• The Storyteller

  • Tales of Life and Music
  • By: Dave Grohl
  • Narrated by: Dave Grohl
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (187 ratings)

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The Storyteller

By: Dave Grohl
Narrated by: Dave Grohl
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Read by Dave Grohl. Features excerpts from five never-before-heard demos performed by Dave Grohl and an original story exclusive to The Storyteller audiobook.

So, I’ve written a book.

Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities (‘It’s a piece of cake! Just do four hours of interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!’), I have decided to tell these stories just as I have always done, in my own voice. The joy that I have felt from chronicling these tales is not unlike listening back to a song that I’ve recorded and can’t wait to share with the world, or reading a primitive journal entry from a stained notebook, or even hearing my voice bounce between the Kiss posters on my wall as a child.

This certainly doesn’t mean that I’m quitting my day job, but it does give me a place to shed a little light on what it’s like to be a kid from Springfield, Virginia, walking through life while living out the crazy dreams I had as young musician. From hitting the road with Scream at 18 years old, to my time in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, jamming with Iggy Pop or playing at the Academy Awards or dancing with AC/DC and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, drumming for Tom Petty or meeting Sir Paul McCartney at Royal Albert Hall, bedtime stories with Joan Jett or a chance meeting with Little Richard, to flying halfway around the world for one epic night with my daughters...the list goes on. I look forward to focusing the lens through which I see these memories a little sharper for you with much excitement.

©2021 Dave Grohl (P)2021 Simon & Schuster UK

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Just awesome!

I loved this audiobook so much and having Dave Grohl read it was simply amazing. Definitely recommend this book to any and everyone.

Definitely one of my favourites

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Excellent book excellent narration

Dave Grohl's narration is a treat. The story and the narration - everything is excellent in all respects.

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Rock n Roll hero

Hearing Dave Grohl telling his story filled me with such happiness. He is humble and excited to share tales of love for his family, love for his friends and love for music. My favourite biography yet. Also his timing as a drummer parallels his timing in life. I hope he does more.

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amazing

as the title says, Dave is a real storyteller and boy does he have some stories

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Just amazed and in love

This was a ride from the beginning to the end.
If I was not in love and in absolute adoration for Dave Grohl before I am a believer and follower now!
Thank you for this amazing book!

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An epic collection of stories

The book was brilliant. Having Dave narrate it was a real treat and his narration is the best I have ever heard - probably easier when it’s your own story and you have a studio at home to record in.

If you are even remotely a fan of Dave or the Foos then this is a must listen.

If I had one criticism of the book is the lack of in depth down dirty details. It’s no Herion Diaries, a lot more PG and the Nirvana years are glossed over pretty quickly. This might be out of respect for Kurt or the truce with Courtney. Or maybe Dave just wants a PG book his kids can read. Maybe we will get a book dedicated to the Nirvana era but this by no means detracts from this book.

The book is such high quality, with Dave composing original music he plays between chapters.

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Great story

It is fascinating to hear others journeys and Dave's does not leaving you wanting. It's a journey

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An awesome story by an even more awesome storyteller.

If you’re a fan of the Foo’s it’s a must listen. So crazy hearing Dave talk about concerts I saw them at. And what an incredible story teller he is.

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outstanding

This was a brilliant experience in every way. The writing, the narration, the wisdom, the humor. It's so beautiful. I have loved the foo fighters forever and this memoir has given invaluable insight into the life of a truly remarkable human being whose been on an adventure of a lifetime.

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I am sad that it finished.

What an incredible listening experience. Dave Grohl has a story to tell and he knows how to tell it. What an entertainer.

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