• Where I Belong

  • By: Alan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Alan Doyle
  • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 10-13-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4.9 (73 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the lead singer of the band Great Big Sea comes a lyrical and captivating musical memoir about growing up in the tiny fishing village of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, and then taking to the world stage.
Singer-songwriter and front man of the great Canadian band Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle is also a lyrical storyteller and a creative force. In Where I Belong, Alan paints a vivid, raucous, and heartwarming portrait of a curious young lad born into the small coastal fishing community of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, and destined to become a renowned musician who carried the musical tradition of generations before him and brought his signature sound to the world. He tells of a childhood surrounded by larger-than-life characters who made an indelible impression on his music and work; of his first job on the wharf, cutting out cod tongues for fishermen; of growing up in a family of five in a two-bedroom house with a beef-bucket as a toilet, yet lacking nothing; of learning at his father's knee how to sing the story of a song and learning from his mother how to simply "be good"; and, finally, of how everything he ever learned as a kid prepared him for that pivotal moment when he became part of Great Big Sea and sailed away on what would be the greatest musical adventure of his life.
Filled with the lore and traditions of the East Coast and told in a voice that is at once captivating and refreshingly candid, this is a narrative journey about small-town life, curiosity, and creative fulfillment and, finally, about leaving everything you know behind only to learn that no matter where you go, home will always be with you.
©2015 Alan Doyle (P)2015 Random House Audio
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By R. Giberson on 12-05-15

The book was good but the audible version was fantastic!

A wonderful biography, made even better when read by the author. CBC needs to make a series of these wonderful poignant moments of the Author's childhood. Thank you Alan for sharing!

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By Hillary Jensen on 02-06-18

Loved every second.

I loved it! I've been a fan of GBS and Alan Doyle for years. The audio book was so much better read in his voice than it ever would have been in my own head. Fantastic!

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By Sarah T. on 01-19-17

brilliant

I was captivated from beginning to end. I felt as though I was there on the wharf, in Maureen's and singing at the kitchen parties.

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