He was wise to develop relationships that were constructive to his limitations. Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. A privilege to hear such a personal story. The book is well read by the Boss himself in which he tells his story, his successes and failures. I enjoyed being carried through Bruce's honest and open story of his life by his extraordinary voice. And I fall into the 'like some of his stuff but not a fanatical fan' category.
One of the most satisfying audiobooks I've listened to. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. His voice is low and muddled, and although he gives his heart to the stories in this audiobook, he sounds subdued and lacks energy. Ultimately, Bruce delivers with this audiobook what he has done for nearly five decades with his music: a celebration of the commonplace and the struggles of American life with candor, imagination, and purpose. Why do we so often fail to connect when speaking with family members, romantic partners, colleagues, or friends? Born in Gainesville, Florida, with more than a little hillbilly in his blood, Tom Petty was a Southern shit kicker, a kid without a whole lot of promise.
It will inspire me to also go back and listen to more of his music. She's certain that to succeed in a man's world, she will have to go it alone. Audible1 Profound Bruce is a profound, inspiring and deeply generous and demanding person whose life is thrilling and yet so accessible. His music informs the memories of almost two generations of Garden Staters, and his fame is now global, both because of the quality of his songs and the energy with which he performs them. I enjoyed being carried through Bruce's honest and open story of his life by his extraordinary voice. He shared deep personal details about his life and the creative process he used to entertain his fans throughout his career.
For more than 30 years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture. Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star's memoir. It is not easy to expose yourself down to bedrock as he did. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere. A thousand miles from her native Poland, with no money and the odds stacked against any woman daring to pursue a career in such a rigorous field, Marie throws herself into her studies. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the story being told by Bruce and found myself a little surprised by the eagerness i felt to continue listening. The role of singer songwriters, a key theme in this story, is once again driven home. Too many have 2 parents that are unavailable and they slip away unguided and unable to survive on their own. Waiting for you to pull something out of your hat, out of thin air, out of this world, something that before the faithful were gathered here today was just a song-fueled rumor. Great work and thank you for opening your heart and mind to your fans. He admits his shortcomings and does his best not to offend any of the people who helped make him one of the most successful rock icons in history. Do yourself a favor and listen to the albums as you make your way through this journey with the one and only, our national treasure, the Boss, the working man's poet, Bruce Springsteen.
I had youth, almost a decade of hard-core bar band experience, a good group of homegrown musicians who were attuned to my performance style and a story to tell. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. The Boss demonstrates his strong work ethic and dedication to excellence as he tells his story. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. Revealing such a challenging mental illness is a difficult thing. He's an honest and powerful writer and narrator, beautiful prose, often poetic and lyrical. This audiobook is one to keep and revisit.
Highly recommended, even if you've never ventured beyond 'Born to Run' the song! The production was perfect as well which made for an enjoyable listen. I appreciated Bruce telling us about the positive impact mental healthcare and medicines had in the journey of his family. Every single day was worth it. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. You will feel like you're having this intimate, long, endearing, happy, sad and inspired campfire story with Bruce; he pulls no punches along the journey and delivers with heart pounding passion.
I've been serenaded through the stories he has chosen to share. In these pages, I've tried to do this. We have a beautiful venue in Carmel called the Palladium and I know there are many that would enjoy an intimate evening with this Mega Rock Star! He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations - all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed. Elegiac observations are punctuated by jabs of memories, penetrating and tough. Having listened to this wonderful biography these past days the experience will resonate even more deeply. Instead of downloading multiple mp3 files, you can now just listen to the original audio book for free and legally.
The guy is a talented writer. Tina M I loved this book! He's a wonderful story teller with a very pleasing rhythm, depth and texture to the telling. His heartfelt story of love, family, career, challenges, pain and his commitment to his art took me through a range of emotions, brought tears at times but, all along, his exceptional creative talent and insight shone through. Not too many details but it was from combining. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. Rock and roll made it otherwise. Based on his worldwide best-selling autobiography Born to Run, Springsteen on Broadway is a unique evening with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his very personal stories.
Anyway, this book is well written, and very well narrated. Love on top of all of this can keep the beech tree soul alive. Having Bruce read it made it seem more real. His descriptions of this walk with depression are honest and frightening and his love and respect for Patti comes shining through. Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. With humble admiration for earlier and contemporary legends, Bruce gives you his life story with surprising self-disclosure. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band.