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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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had bought the physical book but not found time to read it. listened to this over the course of two days in the car and as a big Frank fan it was fascinating to hear about the early gigs and adventures on the road.