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Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001) Audiobook

Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001)

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Publisher's Summary

The Eagles are the bestselling, and arguably the tightest-lipped, American group ever. Now band member and guitarist Don Felder finally breaks the Eagles years of public silence to take fans behind the scenes. He shares every part of the bands wild ride, from the pressure-packed recording studios and trashed hotel rooms to the tension-filled courtrooms, and from the joy of writing powerful new songs to the magic of performing in huge arenas packed with roaring fans.

©2008 Don Felder (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Cathy Skiver 06-07-17
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    "Fascinating story of The Eagles rise to fame."

    I have always wondered why Don Felder and Joe Walsh's role in the group was relegated to the fringes of the band when clearly their musical abilities were so critical to the success of The Eagles. This book has answered many questions regarding the dynamics of a band that was so pivotal to the music of the last 30 years of the 20th Century. A fabulous book with no pulled punches!

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    Mogulmike Seattle, WA 06-02-17
    Mogulmike Seattle, WA 06-02-17
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    "Fingers"

    I liked the book in its entirety. Many times while listening I would ask myself if this was the whole truth as there are always two sides to the story. fingers did a good job of protecting himself while giving the inside story. I'm sad his career ended the way it did but like his ex-wife said it's the best thing for him.
    I'm taking my son to see Don Felder in concert. Hope to meet him

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    Jeff 04-04-17
    Jeff 04-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Felder's Contribution Often Overlooked"

    Don Felder is a musical genius and his contribution to the music of the Eagles is often overlooked. This book is one of the most interesting stories I've ever read, so I bought it on Audible to listen to again on trips. It is heartbreaking the way he was treated by Frey, Henley and Azoff. I wish him the best and continue to support him and his music every chance I get. I even bought one of his signature Gibson Les Pauls.

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    Ken Sayers Hollis, OK United States 02-09-17
    Ken Sayers Hollis, OK United States 02-09-17
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    "Captivating Read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001) to be better than the print version?

    I don't think it makes much difference, but I do like to listen while walking or exercising etc.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Honest and accurate


    What about Dennis Holland’s performance did you like?

    Great job


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    As somebody who grew up listening to the music of the Eagles, I've always been interested in hearing about the creation of the music and the influences of the artists who created it. <br/>The Eagles have been an extraordinary band with so many songs that have impacted my life from a very early age. I grew up to their music. I was saddened with their breakup, I rejoiced with their reunion, and I always like to hear the story. <br/>Don Felder's book, of course, is just one person's perspective of what happened. But I do believe it gives an accurate assessment. His story very much coincides with other information I have learned about the band. <br/>It is a familiar story. Most rock stars come from very humble backgrounds. Don begins with humble childhood, his love for music, and his learning to play guitar from a very early age. <br/>Even at an early age, his giftedness was apparent, but that doesn't mean his rise to the top was easy. Quite similar to other rock stars that I have read about, the rise to fame was a combination of skills combined with a great deal of personal sacrifice and no small amount of luck. <br/>The book is very interesting, well written and captivating. The story is told in a very honest way and even though it is critical of others in the band, Don also points out his own faults.<br/>There is nothing uncommon about bands that break up. Band members start off in poverty with a bond over shared creativity and talent that is able to produce incredible songs. But as success takes place and money is earned pride and greed suck all the life and inspiration out of the band. <br/> I think anyone who loves the music of the Eagles will enjoy this book. I think that includes just about everybody. But I would stay those who actually participate in the process of creating music themselves will enjoy it so much more.

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    ron abrams 01-10-17
    ron abrams 01-10-17
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    "Very Good Listen"
    What did you love best about Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001)?

    Excellent book and audio performance. I found the book interesting and entertaining even though I was not a big fan of the Eagles. Spoiler alert! Irving A., Glen F. and Don H. are real jerks. Highly recommended!


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    S. Randall Charleston, SC 12-29-16
    S. Randall Charleston, SC 12-29-16 Member Since 2015

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    "This was ok"

    Honestly, the beginning was good and then I thought it was whiny the remainder. Although I could totally picture "the gods" acting as mentioned, at some point it was like, damn build a bridge and get over it!! I was sad after all his wife endured that they divorced.

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    Margaret Shope SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, US 10-21-16
    Margaret Shope SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, US 10-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Heaven and hell indeed!"

    Wow!! I'm so thankful Don Felder shared his roller-coaster ride with the Eagles! So very little has been revealed about the behind the scenes relationships of this great band. I truly enjoyed hearing Don Felder's story! I was saddened to discover that they weren't close. It's also sad to think "the Gods," Don and Glen weren't the laid back, easy going guys I admired for years. I didn't know much about Don Felder, but after this book I have a great respect for him. I enjoyed hearing about his family and his youth. I wish him well and pray he has as much success in his future endeavors! I'm VERY happy I bought the book! The narrator did a fine job and it was a pleasure to listen to his voice. If you loved the Eagles, you will love this book...whether or not you agree with "Fingers" Felder about his treatment by the "Gods."

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    Elizabeth Samuel 04-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Good book for Eagles fans and those who aren't familiar with the band"

    I thought Don Felder did a nice job of introducing himself to the world along with his contribution to The all-American band, the Eagles. While all the band members likely have their own perspective of life in the Eagles, I felt that Don Felder provided an unvarnished and transparent point of view to his band and personal life.

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    Tracy J. Kicklighter 03-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fascinating biopic"

    Insight provided seemingly without malice. a history that seems more genuine than the packaged history presented in the marketing released by The Eagles. I had no idea how Leadon, Meisner, and then Felder were squeezed out. Sad commentary on my all time favorite band. Narrator brings the story to life.

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    Terry Easter 01-08-16 Member Since 2017
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    "what a ride"

    my love of music began with my earliest life memories, that of eagles tunes and especially Don's incredible guitar work. to learn what he went through to make that music is incredible. I really enhoyed this audio book

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