Alan Sklar's narration is excellent.
The "street corner" psychology displayed in this book is solid.
This book is fascinating.
Part of the joy of this book is based on the fact that Paul Stanley narrates it himself. Any other narrator could not do justice to hearing the real guy reading his own story (at least, in this case)
Even if you're not a KISS fan, you may very well find yourself riveted by this book. I even downloaded some older KISS songs off of itunes in between listening to chapters of the book. I had a new found appreciation of some of those songs thanks to this audiobook.I also learned things I never knew before; Paul Stanley was born with only one ear and played a large part in his emotional insecurities. He's now involved in a group called "ABOUT FACE" dedicated to helping children with facial abnormalities deal with their challenges, etc.
I've never been a big Kiss fan. I liked "Rock And Roll All Night" and such, but that was about it. But after hearing Paul Stanley being interviewed on Joe Rogan's podcast, I was deeply moved to buy Paul's audiobook. It is a very fascinating, surprisingly emotional book. I usually skip around from book to book without reading straight through one book at a time. But I listened to this book all the way through. It had my thorough, undivided attention.
This is not just another rock and roll bio. It struck an emotional chord with me. I even felt like shedding a tear or too at some points. There's just so much content here - The many ups and downs for Paul and the band, Paul's new found meaning and joy with his wife and children, etc. - All I can say is give it a try. You'll be entertained to say the least.
I am aware that Paul Stanley's book is his side of the story and that the other members have their sides of the story. I'm not naive, But Paul's book is DEFINITELY worth hearing. It's certainly worth the price of admission!
I often pass on books if the content is insufficient or if the narrator is too boring. I LOVED this book because the content was absolutely fascinating and the narration was SOLID (no boring fluff here).
As a big Beach Boys fan, I found the material relating to Dennis Wilson, Terry Melcher, etc, VERY fascinating.
VERY gripping narration.
The whole book moved me.
Buy it. It's worth the read.
I strongly recommend this book to serious Beatle fans, epsecially if you're interested in the recoding session.
As a recording engineer for the Beatles, Geoff Emerick was in a unique and gifted position to provide a first hand account of the Beatles in the studio.
A unique insider account of the Beatles in the studio.
This book is absolutely fascinating and well told. The narration is excellent.
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