After reading Albert Goldman's Elvis, I was interested in having another viewpoint on Elvis's life, so I embarked on listening to the first volume of this alternative biography, Last Train to Memphis. I slogged my way through it and hoped that the second volume, Careless Love, would be more stimulating. It is not. It is stupefyingly boring and I can hardly force myself to finish listening. Now I really don't care if Goldman took too many liberties with the material he gathered on Elvis because at least he tried to delve below the surface and speculate on the nature of the personality and motivations generating the events of Elvis's life. Careless Love deliberately stays on the surface and as such is numbingly tedious.
I couldn't stop listening to this powerfully written and powerfully read book by one of my favorite authors. I think it would appeal much more to women than men however.
Rarely write a review, but the melding of prose and reader was so perfect. I don't care about the historical accuracy ... it was psychologically convincing and mesmerizing.
Can't wait to read more by this author and hear more texts read by narrator.
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