Life


Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
93
Narrator
18
Release Date
October 2010
Duration
22 hours 30 minutes
Summary
The long-awaited autobiography of Keith Richards, guitarist, songwriter, singer, and founding member of the Rolling Stones.

With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the songs that roused the world, and he lived the original rock and roll life.

Now, at last, the man himself tells his story of life in the crossfire hurricane. Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records, learning guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones. The Rolling Stones's first fame and the notorious drug busts that led to his enduring image as an outlaw folk hero. Creating immortal riffs like the ones in 'Jumping Jack Flash' and 'Honky Tonk Women.' His relationship with Anita Pallenberg and the death of Brian Jones. Tax exile in France, wildfire tours of the U.S., isolation and addiction. Falling in love with Patti Hansen. Estrangement from Jagger and subsequent reconciliation. Marriage, family, solo albums and Xpensive Winos, and the road that goes on forever.

With his trademark disarming honesty, Keith Richard brings us the story of a life we have all longed to know more of, unfettered, fearless, and true.
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Neil Windas

What a life, what a man and what a great book. Shame it switched narrators but other than that loved it.

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Kirsten Popplewell

I loved this book and listened to it while driving. The change in narration was slightly disconcerting but I quickly adjusted to the change in narrator and it was an added bonus to have KR reading his own story for the more recent years. KR is a true rock god and the ability to live his life true to the cause makes his life story a danm good read. The worst part of this book was the fact that it ended. .... must be a few more years to write about now?

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Arthur J.

I'm just over halfway through it. It's alright. There's a lot of focus on drug use. I've begun cracking up a every time I hear the narrator say things like "pure cocaine" "pure heroin" in what sounds to me like an overly exaggerated almost pirate like British accent that I suppose is meant to sound like Keith but really doesn't. For me personally the way to get the most out of this book has been to pause after each chapter and go listen to whatever album or singles were being discussed. This has helped me rediscover the Stones especially their earlier beginnings. Keith goes fairly in depth as far as relationships both romantic and professional as he also does technical details in regards to guitar playing or being in the studio. It can get a little boring but like I said if you break it up by listening to Stones music in between chapters it makes it way more insightful.

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Jaime Vega

Highly recommend! Keith takes you on a journey throughout his life. Highest of highs and lowest of lows, all while keeping you entertained and on your seat. Must read for anyone looking for an autobiography.

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Timothy D.

I enjoyed the book.

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Kate N.

When people talk about living life to the max Keith Richards is that man......no regrets....no apologies and I have to say whether you agree with any of his decisions or not he has done and experienced it all !! Keep Rockin !

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John Richards

This book was well written. The choice of narrators could not have fit better!

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