I give this autobiography a Number One with a Bullet.
I don't have anything to compare it to.
Simon Vance is a great narrator, AND he doesn't have Rod Stewart's raspy voice. Very listenable.
I was surprised at how funny Rod Stewart is. I never suspected that he had a great sense of humor. And he's so honest about himself, his situations, his surprising career rise, and his painful indiscretions.
Rod Stewart is really a "regular joe" who got famous somehow. I felt like "Rod" is what I would be like if I had stumbled into fame and fortune.
There was only one character, the former typesetter/narrator.
The narrator is not a professional audiobook narrator. For an author reading own work, was not bad.
Made me laugh and made me cry. Powerful ending.
I most enjoyed the development of the main character's journey from aimless to focused.
My favorite character was Mrs. Loretta Bell, the pastor's wife. Her character brings a sense of peace, harmony and love to the main character, Jake. He meets the mother he never had and never knew he wanted.
Justin D. Torres brings a positive energy to the characters, an extra dimension that helps to "hear them in the flesh.".
Yes and no. The chapters are distinct enough that it's easy to stop and start. There's often a great deal to chew on after listening to a chapter or two. After hearing it once, I listened to it again from the beginning.
I've recommended it to others.
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