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Looshbaby

pretty much like books that are biographical, real life, historical and cover motorsport.

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  • John Surtees: Motorcycle Maestro

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mick Walker
    • Narrated By Simon Whistler
    Overall
    (1)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    Mick Walker - leading authority on all forms of motorcycle sport - examines the long career of the quickest and most determined competitors of all time in this enthralling biography. In the late 1950's John Surtees was the dominant rider in top-level British and European motorcycle racing. A precocious talent, he began riding competitively on Vincents in the early 1950's, then REGs and NSUs and Nortons. He swiftly established himself as one of the quickest and most determined competitors.

    Looshbaby says: "Facts and no soul"
    "Facts and no soul"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Statistic freaks


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mick Walker again?

    No


    What does Simon Whistler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really it was just dates n stats not enough on the human side


    Any additional comments?

    I can look up stats if thats what i want

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eric Clapton: The Autobiography

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Eric Clapton
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy
    Overall
    (12)
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    (7)
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    (7)

    Eric Clapton is far more than a rock star. Like Dylan and McCartney, he is an icon and a living legend. He has sold tens of millions of records, played sell-out concerts all over the world, and been central to every significant musical development of his era. His guitar playing has seen him hailed as "God". Tracks such as "Layla", "Sunshine of Your Love", "Wonderful Tonight" and "Tears in Heaven" have become anthems for generations of music fans.

    Looshbaby says: "Fascinating, Turbulent"
    "Fascinating, Turbulent"
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    Would you listen to Eric Clapton again? Why?

    Yes, I love historical factual accounts of famous people no matter what the career, especially if it seems to be a balanced and real account, as this seems to be.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The journey, good and bad, it is a very interesting life, and as i listened, i was taken through a journey myself, of emotional responses to the good, bad, ugly, honest, etc.


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

    No, he is fantastic, but needs to say Steve Lukather correctly.


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

    Behind The Face


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it despite being shocked at some of the content. I shouldn't be amazed at the life of a Rock Star, with all the trappings, but i was.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Open: The Autobiography

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Andre Agassi
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    He is one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court - but from early childhood Andre Agassi hated the game. Coaxed to swing a racket while still in the crib, forced to hit hundreds of balls a day while still in grade school, Agassi resented the constant pressure even as he drove himself to become a prodigy, an inner conflict that would define him. Now, in his beautiful, haunting autobiography, Agassi tells the story of a life framed by such conflicts.

    Bryce says: "Is he really a writer????"
    "Gripping, Captivating, Revealing"
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    What did you love best about Open?

    This felt very honest, blunt and direct, a warts and all description of a tortured legend. Opened my eyes a lot to the behind the scenes aspect of the so called glamorous world of Tennis. Couldn't put this one down, the opening chapter had me completely hooked.


    What other book might you compare Open to and why?

    Eric Clapton and Sammy Hagar, again for honesty and brutal truth, good or bad. It's not that you like some of what you hear, but you feel you are getting an overall picture.


    What three words best describe Erik Davies’s performance?

    Clear, Emotive, Dramatic


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

    The drama, a number of sections where close games were described in detail, and for the ones i couldn't remember the results of, I was on the edge of my seat. His messy love life too, very real and honest.


    Any additional comments?

    There were a lot of break ups in audio quality, and sometimes mini sections repeated. disappointed with that a lot, it happened too much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Victor L. Wooten
    • Narrated By Victor L. Wooten
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (91)

    "'Boy, do I have a lot to learn!'" Anyone who's ever picked up a musical instrument of any kind - from the first caveman banging rocks to that little kid at the guitar shop - has thought that. I know I did. I'd been trying for years to break in to the music scene, to show everyone my chops, to make my mark. And I was good. But I wasn't great. I knew that there was something wrong. Then the teacher showed up...."

    Tomas says: "Surprise like no other!"
    "Incredible Marriage of Music Theory and Fanatsy"
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    Would you listen to The Music Lesson again? Why?

    Absolutely, because it made me see music in a different way and has affected how i perform as a musician. Also, hearing his amazing playing throughout was beautiful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Firstly, a good part of it is up for scrutiny as to whether it is a true story or not, and he does give a disclaimer on this, but as my title suggests, to marry the real to fantasy made me think and change some perspective. Love learning.


    Have you listened to any of Victor L. Wooten’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    His playing, and the healing section where the road accident victim was attended to. Whether true or false, New Age or Spiritually true, the possibilities of our humanity possessing the ability to be more influential than we currently are really got me thinking.


    Any additional comments?

    Having Victor read and play was a treat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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