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Can I Say Audiobook

Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums

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Publisher's Summary

The fascinating never-before-told-in-full story of personal reinvention grounded in musical salvation and fatherhood.

Travis Barker's soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the renowned drummer's art and his life, including the harrowing plane crash that nearly killed him and his traumatic road to recovery. After breaking out as the acclaimed drummer of the multiplatinum punk band Blink-182, everything changed for Travis Barker. But the dark side of rock stardom took its toll: His marriage, chronicled for an MTV reality show, fell apart. Constant touring concealed a serious drug addiction. A reckoning did not truly come until he was forced to face mortality: His life nearly ended in a horrifying plane crash, and then his close friend, collaborator, and fellow crash survivor, DJ AM, died of an overdose.

In this blunt, driving memoir, Barker ruminates on rock stardom, fatherhood, death, loss, and redemption, sharing stories shaped by decades' worth of hard-earned insights. His pulsating memoir is as energetic as his acclaimed beats. It brings to a close the first chapters of a well-lived life, inspiring listeners to follow the rhythms of their own hearts and find meaning in their lives.

©2016 Travis Barker (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC

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    alissa villani salinas ca 09-26-16
    alissa villani salinas ca 09-26-16
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    "Interesting"

    Good book, was hoping Travis would had been the one reading it but it's got great details.

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    Kevin J. Baird 02-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good story nucompanion experience"

    Good story. Good look into the life of someone who is trying to be normal and a rock star at the same time.

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    Johnene Thielen 10-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not too deep, horrible narration "

    Narration so bad I was lost because I didn't know who was talking. Surface story.

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    Lauren 09-19-16
    Lauren 09-19-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book for Blink and Travis Barker fans!!"
    Where does Can I Say rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely one of my favorite autobiography's by far! Started it and couldn't stop.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Can I Say?

    The most memorable moment was the plane crash. It was hard to read.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite part of the book was Travis talking about growing up.


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

    Laughed and cried.


    Any additional comments?

    Didn't like the narrator. His voice would do weird changes at times, especially when he was reading for somebody else.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zen 02-21-17
    Zen 02-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The narration was painful at best. It's KILLING me"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Maybe it gets better, but I am at chapter 4 and honestly do not want to continue listening. I presume it would have been better if read by the actual author. (MAYBE)

    Personally I rate all memoirs less when the author doesn't narrate it themselves. It just makes it feel lazy, somewhat entitled, and like paying full price for dollar store value.
    So far, the return on investment is too low for my taste.

    ***I DO HOWEVER hope this book gets better!*** Currently, it's boring as all hell and extremely presuming... just because you have fame, doesn't mean people want to hear pointless drivel that doesn't promote the actual story line.


    What didn’t you like about Cary Hite’s performance?

    I don't know anything about the narrator, and he could quite possibly be really good at his performances otherwise. This book however, he missed the mark, a lot. It was confusing transitions between characters, and he never embodied the true energy of the author. Maybe it's because the book (SO FAR) is most definitely lacking any intellectual writing and feels "middle-school-level-literature" at best.


    Any additional comments?

    I AM ONLY ON CHAPTER 4 --- This COULD redeem itself. (Just feels like an impossible feat)

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    rory dean 02-14-17
    rory dean 02-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "awesome"

    its a great book for kids who love punk or the struggles of a band

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    Amazon Customer 01-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Read"

    Usually celebrity authors sugar coat. I was in shock & intrigued throughout the entire read. So much, that I listened to the whole 10 hour read in a work day. I'm a busy mom as well. I loved it! Very honest and intense.

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    David D Elrod San Francisco, CA 01-03-17
    David D Elrod San Francisco, CA 01-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Cary hite nailed the reading."

    the impressions, the emotion. one of the better narrated books I've listened to. a must for any drummer.

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    Karen Loucks Rinedollar 09-28-16
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    "Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover"

    Prior to this book, I was only familiar with Travis' exterior facade and publicized antics. But now feel inspired by his colorful road to maturity, dedication to family and his arts.

    Narrator Cary Hite has a beautiful voice. Only room for improvement was confusion at times knowing who was "speaking". Cary doesn't use variety between guest quotes and when he is returning to Travis' voice.

    Overall- great book!

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    Kate 09-22-16
    Kate 09-22-16
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    "The Real Travis Barker"

    A true behinds the scenes look at Travis barkers Life from behind to end a Great Book !!

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