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  • Scar Tissue

  • By: Anthony Kiedis, Larry Sloman
  • Narrated by: Rider Strong
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828

As lead singer and songwriter for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis has lived life on the razor's edge. Much has been written about him, but until now we've only had his songs as clues to his experience from the inside. In Scar Tissue, Kiedis proves himself to be as compelling a memoirist as he is a lyricist, giving us a searingly honest account of the life from which his music has evolved.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Up Close and Personal with Anthony Kiedis

  • By Nicole on 02-23-11

Not too bad

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This is a pretty honest detail of Anthony Kiedis' life, but TBH, it is mostly about his drug addiction. I had to skip a few stomach churning parts (details of the dares and games the guys played while on the road). I did feel like he was sugarcoating his relationship with women, almost trying to be too nice while still objectifying them. Overall, a lot of the book felt pretty self-indulgent and narcissistic but that is fine. I hope Anthony stays in recovery but it just doesn't feel like he is dealing honestly with himself, or us.

  • The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady
  • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 565

Organized as a travel guide for the time-hopping tourist, The Time-Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England is an entertaining popular history with a twist. Historian Ian Mortimer reveals in delightful (and occasionally disturbing) detail how the streets and homes of 16th century looked, sounded, and smelled for both peasants and for royals; what people wore and ate; how they were punished for crimes and treated for diseases; and the complex and contradictory Elizabethan attitudes toward violence, class, sex, and religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elizabethan England... As Never Presented Before

  • By Troy on 06-27-13

Fun dive into history!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I usually listen to one of the Great Courses lecture series, but took a chance on this title. Of course, I have read some of Ian Mortimer's other books, so it really wasn't that much of a leap.
I really liked the fun dive into history and will definitely enjoy more audio books like this.