Bright Lights, Dark Shadows

  • by Carl Magnus Palm
  • Narrated by Adrian Mulraney
  • 26 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An exploration of all aspects of the Abba member’s lives and careers. Amazingly detailed, it examines the group member’s family backgrounds, the pre-Abba days, the legendary 70s, the marriages, the divorces, the business ups and downs, and the post-Abba solo careers.


What the Critics Say

“How did Abba do it? And why, 20 years after they split, are they still so popular? Palm’s book achieves the difficult feat of capturing the multiple layers of Abba… with a deftness unusual in a rock biography.” (The Sunday Times, London)
“Another fine addition to the canon of music biographies…. Palm’s biography is extremely thorough and dipped deeply in a pond of melancholy.” (The Times, London)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Awesome! -- All the Swedish words pronounced!

I read the physical book 10 years ago, and I still learned a lot from this audiobook. Palm chronicles the lives of the major people involved in ABBA, since most of there were kids. It is an enjoyable story that doesn't hide the truth about many of the situations they've encountered whether good or bad. I will most likely listen to this several times, because the content is so rich. When I originally read the book, there were many Swedish words that I guessed at the pronunciations, making them not so memorable, the audio edition changed that! Also, I was pleasantly surprised that it was updated in 2011.
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- Howard_a

Severely disappointed

What would have made Bright Lights, Dark Shadows better?

I was so excited to read this but the story was just so boring. I stopped listening two thirds of the way through

Has Bright Lights, Dark Shadows turned you off from other books in this genre?

No but it has turned me off the author

What three words best describe Adrian Mulraney’s performance?

He did his best with what he had to read

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was so disappointed

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- Claire

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2011
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd