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Rod: The Autobiography

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Publisher's Summary

The long-awaited autobiography of one of rock's true megastars. Rod Stewart (aka Rod The Mod and to a very select few, Dad) was born the working-class son of a Scottish plumber in North London. He was never, as some stories later had it, a professional footballer or a gravedigger, though he did become a bit of a singer - and a fairly good one at that. Rod started out in the early 1960s, playing alongside acts like The Rolling Stones, before his distinctively raspy voice and natural onstage presence caught the eye of the iconic guitarist, Jeff Beck.

An often-interesting two year stint with Beck’s group paved the way into the angst-inducing (for the world's hoteliers) five years with the Faces, whose offstage antics with alcohol, hotel rooms, and groupies have become the stuff of legend. And during all this, he found a spare moment to write "Maggie May", among a few others, and launch a solo career that has seen him sell in excess of 200 million records, be inducted into the Hall of Fame twice, and play the world’s largest ever concert. Not bad, as he says, for a bloke with a frog in his throat.

And then, there is his not so private life: marriages, divorces and affairs with some of the world’s most beautiful women - Bond girls, movie stars and supermodels - a struggle with steroid dependency, and a brush with cancer which very nearly saw it all slip away. Rod’s is an incredible life, and here, thrillingly and for the first time, he tells the whole thing, leaving no knickers under the bed. Joyously entertaining and at times deeply moving, this is the remarkable story of a guy with one hell of a voice - and one hell of a head of hair.

©2012 Rod Stewart (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks

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  • Sandy Harris
    11/5/16
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    "Rather like marmite!!!!"

    My husband and I listened to this and swung between loving liking loathing admiring and gob smacked ha ha.
    Interesting account of his life and he needed a good shaking at times and indeed to grow up.
    Having seen him speaking on TVs in chat shows he came across as a very level headed dad and we admired him - listening to his story he was a jack the lad alright and down right unpleasant at times to his ladies.
    Occasionally he was very self opinionated/arrogant other times he reflected sadly on his bad behaviour and we were rather disappointed he hadn't read it himself which we think would have added to the story with him taking the mickey out of himself. Not the same when someone else does it.
    Very interesting and good luck Penny!!!!!!

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  • trishh
    10/17/16
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    "Disappointing"

    The narrator was very good but the content I found to be quit shallow.
    Myself I found it to be very much " look at me I am very rich and my life has been one sex party". Nothing wrong in that but it would have been more enlightening to have a more in depth story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • timothy barham
    4/22/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Brilliant book, really enjoyed Rods life story. The highs and lows of his life. Narrated well

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J
    United Kingdom
    10/4/15
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    "Great if you are a fan, interesting if you are not"

    Bare bones of the a very lucky man who has been there, done that and now reflecting on what he has left

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  • MR
    9/12/15
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    "Brilliant"

    At an age where Rods music was around far before I was, it made for extremely interesting reading about the Rock and roll culture of the 60s and 70s. Also, searingly honest even to his detriment. Recommended

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  • Teresa Cooper
    8/22/15
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    "The music lives."

    Rod Stewart's life, loves and mistakes are here. He presents himself as surprised but pleased by his own success. A great book, which I will read again, and one that I would definitely recommend especially to Rod's fans.

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  • rickie
    5/29/15
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    "Great book"

    Really interesting book can't wait for the next one be nice to hear more about the children xx

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  • Christina
    Romsey, United Kingdom
    3/15/14
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    "Totally unexpected - I actually like this man!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Rod the most enjoyable?

    I found that much as I hadn't wanted to like him I actually liked him!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was refreshingly honest.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favourite?

    Rodney Stewart.


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

    Yes there was: I firmly believe that when Rod Stewart became a father again, at some advanced age, that I was genuinely concerned for the little mite.


    Any additional comments?

    The only comment I can give was to say is if you don't like him prepare to find lots in common with him and who knows you may surprise yourself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • malcolm
    EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
    12/13/13
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    "Well done Rod simply fantastic lad."
    Where does Rod rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    No One!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rod & Jack Nicolson.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    Fantastic.


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

    Yes when Mary called about the death of his Dad.


    Any additional comments?

    The new Album is fantastic too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Hereford, United Kingdom
    10/17/13
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    "A forthright book, yet showing a likeable humility"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Well written and paced


    What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Expressive narration, which holds your interest


    Any additional comments?

    A forthright book, showing surprising humility from Rod. Worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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