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Rock 'n Roll Heaven

Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
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Jimmy "Guitar" Velvet isn't even a has-been; he's a never-was. After a short trip to the bottom of a river, Jimmy is about to undertake the adventure of a lifetime. The celestial bureaucracy ships him to Rock 'n Roll Heaven, where he meets the true icons of rock 'n roll - and learns that even "heaven" is relative. But, what impact can a small-timer like Jimmy make on the biggest stage in the universe?

Special bonus The full text of the short story "Lucky Man" is included as a free bonus. "Lucky Man" is the story of a Big Man on Campus returning for his 20th class reunion and about revenge served very cold.

©2014 Patrick Shawn Inmon (P)2014 Patrick Shawn Inmon

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My first book of Shawn Inmon now became the first I listened to as well

When I had read the e-book years ago (offered free by Amazon) I had been overjoyed by the topic and the way it got developed. If I remember correctly I found Shawn Inmon on Facebook, and wrote him a message of appreciation. This appreciation is still the base of our friendship.

I read everything he writes, very soon I became a beta reader or ACR (depending on how much time there is for reading through the new story and making and sending notes for/to Shawn of some instances where the flow falters, so that he can get it right), and I was extremely pleased to have this chance to listen to the book that had started it all.

I had never yet listened to an audiobook before, so I didn’t really know what to expect. It was a surprise and great relief to get the same joy as when having read the book itself. After all these years I was freshly enchanted by the story, with all the details dear to my music lover’s heart. At the same time I am really glad with the interpretation. Frankly I haven’t expected much after having had only my Kindle’s audio as an acoustic example, but this was totally different and much better than I would have thought.

So I can wholeheartedly recommend this audiobook to lovers of rock ‘n roll of all ages!

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  • Teresa
  • 16-06-14

"Rock 'n Roll Heaven Awesomeness!"

What did you love best about Rock 'n Roll Heaven?

Three words: Perfection, Entertaining, and AWESOME. This book, in my opinion is how it's done. It was true to its title and storyline. It held my interest, not one boring moment. I received the audiobook free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to listen to this.

What did you like best about this story?

This book was so well written I don't know where to start. The whole book was my favorite part. From beginning to end. I was moved when he caught up with his Uncle Bill. I love when he wrote his song with Buddy Holly; 'Edge of Heaven'. The words were so moving. And the concert, opening with a Hank Williams song was great! No spoilers. This is a must read.

Which character – as performed by Corey Snow – was your favorite?

Jimmy Guitar Velvet was most definitely my favorite character. Also, I have to say Janis. The description of her and and her persona were spot on. Buddy Holly was Jimmy's hero so him also. And Jim Morrison

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

'Long Live Rock 'n Roll' or 'Edge of Heaven' because that was the song Jimmy wrote with Buddy.

Any additional comments?

Just wow! This was a well rounded story. Complete. True to itself. I also happen to be a fan of all the older rock 'n rollers. I listened to Shawn Inmon's author's note as well. I am now a fan. He is a terrific author. And Corey Snow is one of my favorite narrators. His narration flows so naturally and his voice is amazing

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  • Adam
  • 25-08-18

Not very entertaining

I chose a “mea” rating because it was just basically a homage to dead rock and role Gods. Not that that’s a bad thing it just wasn’t my cup of tea. Sorry Shawn. Your other books are top notch.

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