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Nonfiction & Culture The marvelous presentation of Pete Seeger's words and music is a gift to all lovers of folk music, as well as anyone interested in the history of civil protest in America. The Storm King combines Seeger's captivating stories about his life and times with some of his most famous songs and well-chosen music from other folk traditions. The music enhances without getting in the way of Seeger's marvelous reminiscences. "Nobody really wants to consider what happens after food leaves your plate," says author Mary Roach. But Gulp narrator Emily Woo Zeller is undeterred by this detailed account of the alimentary canal—including its ins and outs—embracing the subject with aplomb and audible appreciation of Roach's puns and jests. Amazingly, it makes for appealing listening. 20 20 The Year in Audiobooks 2013 BEST AUDIOBOOKS BEFORE HAPPINESS Shawn Achor Read by Mike Chamberlain (Random House Audio/ Books on Tape) UN COOKED Michael Pollan UN Read by Michael Pollan (Penguin Audio) DOGTRIPPING David Rosenfelt Read by Jeff Steitzer (Listen & Live Audio) UN FINDING YOUR ELEMENT Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica Read by Ken Robinson (Tantor Media) UN FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL Sheri Fink Read by Kirsten Potter (Random House Audio/ Books on Tape) UN THE FUN STUFF James Wood Read by Simon Vance (Blackstone Audiobooks) UN GULP Mary Roach Read by Emily Woo Zeller (Tantor Media) UN LATINO AMERICANS Ray Suarez Read by Ray Suarez (HighBridge Audio) UN LEAN IN Sheryl Sandberg Read by Elisa Donovan (Random House Audio/ Books on Tape) UN THE LONGEST ROAD Philip Caputo Read by Pete Larkin (HighBridge Audio) UN THE MUSHROOM HUNTERS Langdon Cook Read by Kevin Free (Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio) UN THE OLD WAYS Robert Macfarlane Read by Robin Sachs (Blackstone Audiobooks) UN STICKS AND STONES Emily Bazelon Read by Rebecca Lowman (Random House Audio/ Books on Tape) UN THE STORM KING Pete Seeger Read by Pete Seeger (Hachette Audio) UN

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