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TIMOTHY

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  • The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robert Greenfield
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    The definitive biography of the king of the rock 'n' roll business, Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records.

    A User says: "A Man More Than Fascinating"
    "FANTASTIC STORY OF A RECORD PIONEER."
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    If you could sum up The Last Sultan in three words, what would they be?

    INSPIRATIONAL-INSITEFUL-HISTORIC


    What did you like best about this story?

    THE ASPECT THAT THIS MAN THE CONSUMATE DEAL MAKER. WITH PANACHE, COURAGE, AND A FORWARD VIEW. ADDING A FAIRNESS TO AN INDUSTRY THAT IS RIFE WITH SWIDLERS.


    Which character – as performed by Robert Fass – was your favorite?

    NONE. HIS AFFECTATION WHERE SILLY.


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

    "THE MAN WHO MADE OUR MUSIC."


    Any additional comments?

    THE CONSUMATE BOOK ON THE MUSIC AND INDUSTRY THAT PRODUCED THE SOUNDTRACK OF MY GENERATION.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Alan Paul
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    One Way Out is the powerful biography of the Allman Brothers Band, an oral history written with the band's participation and filled with original, never-before-published interviews as well as personal letters and correspondence. This is the most in-depth look at a legendary American rock band that has meant so much to so many for so long. For 25 years, Alan Paul has covered the Allman Brothers Band, conducting hundreds of interviews, riding the buses with them, attending rehearsals and countless shows.

    TIMOTHY says: "NOT GREAT, NOT BAD"
    "NOT GREAT, NOT BAD"
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    What did you love best about One Way Out?

    SORRY, DIDNT LOVE IT


    What was one of the most memorable moments of One Way Out?

    ASIDES ABOUT LESSER KNOWN PERSONEL IN ABB.


    Any additional comments?

    THIS WAS A TYPICAL COMPILATION OF OTHER BOOKS, ARTICALS AND INTERVIEWS.

    3 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • George Harrison

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Alan Clayson
    • Narrated By Mike Read
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Often overlooked as a songwriter, despite penning The Beatles' standards "Something" and "Here Comes the Sun", and being the first of the four to release solo material, George Harrison embraced fame reluctantly, retiring from public life after the assassination of John Lennon, but launched a spectacular late 1980s comeback.

    TIMOTHY says: "A LITTLE MORE INSITE INTO THIS FAMOUS MAN."
    "A LITTLE MORE INSITE INTO THIS FAMOUS MAN."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of George Harrison to be better than the print version?

    I DID NOT READ THE PRINT VERSION.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of George Harrison?

    THE STORIES OF GEORGE'S EARLY INTERACTIONS AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE OTHE 3 FABS.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Mike Read’s performances?

    DEPENDS ON THE SUBJECT MATTER.


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

    THE DEATH OF MR. HARRISON.


    Any additional comments?

    READING BUY SOMEONE WITH SUCH A THICK BRITISH ACCENT ADDED AN AIR OF AUTHENTICITY BUT MADE IT SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT TO UNDER STAND AT TIMES.

    0 of 0 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
    (150)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (140)

    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....

    Diana Haynes says: "Fascinating Story Well Told"
    "SO MANY THINGS I NEVER KNEW, WOW!"
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    Would you listen to The Wrecking Crew again? Why?

    ONLY AS REFERENCE. GOT THE STORY FIRST TIME.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wrecking Crew?

    SOOO MANY. THE INDEPTH RE. LEON RUSSEL, GLEN CAMPBELL, TOMMY TEDESCO, CAROL KAY AND THE OPENING NARRITIVE.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    A LITTLE SLOW BUT NOT BAD.


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

    NETHER LAUGH OR CRY. BUT IT MADE BURN UP GOOGLE LOOKING UP THE PEOPLE I JUST NEVER KNEW ABOUT.


    Any additional comments?

    AN EPIFFINY FOR ANY MUSIC LOVER OF 60'S 70'S MUSIC LOVERS

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Me, the Mob, and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy James and the Shondells

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Tommy James, Martin Fitzpatrick
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    Everyone knows the hits: "Mony Mony," "I Think We're Alone Now," "Crimson and Clover," "Crystal Blue Persuasion." They are nuggets of rock and pop history. However, few know the unlikely story of how these hits came to be. Tommy James had been performing in rock bands in the Michigan area since the age of 12. Prompted to record a few songs by a local disc jockey in 1964, Tommy chose an obscurity titled "Hanky Panky," which became a minor local hit that came and went.

    Dave says: "What a ride - excellent story, well told"
    "EXTREMELY INSIGHTFUL WITH A "CAN'T PUT DOWN " FEEL"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Me, the Mob, and the Music to be better than the print version?

    I DID NOT READ THE PRINT VERSION.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Me, the Mob, and the Music?

    INVESTIGATING MANY OF THE SIDE CHARACTERS MENTIONED IN THE BOOK.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    THERE WERE MANY, BUT I LIKED THE SCENES THAT REVIELED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MEMORIBLE SONGS FROM THE 60'S.


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

    YES AND I ALMOST DID.


    Any additional comments?

    THE INSITE INTO THE EARLY WORLD OF THE RECORD LABLE INDUSTRY WAS FOR ME FASINATING.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hollywood Animal: A Memoir

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Joe Eszterhas
    • Narrated By Eric Bogosian
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    He spent his earliest years in post WWII refugee camps. He came to America and grew up in Cleveland, stealing cars, rolling drunks, battling priests, nearly going to jail. He became the screenwriter of the worldwide hits Basic Instinct, Jagged Edge, and Flashdance. He also wrote the legendary disasters Showgirls and Jade. The rebellion never ended, even as he became the most famous, or infamous, screenwriter in Hollywood.

    Harry says: "Hollywood animal"
    "MILDLY INTERESTING"
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    Would you try another book from Joe Eszterhas and/or Eric Bogosian?

    NO, THANK YOU. THE BOOK IS A LITTLE "INSIDER" FOR ME.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    THE BACK STORY OF JOE'S FAMILY WAS RATHER INTERESTING BUT THE INSIGHT AS TO THE GREED AND THE AIR OF SELF IMPORTANCE THAT PREVAIL IN THAT INDUSTRY ONLY SERVES TO CONFIRM WHAT MOST ALREADY SUSPECTED.


    What three words best describe Eric Bogosian’s performance?

    SUBSTANDARD BUT ADEQUATE.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    HUMMM.....NO.


    Any additional comments?

    A LOT ABOUT JOE,A LITTLE ABOUT HOLLYWOOD.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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