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Waging Heavy Peace | [Neil Young]

Waging Heavy Peace

An iconic figure in the history of rock and pop culture (inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Neil Young has written his eagerly awaited memoir. Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical career, spanning his time in bands like Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crazy Horse; moving from the snows of Ontario through the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today.
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Publisher's Summary

An iconic figure in the history of rock and pop culture (inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Neil Young has written his eagerly awaited memoir: "I felt that writing books fit me like a glove; I just started and I just kept going."

Young offers a kaleidoscopic view of his personal life and musical career, spanning his time in bands like Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crazy Horse; moving from the snows of Ontario through the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today. Candid, witty and revealing, this book takes its place beside the classic memoirs of Bob Dylan and Keith Richards.

©2012 Neil Young (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Michael J. Mountain Virginia Beach, Va 01-25-13
    Michael J. Mountain Virginia Beach, Va 01-25-13 Member Since 2003
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    "Getting to know Neil Young"
    Where does Waging Heavy Peace rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my favorite biographies. I felt like i was sitting down with Neil Young as he told me stories about his life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Neil Young. Listening to the book brought me closer to who the man is instead of just the guy on the records.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Just listening to Neil describe his passion for not just his music, but all music.


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

    That would be nice, if a little impractical. The narrative aspect of it was a nice change from most biographies I have read.


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    genevieve ANACORTES, WA, United States 01-15-13
    genevieve ANACORTES, WA, United States 01-15-13
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    "He clearly wrote the book for himself, mostly."

    It is possible to both be an admirer of his music and not a fan of this book. This autobiography seems honest and well-meaning, it just isn't my cup of tea. Maybe if I was an old rock and roll guy I'd like it more.

    The stories are a bit scattered, but I found that part charming. It's just that after an hour or so I started to feel like I was hanging out with an old man who's a bit out of touch. Young pays tribute to many of his friends and family, it's really sweet overall, it's just that it's surprisingly really sappy and the sentimentality directed towards cars, toy trains, guitars, houses, and other property of the sort is not that interesting to everyone.

    I think that if the book had been read by the author it could have worked better. I saw Neil Young on the Daily Show and it made me want to get this book. The title itself was also super promising.

    I was sadly disappointed.

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    Tom A Howell Queens, New York 01-03-13
    Tom A Howell Queens, New York 01-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Sold me on Audible"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's an easy fun listen for anyone into the old school philosophy that art and music is important for the development of the soul.


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

    Rust Never Sells


    Any additional comments?

    In his weathered Pendleton and T-shirt Niel Young stands alone among the artist of his time. As all the others have retired or sold-out and commercialized he stands true to the idea that music is not commerce or commodity but art. And in spite of the odds he fights the good fight and keeps the faith for those among us who still know and care.

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    J. Landry mountains, CO 01-02-13
    J. Landry mountains, CO 01-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting listen. Jumps around alot"
    Where does Waging Heavy Peace rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Loved David Carradine's performance. Many interesting points came up, but it was a bit all over the place as timeline goes and can be hard for the listener to follow.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Not really an ending as Neil's adventure continues


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

    No


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    There is more to Neil than meets the ear.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Brampton, ON, Canada 12-13-12
    Stephanie Brampton, ON, Canada 12-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Felt at times like a commercial for pono"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have. Interesting life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hearing Neil's take on those things I've heard about him


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Neil Young cruising down the highway in his old boat of a car with a quiet electric motor and the top of the line pono car stereo system.


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

    Yeah. Him.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tehuti Albuquerque, NM 12-12-12
    tehuti Albuquerque, NM 12-12-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Wonderful memoir"

    Waging Heavy Peace was very well read, it felt like I was hanging out with Neil and he was telling me stories about himself. It seemed like I got to know him a little, and really got a feel for his amazing life. He has a lot of heart, and has really lived his life with integrity. By the time it was over, I had a bit of a hero!

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    Bill Curry Lafayette, LA USA 12-05-12
    Bill Curry Lafayette, LA USA 12-05-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Couldn't read it. Was on bookshelf, disappeared"
    What made the experience of listening to Waging Heavy Peace the most enjoyable?

    I think being able to listen to listen to it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    ?


    What does Keith Carradine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    ?


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

    You won't be ripped off as I was.


    Any additional comments?

    Have someone contact me about this.
    Billcurryjr@gmail.com
    337-989-5003

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tina Honokaa, HI, United States 12-05-12
    Tina Honokaa, HI, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2011

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    "What a Mess!"
    Would you try another book from Neil Young and/or Keith Carradine?

    Actually, Keith Carridine did a great job narrating.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Learning so much about Neil Young and his personal life and interests... I had no idea his was into so many different things besides music.


    What about Keith Carradine’s performance did you like?

    His voice is clear and easy to understand.


    Could you see Waging Heavy Peace being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    NO!


    Any additional comments?

    Not sure why his editor allowed it but the book is extremely disjointed. He jumps around like a crazed person.... sorry Neil, I love you but your writing needs work.

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    Benjamin Nashville, TN, United States 11-24-12
    Benjamin Nashville, TN, United States 11-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Young and restless"
    What would have made Waging Heavy Peace better?

    I adore his music
    There is no poetry in his biography
    I understand he is now sober
    It's a failure in sobriety


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Probably the last speech


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Keith Carradine?

    I hope not


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Waging Heavy Peace?

    Too much to cut


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jerald Moorpark, CA, United States 11-21-12
    Jerald Moorpark, CA, United States 11-21-12 Member Since 2012

    JW

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    "Great Book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Waging Heavy Peace the most enjoyable?

    A great glimpse at the man and the musician


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Waging Heavy Peace?

    All the experiences he describes along the way


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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