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Waging Heavy Peace Audiobook

Waging Heavy Peace

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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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    Bill Curry Lafayette, LA USA 12-05-12
    Bill Curry Lafayette, LA USA 12-05-12 Member Since 2015

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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?

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

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    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

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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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    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


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    JW Prescott, AZ, United States 11-21-12
    JW Prescott, AZ, United States 11-21-12 Member Since 2013

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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


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    C. Carlson 11-07-12
    C. Carlson 11-07-12
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    "A great time"
    If you could sum up Waging Heavy Peace in three words, what would they be?

    Neil Young's mind


    What did you like best about this story?

    The free ranging way he tells his tales is in keeping with who Neil Young is. He is an artist with lots of ideas!


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

    Keith Carradine was a brilliant choice as narrator, he walked the walk right along with the author


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

    When he speaks about his children, and the way he and his wife have come to understand the needs of their quadriplegic son, he reveals a well of empathy and compassion


    Any additional comments?

    A worthy visit through the winding mind of a real interesting guy

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    Metaphorical 1 10-21-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Worst editing ever"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book seems to be trying to induce an experience of what it's like to have ADD. I love Neil Young, but this is the worst editing ever, which is to say it was not edited. Bad decision. No quality control. The narrative has no cohesiveness whatsoever. It jumps from sentence to sentence to new topics and 40 year time frames without any rhyme, reason, direction or definition. sadly, I can not recomend this book.


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    Tracey east amherst, NY, United States 12-20-12
    Tracey east amherst, NY, United States 12-20-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Neil's a total drag"
    What disappointed you about Waging Heavy Peace?

    what you get with this book - an oh so little taste of Neil's life but lots of sales pitches for his new inventions. don't waste your money. he's not that interesting


    Would you ever listen to anything by Neil Young again?

    no


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Keith Carradine?

    a mute person


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

    anything about his stupid trains or his audio technology or his car engines


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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