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The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip Audiobook

The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip

Author: Jeff Guinn Narrator: Josh Hamilton Release Date: July 2019

The fascinating story of two American giants—Henry Ford and Thomas Edison—whose annual summer sojourns introduced the road trip to our culture and made the automobile an essential part of modern life, even as their own relationship altered dramatically. In 1914 Henry Ford and naturalist John Burroughs visited Thomas Edison in Florida and toured the Everglades. The following year Ford, Edison, and tire maker Harvey Firestone joined together on a summer camping trip and decided to call themselves the Vagabonds. They would continue their summer road trips until 1925, when they announced that their fame made it too difficult for them to carry on. Although the Vagabonds traveled with an entourage of chefs, butlers, and others, this elite fraternity also had a serious purpose: to examine the conditions of America's roadways and improve the practicality of automobile travel. Cars were unreliable and the roads were even worse. But newspaper coverage of these trips was extensive, and as cars and roads improved, the summer trip by automobile soon became a desired element of American life. In The Vagabonds Jeff Guinn shares the story of this pivotal moment in American history. But he also examines the important relationship between the older Edison and the younger Ford, who once worked for the famous inventor. The road trips made the automobile ubiquitous and magnified Ford's reputation, even as Edison's diminished. The automobile had come of age and it would transform the American landscape, the American economy, and the American way of life. Guinn brings to life this seminal moment when a new industry created a watershed cultural shift and a famous businessman became a prominent political figure. The Vagabonds is a wonderful story of two American giants and the transformation of the country.

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Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country Audiobook

Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country

Author: Billy Connolly Narrator: Gordon Kennedy Release Date: July 2019

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Made in Scotland by Billy Connolly, read by Gordon Kennedy. All roads lead home. 'After my knighthood was announced, a woman from the BBC came to Glasgow to interview me. We sat down in a lovely hotel in a nice part of town, and she hit me with her first question: "This must mean a lot to you, with you coming from nothing?" I looked at her, and I laughed. "I did'nae come from nothing," I told her. "I come from something." I grew up in the tenements of post-war Glasgow. I am very proud to be working class, and especially a working-class Glaswegian who has worked in the shipyards. I come from the working class. And, most of all, I come from Scotland. Scotland is a unique and wonderful place. Its national motto says a lot about it: Nemo me impune lacessit. A decent translation might be: 'By all means punch me in the nose but prepare yourself for a kick in the arse.' I did'nae come from nothing: I come from Scotland. And this book is about why I will always be happy and proud that I do.'

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Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show Audiobook

Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show

Author: Richard Zoglin Narrator: Gibson Frazier Release Date: July 2019

The story of how Las Vegas saved Elvis and Elvis saved Las Vegas in the greatest musical comeback of all time. The conventional wisdom is that Las Vegas is what destroyed Elvis Presley, launching him on a downward spiral of drugs, boredom, erratic stage behavior, and eventually his fatal overdose. But in Elvis in Vegas, Richard Zoglin takes an alternate view, arguing that Vegas is where the King of Rock and Roll resurrected his career, reinvented himself as a performer, and created the most exciting show in Vegas history. Elvis's 1969 opening night in Vegas was his first time back on a live stage in more than eight years. His career had gone sour—bad movies, and mediocre pop songs that no longer made the charts. He'd been dismissed by most critics as over the hill. But in Vegas he played the biggest showroom in the biggest hotel in the city, drawing more people for his four-week engagement than any other show in Vegas history. His performance got rave reviews, "Suspicious Minds" gave him his first number-one hit in seven years, and Elvis became Vegas's biggest star. Over the next seven years, he performed more than 600 shows there, and sold out every one. Las Vegas was changed too. The intimate night-club-style shows of the Rat Pack, who made Vegas the nation's premier live-entertainment center in the 1950s and '60s, catered largely to well-heeled older gamblers. Elvis brought a new kind of experience: an over-the-top, rock-concert-like extravaganza. He set a new bar for Vegas performers, with the biggest salary, the biggest musical production, and the biggest promotion campaign the city had ever seen. In doing so, he opened the door to a new generation of pop/rock performers, and brought a new audience to Vegas—a mass audience from Middle America that Vegas depends on for its success to this day. A classic comeback tale set against the backdrop of Las Vegas's golden age, Richard Zoglin's Elvis in Vegas is a feel-good story for the ages.

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The Latin Hit Maker: My Journey from Cuban Refugee to World-Renowned Record Producer and Songwriter Audiobook

The Latin Hit Maker: My Journey from Cuban Refugee to World-Renowned Record Producer and Songwriter

Author: Rudy Pérez Narrator: Rudy Perez Release Date: July 2019

For the first time, music legend Rudy Pérez shares his remarkable journey from a poor refugee kid in Miami to composing the greatest hit songs on the world stage. Named the most successful Latin songwriter in history, Rudy Pérez is the creator behind some of the bestselling records of Beyoncé, Julio Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, and IL Divo. In his one-of-a-kind memoir, Rudy tells about his childhood in Cuba and the heart-gripping visits to his father in prison during the height of the communist revolution. Tracing his family's perilous escape on one of the last Freedom Flights to America, Rudy opens up about the years of poverty and growing up in a crime-ridden neighborhood. These memories contrast with tender moments of dancing to the stereo with his siblings, nodding along to his mother's classical favorites, and swaying to blues melodies with his father. At a young age, Rudy tried his hand at recreating the music he loved, and his talent led him to an unprecedented career with over 300 hit songs. With years of hard work, ceaseless creativity, and a strong faith, Rudy was the first Latin music artist to win Billboard Producer of the Decade. Looking back over his five-time Grammy winning legacy, Rudy shares little-known stories of faith and behind-the-scenes details of working with stars like Fergie, Jaci Velasquez, Michael Bolton, Simon Cowell, and Sam Moore. A must-listen for every music lover, The Latin Hit Maker is a genuine rags-to-riches story filled with inspiration, fascinating details, and a powerful reminder of God's grace and transforming creativity. Follow along on Rudy's journey with photos available in the audiobook companion PDF download. ***Please contact Customer Service for additional content.***

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A Mild Touch of the Cancer Audiobook

A Mild Touch of the Cancer

Author: David Downs Narrator: David Downs Release Date: July 2019

In 2017, David got what he thought was a mild touch of the 'flu. This book is the story of why David would make a lousy doctor. Contrary to the book's title, David had lymphoma and it was terminal. But A Mild Touch of the Cancer isn't your standard 'how I survived' compendium. It is a hilarious tale, written while battling one of life's greatest challenges. It's a book about living with optimism and positivity, by a self-proclaimed Genetically Modified Organism. David's book documents a year of gruelling treatment, which at one point nearly made him sell his house in order to raise the necessary $1M for trial CAR-T cell treatment in Boston, US. It was this treatment that saved his life. It's not just a book for those living with cancer - it's for anyone that enjoys an uplifting story of survival against the odds - and a good laugh.

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Revolution - A Secret History Of The Beatles Audiobook

Revolution - A Secret History Of The Beatles

Author: Avalon Giuliano, Geoffrey Giuliano Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano Release Date: July 2019

Once again internationally acclaimed, best selling biographers Geoffrey Giuliano & Avalon Giuliano tear back the decades old veil of myth and un- questioning hero worship surrounding the Beatles' turbulent lives and present the frank, often heart wrenching tale of four young men from Liverpool thrust upon the world stage and into the stratosphere of untouchable super- stardom. Utilizing a wealth of unpublished personal correspondence , never-before-heard taped conversations, obscure studio and home recordings, lost songs and the forgotten diaries the group left behind at the Maharishi's ashram in 1968, Revolution is the last word on the Beatles astounding life and times. For the first time, family members, friends and colleagues speak out exclusively on the often oppressive constraints of global Beatlemania and the life changing effect it had on the Boys.

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A Man For All Seasons - George Bernard Shaw In His Time Audiobook

A Man For All Seasons - George Bernard Shaw In His Time

Author: George Bernard Shaw Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano Release Date: July 2019

'Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.' 'We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.' 'Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything' George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman. With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation. Since his death he has regularly been rated as second only to Shakespeare among British dramatists. Here in this exciting audiobook experience you will find the very best of George Bernard Shaw's vibrant personality and inspirational words. A rare audiobook adventure! GEOFFREY GIULIANO is the author of thirty two internationally best selling books published by the biggest publishers in the world from 1984 to today. He is also an acclaimed Hollywood film actor, director, designer, and is the voice on over 500 popular audiobooks. Series producer Avalon Giuliano in New York Produced by Alex Franchi in Milan Edited and mixed by Macc Kay in Bangkok ICON intern Eden Garret Giuliano Music by Audionautix

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American Icon Henry Ford The Hidden History Audiobook

American Icon Henry Ford The Hidden History

Author: Henry Ford Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano Release Date: July 2019

"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." Henry Ford The great Henry Ford was the unforgettable American captain of industry and unequalled business magnate who founded the Ford Motor Company and the unequalled force behind th development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Here, in this unique and very accessible audiobook, Ford tells his own story. A must for businessmen everywhere and a lauded addition to all school and university systems. A true audio treasure! GEOFFREY GIULIANO is the author of thirty two internationally best selling books published by the biggest publishers in the world from 1984 to today. He is also an acclaimed Hollywood film actor, director, designer, and is the voice on over 500 popular audiobooks. Series producer Avalon Giuliano in New York Produced by Alex Franchi in Milan Edited and mixed by Macc Kay in Bangkok ICON intern Eden Garret Giuliano Music by Audionautix

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Life's That Way Audiobook

Life's That Way

Author: Jim Beaver Narrator: Jim Beaver Release Date: July 2019

Actor Jim Beaver (Supernatural, Deadwood, Justified) and his wife Cecily Adams (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Moogie) were at the peaks of their careers and happily raising a beautiful two-year old daughter, Madeline. Then tragedy struck, not once, but twice. What followed was laid down by Jim in a moving, poignant, and uplifting journal of the following year, a year filled with heartbreak as well as enormous gifts and invaluable lessons, not just for Jim and his family but for readers who traveled along with him on his journey.

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Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of AR Rahman Audiobook

Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of AR Rahman

Author: Krishna Trilok Narrator: Suyash Mohan Release Date: July 2019

Who really is A.R. Rahman? We know the music. But do we know the man? For the first time, a nation's pride--winner of National Film awards, Oscars, Grammys and hearts--opens up about his philosophies: hope, perseverance, positivity and love. From his early days as a composer of advertisement jingles to his first big break in feature films, from his keenness to integrate new technology with good old-fashioned music scores to the founding of his music school, from his resounding entry on to the international stage to his directorial debut, from his philanthropy to his inner life, Notes of a Dream captures Rahman's extraordinary success story with all the rhythm and melody, the highs and lows, of a terrific soundtrack by the man himself.

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The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, and the New Generation - A Legacy of Triumph and Tragedy Audiobook

The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, and the New Generation - A Legacy of Triumph and Tragedy

Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli Narrator: Robert Petkoff Release Date: June 2019

From New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli comes The Kennedy Heirs, his most revealing Kennedy audiobook yet. A unique burden was inherited by the children of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his celebrated siblings, Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy. Raised in a world of enormous privilege against the backdrop of American history, this third generation of Kennedys often veered between towering accomplishment and devastating defeat. In his revelatory new audiobook, acclaimed Kennedy historian J. Randy Taraborrelli draws back the curtain on the next generation of America's most famous family. John Kennedy, Jr.'s life in the public eye is explored, following the Kennedy scion as he faced the challenges posed by marrying his great love, Carolyn Bessette. Riveting new details are shared about the couple's tragic demise-and why Ethel Kennedy advised Carolyn not to take the trip that would ultimately end her life. John's sister, Caroline Kennedy, had her own complicated relationships, including a marriage to Ed Schlossberg that surprised her mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and an unexpected bond with her mother-in-law, Mae Schlossberg. Additional stories, many shared here for the first time, illuminate the rest of the Kennedy dynasty: Kara Kennedy, Ted's daughter, and her valiant battle against lung cancer; how Ted's wife, Vicki, introduced a new era of feminism to the Kennedy family; the lifelong struggles with addiction faced by Bobby Kennedy Jr. and Patrick Kennedy; the unexpected way pop star Taylor Swift helped Conor Kennedy heal after the death of his mother, Bobby's wife Mary; and Congressman Joe Kennedy III's rise to prominence. At the center of it all is the family's indomitable matriarch, Ethel Kennedy-a formidable presence with her maddening eccentricities and inspiring courage. Based on hundreds of exclusive first-hand interviews and cultivated over twenty years of research-including numerous Oral Histories from the JFK Library and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute-The Kennedy Heirs is an epic drama of ambition, scandal, pride and power.

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The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band Audiobook

The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL MOVIE STARRING MACHINE GUN KELLY, DANIEL WEBBER, DOUGLAS BOOTH, AND IWAN RHEON, DIRECTED BY JEFF TREMAINE. Celebrate over thirty years of the world's most notorious rock band with the audiobook edition of The Dirt—the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe. Fans have gotten glimpses into the band's crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, rollercoaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mötley Crüe books like Tommyland and The Heroin Diaries, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an open book in The Dirt. Joe Levy at Rolling Stone calls The Dirt 'without a doubt . . . the most detailed account of the awesome pleasures and perils of rock & roll stardom I have ever read. It is completely compelling and utterly revolting.'

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