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Dr. Dream

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  • When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Mick Wall
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (122)

    They were the last great band of the '60s and the first great band of the '70s. They rose, somewhat unpromisingly, from the ashes of the Yardbirds to become one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time - and eventually paid the price for it, with disaster, drug addiction, and death.

    David says: "Must read for Led Zeppelin Fans"
    "Pretty good"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of When Giants Walked the Earth to be better than the print version?

    Only listened to the audio version. I'd like to see the book to review and make some notes.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mick Wall? Why or why not?

    If the topic interested me.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    You bet. Some good behind the scenes information, recording info etc... I don't really care about the behavior that much. I want to know about the gear and inspiration for the songs, well the ones they did compose.


    Any additional comments?

    Mick Wall made dumb comments about Alice Cooper and got the Moby Grape release completely wrong.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Mark Lewisohn
    • Narrated By Clive Mantle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (275)
    Performance
    (258)
    Story
    (260)

    Tune In is the first volume of All These Years - a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

    Tad Davis says: "Insanely great"
    "The Beatles!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Tune In to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I drive truck and am in motion so much of each day, I have no alternative.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tune In?

    Getting a sense of what The Boys were dealing with at the beginning of what became Beatlemania.


    Which character – as performed by Clive Mantle – was your favorite?

    All of them. A remarkable job of trying to emulate each of the Beatles, including the two less well known, Stu & Pete.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and I'm desperate for the following volumes - hurry please


    Any additional comments?

    Don't want to wait for the next volumes... ship me previews if you can :)

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Graham Nash
    • Narrated By Graham Nash
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (202)

    From Graham Nash - the legendary musician and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies - comes a candid and riveting autobiography that belongs on the reading list of every classic rock fan.

    James says: "A Great Story for fans of the Hollies and CSN!"
    "Excellent Job Mr. Nash!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Wild Tales to be better than the print version?

    You bet! Hearing the voice makes a lot of difference. Same with the Pete Townshend book.


    What other book might you compare Wild Tales to and why?

    Who I Am - shines light behind the curtain


    What does Graham Nash bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Hearing his voice, knowing when he was laughing or more intense is invaluable.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but I also didn't want it to finish up.


    Any additional comments?

    Now, book 2?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs)
    • By David Talbot
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (94)

    Season of the Witch is the first book to fully capture the dark magic of San Francisco in this breathtaking period, when the city radically changed itself - and then revolutionized the world. The cool gray city of love was the epicenter of the 1960s cultural revolution. But by the early 1970s, San Francisco’s ecstatic experiment came crashing down from its starry heights. The city was rocked by savage murder sprees, mysterious terror campaigns, political assassinations, street riots, and finally a terrifying sexual epidemic.

    Douglas says: "A Great Book..."
    "Interesting Insights"
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    What did you love best about Season of the Witch?

    I liked the behind the scenes glimpses into what was going on in SF


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harvey Milk


    What didn’t you like about Arthur Morey’s performance?

    Good Grief! Doesn't anyone check the pronunciations of people's names, like Marty Balin? That is just lame and embarrassing. There were others as well..


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    pretty much


    Any additional comments?

    Audible should be more careful when there are so many errors with the pronunciations of people's names. Spoils the wonder of these marvelous books.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Rick Perlstein
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Thorne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (387)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (202)

    From one of America's most talented historians and winner of a LA Times Book Prize comes a brilliant new account of Richard Nixon that reveals the riveting backstory to the red state/blue state resentments that divide our nation today. Told with urgency and sharp political insight, Nixonland recaptures America's turbulent 1960s and early 1970s and reveals how Richard Nixon rose from the political grave to seize and hold the presidency.

    Frank says: "A 5-Star Book Injured by the Narrator"
    "good book / disappointing reading"
    Overall

    I'm fascinated with all the insight into the inner workings of American Politics. So sad. The disappointment is the frequent mispronunciation by this reader. Many of the names are slaughtered, but the story is captivating.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (2265)
    Performance
    (875)
    Story
    (881)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: When it comes to author/narrator pairings, nobody tops James Lee Burke and Will Patton in the Robicheaux thrillers. Beloved Burke hero Detective Dave Robicheaux here returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders. Seven young women in neighboring Jefferson Davis Parish have been brutally murdered. While the crimes have all the telltale signs of a serial killer, the death of Bernadette Latiolais, a high-school honor student, doesn’t fit.

    Gardner says: "Best Yet... Almost"
    "another winner!"
    Overall

    Mr. Burke, I hope you continue this worthy series. Will Patton is THE BEST!... thank you very much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Heilemann, Mark Halperin
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1940)
    Performance
    (787)
    Story
    (793)

    Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Game Change is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel. Character driven and dialogue rich, replete with extravagantly detailed scenes, this is the occasion-ally shocking, often hilarious, ultimately definitive account of the campaign of a lifetime.

    Sara says: "Out Dated Even When It Was Current"
    "good listen, but..."
    Overall

    Mr. Boutsikaris mispronounced too many names... like the daughter of the President, Nevada...
    otherwise a very good listen.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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