Life

Life

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By (author) Keith Richards, Read by Johnny Depp, Read by Joe Hurley

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  • Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 141mm x 35mm | 410g
  • Publication date: 11 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1409124746
  • ISBN 13: 9781409124740
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 86,735

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With the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics and the songs that roused the world, and over four decades he lived the original rock and roll life: taking the chances he wanted, speaking his mind, and making it all work in a way that no one before him had ever done. Now, at last, the man himself tells us the story of life in the crossfire hurricane. And what a life. Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records as a child in post-war Kent. Learning guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones. The Rolling Stones' first fame and success as a bad-boy band. The notorious Redlands drug bust and subsequent series of confrontations with a nervous establishment that led to his enduring image as outlaw and folk hero. Creating immortal riffs such as the ones in 'Jumping Jack Flash' and 'Street Fighting Man' and 'Honky Tonk Women'. Falling in love with Anita Pallenberg and the death of Brian Jones. Tax exile in France, wildfire tours of the US, 'Exile on Main Street' and 'Some Girls'. Ever increasing fame, isolation and addiction. Falling in love with Patti Hansen. Estrangement from Mick Jagger and subsequent reconciliation. Solo albums and performances with his band the Xpensive Winos. Marriage, family and the road that goes on for ever. In a voice that is uniquely and intimately his own, with the disarming honesty that has always been his trademark, Keith Richard brings us the essential life story of our times.

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Born in Dartford in Kent in December 1943, Keith Richards continues to compose, play songs and tour with the Rolling Stones.

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Now an unbelievable 66 the rocker tells the story of his life the way it happened... While Keith reads an intro, Johnny Depp, who based his Pirates of the Caribbean character Jack Sparrow on his friend Richards, is the autobiography's main read and his laconic delivery is perfect. -- Kati Nicholl DAILY EXPRESS Yes, there's an ear-popping amount of drugs and sex, but what's important is the rock'n'roll. Richards emerges as deeply serious about his craft and is illuminating on guitar technique. ... compelling THE TIMES to cheer yourself up, we recommend the audiobook of Keith Richard's autobiography 'Life'... a surprisingly educative blast. TIME OUT Joe Hurley is great. In fact, Joe Hurley is better at portraying Keith Richards than Keith Richards! GUARDIAN A "must-listen" title. DVDFEVER