Fandom and The Beatles: The Act Youve Known for All These Years Audiobook, by Kenneth Womack Play Audiobook Sample

Fandom and The Beatles: The Act You've Known for All These Years Audiobook

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Read By: Michael Butler Murray, Emily Sutton-Smith Publisher: Tantor Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781666167047

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Longest Chapter Length:

58:19 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

09:37 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

39:05 minutes

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Publisher Description

More than fifty years after their breakup, the Beatles are still attracting fans from various generations, all while retaining their original fan base from the 1960s. Why have those first-generation fans continued following the Beatles and are now introducing their grandchildren to the group? Why are current teens affected by the band's music? And perhaps most importantly, how and why do the Beatles continue to resonate with successive generations?

Unlike other bands of their era, the Beatles seem permanently frozen in time, having never descended into "nostalgia act" territory. Instead, even after the announcement of the band's breakup in 1970, the group has maintained its cultural and musical relevance. Their timeless quality appeals to younger generations while maintaining the loyalty of older fans. While the Beatles indeed represent a specific time period, their music and words address issues as meaningful today as they were during the Summer of Love: politics, war, sex, drugs, art, and creative liberation. As the first anthology to assess the nature of fan response and the band's enduring appeal, Fandom and the Beatles: The Act You've Known for All These Years defines and explores these unique qualities and the key ways in which this particular pop fusion has inspired such loyalty and multigenerational popularity.

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About the Authors

Kenneth Womack is the author of several books about the Beatles, including Long and Winding Roads and The Beatles Encyclopedia. He is also the author the acclaimed two-volume biography of Sir George Martin, Maximum Volume and Sound Pictures. He is dean of humanities and social science at Monmouth University where he also serves as professor of English. Visit him at for more Beatles history and insight.

About the Narrators

Michael Butler Murray is an audiobook narrator as well as an actor and producer known for Jersey Boys, Frontera, The Day of the Grackle, and iCarly: iGo to Japan.

Emily Sutton-Smith has appeared in several films, including The Butterfly Effect 3 and Nevermore, as well as several television programs. An award winning audiobook narrator, she has read titles by Iris Johansen, Kendra Elliot, and Shéa MacLeod, among others.