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Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2010
22 hours 30 minutes
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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I was absolutely loving the book, and I am not a huge Rolling Stones fan, but when all of a sudden the narrator changed from Johnny Depp to someone else I had to package the disks up and send them back. The new narrator was so annoying and over 'acted' . I shall have to buy the book to find what happened 'in the end'!

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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 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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I was interested to hear the story and the narration by Johnny Depp. At the beginning, I really liked the narration with Depp only using his artificial, but decent, English accent to speak the words of people other than Richards in the story. However, as time went on, there were some chapters with a heavy English accent throughout and some without, except in certain places. Maybe that's because they changed narrators. I found that to be very distracting and annoying. The story as a whole seems rather self serving and self aggrandizing. The dude is already a rock star. Does he really need to write (or have someone ghost write) about how cool he is?

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