• Bound for Glory

  • The Hard-Driving, Truth-Telling, Autobiography of America's Great Poet-Folk Singer
  • By: Woody Guthrie
  • Narrated by: Arlo Guthrie
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Legendary folk singer and activist Woody Guthrie left us with this funny, cynical, earthy and tragic account of his life in an Oklahoma oil-boom town, of the Depression that followed, and of his subsequent travels in, on, and under trains, in stolen cars and on his feet, rounding an America going rotten from the top downwards. During the journey of discovery that was his life, Guthrie composed and sang words and music that have become a national heritage. His songs are merely part of his legacy. Woody Guthrie left us this remarkable autobiography - it vividly brings to life both his vibrant personality and his telling an honest vision of America and its people.

This Grammy nominated recording is performed by his son, Arlo Guthrie, who like his father is known for singing songs of protest against social injustice, and for his engaging storytelling while performing those songs.

©1971 Marjorie M. Guthrie (P)1992 , 2019 Audio Literature , Phoenix Books

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Shame on Audible

I love Woody Guthie. I love Arlo Guthrie. I do not love Audible for fobbing off, without a hint of warning, an extremely abridged version of this book. Audible should refund a credit to everyone who was tricked into choosing this selection.

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this is VERY abridged

Arlo Guthrie's performance is amazing and it is a wonderful story. That being said, I never would have bought this audiobook if I had known that it was abridged. About half of the book isn't there. whole chapters are not there.

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Powerful work

Arlo Guthrie telling his father's story, powerful all around. Beautiful work. A must read!

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An essay-poem

A wonderful reflection on his life and the world as he saw it; a philosophical rumination and a poem. A wonderful delivery by Woody's son Arlo- catching his pop's cadence, rhythms and twang.

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Excellent performance, Okay story.

I loved Little Arlo reading his dad’s work. Woody Guthrie has a great knack for dialogue, and I love his story as he travels all over the USA in the 1930s. The narrative itself was just okay, nothing spectacular. This book is really more of an embellished memoir than an autobiography or anything.

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A powerful classical American tale

Brilliant! Highly recommended. His tale give meaning to his songwriting A lighthearted tale of a man struggling through the depression times.

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  • Daniel Bingham
  • 04-03-22

NOTE: THIS IS ABRIDGED

This is disgraceful. This is a heavily abridged version of the book. Amazon should offer refunds because this is ridiculous to not even mention this is abridged before purchasing