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  • Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

  • By: Michael Caine
  • Narrated by: Michael Caine
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

With over 100 movies to his credit over five decades, Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills for success in life that acting has taught him in his remarkable career. One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in everything from classic British films Alfie, Zulu and The Italian Job to the Hollywood blockbusting The Dark Knight trilogy and much-loved movie favourites Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters and The Quiet American. Caine has excelled in every kind of role - with a skill that's made it look easy.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Find what you love and do it as well as you can'

  • By Mark on 26-10-18

Good, but....

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-01-19

Good, but a lot of material rehashed from his previous books. A little bit repetitive. If you've listened to Elephant to Hollywood, you may consider giving this a miss.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Age of Bowie

  • By: Paul Morley
  • Narrated by: Paul Morley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Respected arts commentator Paul Morley, one of the team who curated the highly successful retrospective exhibition for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, David Bowie Is..., constructs the definitive story of Bowie that explores how he worked, played, aged, structured his ideas, invented the future, and entered history as someone who could and would never be forgotten.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • You already need to know - not a biography

  • By Rene on 10-11-17

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-19

A lovingly crafted review of Bowies incredible life and career. Well worth a listen. A true legend.

  • Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography

  • By: Chris Salewicz
  • Narrated by: Tom McGairl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Founder of one of the most influential and successful rock bands of all time, legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has nevertheless remained an enigma. In this definitive and comprehensive biography of his life so far, Chris Salewicz draws on his own interviews with Page and those closest around him to unravel the man behind the mystery. Having sold over 300 million copies worldwide, Led Zeppelin was the biggest band of the '70s and has been loved by the legions ever since.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thorough but.......

  • By Mr. R. Daniels on 13-11-18

Dreadful Narration.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-18

A great biography let down by poor natration. Quite off putting at times. A real shame.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Bon: The Last Highway

  • The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back in Black
  • By: Jesse Fink
  • Narrated by: Simon Harvey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Bon: The Last Highway is the original, forensic, unflinching and masterful biography Bon Scott has so richly deserved and music fans around the world have been waiting for. The legend of the man known around the world simply as 'Bon' only grows with each passing year - in death the AC/DC icon has become a god to millions of people - but how much of his story is myth or pure fabrication, and how much of the real man do we know?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very thorough analysis

  • By William L Belfield on 07-12-17

Great Insight

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-05-18

Very sad but informative. For all AC/DC fans. A great talent gone too soon. RIP Bon.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Somebody to Love

  • The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury
  • By: Matt Richards, Mark Langthorne
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

When Freddie Mercury died in 1991, aged just 45, the world was rocked by the vibrant and flamboyant star's tragic secret that he had been battling AIDS. That Mercury had even been diagnosed came as a shock to his millions of fans, with his announcement coming less than 24 hours before his death. In Somebody to Love, biographers Mark Langthorne and Matt Richards skilfully weave Freddie Mercury's incredible pursuit of musical greatness with Queen, his upbringing and his endless search for love with the story of a terrible disease.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By David M. on 21-10-17

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-01-18

A brilliant, informative and moving account of the life of on of the greatest frontmen the world has ever witnessed.

RIP Freddie!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 18 and Life on Skid Row

  • By: Sebastian Bach
  • Narrated by: Sebastian Bach
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 87

18 and Life on Skid Row tells the story of a boy who spent his childhood moving from Freeport, Bahamas, to California and finally to Canada and who, at the age of eight, discovered the gift that would change his life. Throughout his career, Sebastian Bach has sold over 20 million records both as the lead singer of Skid Row and as a solo artist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-11-18

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-12-16

This really took me back to my youth (gone wild!). Sebastian Bach is funny, honest and engaging. A real talent of the world of heavy metal tells his story, warts and all. Big, brash and wild in his early days, the book charts his career and personal life up to present day where we find a happy and reflective man who while still able to rock appreciates the simpler things as well.