Absolutely! Great narrator! Great story! Overall execellent!!!
Surprised me!!! The honesty and story... And the tale about my favorite hit "Melissa"
Great book!!! Great Narrator!!!
This is one of my favorite listens.
I love hearing "the story" behind successful people and how they got where they are.
Since this is an autobiography, its important for the reading voice to sound as much like the author as possible. Will Patton did a really good job.
Been a fan since Laid Back was released--was interested in his life's journey.
Well, duh, Gregg!
Yeah, it was fine, but would have preferred to hear it from Gregg himself.
I'm No Angel
Heartbroken over his addiction struggles--why must talented people also be such tortured souls?
Gregg's view of other big name acts he had a chance to meet.
Gregg and his ability to weave a story.
This is a first, he catches your attention and keeps it.
i love to listen!
Gregg shares many stories of his trip to fame, however his story lacks details that make the reader want more. He jumps through events just to get to the next thing that happened. This could have been much better if he left some things out and elaborated more on others. We all know that being on the road equals loads of life lessons and thrilling events, they may have been mentioned here but with no depth. I was disappointed that Gregg himself did not do the reading, however Will Patton did an amazing job!
The Allman Brothers were starting up during my late and early 20's and being a guitarist, I could appreciate their powerful ability to make music that moved my soul. This book gives a wonderful history of the good bad times in the music business and also shows the damage that drugs can cause in a person's life.
The book gave a inside history of the evolution of music and the information was presented in a way that kept my interest from cover to cover.
Whether you are interested in music or not. This is a very well presented history of a time when music was changing and provided a accurate inside view of the difficult lives of musicians.
Foreign voices become dear friends, whispering in my ear. Some last long after the story has ended, heard, then, by all whom I touch.
Excellent, though tough story to listen to....Gregory has lived hard and reports some of his adventures directly and honestly. Great of you are an Allman Bros. fan
If you are a fan of the ABB, you will love the story of how the band was formed. The group's struggles are well documented, but you will likely learn a few things along the way. Any discussion of the ABB invariably includes "what ifs" and we are again left to wonder what music could have been created had Duane lived longer. Gregg's personal account appears to hold nothing back. I confess to being a fan and have worn out multiple vinyl copies of Fillmore East before finally switching to CDs. It is still one of the finest sets every produced. The story behind the cover photos was interesting--and probably not what you might have imagined. This is but one of many nuggets along the way. Will Patton's reading is spot on. He seems to capture Allman's soulful expression from the text to match what Allman delivers in performance. Patton's delivery adds tremendously to the story, giving it great realism. I would have given this an overall of 4.5 had that option been available.
How the song Whipping Post was wrote
I have not
This book was very inspiring
I am so glad Gregg wrote this book
I thoroughly enjoyed how Gregg just laid it all out there, his life, his music, his addictions. All make for very interesting read for any musician or any fan.
His connection to the music. Whether its the instruments or the writing, he continued to tell his own melodic story.
I have not, but I really enjoyed his narration. Best audio book performance I've heard. His accent and inflections made it feel like a guy from Macon telling Gregg's story.
Made me pick up my Les Paul Custom and jam some more!