While KR's Life is a story very much worth listening to, the split narration is a bit distracting. Nevertheless, Joe Hurley's reading was energetic, superb, and more like telling a story that he actually lived.
I listen to audiobooks when I drive and when I hike.
This book was pretty good, but certainly not great. It's too bad so much of Keith Richard's life revolved around drugs.
I could just keep listening to Keith's tales forever. This book was awesome! It's a little confusing when Johnny D switches to Joe Hurley without warning but they both do an amazing job ... especially Joe.
Couldn't stop listening! Well written, GREAT narration, unbelievable story of Keith's life. Things you'd never expect from him gave me even more respect for his accomplishments. Felt like I was learning about and being a part of a friend's life. WELL DONE, A MUST.
My preference for a good story is something totally unusual and not run of the mill stuff. Give me something I haven't heard before.
Well done. But this is a one sided view of the Stones. Staying stoned for most of the Stones' career and then being pissed that Mick basically took over the running of the show seems to be the ending thought. I would have thought that Keith would have been a bit more grateful that Mick kept it going so Keith could have the money to stay stoned. Then again it might have been a disfavor in a sense. But the Stones separately don't do well. They have to be together to be prolific. Interesting stuff about guitar riffs though.
couldn't get thru it. sorry folks thought it would be better. I found it torturous to listen to and so so boring. I returned to it several times thinking eventually it would get better but still only about halfway thru it and no desire to advance further
Simply the best narrated book I've ever listened too. Very interesting and engaging. And don't do heroin.
This is a much more comprehensive look at Keith's life than I had expected. It's like reliving a favorite part of my life and finally being given a backstage pass to see what I had only imagined was going on with those celebrities I had envied from a distance. It makes me want to go back and (and I will) listen to the songs with a whole new appreciation. It definitely has changed my perspective on Keith, who I had viewed as a burnt out, cigarette-smoking zombie of a guitar player who was lucky to be a part of the Stones (much less still alive.)
Turns out he's a pretty intelligent guy, with an incredible dedication to his music and has been a major contributor to writing most of the hits.
I was disappointed with Johnny Depp's narration. He does a great job with accents for other people at various points, but most of his narration is done in a lifeless monotone that sounds nothing like Keith Richards and takes the life out of the words. The narration improves dramatically when the narrator (Depp or someone else) switches to a Keith Richards imitation.