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Publisher's Summary

Gold Dust Woman gives "the gold standard of rock biographers" (the Boston Globe) his ideal topic: Nicks' work and life are equally sexy and interesting, and Davis delves deeply into each, unearthing fresh details from new, intimate interviews and interpreting them to present a rich new portrait of the star. Just as Nicks (and Lindsay Buckingham) gave Fleetwood Mac the "shot of adrenaline" they needed to become real rock stars - according to Christine McVie - Gold Dust Woman is vibrant with stories and with a life lived large and hard:

  • How Nicks and Buckingham were asked to join Fleetwood Mac and how they turned the band into stars
  • The affairs that informed Nicks' greatest songs
  • Her relationships with the Eagles' Don Henley and Joe Walsh, and with Fleetwood himself
  • Why Nicks married her best friend's widower
  • Her dependency on cocaine, drinking, and pot, but how it was a decade-long addiction to Klonopin that almost killed her
  • Nicks' successful solo career that has her still performing in venues like Madison Square Garden
  • The cult of Nicks and its extension to chart-toppers like Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks

©2017 Stephen Davis (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Disappointed

The narrator was really awful, I wasn't sure I could make it the whole way though.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Wow!

A candid and open biography on the life of Stevie Nicks. Some of the material in this book cross reference easily with the books “Storms” by Carol Ann Harris on her life with Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac, and Making Rumours by Ken Callait. So a lot of the information I’d heard through reading these aforementioned books. However there were quotes from interviews I’d never heard so it offers a pretty darn good mix of information. I found it to be wistful, and tragic and triumphant at the same time because that’s what her life was. She’s a trooper! 5 stars all around!

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would be a great book with a different narrator.

it was so annoying when the narrator would change her voice when quoting men, especially annoying when she quoted Mick Fleetwood with a bad English accent. Just read! Great biography despite this.

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Entertaining and partially accurate picture

Enjoyable book to listen to, with at times to little information, while other times, too much. Putting it up against other books I have read or listened to about Ms Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, there seems to be many differing opinions. Much of this book was compiled from other books, interviews and public record. I found many discrepencies between this book and my 2 other sources of information, both first hand accounts; Mick Fleetwoods autobiograpy "Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac" and "Making Rumours", by Ken Caillat, the engineer/producer of the best Fleetwood Mac album ever made, in my opinion, and I highly recommend both to true Fleetwood Mac fans, actually all 3, as I have to include "Gold Dust Woman". Well worth the read, very entertaining, interesting and pleasent to listen to.

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disappointed

disappointed that Stevie Nicks didn't write this and had nothing to do with the book other than being the subject.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Amazing Story

Very well performed by the narrator and covered all the drama involving Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac. Went into a YouTube warp Glinda back and listening to all the old songs and live concert performances.

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Gold dust

man I really truly enjoyed every single sec of this book. Straight to my heart and soul love love love the honesty...😍

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Epic. Life and bio.

Juicy, in-depth life story of a Rock goddess; may have to listen again. It's that good.

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The narration was brilliant

I loved how she sounded when she was doing English accents whenever quoting Mick Fleetwood or Christine McVie. Riveting tale, and Stevie Nicks is truly an inspiration to me.

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Still love our Stevi

Would you consider the audio edition of Gold Dust Woman to be better than the print version?

I enjoyed listening to the story in my car. I do not have time to read for enjoyment so I would not have had the opportunity to sit down to read it. I Love listening to Audiobooks.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Steve Nicks- I have more respect for her than I ever did. I've been a fan from the start.