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Amram, David. Northport Celebrates Jack: A Poetry & Music Tribute to Jack Kerouac. Northport, NY: Birnham Woods Graphics, 2002. Audiobook CD.

  

All music written and performed by David Amram on piano, dumbek, penny whistle, bass double ocarina, irish double d whistle and french horn.

 


Burroughs, William S. & Jack Kerouac. And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks. Ashland, OR: Blackstone Audiobooks, 2008. Audiobook CD.

 

A fictional account of the 1944 murder of David Kammerer by Lucien Carr, a friend of William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, features the two authors writing in alternating voices from the perspectives of a bartender and a hard-drinking merchant marine.

 


Fenton, Patrick. Jack's Last Call: Say Goodbye to Kerouac. Read by Lou Cariou. Carle Place, NY: SueMedia Productions, 2008. Audiobook CD.

 

Jack's Last Call, directed by award winning audio dramatist Sue Zizza, takes place at the end of August 1964, in Kerouac's Northport, Long Island living room, as he and his mother pack to leave for St. Petersburg, Florida.

 

Kerouac, Jack. Big Sur. Unabridged. Read by Tom Parker. Ashland, OR: Blackstone Audiobooks, 1998.  
           Audiobook CD.

 

This semi-autobiographical modern classic was inspired by author Jack Kerouac's three visits to Big Sur, California. Pressured by the demands of his own success, Jack Duluoz, the fictional alter-ego of Kerouac, retreats to a secluded cabin in Bixby Canyon. Although seclusion heals his sorrows, loneliness forces him to return to civilization, where his troubles manifest themselves again. In return visits to Big Sur, his mental and physical deterioration only worsens.


Kerouac, Jack. The Dharma Bums. Unabridged. Read by Tom Parker. Ashland, OR: Blackstone Audiobooks, 2004. Audiobook CD.

 

Two ebullient young men are engaged in a passionate search for dharma, or truth. Their major adventure is the pursuit of the Zen way, which takes them climbing into the high Sierras to seek the lesson of solitude.

 

Kerouac, Jack. The Haunted Life: And Other Writings. Read by Liev Schreiber and Luke Daniels. Grand Haven, MI: Brilliance Audio, 2014. Audiobook CD.

 

Short stories. Jack Kerouac wrote this manuscript when he was 22 years old and attending Columbia University. Originally intended as a three-part novel, only this first 20,000-word section was ever finished. Upon its completion, Kerouac promptly lost his only handwritten final draft in a New York taxicab, remaining unknown to the public until its appearance at Christie's many years later.


Kerouac, Jack. The Jack Kerouac Collection. Santa Monica, CA: Rhino Records, 1990. Audiobook CD.

 

Disc one: Poetry for the Beat Generation and the Steve Allen Plymouth Show. Disc two: Blues and haikus, featuring Al Cohn and Zoot Sims. Disc three: Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation and Is there a Beat Generation?

 

Kerouac, Jack. Kerouac: Kicks, Joy, Darkness. Salem, MA: Rykodisc, 1997. Audiobook CD.

 

Poems, some are set to music


Kerouac, Jack. On the Road. Unabridged. Read by Tom Parker. Ashland, OR: Blackstone Audio Books, 1995.  Audiobook CD.


The story of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, roaring across America's heart.


Kerouac, Jack. On the Road. Unabridged. Read by Tom Parker. Solon, Ohio: Findaway World, 2012.  
           Sound Recording Playaway.

The story of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, roaring across America's heart.


Kerouac, Jack. On the Road: The Original Scroll. Unabridged. Read by John Ventimiglia. New York, NY: Penguin Audio, 2007. Audiobook CD.


Presents Kerouac's original 1951 scroll draft of "On the Road" which offers insight into the writer's thematic vision and narrative voice as influenced by the American literary, musical, and visual arts of the post-World War II period.


Kerouac, Jack. Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation. Read by the author. New York, NY: Verve, 1997.Audiobook CD.

  

Reissue of a monaural record of the same title, Verve Records, 1958. Excerpts from San Francisco Scene, Lucien Midnight, The Subterraneans, and other prose works read by the author.

 

Kerouac, Jack. The Sea is my Brother. Unabridged. Read by Ray Porter. Ashland, OR: Blackstone Audio, 2012. Audiobook CD.  


In the spring of 1943, during a stint in the merchant marine, twenty-one-year-old Jack Kerouac set out to write his first novel, he titled it The Sea Is My Brother.


 

Kerouac, Jack. Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha. Read by Danny Campbell. Westminster, MD: Books on Tape, 2008. Audiobook CD.


In the mid-50's Jack Kerouac, a lifelong Catholic, became fascinated with Buddhism, an interest that had a profound impact on his ideas of spirituality and later found expression in such books as Mexico City Blues and The Dharma Bums.

 


 

 

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