words from M...

Unabridged: 5 hr 16 min
Narrator: Yusuf Jah
Published: 04/12/2020
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The Way Of The Zen Cowboy: Fireside Stories From A Globetrotting Rhythmatist , Barrett Martin

The Way Of The Zen Cowboy: Firesi...

by Barrett Martin

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The Way Of The Zen Cowboy is a collection of 35 short stories from Grammy-winning musician, writer, and ethnomusicologist Barrett Martin. The...

Unabridged: 10 hr 51 min
Narrator: Barrett Martin
Published: 01/01/2001
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Ricky Martin: Red-Hot and on the Rise!, Kathleen Tracy

Ricky Martin: Red-Hot and on the ...

by Kathleen Tracy

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Fresh from his Grammy win for best Latin pop album, this sizzling Latin heartthrob is on the verge crossing over into mainstream music supers...

Unabridged: 2 hr 34 min
Narrator: Christian Noble
Published: 01/04/2005
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Big Muddy A Selection from Pete Seeger: The Storm King, Pete Seeger

Big Muddy

by Pete Seeger

Rent: $2.02

Back porch swamp blues music stomps you into the Mekong River as Pete tells the controversial story of how the airing of this song, protesti...

Unabridged: 5 min
Narrator: Pete Seeger
Published: 05/06/2014
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Talking Drum A Selection from Pete Seeger: The Storm King, Pete Seeger

Talking Drum

by Pete Seeger

Rent: $2.02

African music sets the stage as Pete describes his travels around the world and the complex communication that takes place in a small Africa...

Unabridged: 4 min
Narrator: Pete Seeger
Published: 05/06/2014
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Pete Seeger: Storm King - Volume 2, Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger: Storm King - Volume ...

by Pete Seeger

Rent: $6.18

Pete Seeger's last project bridges generations! Volume 2 of gems from the life of one of the most influential figures in American music! Li...

Unabridged: 2 hr 15 min
Narrator: Pete Seeger
Published: 03/22/2016
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Buddy Baker Big Band Arranger, Disney Legend, and Musical Genius, Ben Ohmart

Buddy Baker

by Ben Ohmart

Rent: $10.31

Buddy Baker was Disney music. Mostly known as the composer of the Haunted Mansion song and score, he was also a composer of films (Wicked Wom...

Unabridged: 2 hr 42 min
Narrator: David Zarbock
Published: 08/09/2016
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Franz Liszt, Jeremy Siepmann

Franz Liszt

by Jeremy Siepmann

Rent: $6.99

The life of Franz Liszt was as daring and spectacular as his music. Famed throughout Europe as the greatest pianist of the nineteenth century...

Unabridged: 2 hr 35 min
Life & Works
Narrator: Jeremy Siepmann, w...
Published: 03/01/2001
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Famous Composers, Darren Henley

Famous Composers

by Darren Henley

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Following on the success of The Story of Classical Music, Darren Henley and Marin Alsop combine forces again to tell, in more detail, the liv...

Unabridged: 2 hr 17 min
Narrator: Marin Alsop
Published: 10/01/2005
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He Ain't Going Nowhere, John Spong

He Ain't Going Nowhere

by John Spong

Rent: $3.38

In partnership with Texas Monthly, John Spong's "He Ain't Going Nowhere" is now available as an audio download, where the length and timeline...

Unabridged: 37 min
Texas Monthly
Narrator: Bruce DuBose
Published: 02/13/2018
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Dreaming of Her, Pamela Colloff

Dreaming of Her

by Pamela Colloff

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In partnership with Texas Monthly, Pamela Colloff's "Dreaming of Her" is now available as an audio download, where the length and timeliness ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 7 min
Texas Monthly
Narrator: Staci Snell
Published: 02/13/2018
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Foolish/Unfoolish, Ashanti Douglas

Foolish/Unfoolish

by Ashanti Douglas

Rent: $6.70

Foolish/Unfoolish is a collection of vibrant and honest "reflections on love" by R&B singer Ashanti. Ever since she was thirteen years old, ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 14 min
Narrator: Ashanti Douglas
Published: 11/13/2002
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Lemon Jail: On The Road With The Replacements, Bill Sullivan

Lemon Jail: On The Road With The ...

by Bill Sullivan

Rent: $5.96

A tour diary of life on the road with one of Minnesota’s greatest bands—with nearly 100 never-before-seen photographsA raucous to...

Unabridged: 3 hr 17 min
Narrator: Bill Sullivan
Published: 07/18/2019
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On The Road Not Taken, Paul Dodgson

On The Road Not Taken

by Paul Dodgson

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On the Road Not Taken is a memoir about the transformational power of music. It begins with a boy growing up in a small town on the Kent coas...

Unabridged: 7 hr 24 min
Narrator: Paul Dodgson
Published: 10/17/2019
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Beyonce's Heart: Songs Inspired By Beyonce Contribution to Music and Society, D.E.S.T.I.N.Y

Beyonce's Heart: Songs Inspired B...

by D.E.S.T.I.N.Y

Rent: $3.99

Beyonce is an inspiration to millions of people around the world, and this book was written as a dedication to her work and charity. Love ...

Unabridged: 26 min
Narrator: LD Taylor
Published: 02/08/2018
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An Icon Remembers; Kris Kristofferson; Legends of the 1960s; Days of Rage and Promise, Geoffrey Giuliano

An Icon Remembers; Kris Kristoffe...

by Geoffrey Giuliano

Rent: $4.46

Kristoffer Kristofferson is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Among his songwriting credits are the songs "Me and Bobby McGee", "For t...

Unabridged: 1 hr 50 min
Narrator: Kris Kristofferson...
Published: 05/09/2020
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Struggle Against: The Story of 500$Fine, Gary Llama

Struggle Against: The Story of 50...

by Gary Llama

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This book takes the reader on the journey of punk rocker Gary Llama's teenage years, as singer and guitarist of the punk band 500$Fine. From ...

Unabridged: 1 hr 24 min
Narrator: Gary Llama
Published: 05/13/2020
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Brian Jones; The Lost Stone, Geoffrey Giuliano

Brian Jones; The Lost Stone

by Geoffrey Giuliano

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"When this you see, remember me and bear in your mind-may all the world say what it may, speak of me as you find.”"There's not much vis...

Unabridged: 1 hr 10 min
Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano
Published: 05/14/2020
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Ki Longfellow Stanshall; Does the Trouser Press Baby! The Lost Lockport Interviews, Geoffrey Giuliano

Ki Longfellow Stanshall; Does the...

by Geoffrey Giuliano

Rent: $4.46

Longfellow Stanshall is the brilliant, and yes, controversial, author of several internationally best-selling books. She is also a prolific p...

Unabridged: 1 hr 5 min
Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano
Published: 05/15/2020
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Benny Goodman: The Life and Legacy of the King of Swing, Charles River Editors

Benny Goodman: The Life and Legac...

by Charles River Editors

Rent: $4.46

  “After you've done all the work and prepared as much as you can, what the hell, you might as well go out and have a good t...

Unabridged: 1 hr 10 min
Narrator: Scott Clem
Published: 03/30/2019
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Unhappy With A Dream Life An autobiographical guide to navigating unhappiness for artists, JoeySuki

Unhappy With A Dream Life

by JoeySuki

Rent: $3.49

In this book, Joey will take you on his journey to becoming a professional DJ and music producer. You will read about his experiences in the ...

Unabridged: 2 hr 18 min
Narrator: Will Stauff
Published: 05/01/2019
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Robert Johnson Devil's Son, Patrizia Barrera

Robert Johnson Devil's Son

by Patrizia Barrera

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The tragic story of Robert Johnson, great Blues musician of the American 30`s, the mysterious solution to his tragic end, the background and ...

Unabridged: 2 hr 28 min
Narrator: Les Horovitz
Published: 06/14/2019
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Glenn Miller: The Life and Legacy of Early 20th Century America’s Most Popular Musician, Charles River Editors

Glenn Miller: The Life and Legacy...

by Charles River Editors

Rent: $4.46

Though it may be hard to fathom in the wake of Elvis Presley and popular rock bands like the Beatles, the early 20th century featured a burg...

Unabridged: 1 hr 10 min
Narrator: Scott Clem
Published: 07/22/2019
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Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller: The Lives and Careers of America’s Most Famous Big Band Leaders, Charles River Editors

Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller: T...

by Charles River Editors

Rent: $4.46

When the phrase “the King” is used in the context of American music, most people think of Elvis Presley, but Presley was just a b...

Unabridged: 2 hr 12 min
Narrator: Scott Clem
Published: 07/25/2019
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These Are Such Perfect Days The Del Amitri Story, Charles Rawlings-Way

These Are Such Perfect Days

by Charles Rawlings-Way

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‘I don’t think it’s crazy when people tell me that a song of ours changed their lives. They changed ours forever….&r...

Unabridged: 12 hr 42 min
Narrator: David Monteath
Published: 02/16/2020
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Scott Joplin: The Life and Legacy of the King of Ragtime, Charles River Editors

Scott Joplin: The Life and Legacy...

by Charles River Editors

Rent: $4.46

Despite a general dearth of African American names rising to musical prominence during the years of Reconstruction, black talent existed in g...

Unabridged: 1 hr 21 min
Narrator: Bill Hare
Published: 01/21/2020
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The Singing Earth: Adventures From A World Of Music, Barrett Martin

The Singing Earth: Adventures Fro...

by Barrett Martin

Rent: $5.99

"The Singing Earth: Adventures From A World Of Music" is a collection of musical adventure stories from Grammy-winning musician, writer, and ...

Unabridged: 12 hr 7 min
Narrator: Barrett Martin
Published: 11/07/2019
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Japanese Dream: Singer, Songwriter and Author from Kyoto, Japan, Hidemi Woods

Japanese Dream: Singer, Songwrite...

by Hidemi Woods

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A dream I wish to have in the night most isn’t about dating a Hollywood star, or making a great hit with my song. It’s not about ...

Unabridged: 45 min
Hidemi's Short Books
Narrator: Hidemi Woods
Published: 06/25/2020
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6/19 30 Short Stories, Vincent Fiorello

6/19

by Vincent Fiorello

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I had a gap year, I'll admit that to myself. I can write a book alone on coming close to my closing but when the summer of 2019 hit I was reb...

Unabridged: 1 hr 5 min
Narrator: James R. Tramontan...
Published: 07/06/2020
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My Father's Daughter - My Memoir, Onyeka Onwenu

My Father's Daughter - My Memoir

by Onyeka Onwenu

Rent: $7.99

My Father’s Daughter is a riveting narration of Onyeka Onwenu’s enthralling journey through life. We are held captive as she take...

Unabridged: 15 hr 5 min
Narrator: Onyeka Onwenu
Published: 09/30/2020
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Retractable Roots How to almost make a living as a musician, Simon Widdowson

Retractable Roots

by Simon Widdowson

Rent: $5.96

Retractable Roots is the biographical musical adventures of English musician Simon Widdowson. An entertaining story of a life spent making mu...

Unabridged: 5 hr 5 min
Narrator: Simon Widdowson
Published: 01/01/2021
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The Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach, Peter Schickele

The Definitive Biography of P.D.Q...

by Peter Schickele

Rent: $6.23

Professor Peter Schickele's account of the life of little-known composer P.D.Q. Bach.

Abridged: 1 hr 15 min
Narrator: Peter Schickele
Published: 10/22/2002