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  • Tom Waits' 'Swordfishtrombones' (33 1/3 Series)

  • By: David Smay
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Two entwined narratives run through the creation of Swordfishtrombones and form the backbone of this book. As the 1970s ended, Waits felt increasingly constrained and trapped by his persona and career. Bitter and desperately unhappy, he moved to New York in 1979 to change his life. It wasn't working. But at his low point, he got the phone call that changed everything....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's an entertaining listen.

  • By Teresa on 09-12-17

nerdy and incredibly interesting

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Reviewed: 04-03-13

What did you love best about Tom Waits' 'Swordfishtrombones' (33 1/3 Series)?

I think you have to be just as sycopatisk and nerdy with strange words and puns as I am. To really grasp this book "deep diving for meaning in an ocean att is Tom Waits.
In the book we get a story about Tom it's lies and latin ... or is it?
All in all, it is just as crazy and Definitely intelligent as I feel Tom Waits is .... it's so mad ..... I love it!