I feel like I'm pals with Keith...if he didn't obviously have more friendships to keep up with then I can imagine I'd invite him over for a drink.
Keith Richards, with the help of his coauthor James Fox, has written a compelling autobiography of his life that does not pull punches regarding his own behavior and that of everyone who has been a part of his life story. His perspective is very personal, leaving the listener with a keen sense of Richards the passionate musician, the man who, through his use of heroin, failed the people around him, and who nevertheless retained a big heart, and the will to overcome his addiction (35 years ago) motivated by the needs of his children. Johnny Depp is a great narrator of roughly the first third of the book. It takes some time to get used to Hurley's reading when he takes over. However, Hurley captures Richards' character and voice.
It's honest, candid.
Nothing compares to this.
No, I haven't, but these performances are gold standards to be measured against. They're brilliant.
Yes and no. I wanted to stop everything and listen to it non-stop. However, I didn't want it to end.
This is a great example of how an audiobook can be a completely different experience from the printed book. I have read the print version of the book, and listening to this audiobook felt brand new like a wholly different experience. I believe everyone should listen to and read this book.
The switch between narrators can be jarring but they all do well. Joe Hurley was excellent, probably better than Johnny Depp which was surprising. There are some slow parts of the book, especially Keith's childhood, but there are some crazy stories that more than make up for it.
live love laugh
there is no other book that could come close cause Keith Richards has led an incredible life
there all great
if i could i would have but its a long book but vary entertaining. listened to it in 3 days while working (truck driver)
a book for any stones fan & a must have for the super fans!!! thanks Mr.Richards!!!
Nazariy B. Telyuk
Love Johnny Depp and Joe Henry narration. Great book and bunch of interesting and hilarious stories are told here. I would recommend this book for everyone who even is not into the Rolling Stones - this is just a fun book to listen to.
The performance of the narrators was the cherry on top of this absolutely brilliant, hilarious, and completely fulfilling biography. Ready to listen to it again!
Yes and No. Yes for the content and the narration by Johnny Depp, but Jame's Fox's reading is SO slow and SO slurred that it really makes it painful to listen to. I realize he was trying to stay in character, but there is a reason why we didn't want Keith Richards to narrate this in the first place. Conversations with drunk, almost unintelliglbe people are always frustrating. James Fox's accent is also uneven. He drops out of character on 1 our of every 6 or 7 words. If you're going to pick and accent, NAIL the accent, otherwise don't do it at all.
Johnny Depp does a very good job as a narrator. I wish he would have read the whole thing.
James ffffooooxxxx spppeeaaakkkss vvvveeeeerrrrryyy slllloooowwwwwlllly. It will literally drive you insane. Ironically, the few times that he is reading another character, he is actually quite good. He just sucks at Keith Richards.
Just very frustrated at the narration.
The readers were AMAZING. Quite unexpected in a sense. I knew the stories would be wild, but they were very endearing and heartfelt with a generous dose of dry English humor to boot. Those offended by language need not take a listen, however all intimate escapades were handled quite decently.
Quite simply the best memoir I've ever read and written like a friend was talking to you.
It cannot be over emphasized how well Johnny Depp and Joe Hurley narrate Keith's gift.
And just for kicks maybe but well worth listening Keith himself narrates the last bit. I also really appreciated ;-) and it over small bits here and there of biographical recall to someone better suited than himself to report from the front lines. This included many other musicians friends and even his cranial doctor. What a wild ride thanks to Keith Richards and his co-biographer, James Fox, for delivering the goods.my guess is that it probably took four to five years off of Mr. Fox's life do the damn thing. I think it took one off mine just to hear it!