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.
Semi retired CPA, Sarah's mom, corgi mom, avid traveler, political junkie, somewhere north of ATL
The best, by the best......read it and weep! Every guys hero and every girls fantasy!
No apologies, no regrets.
I was enjoying part 1 until it came to the change in narrator. I'm sorry, but much as I enjoy the material, I just have to dump this audiobook. Killed by Hurley - just can't listen to him. Actually think I may buy the book and read it. Rare even when a narrator is so bad.
enjoyed learning more about the craft of writing a song, and know it will increase my enjoyment in listening to some of my stones favorites. Richards comes across as honest and depicts addictions without self pity or apology. The depth of his love for music and the craft behind it was particularly interesting. A great book for anyone you know who is into music. I agree the narration by Hurley was not good--Depp may have been a bit "over the top" but I found it kept my attention whereas Hurly's narration was too flat and literally could put me to sleep. Book could have used editing, but overall if you like the Stones--Richards takes you on a great ride.
This was a fantastic read. Unlike Bob Dylan (whose memoir I also liked), Keith tells you EVERYTHING you want to know about being in The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World. I learned so much about blues and rock history, about why Keith Richards is one of the greatest guitarists ever, and about why the rest of us could never get away with partying as hard as has. Great narration by Joe Hurley, less great but still okay by Johnny Depp.
AND there are two readers. The first section is done by a guy doing a basic American accent and then -- for some damned reason -- Johnny Depp starts reading in the second section doing a fake British accent. It gets a little old after a while. I dunno why. Maybe 'cause you know he's faking it.
I was so excited to hear that Johnny Depp, who taps into Keith Richards to play Captain Jack Sparrow, would be narrating this. Unfortunately, what I was hoping for was not delivered. Johnny Depp simply drones on and on in his own fake slightly European accent. No excitement or drama in his tone whatsoever. Ruins the telling of Keith's story.
I switched to the real thing. I enjoy the book, but the audio book is terrible. After Part 1, Johnny Depp takes over reading, and while he may sound more like Keith than Joe Hurley, he ruins the pace and the 'relationship' the listener has already established with the narrator. I found Depp's efforts to sound stoned and English just awful. This is a case where you are better off reading the book.
Richards mentions his preference for cuddling so many times I began to get the idea that he must be awful in bed. He desires women the way children want puppies: to pet them. Good on his childhood but vague in his long-running glory days. Reading it is like shoveling smoke, with big names populating the haze. Clears up one mystery: why he's still alive after all those drugs. Although he assumes a self-congratulatory tone for his survival, it's clear that he's a volunteer in the drug army, not a draftee. He's not an addict and really can quit anytime he wants to endure the withdrawal. Best part of the book is his take on the music, although there's not enough of that. He's Duct-tape DIY to Mick Jagger's royalty. For Stones' fans, worth reading.
very hum drum and boring compared to other autobiography's in this genre.
Johnny Depp did a fine job but he should have read the entire book. Changing narrators was off putting.
Some interesting bits of information and not entirely worthless. I just expected more from one of Rocks founding fathers. I think I did almost as much interesting stuff or at least when i recount the story's for my friends, it sounds like I did.