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.
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.
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