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Can I Say Audiobook

Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums

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Publisher's Summary

The fascinating never-before-told-in-full story of personal reinvention grounded in musical salvation and fatherhood.

Travis Barker's soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the renowned drummer's art and his life, including the harrowing plane crash that nearly killed him and his traumatic road to recovery. After breaking out as the acclaimed drummer of the multiplatinum punk band Blink-182, everything changed for Travis Barker. But the dark side of rock stardom took its toll: His marriage, chronicled for an MTV reality show, fell apart. Constant touring concealed a serious drug addiction. A reckoning did not truly come until he was forced to face mortality: His life nearly ended in a horrifying plane crash, and then his close friend, collaborator, and fellow crash survivor, DJ AM, died of an overdose.

In this blunt, driving memoir, Barker ruminates on rock stardom, fatherhood, death, loss, and redemption, sharing stories shaped by decades' worth of hard-earned insights. His pulsating memoir is as energetic as his acclaimed beats. It brings to a close the first chapters of a well-lived life, inspiring listeners to follow the rhythms of their own hearts and find meaning in their lives.

©2016 Travis Barker (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC

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    Zen 02-21-17
    Zen 02-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The narration was painful at best. It's KILLING me"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Maybe it gets better, but I am at chapter 4 and honestly do not want to continue listening. I presume it would have been better if read by the actual author. (MAYBE)

    Personally I rate all memoirs less when the author doesn't narrate it themselves. It just makes it feel lazy, somewhat entitled, and like paying full price for dollar store value.
    So far, the return on investment is too low for my taste.

    ***I DO HOWEVER hope this book gets better!*** Currently, it's boring as all hell and extremely presuming... just because you have fame, doesn't mean people want to hear pointless drivel that doesn't promote the actual story line.


    What didn’t you like about Cary Hite’s performance?

    I don't know anything about the narrator, and he could quite possibly be really good at his performances otherwise. This book however, he missed the mark, a lot. It was confusing transitions between characters, and he never embodied the true energy of the author. Maybe it's because the book (SO FAR) is most definitely lacking any intellectual writing and feels "middle-school-level-literature" at best.


    Any additional comments?

    I AM ONLY ON CHAPTER 4 --- This COULD redeem itself. (Just feels like an impossible feat)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    alissa villani salinas ca 09-26-16
    alissa villani salinas ca 09-26-16
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    "Interesting"

    Good book, was hoping Travis would had been the one reading it but it's got great details.

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    Kevin J. Baird 02-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good story nucompanion experience"

    Good story. Good look into the life of someone who is trying to be normal and a rock star at the same time.

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    Lauren 09-19-16
    Lauren 09-19-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book for Blink and Travis Barker fans!!"
    Where does Can I Say rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely one of my favorite autobiography's by far! Started it and couldn't stop.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Can I Say?

    The most memorable moment was the plane crash. It was hard to read.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite part of the book was Travis talking about growing up.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed and cried.


    Any additional comments?

    Didn't like the narrator. His voice would do weird changes at times, especially when he was reading for somebody else.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    greenem3 09-04-17
    greenem3 09-04-17
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    "Great story for fans, subpar narration."

    I'm a huge Travis Barker fan so naturally I enjoyed the story and it's definitely worth the read but maybe not the audiobook version. I know it's hard to say but there were so many lines that were read weirdly. Given the context I would think they would be read that way. And there were glaring mispronunciations. "Tim Morello" is the big one that came to mind but there were others. Also the narrator tried to feminize his voice for the female interview sections and "thug" his voice for Travis' friends and it just seemed really weird. Good book, but read it instead.

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    J 08-30-17
    J 08-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    What would have made Can I Say better?

    A better narrator. And maybe a little humble pie.


    Has Can I Say turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    Would you be willing to try another one of Cary Hite’s performances?

    no way


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes. It sounds pretty honest.


    Any additional comments?

    I have never written a review for audible before and I listen to audio books all the time. I love Travis Barker and was super excited to listen. He sounds so insanely full of himself! I think it would have been so much better if he narrated the book himself.

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    Jared PROVO, UT, United States 08-23-17
    Jared PROVO, UT, United States 08-23-17 Member Since 2009

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    "Terrible Narrator - Amazing Read"

    What can you say about somebody who loves what he does, loves his fans even more… And loves his family the most. What an incredible ride with somebody who deserves all he has and more. Ending on a note of love to his children drives home how much respect and props everyone should give to Travis Barker. Oh yeah, and the guy can beat the skins like nobody else!!!

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    Sandra Loper 08-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    Loved it, wish it would've had Travis Barker narrating it, but still great. definitely recommend.

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    alenakg 07-08-17
    alenakg 07-08-17 Member Since 2013
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    "A wild and crazy ride!"

    A life story about suffering and struggle, but on the other side about passion, perseverance and family. A very intriguing listen.

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    Amazon Customer Lake Park, Iowa United States 06-15-17
    Amazon Customer Lake Park, Iowa United States 06-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Dumpweed"

    I only had three hour left and couldn't go on.
    I wasn't expecting stellar writing, Barker is a great drummer but I didn't expect to be eloquent on thd page. He is not. This a very typical recounting of the craziness of being a talented, famous, musician with a drug problem.

    I've seen quite a few reviews complaining about Cary Hite's narration. Hite is not a bad narrator but he is an awful fit for this material. I typically don't bother with memoirs that aren't narrated by the author for just this reason. This pairing is particularly bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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