Davy Jones was a young aspiring actor when he was cast in a new television series called The Monkees. In this upbeat, entertaining autobiography, he recounts his career from its beginnings through the 1980s Monkees reunion and revival.
©1988 Davy Jones; (P)1988 Dove Audio, Inc.
Davy's voice was always distinctive, and in this you hear not only his lovely tones, but his lovely soul.
Davy narrating about his reconciliation with Micky Dolenz, and how he developed so much more respect for him after that.
Both laughed and cried. A picture developed of a man who trusted people, trusted the world, and was frequently abused for it, and whose talent was enormous.
Peter Tork said that the saddest thing about Davy's passing was that most would never know the depth and breadth of this man's heart, that Davy was the most heartfelt man he'd ever known. This book, and Davy's voice narrating it, reveals that heart.
This is a great book! Even though it's short, Davy gets straight to the point and tells his story. No real shocking details, but a fun "read."
Davy's narration provided me with an opportunity to travel along with him while he relived his life's journey. He made me feel like a participant rather than a spectator.
The most poingnant point in the book occurred for me at the end of the book when I realized just how much Davy Jones loved performing for the people he loved, his fans. His untimely death is an enormous loss.
Davy may have been diminutive in size, but he was enormous in talent, passion, and dedication - the consumment entertainer!
Not as much Monkee information as I would have hoped for or expected. Davy's rather thick accent forced me to have to really pay attention in order to understand. Still quite entertaining all in all.
Civil War Nut LH
I grew up having a huge crush on Davy so when he died I was really sad. Well, this book gives him back to us in a way that just listening to him sing cannot. It's not what I'd call "in-depth," but was certainly worth what I paid for it and I'll listen to it again. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars for the performance was because he was sometimes difficult to understand. Despite all his years in the states, he retained a fairly thick English accent and spoke so quickly that I had trouble following him and had to "rewind."
Another reason for the 4 stars was because it was abridged. Granted, I knew that when I bought it and maybe that makes the rating unfair. Since I haven't read the full biography, I can't decide if what was cut would have made for a better story.
The editing left a little to be desired as there were sometimes some abrupt shifts. Still, it's Davy Jones as if he's talking just to me. I can live with that!
I love the fact that Davy admitted that being a Monkee was fun; at least in the beginning.
I also loved hearing about his early childhood and about his parents.
When Davy talked about how He and the other Monkees really didn't make that much money and how they were not represented properly.
I loved all of it.
Yes, its only about 2hours.
The thing I really didn't like is that this is an abridged version.You can tell where they have cut things out.
I think something may have been wrong with it. It listed only 3 chapters on my ipod but it went on to 4 then 5 then jumped up to the teens and went from 13 to 15 then 18 or something like that. I didn't mind missing that much because it was a hard listen anyway.
I loved Davy Jones (and was saddened when he passed away) but through this book I felt his storytelling fell short. He would have a big lead up to a situation or memory, then it just drops off and next thing you know there's a silence and a new chapter.
I think he was okay. I think my issue is more with the STORY than his narrating.
I liked the end when he talks about each Monkee.
Just disappointing and I had such high hopes.
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