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Where does Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Second best to Vol. 1 of the new Beatles biography
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She does everything right--lovely voice, and she manages to capture Joni's voice and spirit not by trying to imitate her but by somehow giving the right inflections with the right energy. Very unpretentious and engaging performance.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
I've read several hundred biographies and this one was the worst. In as much as I love Joni Mitchell as an artist, writer, vocalist, guitarist and poet, I have to believe that it's the tone of the narrator and the fact that this book was simply complied from several interviews by the same writer many years ago. It was a painfully dull and dry read and after listening to about 70% of it I had to put it down.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Only buy this book if you want to know about the contents of her songs as that is all it is about. There is very little if anything about the life of Joni Mitchell. Didn't manage to get to the end
This is a really enjoyable set of three interviews between Joni and Malka, a respectful and intelligent musician and journalist, who clearly had the confidence of this private artist. Because of the standard of questions asked, these interviews give a fascinating insight into Joni's creative process and inner life. They each take place some years apart. I loved the narrator - she allowed you to hear her as both Joni and Malka, and was subtle in her expression. You kind of forget you're not hearing the two women themselves speaking - just what you want!