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Miles Audiobook

Miles: The Autobiography

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Publisher's Summary

Universally acclaimed as a musical genius, Miles Davis was one of the most important and influential musicians in the world. Here, Miles speaks out about his extraordinary life. Miles: The Autobiography, like Miles himself, holds nothing back. For the first time Miles talks about his five-year silence. He speaks frankly and openly about his drug problem and how he overcame it. He condemns the racism he encountered in the music business and in American society generally. And he discusses the women in his life. But above all, Miles talks about music and musicians, including the legends he has played with over the years: Bird, Dizzy, Monk, Trane, Mingus, and many others. The man who gave us some of the most exciting music of the twentieth century here gives us a compelling and fascinating autobiography.

©1989 Miles Davis. All rights reserved. (P)2012 AudioGo

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    William Saint Albans, NY, United States 09-28-12
    William Saint Albans, NY, United States 09-28-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Gritty But Powerful"
    What made the experience of listening to Miles the most enjoyable?

    Information about the Jazz scene and the variety of artists Miles came in contact with througout his carreer.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was gritty and had many powerful messages. It explained away a lot of rumors, connected a lot of dots,revealed the many struggles, relationships and triumps that exist in the music business.


    What does Dion Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The Miles "feeling" by hearing the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I knew there was drug and alcohol use in the jazz scene but the frequency and volume used was surprising.


    Any additional comments?

    I will be pulling my Miles music collection and will be having a marathon and tying the stories and information in the book to the various tunes. I would like to hear more autobiographies of the Jazz greats in the future.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    chris United States 08-06-12
    chris United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2017
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    "A way to know the man and history behind his music"
    Where does Miles rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    High


    What did you like best about this story?

    The picture you get of an era, and the many musicians that Miles knew and played with.


    Any additional comments?

    My godson is African American, when he's old enough I'd like him to hear this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kelli Smyrna, Ga, United States 07-12-12
    Kelli Smyrna, Ga, United States 07-12-12
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    "Wonderful"
    If you could sum up Miles in three words, what would they be?

    I feel as if Miles is sitting in the room talking to me. Dion Graham is Wonderful.......


    What other book might you compare Miles to and why?

    The Ray Charles Bio


    What does Dion Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He Sounds like Miles Davis, he brings it to life for me.


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

    Yes, I was shocked at some of the behaviors of the Jazz greats.


    Any additional comments?

    Get this audio book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MO 07-27-17
    MO 07-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "SO YOU SURE THIS IS NOT MILES!?"

    LOVED IT SIR!!!! HE IS PROUD!!! THIS GAVE ME INSIGHT ON A MAN I FEARED.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "All I needed to know about Miles"

    Great narrator, feel very true to life, it was very entertaining, and a realistic take on Jazz

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Giustina 07-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting man, complex and angry."

    His words are harsh on himself and others. As a long time fan, it was a hard listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    06-27-17
    06-27-17 Listener Since 2010
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    "It told the whole story of a true Black Artists"

    This was a book i cherished i was a Big Miles Davis fan ever since i was a boy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly T. Lane 05-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "One of the best biographies yet"
    Would you listen to Miles again? Why?

    It like your listening to him tell his own life story


    What did you like best about this story?

    that it sounds like his voice


    What does Dion Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    feelings and depth


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Miles; The Man The Music


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bluetooth fanatic 01-26-17 Member Since 2014
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    "From the heart!!!!"

    If you want to get a glimpse of Miles the man, the father, the husband, & the musician....you will not be disappointed. Miles is brutally honest whether you like it or not!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Brown 01-23-17
    Peter Brown 01-23-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic stories and performance"

    The narrator is like listening to Miles Davis himself. Some many great stories in there; music, women, drugs, masculinity, life itself.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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