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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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    gatraineryogainstructor Cumming, GA USA 02-16-17
    gatraineryogainstructor Cumming, GA USA 02-16-17

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    "awesome!"

    love the writing and the performance. his american accent is hilarious. we sound like cartoon characters. but the beatles and brian epstein are "spot onnn."

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    john tufts 12-07-16
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    "To Remember What I Was Too Young To Know"

    Age 12 yr 11 mo, saw them, Cincy. Aug '64.
    115°f upper level temp. 7 pm
    People nearly died, standing room only.
    Played 25 mins or so.
    Couldn't hear, n blinded by flash cameras.
    The Boys think THEY paid their dues.
    All I got is this ticket stub.
    Memory of a lifetime!

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    Ray 11-16-16
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    "Remarkable early chronicle"

    Wonderfully written and narrated. Extensive chronicle of the Boys up to 1963. Great insights into their childhoods, families and surroundings. Narrator repeated use of "What Did I Say" rather than "What'd I Say" (Ray Charles) absolutely hilarious!

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    Mark Graham Burlingame, CA USA 11-13-16
    Mark Graham Burlingame, CA USA 11-13-16
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    "Tune In"

    The ultimate Beatles biography. Nothing else comes close by the one man who could write it and should write it.

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    Kevin 11-02-16
    Kevin 11-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A must for beatlenuts!"
    What did you love best about Tune In?

    I saw the length of this tome and thought, 'what is the author going to dig up every time Lennon hit the Loo?' But it was very well told and I can't imagine how he found new facets of this story to tell. Not the biggest problem is that the story is only told until 1963 and I'll probably have to wait until 2020 to get part 2!


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

    I thought their time in Hamburg was more illuminating than most other tellings of this period.


    Have you listened to any of Clive Mantle’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not, however Mr. Mantle was a competent narrator that did not detract from the 40+ hours of storytime.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not that kind of book. However, I did appreciate the deeper dive into George Martin's life. Most tellings leave him as a somewhat aloof father/teacher figure and his contribution deserves more than that.


    Any additional comments?

    C'mon part 2!!

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    Calmly Unraveled 10-26-16

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    "Outstanding!"

    This book was very well written, well researched, and well performed. I learned so much about each of the Beatles.

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    Jerry L. Taylor 09-29-16 Member Since 2011
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    "it was like walking through history"

    holding the hand of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. almost minute by minute! Can not wait for the next two parts.

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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 07-27-16
    Tony S 07-27-16

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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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