As a long-time Hendrix fan, I learned a lot from this book that I did not know before. The narrator reads it dynamically, holding my attention all the way through. I could not "put it down." I feel like I know Jimi the person much better, and enjoy listening to his music and can now hear both the early excitement and growth and his later frustration revealed through his playing. It was great to go back and watch Hendrix at Woodstock and at the Isle of Wight with a knowledge of the "behind the scenes" backstory of these events. Highly recommended.
Having lived through the assasination during my preteen years, for me, Bill brought the age of the early 60s back to life in such a vivid way as to bring back all the feelings of that time. Anyone who was older that 6 or 7 at the time remembers that day - a day like 9/11 that bore into one's soul, even at a young age. Bill's use of parallel vantage points leading up to the asassination made the experience like watching a well-crafted movie. I was riveted and could not stop listening until the final act.
There were several memorable moments in the book. There were many things about JFK that I only vaguely heard about that Bill brought to light, such as the story of PT-109, JKFs many, many affairs, and the JFK-LBJ rivalry, all brought to life and told as I had never heard them told before.
The whole dynamic between the Kennedys and LBJ, and how LBJ handled the news of the asassination was kind of shocking. This was not discussed or talked about during that time.
I could not stop listening. I usually listen in my car on my commute, and it was all I listened to for several days until it was completed.
Bill's best narrative.
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