• Bon: The Last Highway

  • The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back in Black
  • By: Jesse Fink
  • Narrated by: Simon Harvey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-06-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (50 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

Bon: The Last Highway is the original, forensic, unflinching and masterful biography Bon Scott has so richly deserved and music fans around the world have been waiting for.
The death of Bon Scott is The Da Vinci Code of rock. In the early hours of 19 February 1980, Bon Scott, lead singer of the rock band AC/DC, left The Music Machine in Camden, London, with a man called Alistair Kinnear, whereupon he lost consciousness and was left to sleep in Alistair's Renault 5, parked outside Alistair's East Dulwich apartment. That evening, Bon's lifeless body was found, still in the car. He was pronounced dead on arrival at King's College Hospital.
Less than two months later, far away in the Caribbean, recording began on Back in Black, AC/DC's tribute to their fallen bandmate. Worldwide, it would go on to become the biggest selling rock album of all time.
The legend of the man known around the world simply as 'Bon' only grows with each passing year - in death the AC/DC icon has become a god to millions of people - but how much of his story is myth or pure fabrication, and how much of the real man do we know?
There have been books that claim to tell his story. They haven't even come close. Jesse Fink, author of the critically acclaimed international best seller The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, leaves no stone unturned for Bon: The Last Highway, a book years in the making that finally solves the riddle of the death of Bon Scott.
The 1977-1980 period forged the legend of AC/DC. There wasn't a harder working band in the music business. But, as Fink startlingly reveals, the relentless AC/DC machine was also threatening to come apart. Fink has answers to the nagging questions rock 'n' roll fans have been asking since 1980 and reveals secrets that will change music history.
©2017 Jesse Fink (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By James on 11-06-17

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If you are a fan of ACDC then you know of Bon Scott. But do you really know the inside story? This book tells all. At the most pivotal time in the band's history, it's time we know the truth.

This is the book that the Young's don't want you to hear. Sorry, Angus.

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1 out of 5 stars
By MarkK on 11-28-17

Reads like a police report

Buyer beware. I think you'll only like this book (audio or read) if you are a die-hard ACDC fan who already knows the backstories and bio of Bon and the other ACDC characters. I'm not one of those, and was hoping for something more like a bio.

In any case, even if this was the untold story of the last part of Bon's life, at least it could have read more like a story rather than, as the headline reads, a police report full of quotes of people from recent interviews talking about an event that happened forty years ago.

Hey if you like that kind of stuff ...

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4 out of 5 stars
By William L Belfield on 12-07-17

A very thorough analysis

Can wholeheartedly recommend this book, but only for those like myself that after of the opinion that AC/DC pre 1980 was the band at it's very best, not the commercial machine it is now.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-15-18

Who cares?

You would have to be a trainspotter on AC/DC to enjoy this tedious padded out book. I'm not one of them, so wondered what the point of it was.

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