AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter

ALLEN KLEIN The Man Who Bailed Out Beatles, Made the Stones, and Transformed Rock & Roll

by | Read by Mike Chamberlain

Contemporary Culture • 11.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2015

Onetime manager of both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, Allen Klein was loathed and feared in the music business, mainly for shaking down crooked record label execs who he felt were exploiting his charges, while of course double-dipping into their expenditures himself. As with most relationships, business or otherwise, it's not quite that simple, however, and Klein, a tireless worker and highly ambitious hustler who was raised in an orphanage, actually comes off as a sympathetic figure. Narrator Mike Chamberlain's nasally voice is difficult to ignore, while simultaneously plain and unimposing. It's an odd choice, considering that the narrative begs for either a rough-hewn Brooklynese more representative of Klein--or an English accent more representative of his clients. J.S.H. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2015]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2015

CD ISBN 9781494514747 $39.99 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN  9781494564742 $29.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $17.99

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×