Boilen constructs an oral history of music through interviews with music legends and rising stars to discuss the one song that changed each of their lives. As an audiobook, it falls a bit short. Boilen narrates, and does an admirable job, communicating enthusiasm for the project and distinguishing his voice from the voices of the people he interviews. But for an audio production to omit music clips as points of reference, and to not even have interviews with the artists, is disappointing and seems like a missed opportunity. Regardless, the collection of creators from Smokey Robinson to Cat Stevens, Lucinda Williams, and Jenny Lewis--more than 30 artists in all--will have listeners scrambling to create a new, albeit eclectic, playlist. L.E. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2017]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781504697279 $29.99 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9780062421296 $21.99
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781504697262 $49.99 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781504730525 $39.99 One MP3-CDs
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