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"An affecting mosaic of oral history, poetry, and memoir concerning Cash himself, but also the era in which his music took root and thrived." (Publishers Weekly)
"In what may be the most admirable of its many achievements, it's as good as Cash deserves." (Rolling Stone)
Oddly to me, the book started slowly, covering Cash's early years, and the work he did before going into his recording career. These were the years I was interested in hearing about when I bought the recording, so I felt some initial disappointment. But once past his divorce from his first wife, the story and the writing really take off, and the promises of the book's cover notes are kept. This is a compelling tale of a mythological figure and it has the right mix legend and fact, forcefully told.
Really not necessary to listen to it a second time. A great review of his life.
His final years following his relapse
Needed more inflection in his voice, seemed very mechanical
His relationship with Billy Graham
Whether you are a fan of Johnny Cash or of country music in general you will thoroughly enjoy this well read, easy to listen to biography. If you are not a Johnny Cash fan I think the chances are pretty good that you will become one after listening to this biography.
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