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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brandon Baltzley Narrator: George Newbern Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2013 ISBN: 9781452682457
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Nines Lives is a multivoiced biography of a dazzling, surreal, and imperiled city, told through the lives of nine unforgettable characters and bracketed by two epic storms: Hurricane Betsy, which transformed New Orleans in the 1960s, and Hurricane Katrina, which nearly destroyed it. Dan Baum brings this kaleidoscopic portrait to life, showing us what was lost in the storm and what remains to be saved. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Baum, an empathetic storyteller, has nearly perfectly distilled the events, providing readers with a sensuous portrait of a place . . . Baum's chronicle leaves readers with a bittersweet understanding of what Americans lost during Hurricane Katrina. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
  • “If James Frey and Anthony Bourdain had a love child, Brandon Baltzley would be their delightful and devilish spawn.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • Nine Lives is a cool mix of food and drugs. Baltzley’s story is captivating. His voice is raw and honest. Makes you hungry, and repulsed all at the same time—but in the best way possible. The frenetic energy in his life is captured by the bullet-train fast narrative. A great work of art.”

    Nic Sheff, author of Tweak

  • Nine Lives is a compelling story of perseverance and the power of food. I’m honored to have been a part of Brandon’s journey.”

    Chef Wylie Dufresne

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About the Author

Brandon Baltzley is a Louisiana-born, low-country raised, nomadic chef, musician, writer, lover, fighter, and part-time schitzo. After being raised in the kitchens of gay bars and numerous bistros, he left to tour with the metal act Kylesa. Upon leaving Savannah’s sludge-metal scene, he rekindled his love for food and has been steadily making long-lasting impressions everywhere he decides to plate a dish.

About the Narrator

George Newbern is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and a television and film actor best known for his roles as Brian MacKenzie in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II, as well as Danny in Friends. As a voice actor, he is notable for his role as Superman on the Cartoon Newtork series Static Shock, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited. He holds a BA in theater arts from Northwestern University.