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THE AUTHORIZED ROY ORBISON

by | Read by Alex Orbison, Roy Orbison Jr., Wesley Orbison

Biography & Memoir • 6.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

Peppered with a handful of welcome original music snippets, this memoir of West Texas's favorite son, singer-songwriter Roy Orbison, is written and narrated by his three surviving sons. The Orbisons provide a raw, honest, fascinating portrait. The audio experience is at once lacking and wonderful in that it provides a very real feel of what the late rock icon's writing style and vocal inflection may well have been had he had the opportunity to shape the writing and narration. A weakness is that there is a lot more factual detail than insight into the beloved performer in dark glasses. Stylishly, the brothers alternate voicing when direct quotes are used, a nice touch. The story includes great triumph and equally great tragedy. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2017]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2017

CD ISBN 9781478995609 $30.00 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 9781478992455 $25.98

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