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The Road Beneath My Feet

Narrated by: Frank Turner
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
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The Sunday Times best seller. Frank Turner narrates a searingly honest and brilliantly written account of his journey from pub circuit to Wembley Arena.

©2015 Frank Turner (P)2015 Headline Digital

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Great stories, honestly told

This review comes with 2 caveats
1) I am a massive Frank Turner fan
2) I am not a fan of autobiographies in general (the only other one I have read and enjoyed was Slash's)

The road beneath my feet is a great collection of tour memories, stretching from the break up of million dead to the Wembley show in April 2012.

Each of the stories are structured around a particular show, and focus on interesting events in the run up to, or after the shows.

As someone who has been to many FT shows over the years, the stories provide a fascinating and entertaining insight to life on the road - especially if shows you attended, or your hometown are name checked!

Some of the stories are very personal, and you learn a lot about the inspiration and development of certain songs along the way - a very nice touch, I thought.

Only a couple of criticisms: occasionally Frank's narration can get a little monotone - this is rare, but more noticeable for it. Generally it is spot on.

Also, the stories stop in 2012! I think he wrote the book well after this, so I would have liked to have heard a little more (though the Wembley "finale" kind of makes sense...)

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to any Frank Turner fans and anyone who loves live music, and would like to hear a little more of the "other side" of it.

One final point - this book *will* make you want to listen to nothing but Frank Turner for as long as you're listening to it!

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A beautiful insight into mind and memory

Frank reads it so well. It's like you're in his head. I need to go through it again immediately. As a musician, there's so much to be learned from this. It's fascinating.

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exceptional and insightful.

After seeing Frank in Dumfries in February, he mentioned a second book and I thought I'd try the first. absolutely outstanding, from musician to musician I feel I've learnt more from this book than I could ever learn in a university or from wild assumptions from my limited career and his humble view on every step is really very commendable.

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Great diary of a great artist. Bring on book 2

Great performance. Humble, honest storytelling of a lifetime on the road as a traveling artist. A great listen. Can't wait for the next book to be released. If you have yet to hear any of his music I highly recommend it and then maybe try to catch his live show. You won't be disappointed.

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touring, booze, drugs and pure music passion

great insite into life on the road and how passionate he is about the music he writes

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Fantastic.

Loved the book, cracking insight into Frank's life, hope there will be a sequel documenting life after Wembley.

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Love this book

I have been a fan of Frank Turner for a while now, and when I saw it on Audible I thought I would give it a try. I have been pleased I did. It’s well written and of course well read by Frank himself. The tales of his experience on the road and the relationships he created on the way are great. I thoroughly recommend it.

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fascinating

had bought the physical book but not found time to read it. listened to this over the course of two days in the car and as a big Frank fan it was fascinating to hear about the early gigs and adventures on the road.

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A musician’s musician.

An honest and inspiring account of how working hard and being a good person (and surrounding yourself with good people) brings reward. This is a really well told audiobook, made so much better by the fact it is narrated by the man himself. It was very well described and I could easily picture each scenario due to the candid description. I wasn’t a massive fan of FT before listening to this book but more a fan of the ‘indie’ singer songwriter stories - (eg. I have read David Ford’s ‘I Choose This’ book which is equally inspiring and a solid read), but I without a doubt class myself a fan of Frank Turner the human being and will actively seek out his music and live shows this year. Thank you Frank. There is lots to look forward to!

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A Great Insight into Life on the Road

If you could sum up The Road Beneath My Feet in three words, what would they be?

Funny, endearing, honest

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Road Beneath My Feet?

So many hilarious antidotes from the life of a touring musician. I particularly enjoyed the incident on the Russian border.

What about Frank Turner’s performance did you like?

It was his story in his own words.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could have done easily, but it also worked well split into chunks.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend it for Frank Turner fans or for anybody who is interested in rock and roll.

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  • George
  • 24-08-20

Get in the van with Frank Turner

Just like Henry Rollins "Get In The Van", you don't need to be a fan to enjoy this book. I love Frank Turner's music, and books read by the author. And, I loved it. All of the events in the book took place before I found his music, or music by many of the people he mentions in the book. (The idea that I could have seen Frank Turner and the Menzingers at a house show!) Anyway, I really enjoyed hearing how much effort went in to becoming the artist he is now.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-04-20

Perfect for Frank Turner fans!!!

Exactly what I wanted, narrated by the person who wrote it! It was great from the beginning to the end. highly recommend to fans of his or fans of musicians stories on the road.

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  • Jason Millar
  • 28-01-20

A Great Listen For Any Fan

I found myself a little saddened to realize I’d reached the end of this one. Going on walks or longer drives for work while listening to stories that gradually display the growth of Frank’s career from playing in basements and bars to selling out arenas felt like having him in the room telling stories among friends. A great book, narrated by a great guy. Here’s hoping he decides to write another tour journal further down the line.