Didn't care at all for this. The author's arrogance was insufferable and annoying. I didn't past 2 1/2 hours before I couldn't take it any more. Thought I would like it better based on the reviews and subject.
At times interesting, but not nearly as captivating as the Netflix Series. The series is terrific, but the book is only OK. The narration by Ms. Campbell is excellent.
I should like this as I like many music biographies, given the large number of excellent reviews. While the narration was fine, the story was marred for me by blaming anyone but herself for any setbacks. Maybe it's because, other than a couple songs, I'm not really a fan of her music. Don't regret trying the audiobook,but didn't finish.
While very interested in the subject matter, the monotonous narration failed to hold my attention for very long. I finally gave up after a couple of hours. I'll buy the Kindle version and read it rather than fight through the narration. I can't recommend the audio version of this book.
A book more leaders and parents should read. Ms. Mazur did an exceptional job reading this book.
The premise of the book is a good one, but the story drags it out too long. This would have worked very well as a "Kindle Single"-length story. The narration/performance is awful, though. Mr. Wheaton does nothing to distinguish between characters (a Russian male sounds the same as a non-Russian female in his recitation of dialogue). There are long sections of the story that are little more than "blah blah blad," Dahl said; "yadda yadda yadda," Duvall said; "blah yadda blah," Dahl said; "yadda blah blah," said Duvall. An extremely lazy and often annoying performance. Interestingly, the last coda was a very sweet story that left me thinking better of the book than I did before the codas started. Overall, though, pretty disappointing. I highly recommend reading this story rather than listening to the audio performance.
I was disappointed by this book, having heard BT on, for example, the TWIT podcast and finding him very funny and engaging. This book seems to have trouble deciding if it was his biography or a satire. Both, I guess, but the bio was only interesting in a few parts, and I did not find the satire to be as funny as BT is when I've heard him on podcasts. It was interesting, though, to actually *hear* the colleagues/friends he interviewed in their own words, which you wouldn't get from the written version. BT does do a good job of reading the book, and I always enjoy hearing an author's reading.
Ms. Fey's reading of her very funny book is excellent. Includes some audio clips from SNL. Highly recommended.
A good book with a clever story, though as with many King books, could have definitely used some editing. The narrator did a good job. Recommended.
I was hoping for more insight into her songwriting and the Brill Building and California music scenes. Some of it was there, but not as much as I wanted. I could have lived with less detail regarding some of her personal life stories (for example, the legal battle over public access to a road through property she owned). And a little less preachiness would have been preferred.
More focus on the music scene, personalities, and her songwriting.
Always nice when the autobiographer reads their own work. Ms. King is not the best reader, but did an adequate job with her own book, though I wouldn't seek out her reading ofothers' books.
More insight into her songwriting and the musicians and songwriters she interacted with.
Good, though not great book. Still recommended if you are interested in Ms. King's place in music history.
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