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Mr. R. Daniels

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  • 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

Fantastic in every way

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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: 13-02-19

As a lover of Queen I decided to take the plunge with this audio book, it’s really well written, brilliantly read and absolutely engaging from start to finish . Love the asides to explain about AIDS and how it all started as well

I can’t recommend this book highly enough!

  • 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

Thorough but.......

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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-11-18

The Definitive Biography Of Jimmy Page is recommended to any Zep fans be they hard core or casual but beware the narrator, his erroneous pronunciation of many many words finally gets on your nerves and he clearly has little or no knowledge of his subject matter, I mean to boldly claim that Alison Krauss as an example of a Blues Grass musician!!!wtf???

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Play On

  • Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac
  • By: Mick Fleetwood
  • Narrated by: Martin Dew
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

'After forty-six years of being on the road, now is the right time to look back in a way I've never done before: now and then. I'm looking forward to sharing it with you.' Mick Fleetwood has been part of one of the world's most successful and adored bands for over four decades. Here he tells the full and candid story of that life, and what it is to be part of the ever evolving Fleetwood Mac.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fascinating Syory

  • By Colin on 20-01-15

This guys done it all and is still here to tell the tale!

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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: 16-10-18

Always loved the Buckingham Nicks version of Fleetwood Mac so listening to this was a real pleasure, hearing about all of the comings and goings in the band and how things sometimes did sometimes didn’t come together. I recommend this audio book highly and if you are a Mac fan check out the Book Making Rumours as well , you won’t be disappointed

  • My Bass and Other Animals

  • By: Guy Pratt
  • Narrated by: Guy Pratt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Guy Pratt came of age just as bass playing became sexy. Having dallied with punk legend Sylvain Sylvain, Pratt suddenly found himself on Top of the Pops and supporting David Bowie with smooth Australian outfit Icehouse. He became bass player to the stars, crawling from studio to bar and hotel to stadium Portakabin with the likes of Pink Floyd, Robert Palmer, Womack &Womack and Bryan Ferry. Guy has recorded with everyone from Madonna and Michael Jackson to McFly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just perfect

  • By Mr. R. Daniels on 28-09-18

Just perfect

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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: 28-09-18

So then, I bought Guy’s book when it first came out, read it and loved it being an avid Floyd fan and tech head so when I was perusing Audible for something to listen to as I was in the car the audio version seemed like it might be a good idea. Understatement! Guy’s delivery of his book is masterful, there are plenty of laugh out loud moments that are made all the more laugh out loud able because of the delivery.
Guy does what all good audio book readers do and that was draw you into their world, strange I now consider him a mate !!

I can heartily and hastily recommend this audio book to anyone who has even the slightest interest in Guy or Floyd, you won’t be disappointed in any way

Cheers Mr P , when’s the next volume due??