• John Lennon

  • The Life
  • By: Phillip Norman
  • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-20-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

For more than a quarter of a century, Philip Norman's internationally best-selling Shout! has been unchallenged as the definitive biography of the Beatles. Now, at last, Norman turns his formidable talent to the Beatle for whom belonging to the world's most beloved pop group was never enough.
Drawing on previously untapped sources, and with unprecedented access to all the major characters, here is the most complete and revealing portrait of John Lennon that is ever likely to be published.
Honest and unflinching, as John himself would wish, Norman gives us the whole man in all his endless contradictions - tough and cynical, hilariously funny, but also naïve, vulnerable, and insecure - and reveals how the mother who gave him away as a toddler haunted his mind and his music for the rest of his days.
©2008 Philip Norman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"[Norman] sharpens what we know about Lennon at just about every turn....Devotees will relish the new information, while casual readers will find a familiar story told more truly than ever before." ( Rolling Stone)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Tomas on 01-28-13

Not a single boring minute

What did you love best about John Lennon?

Very well narated. Very well written.

Who was your favorite character and why?

What a complicated character this John Lennon. I can enjoy his music much more. And I am no longer an admirer, more likely a sympathetic confident.

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5 out of 5 stars
By MaryB on 01-06-10

Never written a review before, but...

I've never felt strongly enough to write a review before, but this is a great listen. It held me for many hours.. my only criticism is that it lacks a bit of objectivity in that the narrator clearly feels that John Lennon can do no wrong. However, the detail of the background is excellent and I would highly recommend this audiobook.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Darren on 01-08-11

Fascinating!!!!

A fascinating book, a great listen in this format, read brilliantly by Russell Boulter. Would recommend to any fan of John Lennon or The Beatles.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Hiro on 09-25-16

Fascinating life story

Very well researched and written. Narrator did a splendid job. I really enjoyed listening to him. It's very rare to come across audiobook this good.
Thank you for great experience.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anne on 08-22-16

loved it moving on to book 2<br />

fantastic can't wait to hear more.
whay a wonderful story
of a life cut too short

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