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Music Theory Bundle
The Complete Guide to Learn How to Play Piano, Keyboard, Guitar and Understand Music Theory. 4 Books in 1
By Larry Sowle
Narrated by Michael Jacobson / 14 hours 3 minutes
The piano and the guitar are two of the most important instruments in modern and contemporary music. From jazz and classical music to pop and folk, these instruments are responsible for some of the most unforgettable pieces of music the human mind has ever produced.
In this special bundle, you're going to discover how to finally master these two... Read more »
Let Love Rule
By Lenny Kravitz & David Ritz
Narrated by Lenny Kravitz / 6 hours 40 minutes
“I see my story as a suite of songs that have a magical connection. I never understood that connection until I sat down to write. It was then that the magic started to flow.”
Let Love Rule is a work of deep reflection. Lenny Kravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny, and humor.
“My life is all about opposites,” he writes. “Black... Read more »
She Come By It Natural
Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs
By Sarah Smarsh
Narrated by Sarah Smarsh / 4 hours 33 minutes
The National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Heartland focuses her laser-sharp insights on a working-class icon and one of the most unifying figures in American culture: Dolly Parton.
Growing up amid Kansas wheat fields and airplane factories, Sarah Smarsh witnessed firsthand the particular vulnerabilities—and... Read more »
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By Tanya Tagaq
Narrated by Tanya Tagaq / 5 hours 30 minutes
“Tanya Tagaq is a musical artist in more ways than one. As a world-renowned Inuit throat singer, she has already stunned the world with her powerful songs and lyrics, but now in her first memoir, an explosive combination of narrative, poetry, myth, truth, and ferocity, she weaves the story of a young girl who comes of age in a small Arctic town, bound by boredom and violence, natural wonder and the spirit world. Life is a beautiful and terrifying thing, and Split Tooth contains all of it.”Melinda, Bookshop Santa Cruz
Me and Sister Bobbie
True Tales of the Family Band
Narrated by Willie Nelson & Bobbie Nelson / 6 hours 55 minutes
The untold story of Willie Nelson and his sister, Bobbie, who, over the course of their lives together, supported each other through personal tragedies and triumphs and forged an unbreakable bond through their shared love of music
Abandoned by their parents as toddlers, Willie and Bobbie Nelson found their love of music almost immediately... Read more »
How to Write One Song
Loving the Things We Create and How They Love Us Back
By Jeff Tweedy
Narrated by Jeff Tweedy / 3 hours 8 minutes
There are few creative acts more mysterious and magical than writing a song. But what if the goal wasn't so mysterious and was actually achievable for anyone who wants to experience more magic and creativity in their life? That's something that anyone will be inspired to do after reading Jeff Tweedy's How to Write One Song.
Why one song?... Read more »
The Art of Asking
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
By Amanda Palmer & Brené Brown
Narrated by Amanda Palmer / 11 hours 27 minutes
“What could an indie punk rock cabaret star (The Dresden Dolls), married to one of the world’s most celebrated fantasy writers (Neil Gaiman), teach the average person about asking for and accepting help? A lot, apparently! Personal stories turn into advice, vignettes turn into examples, revelations turn into promises; and before too long, The Art of Asking becomes a well-crafted roadmap for living your truth, advocating from the heart for what you need, and trusting in your community – your friends, your fans, and your family – to help provide it.”BrocheAroe, River Dog Book Co.
Born to Run
Narrated by Bruce Springsteen / 18 hours 12 minutes
The revelatory and wildly bestselling memoir by legendary rock star Bruce Springsteen: “Glorious…a philosophically rich ramble through a rock ’n roll life…It’s the lyric he was born to write” (USA TODAY, 4 out of 4 stars).
Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life. The result is... Read more »
A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
Narrated by Julie Andrews / 13 hours 23 minutes
In this New York Times bestselling follow-up to her critically acclaimed memoir, Home, Julie Andrews reflects on her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Victor/Victoria.
In Home, the number one New York Times international bestseller, Julie Andrews recounted her difficult childhood and her... Read more »
This Thing Called Life
Prince's Odyssey, On and Off the Record
By Neal Karlen
Narrated by Neal Karlen / 11 hours 28 minutes
This program is read by the author.
A warm and surprisingly real-life biography of one of rock’s greatest talents: Prince.
Neal Karlen was the only journalist Prince granted in-depth press interviews to for over a dozen years, from before Purple Rain to when the artist changed his name to an unpronounceable glyph. Karlen interviewed Prince for... Read more »
Working on a Song
The Lyrics of HADESTOWN
Narrated by Anaïs Mitchell & Steve Earle / 5 hours 2 minutes
"Working On A Song is one of the best books about lyric writing for the theater I've read."—Lin-Manuel Miranda
Anaïs Mitchell named to TIME's List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World of 2020
An illuminating book of lyrics and stories from Hadestown—the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical—from its author, songwriter... Read more »
By Liz Phair
Narrated by Liz Phair / 9 hours 17 minutes
The two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter behind the groundbreaking album Exile in Guyville traces her life and career in a genre-bending memoir in stories about the pivotal moments that haunt her.
When Liz Phair shook things up with her musical debut, Exile in Guyville—making her as much a cultural figure as a feminist pioneer and rock... Read more »
Sweat the Technique
Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius
Narrated by Rakim / 6 hours 16 minutes
The musician and Hip Hop legend—hailed as “the greatest MC of all time” and compared to Thelonious Monk—reimagines the writing handbook in this memoir and guide that incorporates the soulful genius, confidence, and creativity of a master artist.
When he exploded on the music scene, musical genius Rakim was hailed for his brilliant artistic style,... Read more »
The Definitive Biography
Narrated by Kirk Thornton / 12 hours 56 minutes
The all-access biography and unprecedented look at the life, career, and legacy of a pint-sized kid from Long Island who became a music legend.
Exhibiting unparalleled intimate knowledge, Schruers chronicles Joel’s rise to the top of the charts, from his working-class origins in Levittown and early days spent in boxing rings and sweaty clubs to... Read more »
A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz
Narrated by Grover Gardner / 8 hours 1 minute
Jazz 101 is a fascinating entrée into the world of jazz, for the beginner, novice, or jazz enthusiast. Szwed takes listeners on a tour of the varied and nonlinear history of jazz, exploring how it developed from an ethnic music to become America’s most popular music and then part of the avant-garde in less than fifty years. Szwed’s complete... Read more »
A Life in Nine Pieces
Narrated by Laura Tunbridge /
A major new biography published for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, offering a fresh, human portrayal. The iconic image of Beethoven is of him as a lone genius: hair wild, fists clenched, and brow furrowed. Beethoven may well have shaped the music of the future, but he was also a product of his time, influenced by the people,... Read more »
Do You Feel Like I Do?
By Peter Frampton & Alan Light
Narrated by Peter Frampton / 10 hours 43 minutes
A revelatory memoir by rock icon and legendary guitarist Peter Frampton.
Do You Feel Like I Do? is the incredible story of Peter Frampton's positively resilient life and career told in his own words for the first time. His monu-mental album Frampton Comes Alive! spawned three top-twenty singles and sold eight million copies the year it was... Read more »
150 Glimpses of the Beatles
By Craig Brown
Narrated by Mark McGann, Craig Brown & Kate Robbins / 20 hours 19 minutes
A distinctive portrait of the Fab Four by one of the sharpest and wittiest writers of our time.
"If you want to know what it was like to live those extraordinary Beatles years in real time, read this book." —Alan Johnson, The Spectator
Though fifty years have passed since the breakup of the Beatles, the fab four continue to occupy an utterly... Read more »
By Alicia Keys
Narrated by Alicia Keys, Swizz Beats, Terri Augelo, America Ferrera, Bono, Clive Davis, Craig Cook, DJ Walton, Jay-Z, Krucial, Leigh Blake, Michelle Obama & Oprah Winfrey / 9 hours 55 minutes
**An AudioFile Earphones Award-winning production**
This program is read by Alicia Keys, with special guest appearances by family and friends, including Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, and Michelle Obama.
An intimate, revealing look at one artist’s journey from self-censorship to full expression
As one of the most celebrated musicians in the world, Alicia... Read more »
Dolly Parton, Songteller
My Life in Lyrics
By Dolly Parton
Narrated by Dolly Parton /
A Recorded Books Audio Original production of songs and stories performed by Dolly herself, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics goes beyond the glitz, glamour, and rhinestones to the warmth, heart, and soul of a treasured pop-culture icon. In this exclusive audio performance, the ten-time Grammy Awardwinning artist weaves her words with... Read more »
Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music
By Alex Ross
Narrated by Alex Ross / 28 hours 20 minutes
This program is read by the author, and includes excerpts from Richard Wagner's musical compositions throughout.
Alex Ross, renowned New Yorker music critic and author of the international bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Rest Is Noise, reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics—an aesthetic war... Read more »
By Rob Halford
Narrated by Rob Halford / 12 hours 24 minutes
The legendary frontman of Judas Priest, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time, celebrates five decades of heavy metal in this tell-all memoir.
Most priests hear confessions. This one is making his.
Rob Halford, front man of global iconic metal band Judas Priest, is a true "Metal God." Raised in Britain's hard-working, heavy... Read more »
Beastie Boys Book
Narrated by Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz & Various / 12 hours 40 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself—by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.
The inspiration for the Spike Jonze “live documentary” Beastie Boys Story, coming soon to IMAX... Read more »
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
Narrated by Carrie Brownstein / 7 hours 4 minutes
“For music lovers, for fans of Sleater-Kinney or Portlandia, or for anyone who loves a great memoir. Brownstein dives into childhood, rebellion, dating, touring, and much more. She has a way of getting to the raw, hidden truth of each of these, exposing her heart to the reader in a way that will expose some of your own hidden truths. Also, there's music samples!”Elon, Left Bank Books
Year of the Monkey
By Patti Smith
Narrated by Patti Smith / 3 hours 48 minutes
“Thanks to Libro.fm I just spent six hours with Patti Smith in my car. There is no better balm for getting unstuck than to listen to someone clearly enlivened by aging, loss, death and elections. Admittedly, Patti's global walkabout In The Year of the Monkey, a memoir of her life approaching the age of 70, often blurs dream and reality - and I've not worked out the meaning of the candy wrappers yet - but still. This book has got soul, and I've listened to it twice. Aside from learning that she likes beans and eggs for breakfast, Patti writes with a raw and compelling lucidity about being, writing, gratitude and truth. Listen to it twice.”Nancy, Northshire Bookstore
Our Band Could Be Your Life
Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991
Narrated by Michael Azerrad, Dave Longstreth, Jeff Tweedy, Jonathan Franzen, Laura Jane Grace, Colin Meloy, Jon Wurster, Merrill Garbus, Fred Armisen, Corey Taylor, Sharon Van Etten, Phil Elverum & Stephin Merritt / 21 hours 6 minutes
“This is my absolute favorite music book - in-depth looks at indie rock bands all across the country during the late 1970s and 1980s showcasing the diversity of music on the margins throughout that decade. Punk aggression, twee affectations, jangly power pop, and college radio bands are all linked in their rejection of the mainstream (at least until they signed to major labels).”David, Avid Bookshop
By Keith Richards & James Fox
Narrated by Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley & Keith Richards / 23 hours 10 minutes
As lead guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics, and the songs that roused the world. A true and towering original, he has always walked his own path, spoken his mind, and done things his own way.
Now at last Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story!... Read more »
In the Pleasure Groove
Love, Death, and Duran Duran
By John Taylor
Narrated by John Taylor / 7 hours 54 minutes
John Taylor, Duran Duran’s co-founder, takes the reader on a wild ride through his life. From the eighties through today, from Rio to All You Need is Now, John writes about the music, the parties, and the MTV videos that made millions swoon.
With Duran Duran, John Taylor has created some of the greatest music of our time. From the disco dazzle... Read more »
The Man Who Recorded the World
By John Szwed
Narrated by Scott Sowers / 20 hours 28 minutes
The remarkable life and times of the man who popularized American folk music and created the science of songFolklorist, archivist, anthropologist, singer, political activist, talent scout, ethnomusicologist, filmmaker, concert and record producer, Alan Lomax is best remembered as the man who introduced folk music to the masses. Lomax began his... Read more »
By Qui Nguyen
Narrated by Will Dao, Desiree Mee Jung, Greg Watanabe, Paul Yen & Jeena Yi / 1 hour 46 minutes
Saigon has fallen, and two Vietnamese refugees meet in an Arkansas relocation camp before setting out on a rip-roaring road trip across America. Qui Nguyen tells the hilarious and only slightly not-true version of how his parents met and built a life for themselves in a new land.
Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater... Read more »
This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else
Joy Division: The Oral History
By Jon Savage
Narrated by Liam Gerrard / 9 hours 47 minutes
An exciting new book on Joy Division, featuring never before told stories. Jon Savage's oral history of Joy Division is the last word on the band that ended with the suicide of Ian Curtis in Macclesfield on May 18, 1980. It weaves together interviews conducted by the author, but never used in the making of the film Joy Division, which told the... Read more »
Play It Loud
An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar
Narrated by Rob Shapiro / 11 hours 50 minutes
The inspiration for the Play It Loud exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. And even the casual music fan will find a thrilling narrative that weaves together cultural history, musical history, race, politics, business case studies, advertising, and technological discovery." —Daniel... Read more »
Narrated by Moby / 11 hours 19 minutes
From one of the most interesting and iconic musicians of our time, a piercingly tender, funny, and harrowing account of the path from suburban poverty and alienation to a life of beauty, squalor, and unlikely success out of the NYC club scene of the late '80s and '90s.
There were many reasons Moby was never going to make it as a DJ and musician... Read more »
Angels in America
A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
By Tony Kushner, Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Beth Malone, James McArdle, Lee Pace, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Bobby Cannavale & Edie Falco
Narrated by Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Beth Malone, James McArdle, Lee Pace, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Bobby Cannavale & Edie Falco / 6 hours 52 minutes
Presenting an original audiobook performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring the cast of the National Theatre's 2018 Broadway revival.
In this production, adapted especially for the listening experience, Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and the entire cast recreate their acclaimed performances from the 2018 Tony Award-winning National... Read more »
Narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Mariska Hargitay / 6 hours 2 minutes
A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda, now streaming on Disney+ with the original... Read more »
Acid for the Children
By Flea & Patti Smith
Narrated by Flea / 9 hours 3 minutes
With "virtuosic vulnerability" (The Atlantic), the iconic bassist and Red Hot Chili peppers co-founder pens a love letter to a youth spent wild in Los Angeles in his raw and riveting coming-of-age memoir.
In Acid for the Children, Flea takes readers on a deeply personal and revealing tour of his formative years, spanning from Australia to the... Read more »
This Isn't Happening
Radiohead's "Kid A" and the Beginning of the 21st Century
By Steven Hyden
Narrated by Angelo Di Loreto / 6 hours 12 minutes
THE MAKING AND MEANING OF RADIOHEAD'S GROUNDBREAKING, CONTROVERSIAL, EPOCHDEFINING ALBUM, KID A.
In 1999, as the end of an old century loomed, five musicians entered a recording studio in Paris without a deadline. Their band was widely recognized as the best and most forward-thinking in rock, a rarefied status granting them the time, money, and... Read more »
The Autobiography of Gucci Mane
Narrated by Guy Lockard / 6 hours 29 minutes
The New York Times bestselling memoir from the legendary Gucci Mane spares no detail in this “cautionary tale that ends in triumph” (GQ).
For the first time Gucci Mane tells his extraordinary story in his own words. It is “as wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself” (Complex).
The platinum-selling recording artist began writing... Read more »
A Song for You
My Life with Whitney Houston
Narrated by Robyn Crawford / 10 hours 24 minutes
The New York Times Bestseller!
After decades of silence, Robyn Crawford, close friend, collaborator, and confidante of Whitney Houston, shares her story.
Whitney Houston is as big a superstar as the music business has ever known. She exploded on the scene in 1985 with her debut album and spent the next two decades dominating the charts and... Read more »
A Dream About Lightning Bugs
A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons
By Ben Folds
Narrated by Ben Folds / 8 hours 33 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir that is as nuanced, witty, and relatable as his cult-classic songs.
“A Dream About Lightning Bugs reads like its author: intelligent, curious, unapologetically punk, and funny as hell.”—Sara Bareilles
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND PASTE
Ben Folds... Read more »
Do What You Want
The Story of Bad Religion
By Bad Religion & Jim Ruland
Narrated by Rob Shapiro / 10 hours 24 minutes
From their beginnings as teenagers experimenting in a San Fernando Valley garage dubbed "The Hell Hole" to headlining major music festivals around the world, DO WHAT YOU WANT tells the whole story of Bad Religion's forty-year career in irreverent style.
DO WHAT YOU WANT's principal storytellers are the four voices that define Bad Religion: Greg... Read more »
All I Ever Wanted
A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir
Narrated by Kathy Valentine / 9 hours 37 minutes
At twenty-one, Kathy Valentine was at the Whisky in Los Angeles when she met a guitarist from a fledgling band called the Go-Go's-and the band needed a bassist. The Go-Go's became the first multi-platinum-selling, all-female band to play instruments themselves, write their own songs, and have a number one album. Their debut, Beauty and the Beat,... Read more »
Sing Backwards and Weep
By Mark Lanegan
Narrated by Mark Lanegan / 11 hours 56 minutes
A gritty, gripping memoir by the singer Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, Soulsavers), chronicling his years as a singer and drug addict in Seattle in the '80s and '90s
"Mark Lanegan-primitive, brutal, and apocalyptic. What's not to love?"
--Nick Cave, author of The Sick Bag Song and... Read more »
The Inside Story of Life in L.A.'s Legendary Rock and Roll Neighborhood
Narrated by Lloyd James / 8 hours 24 minutes
Laurel Canyon was the neighborhood perched above the clubs and record companies of Sunset Strip where Joni Mitchell, Jim Morrison, Graham Nash, Cass Elliot, Carole King, Don Henley, and Peter Tork, just to name a few, lived and collaborated to make an indelible mark on our music and our culture. Starting with The Byrds in 1965, these musicians... Read more »
Gold Dust Woman
The Biography of Stevie Nicks
Narrated by Christina Delaine / 14 hours 6 minutes
Gold Dust Woman gives "the gold standard of rock biographers" (the Boston Globe) his ideal topic: Nicks' work and life are equally sexy and interesting, and Davis delves deeply into each, unearthing fresh details from new, intimate interviews and interpreting them to present a rich new portrait of the star. Just as Nicks (and Lindsay Buckingham)... Read more »
Go Ahead in the Rain
Notes to A Tribe Called Quest
Narrated by Ron Butler / 6 hours 17 minutes
“This monument to A Tribe Called Quest is constructed with the perfect combination of history, memoir, and sentiment. Go Ahead in the Rain is an accurate, honest documentation of the band, their music, and the time. Abdurraqib describes one particular lyrical style as ‘the words bleeding into each other until the language itself becomes an instrument.’ These words could also be said of his book. Brilliantly entertaining, informative, and self-reflective. This is essential reading.”Mary Goree, Green Apple Books
A Subversive History
By Ted Gioia
Narrated by Jamie Renell / 17 hours 55 minutes
"A dauntingly ambitious, obsessively researched" (Los Angeles Times) global history of music that reveals how songs have shifted societies and sparked revolutions
Histories of music overwhelmingly suppress stories of the outsiders and rebels who created musical revolutions and instead celebrate the mainstream assimilators who borrowed... Read more »
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)
A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.
By Jeff Tweedy
Narrated by Jeff Tweedy / 8 hours 12 minutes
The singer, guitarist, and songwriter, best known for his work with Wilco, opens up about his past, his songs, the music, and the people that have inspired him.
Few bands have inspired as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his... Read more »
Remain in Love
Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina
By Chris Frantz
Narrated by Chris Frantz / 15 hours 26 minutes
Two iconic bands. An unforgettable life.
**This program is read by Chris Frantz**
One of the most dynamic groups of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Talking Heads, founded by drummer Chris Frantz, his girlfriend Tina Weymouth, and lead singer David Byrne, burst onto the music scene, playing at CBGBs, touring Europe with the Ramones, and creating hits like... Read more »