How the band handled Duane's death...
The reader of the book had a great tone and made me want to listen.
Im now revisiting all my older ABB records (CDS). I have a new ear when listening to them.
This book gave me a different perspective on Brothers and Sisters and Eat A Peach. They put their head into the music to deal with Duane's death.
Obviously Gregory and Dickie Betts have their differences. I like how Gregg pointed out the positives on Dickie and didn't bash him. I found it respectable.
Story is great and answered questions I'd had since the 70s. If you loved the music, it's a must read. Will Patton did a wonderful performance, as well.
I was born in 1970, but didn't really find music until the 80's with punk and hair bands, so i wasn't much into the Allman Brothers. I knew a few of their songs, but it was Van Halen and ZZ Top for me back then..
After reading reviews, I was intrigued and gave it a shot. I'm glad I did! This is a super interesting book and gives a real insight to what the music scene was all about back in the 60's and 70's...
I had no idea of the accomplishments of Gregg Allman. There are some really funny stories and all of them are extremely interesting.
You don't need to know much about the Allman Brothers Band to enjoy this book.
As for the narration... Will Patton is one of my very favorite narrators (as well as a great actor). He was the perfect choice for this one.
He really put the soul of Gregg Allman into his narration.
A life that I would not want to live. But I sure enjoyed reading someone who actually did live this life. Thanks Gregg for the devotion and dedication it takes to tell your life's story. This story explains the cross that great musicians have to bear to write the lyrics and really live the blues.
The Foot Shooting Party. That was unbelievably hilarious.
Will Patton became Gregg Allman.
If you think you know The Allman Brothers from their music, wait there's more in store, way more. Take the opportunity to listen to My Cross to Bear. You will learn about the amazing journey of Gregg Allman. How hardy he is, what he's been through and what he's learned about life, music and surviving.
Its quite the revelation. I can better appreciate his music now. Thanks Gregg for all the lessons you teach us.
Yes, I truly enjoyed this book and it was special to have Will Patton read it.
Mr. Allman seemed to have 'many' lives and is truly a survivor.
Mr. Allman's book (I hope) will be turned into a movie. It has the perfect receipe for a very good movie.
The last chapter, his last words, he said he wouldn't live this life over again. Nor would he change anything in his life. Taking responsiblity for one's own actions is truly noble and honest.
the narrator was a great pick for this book, I would listen to it again as it was very entertaining.
will patton is my favorite narrator, i sometimes pick books just because of his narration.
made me laugh but nothing extreme
Honest. Intriguing. Soulful.
Gregory's long struggle with addiction.
I would have loved to hear Gregory Allman read this book, but Will Patton was a great choice.
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.