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This review comes with 2 caveats
1) I am a massive Frank Turner fan
2) I am not a fan of autobiographies in general (the only other one I have read and enjoyed was Slash's)
The road beneath my feet is a great collection of tour memories, stretching from the break up of million dead to the Wembley show in April 2012.
Each of the stories are structured around a particular show, and focus on interesting events in the run up to, or after the shows.
As someone who has been to many FT shows over the years, the stories provide a fascinating and entertaining insight to life on the road - especially if shows you attended, or your hometown are name checked!
Some of the stories are very personal, and you learn a lot about the inspiration and development of certain songs along the way - a very nice touch, I thought.
Only a couple of criticisms: occasionally Frank's narration can get a little monotone - this is rare, but more noticeable for it. Generally it is spot on.
Also, the stories stop in 2012! I think he wrote the book well after this, so I would have liked to have heard a little more (though the Wembley "finale" kind of makes sense...)
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to any Frank Turner fans and anyone who loves live music, and would like to hear a little more of the "other side" of it.
One final point - this book *will* make you want to listen to nothing but Frank Turner for as long as you're listening to it!
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An honest and inspiring account of how working hard and being a good person (and surrounding yourself with good people) brings reward.
This is a really well told audiobook, made so much better by the fact it is narrated by the man himself. It was very well described and I could easily picture each scenario due to the candid description.
I wasn’t a massive fan of FT before listening to this book but more a fan of the ‘indie’ singer songwriter stories - (eg. I have read David Ford’s ‘I Choose This’ book which is equally inspiring and a solid read), but I without a doubt class myself a fan of Frank Turner the human being and will actively seek out his music and live shows this year.
Thank you Frank. There is lots to look forward to!