"you can't lay this one down if your a allman fan this book tells the good and the bad of all of them"
The best book ever can't wait to start ..... Please be with me. . . .
Gregg and his narrator do an amazing job of bringing it all together. I I especially enjoyed hearing about the early years and in particular, the relationship between Duane and Gregg.
I confess, I listened primarily because Will Patton was reading. However, I am a fan of Gregg Allman and The Allman Brothers' Band and now that I know that they've made all this other music since "Seven Turns," I'll have to go check it out. I'm not usually a fan of autobiographies but I enjoyed this book. I had no idea what had become of the band since about 1979 and it was fascinating to hear it all from the source. AND it had a happy ending so how cool is that?
Anything read by Will Patton.
Will Patton could read senate bills and the whole country would know what was happening in Congress. But that would take too long. I listened to this book BECAUSE Will Patton read it.
It's an autobiography so you can't do that.
It does my heart good to know that Gregg Allman is well and happy. Makes me smile for him.
Absolutely one of best audiobooks I have listened to in a number years. The narrator was excellent you almost believed that it was Greg talking. I grew up in Macon, worked with an accounting firm that did tax work for Capricorn Records and The Allman Brothers from 1972 thru 1974. Melissa is my favorite Allman Brothers song. Really enjoyed it. Thank you Greg for sharing your story.
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
I am glad to have read this book but fail to have much empathy for Mr Allman's cross. He seems to bear it a little too proudly. Book is tedious in some places.
Love the Allman Brothers Band, Love the music, I would find it hard to like the person.
Will Patton is, once again, one of the best voices out there. His voice, combined with Gregg's story and Alan Light's literary skills, amount to a Rock & Roll autobiography unlike anything we have ever seen. Gregg comes across as an humble, flawed, rock & roll survivor with a passion for music generated by bass guitar, rhythm guitar, 2 drum kits, and a Hammond B3...no synthesizers here.
Gregg is the survivor. His homage to his brother Duane and Berry Oakley show him to be the keeper of the flame honoring 2 of the greatest Rock musicians that ever graced this planet.
Will Patton is the best voice out there!