From the voice of a generation: the most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who...
©2012 Pete Townshend (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
Yes..To know Pete Townshend as who he sees him self as, is fun journey
all true who fans should buy this audio book
I'm a person with dyslexia, at the age of 57, I honestly can't say I've ever read a book cover to cover. What made this so enjoyable was the Townsend narrating the entire book. My first audio book was Life (Keith Richards) I enjoyed it but the downside Keith only,only read a little at the beginning and end. Johnny Depp read half the book, then here's the letdown the last half of the book was narrated by some joker reading the book in the third person. Trying to come across as Keith himself. Second of all I purchased this CD's. 24 to the exact. audible.com is fantastic I can enjoy listening on my iPad in the car, or play it on my PC at home. Kudos I find this just as enjoyable as listening to the music of my generation. Why I never tried this before is beyond me. I highly recommend this book of Pete Townsend to everyone. To me it's like listening to a almost 18 hour song very enjoyable.
just hearing Pete Townsend read the entire book, this man lived it so who better to hear from.
at the moment, I can't answer this question, only about halfway into the book
definitely made me laugh more than once.
will be certainly, buying more I'm also joined the membership program, I also highly recommend that also
To hear an authors story read by the author provides greater insight into understanding the emotion behind the issues discussed.
A fan of The Who for many years I never knew the origins of a lot of the music. This book filled a lot of gaps and answered questions I didn't know I had about The Who. Spoken with honesty it is refreshing to hear events unfold that are not particularly flattering to the author as well as the good stuff. It could only have been read by Pete Townsend.
It makes such a difference when an author reads his own autobiography. PT does a great job. He always comes across as super-earnest; here he rounds it out with some context so he doesn't always seem to be bubbling over with raw emotion. He gives a good account of what it felt like to move through the world as the guitarist for the Who in the 60's.
This book ranks somewhere in the middle of the pack.
When the original drummer had to be asked to step down.
Any scene involving Keith Moon
I was surprised at the honesty. Pete showed himself as completely wacked out at times and then he was a compassionate human being at other times.
Who fan my whole life and found this book a real treat. Any fan of the rock and roll 60's/70's will get a kick out of this book. Pete not so much reads the book but he tells his story like he's sitting and talking just to the listener.
I loved listening to Pete read the book. When he chuckled at some of the stories, it made it more personal. Like he was sitting there telling you personally the story.
Pete's telling of the loss of Keith Moon & John Entwistle
Listening to Pete read it. He has a pleasant voice and lightens it up by chuckling every now and then.
His voice. I couldn't help but hearing Pete Townsend solo album songs in my head after hearing his voice for 18 hours. Makes me want to download all of his solo albums.
In hindsight, I would have listened to the abridged version as it was just a bit long (18-19 hours), but the time did go by quickly.
Excellently performed autobiography.
Personable, heartfelt performance.
Thanks for this enlightening and entertaining autobiography. I am grateful that you chose to tell your own story. Listening to your voice was like listening to a good friend. Best wishes to you for the rest of your life, and beyond.
Interested, captivated, and delighted
It was a great treat to have Townshend read this himself. I felt like I got to have the conversation that I always wanted with one of my heroes. The early years, the youthful angst, the crazy 60s, the family man, the abuse, and the passion all combined to paint a human portrait of a great artist.
I am fascinated by the post-war era in the UK, and Townshend does a great job of tying together the period before the British Invasion. A bygone period that included Holiday Camps, impoverished children playing in bombed out lots, Skiffle, Mods and Rockers, and a brawling young Roger Daltry. The book is like a great cigar, full of rich flavors and history, and yet still something that you can savor in the moment.
There should probably be a cute wordplay that use the standard “Who” motif, but I am not sure that this would make a good movie. I suppose "Pete Who?" or some such thing.
If you loved Keith Richard's Life, you will love this book as well. If you are a fan of The Who, you will definitely love this book. This said, neither of these are prerequisites, and if you are the type who would simply enjoy listening to a tremendous raconteur cover a fascinating period of history from the front seat, then you will also love this book.
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