Bob Greenberg is very entertaining and charismatic. What I especially liked about this book is the biographies of the composers that you get with the music... and the music! There are great music samples throughout. The only reason I knocked a star off is because it does get a little tedious at times. I actually stopped listening for a while and listened to another book, but I did come back and finish it.
I love history and was excited about this book but only got about half way through it and gave up. I did give it 3 stars because it does have some redeeming qualities in that there are interesting snippets here and there, but the author tends to focus too much on the negative - slavery, war, torture, hardship. And frankly the narrator was dry and boring, not engaging at all.
I've never been a huge Kiss fan but I am a huge biography fan and music fan in general so this one caught my attention and I was not disappointed! This a great story and Paul Stanley (I wonder is his legal name is still Stanley Eisen?) is very charismatic. I felt that he was very honest about his struggles and his story. Since listening to this I've been watching a lot of Kiss videos on YouTube and have a new appreciation for the band. The only minor drawback and why I knocked one star off is that he does cut up his band mates pretty regularly, especially Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, and even Gene Simmons to some extent but not as much. But it is his story, and I guess he's telling it the way he experienced it.
I love history and thought I was going to get a history of Texas... what I got was rape, murder, torture and confusing story lines... I could stomach only about 2 hours of this gore and bore. I haven't finished every book I've gotten but usually it's towards the end and its because it gets too tedious, I quit this one early and didn't go back.
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