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Birth School Metallica Death, Volume 1 Audiobook

Birth School Metallica Death, Volume 1

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Publisher's Summary

A landmark release, this is the first of a two-volume biography of Metallica, the biggest metal band of all time, told via exclusive interviews with the band and their world.

The California quartet has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, won nine Grammy Awards, and had five consecutive albums hit number one on the US Billboard chart. Theirs is a tale about much more than sales figures and critical acclaim, though, and their journey from scuzzy Los Angeles garages to the world's most storied stadiums has been dramatic and painful.

Birth School Metallica Death is the definitive story of the most significant rock band since Led Zeppelin. It's a story about family, community, self-belief, and the pursuit of dreams, which unfolds through firsthand interviews with the band and those closest to it. In this epic saga, deserving of a broad canvas, the first volume details the band's rise to international fame while the second explores the challenges and tensions that accompany such status. Piece by piece, Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood reveal just how Metallica has stayed ahead of the competition for so many years.

©2013 Paul Brannigan, Ian Winwood (P)2013 Blackstone

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    Peter 07-16-15
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    I was expecting a lot of the early history to be glossed over and/or limited. As a fan of everything before the black album (yes, I'm one of "those guys") , I was pleasantly surprised how detailed their early days and even their upbringing were.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    I saw them on the kill em all for one tour in bpt CT this brought back memories

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    Esther V. Shank Windber, PA United States 02-26-16
    Esther V. Shank Windber, PA United States 02-26-16

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    "Do it!!"
    What did you love best about Birth School Metallica Death, Volume 1?

    If you are interested in Metallica listen to this. The authors provide a ton of history on the band and Ray Porter is an amazing narrator.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Orlando, FL, United States 09-17-15
    Greg Orlando, FL, United States 09-17-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Come for the metal, stay for the writing"

    I frequently read music biographies to learn the back stories behind my favorite bands or to give me insight into new music. Usually these books are interesting but not always well written. This book however is very well-written and very interesting. Some of the descriptions of songs were so well done that I knew exactly what he was referring to before he mentioned the title. This is the rare audiobook that kept me in the car in my driveway just to hear the rest of the chapter.

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    MDC1976 Austin, TX USA 04-07-15
    MDC1976 Austin, TX USA 04-07-15

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    Great story and great narrator. Looking forward to listening to volume 2. After each section that covered an album, I listened to that album in its entirety. Knowing the behind the scenes stuff that went into each album offers a new perspective.

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    Aaron Santbergen 09-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    Too much BS,not enough substance. As if they spent 2 months scrambling through a Thesaurus to sound really smart and pad the length of the book

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    Sara FORT WAYNE, IN, United States 09-10-16
    Sara FORT WAYNE, IN, United States 09-10-16 Member Since 2012
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    I really wanted to like this book. I'm halfway through and I just can't take it anymore. It's obvious that it's written by two different writers. One is tolerable but the other is abysmal. Run on sentences. Passive voice. Using plural verbs with collective singular nouns. Lars Ulrich as "the Dane". I could almost tolerate that but for the ridiculous flowery language and the minute detail. I don't need to know about *every* gig in 1981-1982. I see where they thought this would fill two volumes. Not for me. This one is going back.

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    Peter J. MacDonald II Brockton, MA United States 08-31-16
    Peter J. MacDonald II Brockton, MA United States 08-31-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Are you a die hard Metallica fan then listen!!!"

    The title says it all. If you really want to known all the close details about the band and their creation and music then listen.

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    Jon 08-24-16
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    "For the love of Ray Porter"

    I'm a huge Metallica fan and really enjoyed listening to their story. The narrator is amazing.💜

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    C. Boykin 07-27-16
    C. Boykin 07-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfect in every way"

    Incredible book, perfectly read by the narrator. This book does not deify the band nor does it function as a hatchet job. In depth and perfectly paced stories. The performance and content were so captivating that I finished this book faster than any other on audible so far. Magnificent.

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