• Take Me Home

  • An Autobiography
  • By: John Denver
  • Narrated by: John Denver
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 04-22-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Rocky Mountain Merchandise, LLC
  • 4.4 (95 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In a career that spanned decades, John Denver earned international acclaim as a singer, songwriter, actor, and environmental activist. Songs like "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Rocky Mountain High", and "Annie's Song" have entered the canon of universal anthems, but at his start John Denver was a young man with little more than a fine voice, a guitar, and a dream. Growing up in a conservative military family, he was not expected to drop out of college and head to Los Angeles, where the music scene was flourishing. Nor was he expected to succeed. In Take Me Home, John Denver chronicles the experiences that shaped his life, while unraveling the rich, inner journey of a shy Midwestern boy whose uneasy partnership with fame has been one of the defining forces of his first 50 years. With candor and wit, John writes about his childhood, the experience of hitting L.A. as the '60s roared into full swing, his first breaks, his years with the Mitchell Trio, his first songwriting success with "Leaving on a Jet Plane", and finally a career that made his a global household name. He also explores his relationships with the women in his life - particularly his first wife, Annie Martell, and his second wife, Cassandra Delaney - as well as his parents, his children, his partners through his life, and his friends.
Honest, insightful and rich in anecdotes that only a natural-born storyteller could tell so well, Take Me Home is a highly charged and fascinating audiobook from beginning to end. It's like spending a couple of days with a good friend.
©1994 Rocky Mountain Merchandise LLC (P)1994 Rocky Mountain Merchandise LLC
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By Brenda M. on 02-03-17

Loved hearing John Denver telling his story

What did you love best about Take Me Home?

Hearing John Denver's voice telling his story. It left me wanting more of his story, more details.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Take Me Home?

Learning from him the details of how he started out and then eventually the successes he had. He earned his success little by little. His passionate determination and of course his extraordinary talent eventually got him to where he wanted to be. Nothing was handed to him.

What does John Denver bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He told his story his way to the reader--his perspective in his own beautiful storytelling voice!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"The John Denver Story"

Any additional comments?

I have the actual paper book & this audiobook is NOT the whole book. A lot was left out of this audio. I would have preferred to have the whole book in his spoken word.

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By jackie007 on 10-12-16

Sitting with John

Today is the anniversary of his death so spending the day with him reading his autobiography was like spending a day with an old friend. Wonderful book and having it read by him made it that much better.

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By Amazon Customer on 08-09-17

So sad.

It is obvious from this autobiography that some areas of John's life were so much sadder than his glorious songs and public personality implied.

In some respects I wish I hadn't read it, as it has tarnished my opinion of John a little.

Having said that - sometimes the truth hurts.

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By Max Coburn on 05-24-17

Smart all round guy, what a mind.

Intelligence abounds but with the frailties of mankind to boot, very enjoyable listening highly recommend.

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By Dawn on 06-08-15

Enlightening

Informative enjoyable and not too long. interesting - what makes people like him tick - spiritual almost

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