Sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Coming out and coming of age in the days of AIDS, MTV, Reaganomics, and Just Say No.
Daron Marks is a young guitar player with a dream: to make it big like the guys he grew up idolizing in New Jersey - or at least escape his dysfunctional family. He makes it as far as music school in Rhode Island and the rock clubs of Boston beckon him. But it's hard to succeed from the closet.
©2010 Cecilia Tan (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I have had this book in my library for some time and just have now gotten around to reading it. Written and read like a journal, you are introduced to Daron and become privy to a subjective perspective of a ‘coming of realization’ in the 80s. Volume 1 provides the groundwork to understanding where Daron comes from and why he sees the world the way that he does. As someone who was the same age as our protagonist in the 80s, I can relate to the fear associated with the awakening and acceptance process. I look forward to the next volume and seeing where Daron goes from here… I enjoy Cecilia Tan’s writing style and Teddy Hamilton’s narration was spot-on. On to the next book…
Yes, The characters are well written and the story is easy to follow.
The 1980's music references and the main character's relationship with his parents.
I don't believe I have listened to any of his other performances.
No, but thats not the book's fault. Its a very good book, but i had other things on my mind at the time so it took me a little while to get through it.
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A Young Adult tale for adults. Follow Daron as his band becomes famous, he goes on tour, and falls in love with the band's lead singer, Ziggy...
Daron's Guitar Chronicle is like Almost Famous, except in this story the boy isn’t so innocent. Daron's coming of age means coming out of the closet. Not so easy when you are in the world of rock'n'roll and it’s the 80s.
A really fun story with great characters
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
I am sure these stories are pretty good...but I got bored with first story... not enough smexing for me... and I like smexing in my stories... not enough action either. I will go back one day and listen later...but right now...pretty bored...
Narration was just ok...nothing to rave about
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