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  • Waging Heavy Peace

  • A Hippie Dream
  • By: Neil Young
  • Narrated by: Keith Carradine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56

Neil Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture generally in the last four decades. Reflective, insightful, and disarmingly honest, in Waging Heavy Peace he writes about his life and career. From his youth in Canada to his crazy journey out to California, through Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, & Nash, to his massively successful solo career and his reemergence as the patron saint of grunge on to his role today as one of the last uncompromised and uncompromising survivors of rock & roll - this is Neil’s story told in his own words.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what you might expect

  • By Colin on 06-09-14

Still Young at Heart

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Being a huge Neil Young fan I couldn't wait to begin listening to this book that had somehow escaped me until now. I was taken by the accent of the reader as it actually sounded like Neil. On finishing part one I was delighted to hear that it was Keith Carradine, one of my favourite actors, reading the book......it just felt right.

Relaxing back I was transported gently through the life and times of Neil Young, his music, guitars, friends, train sets, family and a host of incredible cars. It is interesting, as he often mentions, that he is stone cold sober throughout the writing of this book and for the first time in many, many years. This is after a warning from his Doctor. Throughout the book it is obvious that Neil is deeply worried about dementia, something that his father suffered from, and this is the number one reason for his sobriety.

Neil is worried and annoyed by the lack of sound quality in modern forms of music which is so easily downloaded. He is working on a format which allows the listener the quality they deserve when downloading and is very passionate about this.

If you are a fan of Neil's music and whether your knowledge of his life runs deep or shallow this book will inform and intrigue you about a wonderfully gifted musician and person. If you are not a fan of Neil Young's music then you might not get it! by Jennifer Faul

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