Fortunate Son

  • by John Fogerty
  • Narrated by John Fogerty
  • 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The long-awaited memoir from John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and John Fogerty wrote, sang, and produced their instantly recognizable classics: "Proud Mary", "Bad Moon Rising", "Born on the Bayou", and more. Now he reveals how he brought CCR to number one in the world, eclipsing even the Beatles in 1969. By the next year, though, Creedence was falling apart; their amazing, enduring success exploded and faded in just a few short years.
Fortunate Son takes listeners from Fogerty's Northern California roots through Creedence's success and the retreat from music and public life to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Dry story, love the guy!

Would you consider the audio edition of Fortunate Son to be better than the print version?

No. John Fogerty is a phenomenal musician and songwriter. But his reading of the book is just monotone and dry.


What did you like best about this story?

All of the insights of what really happened through his life and how things went.


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John Fogerty?

A professional narrator. Fogerty doesn't help the story, he gives very little inflections or expressive tones.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction. It was the simple story of his life.


Any additional comments?

I have to again emphasize that the reading of the story was too bland. I stopped paying attention after a while.

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- Michael R. Young

Most boring book I ever listened to

This guy is a whiner.... And it goes in and on and on and on. He is the " nice guy", it's everyone else that's wrong. Also I don't give a care about every elementary teachers name and what you had for lunch when you where 6 years old. Skip this one and save your money.
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- Jay

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-06-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio