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Tune In Audiobook

Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years

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Publisher's Summary

Tune In is the first volume of All These Years - a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

Ten years in the making, Tune In takes the Beatles from before their childhoods through the final hour of 1962 - when, with breakthrough success just days away, they stand on the cusp of a whole new kind of fame and celebrity. They've one hit record ("Love Me Do") behind them and the next ("Please Please Me") primed for release, their first album session is booked, and America is clear on the horizon. This is the lesser-known Beatles story - the pre-Fab years of Liverpool and Hamburg - and in many respects the most absorbing and incredible period of them all. Here is the complete and true account of their family lives, childhoods, teenage years, and their infatuation with American music; here is the riveting narrative of their unforgettable days and nights in the Cavern Club, their laughs, larks, and adventures when they could move about freely, before fame closed in.

For those who've never read a Beatles book before, this is the place to discover the young men behind the icons. For those who think they know John, Paul, George, and Ringo, it's time to press the reset button and tune into the real story, the lasting word.

©2013 Mark Lewisohn (P)2013 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"The story is told so definitively that, after this, that really should be it….Lewisohn is a Beatles oracle." (The Guardian UK)
"I can think of no greater praise for Tune In than to say that it gives The Beatles the beginnings of the biography they deserve….gripping." (Financial Times)
"Unlikely to be surpassed as factual record…. Once anointed 'Beatle Brain of Britain' while working in accounts at BBC Radio, Lewisohn amasses and investigates facts without sacrificing an iota of the excitement." (Telegraph UK)

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    Robert K. Gramenz Tacoma, WA 03-14-14
    Robert K. Gramenz Tacoma, WA 03-14-14 Member Since 2010
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Thank you, Mark Lewisohn and Clive Mantle. In 2 years, I'll be 64. Still no grandchildren on my knee. Yet like many my age, The Beatles rocked me into adulthood, a long, strange trip. Every time I changed, they changed. Who was first? God, it was magical! With Lewisohn's sharp skills as a writer and a depth of material that is mind boggling, and Mantle's ability to tell the story and do the accents, we have here a book that requires a review, my first in 10 years of membership. (note the 5 stars across the board). This is simply a great piece of work. To be savored. This really happened, folks. Here's the story of how it happened; listen up and be amazed over and over and over again. I'm 2/3 of the way thru Tune In (volume 1!!) and to summarize: music is love.


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    Achlasaba 03-03-14
    Achlasaba 03-03-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Exceptional"

    I grew up with the Beatles and still remember the first time I heard them on the redo.

    Mark Lewisohn has written a truly outstanding biography which was narrated flawlessly by Clive Mantle.

    I have been with Audible from their beginning and this might just be the best read/listen that I have had. This very long book is all to short!

    I particularly enjoyed what the author had to say about Ringo whose significance to the Beatles I had not previously understood.

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    J F Whitmore 02-25-14 Member Since 2015
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    "I just loved this!"

    Longtime Beatle fan here and Tune In is for fans like me. I have read just about every Beatle book there is. This is exceptional. This is a must have for the true fan. Takes you right in from the beginning to the days just before The Beatles came to the States. Loved the inside stories on the Beatles families, their personalities, where they came from. John the mad, sometimes evil genius, Paul the brilliant songwriter and businessman before his time, George - talented, perfected guitarist even before he bloomed and Ringo the likable kid who was talented and in the right place at the right time. Stu, Pete Best all intricate parts to building this phenomenon known as the Beatles. Of course Brian Epstein who believed in them and pushed them to the top.

    I cannot wait to read the next chapter of Tune In - The Beatles 1963 to 1969. I hope there will be one.

    This is number one in my book of reads.

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    Dr. Dream 02-02-14
    Dr. Dream 02-02-14
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    "The Beatles!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Tune In to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I drive truck and am in motion so much of each day, I have no alternative.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tune In?

    Getting a sense of what The Boys were dealing with at the beginning of what became Beatlemania.


    Which character – as performed by Clive Mantle – was your favorite?

    All of them. A remarkable job of trying to emulate each of the Beatles, including the two less well known, Stu & Pete.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and I'm desperate for the following volumes - hurry please


    Any additional comments?

    Don't want to wait for the next volumes... ship me previews if you can :)

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    eps6479 08-06-16
    eps6479 08-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredible"

    The most comprehensive Beatles history ever. Could not stop listening. Can't wait for Vol. 2.

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    Tony S VAFB, CA United States 07-27-16
    Tony S VAFB, CA United States 07-27-16 Member Since 2015

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    "The best there is!"
    Would you listen to Tune In again? Why?

    Yes, the research, new knowledge, background and performance are amazing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    You come to know the real story of where they came from and then, eventually, the impact they had to an already musically alive Liverpool.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    After Hamburg, when they first performed and everyone expected the old, somewhat incompetent Beatles. Then WOW! And the next time coming home as well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Beatles, Renaissance Rock Group.


    Any additional comments?

    Amazing.

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    Paul 06-18-16
    Paul 06-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Even better second time around!"

    Incredible! A Beatles bio unlike any other. Definitive, rich in detail, a must read for any serious Beatles fan. Well read, good accents. A
    first rate reading of top notch writing.

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    Michael C. Sloan 06-17-16 Member Since 2012
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    Truly great. Yes, there are parts where the detail is piled long but the story, the narrative, the reading, are all first rate.I could barely put it down

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    James 06-16-16
    James 06-16-16

    I love historical fiction, history (especially WWII), rock bios, well-told and interesting fiction, non-fiction, & a bit of fantasy sci-fi.

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    "Best book ever written on the FAB 4"

    I've read a lot of Beatles books and this by far is the best. Don't let the length intimidate you - it may be long but it doesn't feel that way. It's never boring. I can't wait for part two!

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    Bass guy Penn Valley, PA, United States 06-13-16
    Bass guy Penn Valley, PA, United States 06-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow--this book is amazing, not just for fans"

    The coolest thing about this book is all the details about how the Beatles became (and almost didn't become) THE BEATLES. It's an amazing set of coincidences and chance meetings between these four guys kicking around the various schools and middle class neighborhoods in Liverpool. Paul might have easily kept the day job that his father wanted him to keep; Ringo might have stayed at his day job and gotten promoted; and so forth. And yet the group would never have become what it was without these exact four guys in their places.

    The other surprise in the book (to me, anyway) is what a creep John Lennon really was. As talented and creative as he was, I hadn't heard how cruel he could be to fellow band members, girlfriends and family members.

    Anyway, this is a great book and well worth the credit--highly recommended.

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