By: Brandi Carlile
Narrated by: Brandi Carlile
Length: 10 hours 2 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, producer, and six-time Grammy winner opens up about a life shaped by music in this candid, heartfelt, and intimate story.
“One of the great memoirs of our time . . . a gift from Brandi’s soul.”—Glennon Doyle • “Brandi’s story is about perseverance, humor, forgiveness, and... Read more »
By: Carrie Brownstein
Narrated by: Carrie Brownstein
Length: 7 hours 4 minutes
From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, the book Kim Gordon says "everyone has been waiting for" and a New York Times Notable Book of 2015-- a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life--and finding yourself--in music.
Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific...
By: Amanda Palmer
Length: 11 hours 27 minutes
Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd (and slept on... Read more »Learn more
By: Dolly Parton
Narrated by: Dolly Parton
Length: 5 hours 17 minutes
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 Award–winning artist weaves her words... Read more »Learn more
By: Jessica Simpson
Narrated by: Jessica Simpson
Length: 11 hours 21 minutes
The #1 New York Times Bestseller
Includes six new songs by Jessica Simpson, available exclusively in the Open Book audiobook.
Performed by the author featuring her music throughout.
Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she's kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique...Read more » Learn more
By: Lenny Kravitz & David Ritz
Narrated by: Lenny Kravitz
Length: 6 hours 40 minutes
"This captivating audiobook purports to be about the musical development of the multitalented Lenny Kravitz... As he draws listeners into his world, however, listeners begin to see that he's talking about something broader than music: This deeply thoughtful man is talking about how his passion for learning and expressing himself was shaped." --...Read more » Learn more
By: James McBride
Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
Length: 8 hours 59 minutes
“You won’t leave this hypnotic book without feeling that James Brown is still out there, howling.”—The Boston Globe
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction, Deacon King Kong, and Five-Carat Soul
Kill ’Em and Leave is more than a book about James Brown. Brown embodied... Read more »
By: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter
Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Length: 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 »Learn more
By: Rickie Lee Jones
Narrated by: Rickie Lee Jones
Length: 16 hours 33 minutes
Grammy Award–winning musician Rickie Lee Jones tells all in this electrifying, intimate memoir about how a little girl grew up to be one of the most legendary, groundbreaking artists of her time. Read—and sung—by Rickie Lee Jones!
This troubadour life is only for the fiercest hearts, only for those vessels that can be broken to smithereens and... Read more »
By: Wendy Leigh
Narrated by: Simon Vance
Length: 8 hours 3 minutes
Discover the man behind the myth in this new biography of one of the most pioneering and influential performers of our time—David Bowie.
David Bowie—the iconic superstar of rock, fashion, art, design, and the quintessential sexual liberator—is a living legend. However, for the past five decades, he has managed to retain his Hollywood star...Read more » Learn more
By: Bruce Conforth & Gayle Dean Wardlow
Narrated by: Leon Nixon
Length: 8 hours 33 minutes
Robert Johnson is the subject of the most famous myth about the blues: he allegedly sold his soul at the crossroads in exchange for his incredible talent, and this deal led to his death at age twenty-seven. But the actual story of his life remains unknown save for a few inaccurate anecdotes. Up Jumped the Devil is the result of over fifty years... Read more »Learn more
By: Sinéad O'Connor
Narrated by: Sinéad O'Connor
Length: 7 hours 14 minutes
From the acclaimed, controversial singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor comes a revelatory memoir of her fraught childhood, musical triumphs, fearless activism, and of the enduring power of song. Blessed with a singular voice and a fiery temperament, Sinéad O’Connor rose to massive fame in the late 1980s and 1990s with a string of gold records. By... Read more »Learn 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
Length: 9 hours 55 minutes
**Winner of the 2021 Audie Award for Narration by Author or Authors**
**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...
By: Sarah Smarsh
Narrated by: Sarah Smarsh
Length: 4 hours 33 minutes
Nominated for the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award
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... Read more »
By: Elton John
Narrated by: Elton John & Taron Egerton
Length: 11 hours 47 minutes
INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
NOW UPDATED WITH A NEW CHAPTER
In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend.
Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses...
By: Mikel Jollett
Narrated by: Mikel Jollett
Length: 11 hours 44 minutes
This program is read by the author, and includes original music from the Airborne Toxic Event album, Hollywood Park
Hollywood Park is a remarkable memoir of a tumultuous life. Mikel Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults, and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction, and emotional abuse. Yet, ultimately, his...
By: Bruce Springsteen
Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
Length: 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 »
By: Richard Marx
Narrated by: Richard Marx
Length: 7 hours 16 minutes
Legendary musician Richard Marx offers an enlightening, entertaining look at his life and career.
Richard Marx is one of the most accomplished singer-songwriters in the history of popular music. His self-titled 1987 album went triple platinum and made him the first male solo artist (and second solo artist overall after Whitney Houston) to have... Read more »
By: Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz
Narrated by: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz & Various
Length: 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 »
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 New... Read more »
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 »
By: John Taylor
Narrated by: John Taylor
Length: 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 »
Narrated by: Esperanza Spalding, Adepero Oduye & Dan Piepenbring
Length: 3 hours 4 minutes
The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words—featuring the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death
Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an... Read more »
By: Patti Smith
Narrated by: Patti Smith
Length: 4 hours 31 minutes
Riveting, elegant, and humorous, New York Times bestseller Year of the Monkey is a moving and original work, a touchstone for our turbulent times.
Following a run of new year’s concerts at San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered by... Read more »