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Roderick Davies

fender man

melbourne australia | Member Since 2012

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  • Who I Am

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Pete Townshend
    • Narrated By Pete Townshend
    Overall
    (348)
    Performance
    (317)
    Story
    (314)

    From the voice of a generation: the most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who wanted The Who to be called The Hair; wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a dancer and a graphic designer; became a musician, composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor, sailor; drank too much and nearly died; detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died; planned to write his memoir when he was 21; and published this book at 67.

    Melinda says: "Glad To Meet You"
    "the unlikely rock performer"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this book is an honest story of a music life some would love to live. Townsend shows he is a thinking man with feelings and reactions to living as we all do. This story adds clarity to the Who as a band and empathy to its leading light ... Pete Townsend.

    This story is a refreshing look at the heady days of the music scene, fresh and exciting .... before accountants and lawyers stole it from us.
    Slowly, Townsend evolves into the man he is today, a sometimes painful look within, he shares his feelings. and without the fear of the useless media attacking, the story is for the reader or listener, not a journalist with an ache for a sound bite?

    I hope Pete Townsend finds his solace in his studio, he has demonstrated to his audience that he is a thinker, a lover, a musician of worth and a man of the times he grew up in.
    A book to be treasured and read again as we continue to grow up.

    a baby boomer.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the author, it's a bio stupid!


    Have you listened to any of Pete Townshend’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "I can't explain"


    Any additional comments?

    This book is better as an audio book as the nuances from the reader gives light to attitudes and outlook subtly coming through in his voice and laughter.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix Experience (33 1/3 Series)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Perry
    • Narrated By Victor Villar Hauser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    Electric Ladyland is one of the greatest guitar albums ever made. During the recording process, Jimi Hendrix at last had the time and creative freedom to pursue the sounds he was looking for. In this remarkable and entertaining book, John Perry gets to the heart of Hendrix's unique talent - guiding the listener through each song on the album, writing vividly about Hendrix's live performances, and talking to several of Hendrix's peers and contemporaries.

    Rod Morgan says: "A banquet - for specialized tastes"
    "a must for all Hendrix followers"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is interesting, and I found myself revisiting Hendrix songs with a new ear and more respect for his work. His music still unfolds today.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Victor Villar Hauser?

    yes


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no, it was entertaining throughout


    Any additional comments?

    to complete this audio book, some of the music discussed should be included, rather than say at what min/sec point you needed to find.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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