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The Great Book of Rock Trivia: Amazing Trivia, Fun Facts & the History of Rock and Roll

Narrated by: Scott Miller
Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
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Are you the type of rock fan who isn’t satisfied with simply listening to the radio? Sure, you enjoy it, but you want more. Do you look up the lyrics and wonder what they mean or if there is a story behind them? What on earth does “In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida” mean, anyway? We’ve got those answers for you in The Great Book of Rock Trivia! This book contains hundreds of riveting facts about your favorite rock songs.

Do you want to know how your favorite group got together and who is really the brains behind the band? Whether you’re interested in what your favorite musicians like to do in their spare time, where they get the ideas for their music, or which artist had an exorcism in his home, you’re in for a treat. This book will satisfy your curiosity and help you impress your friends with your rock and roll knowledge.

As easy to follow as a good drummer, this book will take you through the early years of rock and its development through the hippie era, the synthesizer-filled '80s, and the grunge age. You’ll hear about dramatic, absolutely hilarious, and downright odd moments during the concerts that shaped music history and defined generations. 

Whether you’re a passive listener of your friend’s rock playlists or a connoisseur of guitar riffs, you’re sure to learn something new that will increase your enjoyment of your favorite music. For an extra challenge, try the quizzes at the end of each chapter. So go ahead, open the cover and enter the world of rock!

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I love this book!

This book is fun and helpful. Full of significant trivias about the awesome world of Rock, this book is indeed a "great book". The lives of the artistes, the significant events, hidden meanings behind cool slangs, these are some of the stuff this book offers.
I also enjoyed the narration, and the flow of information throughout the book. This is a truly useful book for die-hard rock fans, and aspiring ones.

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A must have for Rock-heads!

This is a great book. It refreshed my knowledge about the rock community, the musicians, and great events. For me, listening to the music is not just enough, the details behind the creation and delivery of the song makes it more meaningful. Now my favourite songs are much more delightful.
Also, it makes for good sport with my rock-inclined pals.
Cheers.

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  • alias11
  • 14-01-19

Bill O'Neill does it again

This is another fun, informative, educational, and entertaining book/audiobook from Bill O'Neill. The book includes numerous fun, odd, and unique bits of trivia about rock 'n roll music, artists, concerts,etc. The little quizzes that occur at the end of sections were a fun way to see how much I already knew about the topics. Sometimes I knew the answers, sometimes I made a lucky guess, and sometimes I wasn't even close. ^^ Mr. O'Neill obviously loves his subjects and puts a lot of effort and research into producing an entertaining product. I am never disappointed.

The narration was great. Scott Miller has a pleasant voice, paces his delivery well, and varies his tone so that he keeps the listener engaged.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 11-04-19

Good Read

The Great Book of Rock Trivia: Amazing Trivia, Fun Facts & The History of Rock and Roll was a great read by Bill O'Neill. This book had information about a lot of different rock bands. This is a great book for any rock fan that wants to learn more about their favorite bands.

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  • Melody
  • 06-04-19

This book is totally worth it.

I got a lot of new info. from this book! Many details about various aspects and history of the rock and roll music genre. I am big on trivias and have had a fair share of them; this book is one of the good ones. The narration is especially smooth and engaging. Good work.

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  • Phillip F.
  • 30-03-19

Rock-on!!

I recently developed a keen interest in rock music; the signs, energy, slangs and coolness. At first, I felt I didn't know enough, and finding this book was a game changer. I learnt so many fun facts in a short time, and I can relate to the music better too.
I love this book, and hope to get more content like this.

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  • Arnold S.
  • 03-03-19

I love this book!

I love Rock'n'Roll, and I have always wanted to explore and know more about the musicians, bands, etc. This book has improved my knowledge about Rock'n'Roll. I found the quizzes at the end of each chapter quite useful: there were some I knew, and a lot I did not know.
Overall, this book is great for those with a strong passion for Rock'n'Roll, especially if you wish to improve your knowledge - in a fun way, and perhaps impress someone with your trivia skills.

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  • Shannon G
  • 02-02-19

Another Great Book of Trivia

Yet again Bill O'Neill brings us a great book of trivia, this time about Rock. I enjoyed listening to this book and learning more about the music world. I loved learning more about the artists, bands, trends and music itself. There's lots of great information given in an entertaining way. Love the quizzes at the end of each chapter. This is mainly about Rock but if you are a music lover of any genre then you should give this book a shot, it's rich in history and beginnings. The narration was excellent. Scott Miller has a nice voice, read at a nice pace and speaks clearly. Overall, a really enjoyable listen for any who love music.

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  • Gabrielle
  • 27-01-19

The Great Book Of Rock Trivia

This book is a fun and entertaining listen. It is full of musical facts and trivia, some you may know and some a little more obscure. It runs the gamut from the beginnings of rock and roll to the present day. Each chapter gives you a quiz at the end to see how much more you may know about the music scene. As a big music fan this is an engaging and interesting book that gives you a glimpse at some of the behind the scenes information. I enjoyed finding out many of the facts about the musicians.
Narrator Scott Miller energetic narration makes this a fun listen.

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  • Teresa
  • 18-01-19

Trivia AND a Trip Down Memory Lane

The Great Book of Rock Triva was such a fun listen. It was impossible to stop listening. Had to listen all the way through. There are/ were so many things that I and also my eleven year older senior partner didn't know. There were many, many of these artists that either I myself or he had seen and it was great hearing this trivia. I don't know where to begin as to what I liked best about these musicians as well as their quirks. They were interesting to say the least. In between were multiple choice questions to test the listeners knowledge. I think I got most of them right. I'm happy I was able to see many of these artists in the 70's and 80's. A few were Queen, Jethro Tull, Fleetwood Mac, Rush, Heart, the Police, Aerosmith; Metallica, so many I could never recite them all here. Fun for me was the mention of the Texas Jam held in Dallas which was amazing. The ones my partner saw were from the 60's and 70's. Him growing up around Berkeley in the 60's during the 'hippie era', he's seen many of the older rock bands.

This was an excellent listen by Bill O'Neill and I would definitely recommend. It's fun, factual, and an altogether awesome audiobook.

Scott Miller did an amazing job narrating. I think he had the perfect voice for this type of audiobook. He read with enthusiasm which made it more fun.

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  • Jennifer Mulder
  • 17-01-19

Very interesting!

I really really enjoyed the information that was given about these legends. Some of the stuff i knew about but most of it was new to me. I love learning new things, especially when it comes to information that might be on trivia games, so this book was perfect for that. I wasn't able to listen to it in just one sitting, i needed to give my brain a break, but that's only because its packed full of info.

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  • Rhonda
  • 15-01-19

Excellent!!!

So much information and fun trivia! I've listened to a few Bill O'Neill trivia books and I can say I'm never disappointed. I was excited when I saw this one and just had to listen to it. I love rock music and found there were a lot of things about the singers and the bands I'd never heard before. The narration was fantastic and made it even more fun! Wonderful entertainment and Rock and Roll education!! I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.