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.
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.
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!!
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.
I wouldn't - the author did not bother to say much about the music created, the creative process etc. The book is mostly a factual account of his life, focused on the women he slept with and the drugs he did. By the end of the book, it was clear to me that I could not expect more - this is the simple story of a simple person.On the flip side, it was nice to see the hard work that it used to take to escape anonymity (before 'modern' times when kids show their ass on TV and become rich the next day).
Anything Will Patton reads sounds alive and exciting. Do look him up (e.g. 'On the Road'), he is just amazing and perfect and I want him to read to me every night at bedtime.
The two things worth the listening time was Will Patton's performance and learning a few things about the history of my favourite hobby.I don't regret it, but if I knew what it was, I would choose something else.
Have a listen to this, and then compare.http://www.audible.com/pd/Bios-Memoirs/Herbie-Hancock-Possibilities-Audiobook/B00OGPRH88