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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 44
  • Performance
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  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

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

Love this book

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Reviewed: 09-04-19

I'm a huge fan of Frank Turner already and read his first book several times. And now I've 'read' this, his second book, twice already in the first 2 weeks of its release. It's a fascinating insight into his music and the way his writing methods have developed over the years. I'll definitely be reading this again.