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L. Peeples

Charleston, SC | Member Since 2011

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  • Bruce

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Peter A. Carlin
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (127)

    This sweeping biography of Bruce Springsteen features in-depth interviews with family, band members, childhood friends, ex-girlfriends, and a poignant retrospective from the Boss himself. It’s Bruce as his many fans haven’t before seen him - the man behind the myth, describing his life and work in intimate, vivid detail.

    Patrick King says: "For the most part, this is what I was hoping for"
    "Informative Biography and Engaging Narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Bruce the most enjoyable?

    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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kent Hartman
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (154)

    If you were a fan of popular music in the 1960s and early '70s, you were a fan of the Wrecking Crew - whether you knew it or not. On hit record after hit record by everyone from the Byrds, the Beach Boys, and the Monkees to the Grass Roots, the 5th Dimension, Sonny & Cher, and Simon & Garfunkel, this collection of West Coast studio musicians from diverse backgrounds established themselves as the driving sound of pop music - sometimes over the objection of actual band members....

    Lee says: "Familiar names to any 70's rock fan"
    "Easy Listening"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Wrecking Crew in three words, what would they be?

    light, enjoyable, informative


    What other book might you compare The Wrecking Crew to and why?

    Atlantic Records: The House the Ahmet Built


    What three words best describe Dan John Miller’s performance?

    competent, corny


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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