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Jimmy Page

The Definitive Biography
Narrated by: Tom McGairl
Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
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An in-depth biography of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page by the acclaimed biographer of Bob Marley and Joe Strummer, based upon the author's extensive research and interviews.

The original enigmatic rock star, Jimmy Page is a mass of contradictions. A towering presence in the guitar world and one of the most revered rock guitarists of all time, in private he is reclusive and mysterious, retiring and given to esoteric interests. Over the decades, he has exchanged few words to the press given the level of his fame, and an abiding interest in the demonic and supernatural has only made the myth more potent.

But in the midst of this maelstrom, who was Jimmy Page? Rock journalist Chris Salewicz has conducted numerous interviews with Page over the years and has created the first portrait of the guitarist that can be called definitive, penetrating the shadows that surround him to reveal the fascinating man who dwells within the rock legend.

©2019 Chris Salewicz (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"A hard-riffing new book that reveals how Jimmy Page became the dark heart of Led Zeppelin" (The Mail on Sunday, London)

"[An] ever-readable tome.... Anyone intrigued by how a soft-spoken boy from the west London suburbs became one of the world's most famous musicians won't be disappointed." (The Times, London)

"A must-read for die-hard Zeppelin fans." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Very good Biography

This is an excellent book about a rock god, but this book isn’t about worshiping him. He is presented flaws and all. Great insight into some of the timeless Zepplin moments and separates myth from legend. The narrator was good, his accent lends itself well to the content though I feel like he mispronounced a few words. All in all a great book.

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Needs better production.

While I enjoyed this title the producers should have worked more closely with the reader to correct his bad, often comically bad pronunciation of titles and place names. It got to the point where it becomes distracting from the book itself.