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  • Been So Long

  • My Life and Music
  • By: Jorma Kaukonen, Grace Slick - foreword, Jack Casady - afterword
  • Narrated by: Jorma Kaukonen, Grace Slick - foreword, Jack Casady - afterword
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

“Music is the reward for being alive”, writes Jorma Kaukonen in this candid and emotional account of his life and work. In a career that has already spanned a half-century - one that has earned him induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, among other honors - Jorma is best known for his legendary bands Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. But before he won worldwide recognition he was just a young man with a passion and a dream. Been So Long is the story of how Jorma found his place in the world of music and beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'll Be Alright Someday

  • By Dubi on 09-11-18

A Story Well Told

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

If you’re a fan this audio will delight and fulfill you, there is something in this for everyone, for sure.

It’s like having Jorma sitting in your living room regaling you with tale after tale. But more than that the man shares his humanity in as honest a way I have never heard, his triumphs, and short comings are splayed out as neither boast nor confession, but simply as they unfolded.

As Muddy would say, “ Ain’t that a man.”

Thank you for sharing.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,800
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,778

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating (if not an outlier)

  • By KHarrang on 11-21-08

Exceptional, in depth read!

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

Reviewed: 07-05-15

If you ever wonder how things work read any one of Malcolm's books, and you will be enlightened.