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The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs
- By: Greil Marcus
- Narrated by: Henry Rollins
- Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
Unlike all previous versions of rock 'n' roll history, this book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points everyone knows. Instead, in a daring stroke, Greil Marcus selects 10 songs recorded between 1956 and 2008 and then proceeds to dramatize how each embodies rock 'n' roll as a thing in itself in the story it tells, inhabits, and acts out - a new language, something new under the sun.
An ecstatic, inspiring read
- By Anonymous User on 03-21-15
I expected more
I really like Henry Rollins and expected more from him as a reader. His reading was clunky and awkward all the way through. He paused for way too long in the middle of sentences and made weird choices on what words to emphasize. The book itself wasn't terrible, but I can't recommend this audiobook because of Rollins's reading.
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