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Fortunate Son Audiobook

Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music

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Publisher's Summary

The long-awaited memoir from John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and John Fogerty wrote, sang, and produced their instantly recognizable classics: "Proud Mary", "Bad Moon Rising", "Born on the Bayou", and more. Now he reveals how he brought CCR to number one in the world, eclipsing even the Beatles in 1969. By the next year, though, Creedence was falling apart; their amazing, enduring success exploded and faded in just a few short years.

Fortunate Son takes listeners from Fogerty's Northern California roots through Creedence's success and the retreat from music and public life to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.

©2015 John Fogerty (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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    Jay United States 04-10-16
    Jay United States 04-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Most boring book I ever listened to"

    This guy is a whiner.... And it goes in and on and on and on. He is the " nice guy", it's everyone else that's wrong. Also I don't give a care about every elementary teachers name and what you had for lunch when you where 6 years old. Skip this one and save your money.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michael R. Young Severn, MD USA 10-18-15
    Michael R. Young Severn, MD USA 10-18-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Dry story, love the guy!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fortunate Son to be better than the print version?

    No. John Fogerty is a phenomenal musician and songwriter. But his reading of the book is just monotone and dry.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of the insights of what really happened through his life and how things went.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John Fogerty?

    A professional narrator. Fogerty doesn't help the story, he gives very little inflections or expressive tones.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction. It was the simple story of his life.


    Any additional comments?

    I have to again emphasize that the reading of the story was too bland. I stopped paying attention after a while.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ingo 10-16-15
    Ingo 10-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A great story of never giving up on what you love"

    Great but sad story of betrayal of people you thought you can trust from family to friends. Sad to see such a great artist kept down by greedy people. I thought the story was honest and heartfelt. I love that he read it himself.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cargod63 palm desert, ca, United States 10-23-15
    Cargod63 palm desert, ca, United States 10-23-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book"

    Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in CCR or John Fogerty. Very honest and interesting. Didn't get the feeling he held much back. Kept me listening and wanting more. Bottom line excellent book just like John's music, a work of art.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Michael J Hora 04-15-16
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    "Slow read"

    Bump the speed to 1.5; you'll be better off! A sad but great Story , insightful and amateurish at the same time

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bachplay 03-29-16
    bachplay 03-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story, poor narration and poorly written"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story itself


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John Fogerty?

    Any professional narrator. Sounds like grade school speech


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably


    Any additional comments?

    A master song writer does not a memoir writer and narrator make

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rick MENASHA, WI, United States 03-19-16
    Rick MENASHA, WI, United States 03-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Such a Great Story"

    Well if you enjoy Rock n Roll, and are interested in the background story, then you need to read or listen to the story. I have to chuckle in reading the reviews regarding John's delivery. He seems like such a sweet, innocent guy, and yeah he's reading it like a 5th grader, standing in front of class, reading his paper, trying his hardest to get a B, but hey that's him, deal with it. It's kind of charming, but yeah... You may want to read it if that annoys you. The content is the key here. Highly recommended!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Yvon Malenfant 02-02-16 Member Since 2014

    I love self-help books that deal with mind and body in a more holistic way. Also theology, history, literature~ among others.

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    "An excellent rock n roll odessy"

    I really enjoyed this book. Very interesting story. I highly recommend it! Just one complaint: a lot of time was spent talking about money & contract issues~anger n bitterness. That's all valid. It colud have taken half of the space it did and conveyed much the same message. Would have prefered to have more impressions on Woodstock, which pedals & technical gear info. and advice, what it is you like about a Maton guitar, etc.
    Write another book!! :-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    EM 10-21-15
    EM 10-21-15
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    "Thanks John and Julie - I understand it all now..."
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    I felt like I had a 15 hour personal conversation with John, learning about all the things I questioned and could not figure out since the 60's.

    John is Fortunate but also quite deserving of all he has given his dedication to his craft and his ability to have accepted and moved on from the painful past.

    His deep sense of commitment and wonderful love of his children and wife, Julie is an example (inspiration) to everyone who wonders if you can be a "rock star" and still have simple, old fashioned values.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Donald 10-15-15
    Donald 10-15-15 Member Since 2011
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    "A tell all"

    Great book I wish he would have wrote it sooner. Amazing interesting life from an amazing man.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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