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Change of Seasons Audiobook

Change of Seasons: A Memoir

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John Oates was born at the perfect time, paralleling the birth of rock 'n roll. Raised in a small Pennsylvania town, he was exposed to folk, blues, soul, and R&B. Meeting and teaming up with Daryl Hall in the late 1960s, they developed a style of music that was uniquely their own but never abandoned their roots. John uncovers the grit and struggle it took to secure a recording contract with the legendary Atlantic Records and chronicles the artistic twists and turns that resulted in a DJ discovering an obscure album track that would become their first hit record. This is not your typical rock and roll story. John was focused creating great music. Along the way he achieved incredible success, battling the ever-changing pop music landscape and coming to terms with complex managerial, business, and personal challenges.

Daryl Hall and John Oates have over 20 albums together, more than 60 million records sold, and 29 Top 40 hits. They are the most successful pop duo in the world and members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And yet John's story has never been told. Relying on his many hand-written journals, he brings to light many fascinating stories spanning his entire life with a journalist's eye and a poet's heart.

In Change of Seasons, John shares his highs, lows, triumphs, and failures. He takes the listener on a wild ride through all the eras, personalities and music that has shaped him into what he is.

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    Mark WI USA 04-18-17
    Mark WI USA 04-18-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Less Than Meets The Eye"

    As an avid listener to rock n roll personality memoirs, I was very disappointed in Change of Seasons. Oates and his co-author seemed so preoccupied with writing something literary and descriptive that what they often ended up describing were banal, leaving out stories of actual events throughout Oates career as a musician and performer. Descriptions of sunsets, and weather and wheat fields, etc., are all well and good but that's not what the listener bought this for.

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    Jerry Garner 04-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Breath of Fresh Air"

    John's honesty and and hard work are what keeps coming through on this well written memoir. His choice of Chris Epting as co writer was spot on and the result is a very compelling and easy to listen to story. But, of course John Oates knows a few things about the collaborative process. He tells you what he's going to say, says it, and then tells you what he said, making for a very concise, tight story of the highs and lows of his career and life. He is also true to his partner, Daryl Hall, which speaks to his inner character. You don't see such a partnership make it for as long as theirs has lasted. A very good book.

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    Chris 06-02-17
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    "Eh. Mediocre stories not enough John Oats"

    Was disappointed that John gave very little effort towards this book. Only narrated a very small I intro and end. Obvious the real writer (who narrates 99% of the book) wrote the book based on Johnson stories. Stories are weak, doesn't go into very much detail. More time spent on skiing, car racing and Hunter S. Thompson. Also weird that they had to reiterate three times that Daryl had nothing to do with this book and why. I've listened to a lot of biographies, this has some good stories but not much. Only gives background on one song with minor details of a second. I expected a lot more based on what could have been talked about.

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