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  • Adventures in Songwriting
  • By: Frank Turner
  • Narrated by: Frank Turner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
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  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37

Taking 36 songs from his back catalogue, folk-punk icon Frank Turner explores his songwriting process. Find out the stories behind the songs forged in the hedonistic years of the mid-2000s North London scene, the ones perfected in Nashville studios and everything in between. Some of these songs arrive fully formed, as if they've always been there; some take graft and endless reworking to find 'the one'. In exploring them all, Turner reflects with eloquence, insight and self-deprecating wit on exactly what it is to be a songwriter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're a fan of the music and the man

  • By Timothy Goodson on 25-04-19

Fascinating and satisfying not just for fans.

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Reviewed: 22-03-19

Frank is narrating, It’s a very well read book that works as a diary of how and why a song came together with the history of the song explained as well as the musical theory being discussed (the technical side is explained in simple terms and should not put off a non musician). Really enjoyed it and I think any music fan regardless of genre would be able to enjoy and take something away from it.