Springsteen's story is inherently interesting, and this biography is intelligent and informative. I also enjoyed Bobby Cannavale's narration, complete with different voices for various figures in Springsteen's life, including Bruce himself. It seemed strange that there was almost nothing about Springsteen's relationship with his wife Patti Scialfa -- she gets less attention than several early girlfriends -- but overall the book covers Springsteen's life and career well.
light, enjoyable, informative
Atlantic Records: The House the Ahmet Built
The anecdotes that make up this book were amusing, and I learned a lot about the music studio scene in LA in the 60s and early 70s. If you like pop music trivia, you'll probably enjoy it. On the other hand, I thought the writing was pretty hackneyed and unnecessarily repetitive. The performance was ok, but I was sort of annoyed that Dan John Miller read all quotes from women in exactly the same soft, high-pitched voice. He sort of did the same thing with some of the men, trying to distinguish voices but not really pulling it off -- Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, and Phil Spector, for instance, sound exactly the same. I enjoyed this audiobook overall, though.
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