The Man Called Cash

  • by Steve Turner
  • Narrated by Rex Linn
  • 9 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Johnny Cash was a poor sharecropper's son from Arkansas who became one of the most influential figures in American music. In the 1950s he embarked on a music career that took him to the heights of fame and wealth but also to the depths of addiction and despair. From these tensions Johnny Cash created haunting music, exploring the dark side of himself, and others, in a voice that sometimes sounded as old as the Grand Canyon. The Man Called Cash chronicles his career, his love for June Carter Cash, his struggles, and his triumphs. Johnny Cash put his soul into his music, drawing on his demons, his faith, his pain, and his joy to become, to many, the voice of truth.

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What the Critics Say

"An affecting mosaic of oral history, poetry, and memoir concerning Cash himself, but also the era in which his music took root and thrived." (Publishers Weekly)
"In what may be the most admirable of its many achievements, it's as good as Cash deserves." (Rolling Stone)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great Story - poor reader

Would you listen to The Man Called Cash again? Why?

Really not necessary to listen to it a second time. A great review of his life.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Man Called Cash?

His final years following his relapse


What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Needed more inflection in his voice, seemed very mechanical


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

His relationship with Billy Graham


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- Dave

A must read for any country music fan

Whether you are a fan of Johnny Cash or of country music in general you will thoroughly enjoy this well read, easy to listen to biography. If you are not a Johnny Cash fan I think the chances are pretty good that you will become one after listening to this biography.
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- Steven

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-04-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.