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On January 26, 2001, after recording more than 24 hours of taped memories in preparation for writing this book, Victor Maymudes suffered an aneurysm and died. His son Jacob wrote the book, using the tapes to shape the story. The result is a vivid, firsthand account of Dylan as an artist, friend, and celebrity, as told by an engaging raconteur who cut his own swathe through the turbulent counterculture.
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By Adelle Goodrich on 10-23-14
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
We were really interested, but got turned off by Jacob's narration.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
He read in short phrases, and was not fluent in sentences. It was a huge distraction for me. I'm a teacher and have many fourth graders who could have read this better.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By NekNam on 02-20-15
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
A decent narrator
Would you be willing to try another book from Jacob Maymudes and Victor Maymudes ? Why or why not?
How could the performance have been better?
By using a decent narrator
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
The author is the son of the Bob Dylan acquaintance. The story has been put together from some tapes the father left behind when he died. The story is pedestrian and the narration (by the author) is absolutely the worst I have ever heard. He speaks in short staccato phrases with little inflexion in his voice. The pauses often break up a sentence by inserting gaps in weird places. For example: "but were only ....... acquaintances."
I found the whole thing irritating and pretty boring and gave up half-way through Chapter 6
3 of 3 people found this review helpful