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Alan

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  • Who I Am

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Pete Townshend
    • Narrated By Pete Townshend
    Overall
    (303)
    Performance
    (273)
    Story
    (270)

    From the voice of a generation: the most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who wanted The Who to be called The Hair; wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a dancer and a graphic designer; became a musician, composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor, sailor; drank too much and nearly died; detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died; planned to write his memoir when he was 21; and published this book at 67.

    Melinda says: "Glad To Meet You"
    "Pete Townshend - Once was a note...Listen!"
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    What did you love best about Who I Am?

    I absolutely love a book read by it's author...unless it's Stephen Hawking. Almost kidding. You get more than the words when you hear the author actually recalling and reflecting on his own life. The emotions conveyed by the voice of the one who lived it adds a three-dimensional quality that mere printed words can not adequately convey. I have always been a Pete Townshend fan and wish to say thanks from the very bottom of my heart. You are truly one of rock and roll's greatest in one of the greatest rock and roll bands that will ever be. Many thanks to you, Roger, Keith, and John for the music you have given the world to enjoy. Tommy remains light years ahead of any modern composition. It has the same effect on me today as it did the first time I ever heard it some forty plus years ago. Wow! What an accomplishment.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Who I Am?

    Your comment on Mick Jagger was sincere...honest...and hilarious!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Plenty of funny moments between the bandmates especially Keith but I also enjoyed the backstories behind the creative engine that drove Pete to make his art. Truly a master craftsman.


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

    Pete - Pure and Easy


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book. Delightful. Money well spent.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (1189)
    Performance
    (792)
    Story
    (808)

    Volume two in this series consists of one novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and two collections of short stories, which include "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" and "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (a total of 23 stories). These creations by Doyle represent the finest work of his Holmes series, and certainly the most famous.

    T. says: "a list of what you'll find in Volume 2"
    "Sherlock Holmes - Still great after all this time!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audio book to a friend so that they could become familiar with Sherlock Holmes and how it stands up to the test of time. In fact I recommend the whole series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Classic Sir A.C. Doyle.


    Have you listened to any of Charlton Griffin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Mr. Griffin does an excellent job as narrator and doesn't lull you to sleep. His narrative work is consistent and even. A good voice that does not grate on the nerves even after many hours. I am sure the Doyle estate is happy with his treatment.


    If you could take any character from The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2 out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Sherlock Holmes of course. To observe his brilliance in action firsthand.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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