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Would you listen to When I Left Home again? Why?
There's a lot of history here. It is told in a very personal way, fully accessible and very listenable. Great to get such perspective from Buddy Guy and those who were there during this era of Blues awareness.
Who was your favorite character and why?
No question, Buddy Guy although those he comes in contact with each have their own appeal.
Have you listened to any of Mirron Willis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I might. It took a bit to adjust to Willis's performance but once I got into his rhythm it was a joy ride
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It makes me want to venture to the areas of the country central to the book and walk the steps Buddy Guy walked alongside so many legends
Any additional comments?
It's a terrific compliment to Gregg Allman's book - great background on what was happening in the music industry told through the eyes of a couple of central figures.
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Would you consider the audio edition of When I Left Home to be better than the print version?
I'm not sure if the audio version is better than the printed version. Having seen Buddy Guy perform in many different settings, I imagine his voice different than the audio of the Narrator. That having been said, Mirron Willis does not detract from the story.
What other book might you compare When I Left Home to and why?
Would you listen to another book narrated by Mirron Willis?
I would listen to another book narrated by Mirron Willis. He did a fantastic job with the details of the voice that made each character in the narrative distinctly different.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
This was indeed a book that I wanted to listen to all in one sitting if that was possible for me.
Any additional comments?
I think Buddy did a good job sharing his life with his audience. However, I found myself wanting more details or more of his life's tales. Especially more of the interpersonal experiences of the day to day, not just the life defining moments of his career.
Great book for a lover of the blues!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Buddy guy tells his story, some great anecdotes about his time in Chicago. Chess records and Jr wells ..
First, I have to admit to being a big fan. Blues is the blood that keeps me alive. I was very excited to find out this audio book exists.
And it lives up to my expectations. A fascinating life full of the most wonderful list of characters that ever existed. Highlights for me include Buddy's first meeting with Muddy Waters and the poignancy of so many stars extinguished in the book's latter chapters.
Although I have read many a blues memoir, there was still so much I learned, so many stories from this humble, modest superstar.
If you like music, you should listen. If you like the blues, you must listen.
The Narrator is superb, a rich smooth voice that fits perfectly.
Looks like I'm gonna have to buy the book too.