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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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    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)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    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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    Cheryl Southampton, MA, United States 04-22-17
    Cheryl Southampton, MA, United States 04-22-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Awful narration-ruined it"

    Narrator's voice didn't match the story. So looked forward to this book but couldn't get past the voice. Travis should have narrated like Sebastian Bach did-makes all the difference

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    rms355 04-20-17
    rms355 04-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great for the fans!"

    If you have been a big fan of Travis over the years you will love this book. It chronicles his life, ups and downs, along with his rise to fame in the music industry. I really enjoyed this book. The speaker did a very good job, but I wish Travis would have done this one himself.

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    APRIL HARVEY 04-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "pleasantly surprised"

    loved the book, theres way more to Travis than I ever knew. thought he was a drummer for blink

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    Hanna R. 04-10-17
    Hanna R. 04-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Can I say...this was awesome!"

    Changed my life and mindset. Been a fan of Travis for most my life and this was such a great way to connect.

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    janine johnson 04-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "incredible growth"

    loved gaining insight to how someone starts and what inspires them to continue to grow and push through the hard times, his life... what he shared was nothing short of that. My only issue is that I like to hear books read by the author.. sometimes it's a little cheesy hearing slang or whatever by someone else. However 5 stars to Travis for sharing his journey

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    TEE 04-07-17
    TEE 04-07-17
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    "nice"

    I love listening to his struggles &how he overcame them. it was a nice listen

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