I am a full-time artist, intrepid traveler and a voracious reader. I discovered Audible and audio books through my son Corey, who is a narrator of several Audible books.
Amazingly personal and strange look inside the world of Keith Richards. I liked the use of different voices and thought it added much to the story although in places it was a bit of s strange transition.
I was at the first Stones concert in the USA at Swing Auditorium and this is like looking behind the mirror to see what they saw.
It boggles the mind to hear heroin use as matter of fact and normal ' but the context is so relevant to the story that it fits right in.
This book is like sitting down for a really long chat with an old friend. It doesn't feel read, it feels relived.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's a great insight into the lives of the rich and famous, who somehow don't forget that they came from humble beginnings.
Great book. Johnny Depp is not the best reader but he fits as "Keith's Voice". Learned you can't judge a book by its cover as they say. Keith is deeper, more interesting, and more of a character than I ever thought.
Simply fantastic. I'm sure it's a terrific read as well, but the Audible version adds a level of richness and depth that I would never have been able to achieve on my own. Depp and Hurley absolutely embody the essence of Keith Richards and add such a wonderful, yet appropriately subtle dynamic to Keith's endearing, dry sense of humor. The only thing that threw me off for a minute was the occasional alternating first person, but once I caught on to it, it was a much appreciated addition to the narrative that further added to the richness of this title. I highly recommend "Life"!
"Life" is a great recounting of the early years of rock'n'roll and, of course, of the Rolling Stones. Narrators Depp and Hurley are engaging, although the dramatic differences in delivery is slightly annoying.
loved every minute of it. I always chose to believe the author is giving me his best recollection of events as they remember them whenever I read a memoir and that was how I went into this and i flew through it. really gives you and understanding of his world and helps differentiate the Keith Richards of the rolling stones and the real Keith Richards few people probably ever really get to see.
Why is this book so long? I've enjoyed it, but after the 10th drug bust story, it feels more redundant than informative. Obviously one can't squeeze in every single detail about one's life in an autobiography without it becoming tedious.
That being said, he's had an incredible, one-of-a-kind life that's interesting to hear about. It does answer the question I had before starting: "What's it like to be Keith Richards?"
Yes. Loved the story. Keith Richards is a genius in song and life.
No. This was terrible. Johnny Depp ok but boring. Joe Hurley horrible. I thought it greatly detracted from the brilliant prose.
My first disappointing Audible book from the viewpoint of readers after more than 60 books.
This is not the type of book I ususally read, but is why I choose to try it. The voices did fit the book though I thought the readers could have put a little more expression into what they read. I found myself putting the speed at 1 1/2 or 2 just because it was so slow. The slowness did fit the attitude of the book, but I just wanted to get through it faster.
Glad I read it I guess since it did show just what a tough life superstars go through to get to the fame we take for granted. Wonder how his path would have worked with the same talent but less sex and drugs? That was the age, I know, but it was quite overwhelming to me how many escapes they had from serious jail time and death!
Not my kind of book, but feel it did a very good job of showing me part of a real world I never experienced or chose to be in then or now. Also, this was the first autobiography I have listened to while on Audible.
I am a D-Bag.
This is a mixed review. The story ranges from great to a how to make music. Not being real knowledgable about the rolling stones other then their music I came to this book with an open mind. I knew Mic Jagger and heard of Keith but I didn't know squat about them really. I dug Wild Horses and some of the music I had heard on the Radio but i wasn't a big fan. The story is well written and the tone is raw and gritty something I like. Problem is I dont like keith very well he spends most of the book blaming the police and government for his problems and it was his drug use that brought the heat on him. Its hard to feel for a guy who breaks the law dailey. Then there is his horrific parenting (which he blames on the laws pressure on him) which makes me really hate him. This guy is a whiner and on top of that a real ego manic who blames Jagger for very thing else. When you read between the lines any one can see that it is his jealousy and insecurity that causes the tension in the RS.
Anyway Depp does a great job reading as does the guy who reads most of the book in between Deeps passages. The problem is again Richards who reads the last hour or so. You can barely understand him as he rambles on about dogs, turtles, and crocs in mud puddles. The last hour, both the performance and story leaves me saying " What the hell?"
Anyway its well worth the credit to the layman and I'd bet a real Stones fan would love this.