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  • Heavier than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Charles R. Cross
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When Kurt Cobain died by his own hand in April 1994, it was an act of will that typified his short, angry, inspired life. Veteran music journalist Charles R. Cross fuses his intimate knowledge of the Seattle music scene with his deep compassion for his subject in this extraordinary story of artistic brilliance and the pain that extinguished it.

    Richard says: "Great story - missing chapter 12"
    "Blew me away"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Heavier than Heaven to be better than the print version?

    Listening, vs, reading, helped me to digest this incredible and moving story of a man who would grow up to make the impact that changed the musical taste of my generation. I could actually place myself in the world of the characters. I would have loved to be able to see pictures though.


    What other book might you compare Heavier than Heaven to and why?

    I can't actually say which book it would be, but after reading several biographies of Jim Morrison, I would have to say that I can see some similarities between the two artists. Not so much their childhoods, but how both of them having these deep insecurities and not realizing the talent that lay within their souls and the effect they had on people. Both artists were game changers but maybe failed to see this.


    Which character – as performed by Lloyd James – was your favorite?

    Of course Kurt Cobain was my favorite character, however, I could really relate to Tracy, I was a girlfriend of a musician, who was a good bit like Kurt, when I was young and I remember how sensitive he was as well as his constant need for my support of his art.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had an EXTREMELY strong reaction on so many personal levels. My son, due to my youth (pregnant and married my senior year) and inexperience, had some of Kurt's pain. He was a product of a divorce and the having to go from one house to another. I don't have addiction issues, but was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder in his teens and is an addict. My son grew up hearing me listening to Nirvana and taught himself to play and sing their songs. I think many artists, such as Kurt, are very sensitive creatures, who need the outlet, that music provides, as a form of therapy. There were MANY parts of this book that brought tears to my eyes and after finishing it, I called my son to say


    Any additional comments?

    As soon as I downloaded the Audible app, Heavier than Heaven was the first book I searched for, I was elated that you had it in stock.

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