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  • Life

  • By: Keith Richards
  • Narrated by: Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley, Keith Richards
  • Length: 23 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421

With the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics and the songs that roused the world, and over four decades he lived the original rock-and-roll life: taking the chances he wanted, speaking his mind, and making it all work in a way that no one before him had ever done. Now, at last, the man himself tells us the story of life in the crossfire hurricane. And what a life....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed by the change of reader

  • By Sukhbir on 17-01-11

Very honest, revealing and thoroughly interesting

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

Reviewed: 02-03-14

What made the experience of listening to Life the most enjoyable?

Just very very interesting and Joe Hurley's narration sounds exactly like you imagine Keef would.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Joe Hurley is brilliant, Johnny Depp not so good. I love Depp but he doesn't really fit here and sounds very bland compared to Hurley.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

It's amaaaazzziinnnggggg

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  • History Is Wrong

  • By: Erich von Daniken
  • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Erich von Däniken again shows his flair for revealing truths that his contemporaries have missed. After closely analyzing hundreds of ancient and apparently unrelated texts, he is now ready to proclaim that human history is nothing like the world religions claim---and he has the proof! In History Is Wrong, von Däniken takes a closer look at the fascinating Voynich manuscript, which has defied all attempts at decription since its discovery, and makes some intriguing revelations about the equally incredible book of Enoch.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting ideas strung together randomly

  • By Andrew on 18-02-14

interesting ideas strung together randomly

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-14

What disappointed you about History Is Wrong?

The narration is so quick you don't have any time to take in the proposed ideas. And much as I like Von Daniken books, he asks so much of the reader here while saying every other idea that asks something of the reader is just wrong. Sans explanation why his should be the only idea you think of. At the end of the day they're all theories, but he doesnt even attempt to justify why his is the correct one.

Has History Is Wrong put you off other books in this genre?

No

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of John Allen Nelson?

Erich Von Daniken

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Very interesting thought idea.

Any additional comments?

His other books are better.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful