Can I just tell you how frigging DEPRESSED I am now that I'm finished listening to Life, which has apparently become My Favorite Book Ever? D-E-P-R-E-Double S-E-D. That's how. Seriously. Like, I have a bad case of The Sads.
First, Imma just say that to THIS GUY, narration is EVERYTHING in an audiobook. If the narrator doesn't hook me right off the bat, I turn it off. And Life had three narrators: Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley, and Keef himself, who closes out the last few chapters.
I will say, howevah, that it was a bit disconcerting when the narrators would change from one to another, and I didn't really like that in the beginning, when Johnny Depp was reading, he was doing it as Keith (or the other people he was reading about), with proper dialect and accents, and then later in the book, when the narration transitioned from Joe Hurley back to Johnny Depp, he read it in his own voice. I just wondered why he didn't continue the way he began. Of course, hearing Keith tell his story in his own gravelly voice was the best of all.
I truly gained a lot of respect for him. His love of music, and the process he and Mick went through to write is inspiring, and I loved to hear that he is also a voracious reader. Hear me now and believe me later when I tell you that I had plenty of pre-conceived notions about Keef before I found this book, and none of them included him being a voracious reader.
I have no doubt I sound like a very stalkery, wacky fan, but that is just what I became. Thank hebbins for me there are countless hours of Rolling Stones videos out there on the interwebs. I also intend to hunt down some more biographies of Keith (THIS one is at the top of my list) and Mick as well.... I'd love to hear the "other" side of their story.
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