yes it was great to hear. i only wish gregg himself had done the the narration.
nothing else compares except the phil lesh book on tape...
all of it. heart warming stories.
when gregg talked about duane and his last conversation with him.
this is a must listen. i sat glued to it for 5 hours. the next 5hours was even better.the best 10 hours spent in my life so far.
The Allman Brothers Band is one of my all time favorites so I was eager to learn anything I could about what led to such music. If you don't care for the music, the story of Gregg Allman will not be that interesting.
It was a fitting ending. Greg Allman was resigned to his own mistakes and turned to religion after a life that seemed rather devoid of much deep thinking.
The performance was very good. This is what I think it would have sounded like in the author's voice.
I was intrigued by the author's lack of insight into the pain and harm he had caused to others. For instance, when his roadie was busted and imprisoned for trafficking drugs for him, Gregg Allman basically said "He knew what he was doing." But GA does not reflect on the fact that if he (GA) had not had a desperate need for drugs and sent his roadie out to score them, the bust would not have happened. I love the music and would have liked to have discovered that the leader of the band (post-Duane) was more likeable.
If you are any kind of ABB fan you will love this book and the history. I loved everything about it and felt like I was right there with him.
Didnt read the print version but the reader on the audio version was amazing - sounded just like what I image Mr. Allman to sound like.
All of it
Felt like I was in the moment and there in the story
Didnt exepct much out of this book but it is hands down one of the best I have "read" this year! Amazing story and history!!
Absolutely would recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about Gregg Allman. My spouse knew some of the folks with the Allman Brothers band and knew most of this history. He was curious how much Gregg would put out there and in my spouse's opinion, Gregg really put it ALL out there.
I shared listening to this with my husband and we enjoyed just talking about the book together. It's just funny and sad and all those things that happen in a real person's life.
No, but he did a great job with this reading and sounded very similar to Gregg.
When he talks about his attempts to reconcile with his children and does so honestly and sometimes it is heartbreaking - but real.
What a great read. While it's not at all necessary to have Iived through the eras, the music and the sidebars as an observer, it made it even more of a ride. Recommended to all and especially aspiring musicians as there is solid insight into Gregory's creative process.
No one could compare to Gregg.
Will Patton is Gregg Allman...can't imagine a better interpretation nor would I invite one.
While he's no angel, it's great to hear his side
Being from the south, who doesn't love The ABB. What a life this guy has lead. I am fascinated he is still alive today. Good for him and his family, I hope he lives a long life and continues to write songs. I would love to hear Dickey Betts side of the story. Will Patton is on his A game as usual.
Life is Love is Life
Yes this book was awesome to listen to and the narrator was fabulous as Gregg.
Print books have their place but this one was so much fun to listen to.
So many moments but I think when he shot himself in the foot! Having grown up in the Vietnam war era and imagining that moment in time. The part where Gregg talks about Duane's funeral was really moving. The end of the book was so heartwarming and a real inspiration for anyone who has gone thru addictions and grief in their life. It brings back the times, the hippie and freak children days.. carefree and so turbulent.
It's not my cross to bear so crucify me anyway!
The Allman Brothers Band will live on forever as one of the greatest American Rock and Roll/Blues bands of all time. They truly were the innovators of what is now called Southern Rock.
Just started listening to audiobooks and have found I really love them! I mostly listen when I run/walk but am now adding other activities.
Both the reader/narrator and the content of "My Cross to Bear" made this book very enjoyable. The story seemed pretty down to earth and definitely entertaining.
I most enjoyed hearing stories of the band and their struggles to "make it," and then their struggle to keep it together after several life challenges.
The whole book was my favorite. I just couldn't get enough of this book!
No. In fact, I wanted to take my time and get through it because I didn't want it to end so quickly for me. It was an indulgent treat for me.
I would have like to have heard more of Gregory's struggle with addiction. It seemed a little glossed over in a very general sense. Aside from knowing he had an addiction that took many tries to overcome, there wasn't much detail about it.
Yes. Great performance
Allman's story unlike so many other rock star auto-bios pulls you in and is very interesting. The profanity laced story feels totally real.
His performance, with his southern accent, makes it feel like Allman is sitting around with you telling stories. It doesn't present as a book but like a conversation.
Listened to it over two days and have really enjoyed it.