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Beastie Boys Book

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: October 2018

Duration: 12 hours 42 minutes


A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, an audiobook as unique as the band itself.
Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers. For more than thirty years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture.
With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book upends the typical music memoir, featuring a collection of voices reminiscent of your favorite mixtape.

Photo Credit © 1987 Lynn Goldsmith 

Audiobook Cast Includes:
Steve Buscemi / Ada Calhoun / Bobby Cannavale / Exene Cervenka
Roy Choi / Jarvis Cocker / Elvis Costello / Chuck D / Nadia Dajani
Michael Diamond / Snoop Dogg / Will Ferrell / Crosby Fitzgerald
Randy Gardner / Kim Gordon / Josh Hamilton / Adam Horovitz
LL Cool J / Spike Jonze / Pat Kiernan / Talib Kweli / Dave Macklovitch
Rachel Maddow / Tim Meadows / Bette Midler/ Mix Master Mike
Nas / Yoshimi O / Rosie Perez / Amy Poehler / Kelly Reichardt
John C. Reilly / Ian Rogers / Maya Rudolph / Rev Run
Luc Sante / Kate Schellenbach / MC Serch / Chloe Sevigny
Jon Stewart / Ben Stiller / Wanda Sykes / Jeff Tweedy / Philippe Zdar

Advance praise for Beastie Boys Book

“This entertaining look at Beastie Boys history is as innovative and raucous as the band’s music.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Beastie Boys fans will devour this book, as will anyone interested in the early days of hip-hop, the art/music/street life of New York City in the 1980s, and the alternative-nation zeitgeist of the ’90s.”—Kirkus Reviews


  • Anonymous

    An homage to early 1980’s NYC a d a collection of i finny and quirky stories, read by ADRock and Mike D plus a slew of celebrity guest narrators. It’s funny, interesting, heartwarming and entertaining all at once. The only audiobook I’ve listened to multiple times. Can’t recommend this book enough to anyone who grew up in that era ,a

  • Brendon B.

    Clarification on much of the lore we just assumed or accepted as young fans. Great collection of voices.

  • Susan M.

    Couldn’t get through it. Not interesting.

  • Kevin M.


  • Jason S.

    A truly unique and entertaining approach to an audiobook. After listening to audiobooks regularly for a couple years, this has been the best! Great collection of chronological essays/stories with a diverse A-list cast of narrarators. Highly recommended for any fan of the Beastie Boys or any fan of music and music biographies.

  • Eric G.

    This book is a must for anyone that's ever been a fan or a music lover !

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