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This is the unvarnished, complete story of Willie Nelson's life, told in his distinct voice and leaving no moment or experience unturned, from Texas and Nashville to Hawaii and his legendary bus.
Having recently turned 80, Nelson is ready to shine a light on all aspects of his life, including his drive to write music, the women in his life, his collaborations, and his biggest lows and highs - from his bankruptcy to the founding of Farm Aid.
An American icon who still tours the country and headlines music festivals, Willie Nelson and his music have found their way into the hearts and minds of fans the world over, winning 10 Grammys and receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. Now it's time to hear the last word about his life - from the man himself.
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By Patrick on 05-19-15
An Enjoyable Listen
This book is like sitting on a porch, sipping lemonade, and listening to my pal Willie talk about the good and bad times.
I've read another Willie books (Check out "The Tao of Willie") and this was just as good. While there are other musician authored books out there, this was much easier to follow along. Even if your mind ventures off, which is very common with audiobooks, it won't be too hard to jump right back into the story.
Willie talks about his past relationships, early music career, childeren, pot, and stories of rowdy times with other country music legends. One topic that stuck out for me was his views on golf, which I'm awful at, but he made me feel better about being awful. The thing I like most about him is the sense of calm that ensues when listening to his views on life, love, and just getting by.
Also, I could relate much better than some other listeners out there b/c I live in Texas. So the places he refers to throughout the book are literally just down the road from me.
Overall: If you're a fan of Willie or just country music in general, this is worth giving a shot. Willie's views don't lean vastly right or left of the isle. It's pretty straight forward and he's not much of a bragger either.
The narrator sounded perfect, and was quite similar to Willie's voice.
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By Craig on 02-20-16
Best Audiobook I've Listened To For A Long Time
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yers, because the story is so fantastic, and the narration is excellent.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Willie Nelson, of course.
What does Christopher Ryan Grant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He reads it in a similar way to the way I imagine Willie would read it.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, very much so.
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