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Damian

Portland, OR, United States | Listener Since 2009

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  • When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Mick Wall
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (124)

    They were the last great band of the '60s and the first great band of the '70s. They rose, somewhat unpromisingly, from the ashes of the Yardbirds to become one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time - and eventually paid the price for it, with disaster, drug addiction, and death.

    David says: "Must read for Led Zeppelin Fans"
    "Fascinating, Flawed Bio with fantastic narration"
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    I definitely recommend this audio book for readers/listeners who are interested in the band or in tales of rock and roll history. Much of the book is fascinating and brings a lot of detail about the creative process and the experience of rock and roll. It is also satisfying in the way it follows up into the present day.

    However the book also has it's silly side, especially in the constant harping on satanism, and the repetition--especially in the arty 2nd person flashback scenes to the musicians early lives. These flash backs grow old very very quickly.

    The narrator is brilliant; making this an extremely good audio book experience; making it easy to get past the sillier parts of the book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Dave Mustaine, Joe Layden
    • Narrated By Tom Wayland
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (125)

    James Hetfield, with whom many years ago Mustaine founded a band known as Metallica, once observed, with some incredulity, that Mustaine must have been born with a horseshoe up his ass. That's how lucky he's been, how fortunate he is to be pulling breath after so many close calls. And Hetfield is right. Mustaine has been lucky. He has been blessed. But here's the thing about having a horseshoe lodged in your rectum: It also hurts like hell. And you never forget it's there.

    michael says: "peace sells...I'm buying!!!"
    "Lots of interest here"
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    This is fun to listen to, well read and interesting. Mustaine takes a confessional approach but still comes off as self-justifying and self-interested. In the end it's one of those books that makes you glad you didn't become a rockstar! :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11989)
    Performance
    (10385)
    Story
    (10361)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Jeanne says: "Interesting man"
    "Very good bio"
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    In many ways this is an excellent biography, for anyone who is curious about this icon of the tech world. It's full of interesting details, honest reporting and clear writing. However, despite the unique access the author had to the subject, he doesn't nearly explore what made this unusual and wildly successful man tick--somehow doesn't manage to get at the heart of who this man really was.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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