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  • Mick Jagger

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Philip Norman
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    Philip Norman has long towered above other rock biographers with his definitive studies of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Buddy Holly, and John Lennon - legends whom the world thought it knew, but who came to life as never before through the meticulousness of Norman's research, the sweep of his cultural knowledge, and the brilliance of his writing. Now Norman turns to a rock icon who is the most notorious yet enigmatic of them all.

    qtvxzplr says: "Subpar bio made worse by awful narrator"
    "Underwhelming"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Some real insights into who Mick Jagger really is ... his psychological make-up ... as opposed to just a rehashing of the historical events in the Stones formative years.


    Has Mick Jagger turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What didn’t you like about James Langton’s performance?

    His posh accent, his tone, and his lack of humor were really grating. He sounds exactly like the stiff British aristocrats to whom the Stones were the antithesis. And worst of all are the moments when he reads out the lyrics in a Stones song or pretends to be Jagger talking. It just hurts the ears.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes, there were some interesting tidbits about Jagger and the Stones. But God only knows if they were true or not.


    Any additional comments?

    The ceaseless references to the "Mars bar" legend are ridiculous. This is Norman's fault, not Langton's, and only reveals the psychological hang-ups of Norman, not Jagger or anyone else.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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